Author and Executive Coach Leads Agenda at ibtm arabia 2017

03 Feb 2017


Author and Executive Coach Leads Agenda at ibtm arabia 2017


ibtm events, part of global exhibitions organiser Reed Travel Exhibitions (RTE), has unveiled the itinerary for ibtm arabia 2017, which takes place from 7-9 February at Jumeirah Etihad Towers in Abu Dhabi. Leading the agenda as keynote speaker is bestselling author and executive coach, Dr Tommy Weir, who will deliver a presentation focused on leadership and maximising potential, revealing his thoughts on how to capitalise on current market conditions.


 Having founded the Emerging Markets Leadership Center (EMLC), the first company to exclusively focus on leadership in fast-growth and emerging markets, including the Middle East, Dr. Weir has helped over 3,000 executives from more than 80 nationalities achieve peak performance.


Dr Weir commented: “I’m delighted to be joining the ibtm arabia event as keynote speaker and I’m looking forward to having some great discussions about doing business in the region. I’ll be sharing with attendees my insights into what makes a successful business leader in the Middle East and how to harness these behaviours to ensure exceptional results in current and future potential market conditions.”


Following Dr. Weir’s speech, delegates will embark on excursions designed to showcase the broad appeal of Abu Dhabi and allow them to build relationships ahead of more formal meetings. ‘Discovery Day’, in partnership with Hala Abu Dhabi, will give attendees the opportunity to join a number of excursions, including a visit to a Falcon Hospital and Heritage Village, a tour of the modern attractions of Yas Island or a treasure hunt around Abu Dhabi city. Delegates will then participate in a desert challenge followed by dinner under the stars.


 Shinu Pillai, Event Director, ibtm arabia, commented: “In the Middle East there is huge importance placed on networking and building a relationship ahead of having formal meetings and we have created an agenda which gives attendees a fun and engaging backdrop to doing that. Having Dr. Weir as keynote speaker will make for a very interesting and topical start to the event as he shares his insights on how to deliver exceptional leadership results in the region. It also demonstrates our commitment to delivering inspirational content as part of our knowledge programme.


“In keeping with the cultural norm of ensuring quality time spent building relationships ahead of doing business, we have incorporated a total of nine networking events into the three-day-long event, ensuring that formal meetings are interspersed with valuable time spent forging new connections and enhancing existing relationships.”


Shinu continues: “Once again this year we have secured an incredibly high calibre of exhibitors and Hosted Buyers, including some very high profile brands signing up as exhibitors for the first time this year, including, amongst others, Millennium Hotels & Resorts, Jumeirah, The Rezidor Hotel Group and IMG Worlds of Adventure. Returning exhibitor numbers are also strong, in part given the proven high quality of new Hosted Buyers our event attracts and the fact that it provides the very best environment for doing business in this region.''


For more information, visit ibtm arabia is run with the support of Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority, Abu Dhabi Convention Bureau and Etihad Airways.