Dubai is to host a major regional gathering of Lions Clubs International, the international service club organisation, with its ISAAME Forum taking place in the city in 2018. Dubai Business Events (DBE), the city’s official convention bureau, assisted The International Association of Lions Clubs Middle East and UAE Premier Lions Club in winning the bid to bring the prestigious event to the city.
A gathering of Lions Clubs International members from across India, South Asia, Africa & Middle East, the event is expected to attract more than 5,000 participants to discuss key challenges and opportunities for the organisation. The event will take place at Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre, part of the Dubai World Trade Centre complex from 4th – 8th December 2018. Ahead of the 2018 ISAAME Forum, Dubai will later this year host one of Lions International’s two annual Executive Board Member meetings. The organisation’s entire executive leadership will descend on Dubai in November for the event.
Steen Jakobsen, Director of Dubai Business Events, said: “We’re thrilled to have been able to assist in bringing this year’s board meeting and next year’s ISAAME Forum to Dubai. It is particularly appropriate that we are forging a relationship with Lions Clubs International in this Year of Giving for the UAE, and we look forward to building on this in the future.”