LICENSED
ASSOCIATIONS

 

Associations Licensed with Us

Association Name
Abbreviation
Website
Air Movement and Control Association (AMCA) International
AMCA
American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists
AACE
International AACE Chapters enhance the mission of AACE by improving the ability of clinical endocrinologists worldwide to provide the highest quality of patient care and in fostering educational programs that allow for a closer relationship among the members and potential members. International chapters also expand the market for AACE programs and services to help increase the visibility of AACE as an advocate for patient care issues in endocrinology, diabetes, metabolism and nutrition. Supporting the development of International AACE Chapters, in accordance with proper guidelines governed by the AACE Board of Directors and the Chapters Committee, is an extension of AACE’s vision to be recognized worldwide for its clinical leadership.
American Concrete Institute
ACI
Founded in 1904 and headquartered in Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA, the American Concrete Institute is a leading authority and resource worldwide for the development, dissemination, and adoption of its consensus-based standards, technical resources, educational & training programs, certification programs, and proven expertise for individuals and organizations involved in concrete design, construction, and materials, who share a commitment to pursuing the best use of concrete. ACI has more than 100 chapters, 215 student chapters, and 30,000 members spanning over 120 countries.
American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers
ASHRAE
ASHRAE, founded in 1894, is a global society advancing human well-being through sustainable technology for the built environment. The Society and its members focus on building systems, energy efficiency, indoor air quality, refrigeration and sustainability within the industry. Through research, standards writing, publishing and continuing education, ASHRAE shapes tomorrow’s built environment today. ASHRAE was formed as the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers by the merger in 1959 of American Society of Heating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHAE) founded in 1894 and The American Society of Refrigerating Engineers (ASRE) founded in 1904. In 2012, as part of a rebranding, ASHRAE began doing business as “ASHRAE” vs. using its full legal name of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers. Use of ASHRAE reflects the Society’s worldwide membership and that services will continue evolving globally.
Arab Association Of Surgical & Medical Aesthetics
AASMA
AASMA aims at providing  information on all aspects of Aesthetic Surgery and Aesthetic Medicine  for all audiences – surgeons, allied health professionals, government, business and industry, patients and the public. The Society will use this ever-expanding role and recognition to ensure the success of its members and to continuously improve the quality of care for all patients.
Arab Association of Urology
AAU
Arab Association of Urology (AAU) is a non-profit organization established in 2012 with a mission to connect all Arab national societies to provide their members with a high standard of education, research and clinical practice in the field of urology. AAU is a suitable platform offering not only world class services, which includes an in-depth understanding of the AAU member’s needs, but as an international association which has ample experience in the Arab region to help improve the practice of urology, education and training over the long term.
Arab Brazilian Chamber of commerce in the Arab countries
CCAB
For over 68 years, the Arab-Brazilian Chamber of Commerce has been working to connect the Brazilian and Arab peoples to promote economic, social and cultural development, playing a pivotal role in developing the relationship between these two peoples over the years. Following the values of ethics, innovation, leadership, trust, commitment and skill. The Arab-Brazilian Chamber of Commerce sees itself as “an important agent in the growth and diversification of Arab-Brazilian trade, building relationships with public and private players in Brazil and the Arab world, with the aim of contributing to make our Arab friends Brazil’s third-largest business and investment partner.”
Arab Federation of Radiology & Medical Imaging Specialists (AFRSA)
AFRSA
Arab Society for Paediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes
ASPED
The Arab Society for Paediatric Endocrinology and diabetes is a non-profit organization. Its aim is to ensure a high standard of care and development in the field of Paediatric Endocrinology and diabetes in the Arab region extending from the Gulf through the Northern African countries.
ARAC Accreditation Cooperation (ARAC)
ARAC
Association for Behaviour Analysis – United Arab Emirates (ABA – UAE)
ABA – UAE
Association for Coaching International
AC
The Association for Coaching The Association for Coaching® (AC) is a leading independent, and not-for-profit professional body dedicated to promoting best practice and raising the awareness and standards of coaching, worldwide. Their purpose is to inspire and champion coaching excellence, to advance the coaching profession and make a sustainable difference to individuals, organizations and society.
Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology
APIC
The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) is the leading professional association for infection preventionists (IPs) with more than 15,000 members. Our mission is to create a safer world through the prevention of infection. This is achieved by the provision of better care to promote better health at a lower cost.
Association of Corporate Counsel
ACC
Founded as the American Corporate Counsel Association in 1981, our roots began in the United States. Since our founding, we’ve grown from a small organization of in-house counsel to a worldwide network of legal professionals. Read the story of how ACC grew as an organization of just 2,000 members, to become the global organization it is today.
