The Societal Impact
of Associations

9 - 10, December 2019
Venue: Sheikh Maktoum Hall – Dubai World Trade Centre


Speakers 2019

Alaa Al Boali

Managing Director, The Middle East Facilities Management Association (MEFMA), UAE

Anaïs Rodriguez

Manager, Events, World Anti-Doping Agency, Canada

Barbara Ewals

Director for Partnerships, International Society of Geriatric Oncology, Philippines

Caroline Stockmann

CEO, Association of Corporate Treasurers, UK

Chloe Menhinik

Partner - Association Consulting, Gaining Edge, The Netherlands

David Macadam

CEO, The Middle East Council of Shopping Centres, UAE

David Oswald

Founder, DE Design + Environment Inc, Canada

Elissa Myers

Executive Director, Academy for Eating Disorders (AED), USA

Garth Jordan

Senior Vice-President - Corporate Strategy, Healthcare Financial Management Association, USA

Geneviève Leclerc

CMP, CEO and Co-Founder, #Meet4Impact, Canada

Guy Bigwood

Managing Director, Global Destination Sustainability Index, Spain

H.E. Hamad Buamim

President & CEO, Dubai Chamber of Commerce & Industry, UAE

Hazel Jackson

CEO, Biz Group, UAE

H.E. Helal Saeed Al Marri

Director General, Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing & Dubai World Trade Centre, UAE

Jawad Jalal Abbassi


Jeffers Miruka

President, African Society of Association Executives, Kenya

Kai Troll

International Sport and Culture Association & AssociationWorld, Belgium

Liesl Zühlke

Former President, South Africa Heart Association, South Africa

Martin Sirk

GAHP Advisor, The Netherlands

Dr. Muhammed Y. Idris

Principal Data Scientist/Fellow, TeraCrunch/Capria, Canada

Paul Weintraub

Vice President of Global Development & Support, BICSI, USA

Senthil Gopinath

CEO, ICCA, The Netherlands

Tracy Bury

Deputy Chief Executive Officer, World Confederation for Physical Therapy (WCPT), UK

Trevor Stott-Briggs

Managing Director, Energy Institute, Middle East Branch, UAE