On invitation by the Dubai Association Centre (DAC), a government initiated entity established by the Dubai Chamber of Commerce & , Industry, the Dubai Business Events (part of the Department for Tourism and Commerce Marketing), and the Dubai World Trade Centre, APFAO, represented by its Pro Tem Head of Secretariat, Octavio “Bobby” Peralta, was one of the international panellists of the 1st Dubai Association Conference.
The conference, which drew over 300 attendees from around the world, was held on December 11 and 12 at the Dubai World Trade Centre. The event was aimed to have a platform for dialogue and education for associations interested in exploring opportunities in the Middle East and to ultimately contribute to building an association community that drives the knowledge economy in the U.A.E.
Themed, “Building a Community: Dubai 360°”, the programme was developed to see Dubai in its entirety from business to culture to heritage and entertainment and to bond with other associations, both local and international, as well as with academia, tourism, and government agencies.
Mr. Peralta was in a panel of fellow CEOs representing “associations of associations” globally – the African Society of Association Executives (based in South Africa), the European Society of Association Executives (Brussels), and the American Society of Association Executives (Washington, D.C.), all of whom are also CEOs of different associations in their respective countries.
More details of the conference is in this link: http://www.dubaiassociationconference.com/