Networking events in the Gulf

Diaries at the ready: we find four of the best networking opportunities this month
By Neil King
Sun 31 Mar 2013 10:51 AM

1. GITEX

Shopper 2013

When: 3-6 April

Where: Dubai World Trade Centre

What’s it all about: Now taking place twice a year, this new spring edition of the consumer electronics retail platform. Here you can learn about and buy technology for your business, as well as meeting people behind the brands.

2. Middle East Film and Comic Con

When: 5-6 April

Where: Dubai International Marine Club

What’s it all about: If you’re involved in cult entertainment or pop culture, the MEFCC is a must-attend. Now in its second year, this convention brings together fans, artists, writers, and entrepreneurs within the field, and is the ideal place to meet likeminded people, gather ideas, and forge business ties.

3. 10th Leading CEO Conference

When: 10 April

Where: TBC

What’s it all about: This day-long conference aims to give you the tools you need to understand and develop into the role of a CEO, as well as rubbing shoulders with some well established and experienced business leaders and winners of the conference’s CEO of the Year Awards.

4. Abu Dhabi International Sports Exhibition 2013

When: 9-12 April

Where: Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre

What’s it all about: One of the biggest sports trade shows in the region, ADISE offers local and international brands to showcase their products, and make contacts in the popular sector. Federations, clubs, marketing agencies, venues, event organizers, manufacturers, sponsors and more will be in attendance.

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