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Telegraph Business Events, a new division of Telegraph Media Group (TMG), has announced the launch of the Middle East Congress, which will take place in Knightsbridge venue, Jumeirah Carlton Tower next year.
The major new event will take place from the 25th to 26th February 2015 at the five-star London venue. It will be the first planned event for Telegraph Events’ new conference and exhibition arm.
The Middle East Congress is designed to bring together key decision-makers and international investors, along with senior figures from the UK Government, to discuss how business can help the Arab world to unleash its economic potential.
Boris Johnson, Mayor of London, is to present a welcome address on the second day of the congress. Other confirmed speakers include Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean; H.E. Reem Al Hashimi, Minister of State United Arab Emirates; Ahmad Abdulkarim Julfar, CEO, Etisalat Group and Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne, Executive Chairman, IBBC and Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy to Iraq.
The Mayor of London, commented: “London has always had a close relationship with the Middle East and the region has played an increasingly important role in the development of our city. This congress will bring together key international leaders and will be a great opportunity to exchange ideas about how to boost this relationship.”
Andrew Critchlow, Business News Editor at The Daily Telegraph, said: “With a growing population of over 350m people the Middle East and North Africa remain one of the most attractive investment opportunities for international business. This congress will provide UK investors with key insights into how they can access the region and key sectors such as education, health, technology and energy.”
Damian Norman, Managing Director at Telegraph Events, added: “Events unfolding in the Middle East highlight the need for a concerted effort by the international community and business to invest in this strategically significant region. TMG acknowledges the important role that the business community has to play in transforming the economies of the Middle East and North Africa and we are pleased our first business event will provide thought provoking discussion and intelligence focused on this area.”
The Jumeirah Carlton Tower is located on fashionable Sloane Street, in the heart of Knightsbridge and offers five-star service in a luxurious environment. The venue offers flexible function rooms with a professional events team on hand throughout the planning process to ensure a successful event.