Association of Corporate Treasurers
ACT
The Association of Corporate Treasurers (ACT) is the only professional treasury body with a Royal Charter. We set the global benchmark for treasury excellence and lead the profession through our internationally recognised qualifications, by defining standards and by championing continuing professional development. We are the authentic voice of the treasury profession representing the interests of the real economy and educating, supporting and leading the treasurers of today and tomorrow.
Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport
CILT
The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) is the chartered body for professionals involved in the movement of goods and people and their associated supply chains. They bring together the five distinct communities of Logistics & Freight Movement, People Mobility, Planning in Transport, Operations and Supply Chain Management and Sustainability & the Global Community and provide specialist activities and multi-sector engagement through their associated forums and policy groups. Their mission is to promote Logistics, Transport and their associated Supply Chain Operations to society as a whole and to ensure members are equipped with the Knowledge, Networks and Know-How to succeed in a fast paced and changing world.
Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers
CIBSE
The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) received its Royal Charter in 1976. It is the professional body that exists to: ‘Support the Science, Art and Practice of building services engineering, by providing our members and the public with first class information and education services and promoting the spirit of fellowship which guides our work’. CIBSE promotes the career of building services engineers by accrediting courses of study in further and higher education, by approving work based training programmes and providing routes to full professional Registration and Membership, including Chartered Engineers, Incorporated Engineers and Engineering Technician. Once qualified, CIBSE offers a range of services, all focused on maintaining and enhancing professional excellence. CIBSE has more than 21,000 members worldwide with over 300 of these members based in the UAE. The Institution is organised on a regional basis – there are 16 regions in the UK and 4 overseas, in the Republic of Ireland, Australia & New Zealand, Hong Kong, and the UAE. CIBSE’s presence in the UAE is driven by a committee of volunteer members who coordinate activities and events. The committee meet on a monthly basis to formulate and deliver a programme of networking events, conferences, training and social events. The establishment of an official region in the UAE presents CIBSE with a lot of opportunity in terms of membership, sharing and delivering knowledge via events as well as development of country specific guides and Technical Memorandum.
Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors
ICES
ICES prides itself on its achievement as an internationally renowned centre of excellence in the art and science of civil engineering surveying to serve the public and satisfy the needs of the construction industry throughout the world. The Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors (ICES) began in 1969 as the Association of Surveyors in Civil Engineering and was incorporated in 1972.
Chartered Institution of Highways & Transportation
CIHT
“The Chartered Institution of Highways & Transportation (CIHT) is the leading voice of the highways and transportation sector, with the CIHT Dubai Group providing a dynamic and cutting edge forum for transport planners, engineers and other professionals in Dubai and the UAE.
Community Associations Institute
CAI
CAI is an international membership organization dedicated to building better communities. With nearly 40,000 members, CAI has 64 chapters worldwide, including Canada, the Middle East and South Africa, and relationships with housing leaders in a number of other countries, including Australia and the United Kingdom. CAI provides information, education and resources to the homeowner volunteers who govern communities and the professionals who support them. CAI members include association board members and other homeowner leaders, community managers, association management firms and other professionals who provide products and services to associations.
CoreNet Global
CNG
CoreNet Global is a non-profit association, headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia (US), representing almost 10,000 executives in 50 countries with strategic responsibility for the real estate assets of large corporations. The organization’s mission is to advance the practice of corporate real estate through professional development opportunities, publications, research, conferences, designations and networking in 47 local chapters globally.
Direct Selling Association
DSAUAE
DSA UAE is the only national trade association representing direct selling in the UAE and MENA region and a proud Silver Member of the WFDSA (World Federation of Direct Selling Association). Since 2012, DSA UAE represents one of the major socioeconomic forces in the region building a highly rewarding platform, through which we provide a unified voice to engage with public and private stakeholders and other bodies, locally and internationally. DSA UAE stands by the interests of its members by promoting and protecting the direct selling industry as a viable and feasible business model and a growing socioeconomic force in the UAE and the Middle East and is committed to serve, protect and advocate on our member companies’ behalf and conduct the direct selling industry with the highest level of business ethics and service to consumers by providing significant benefits throughout the affiliation within the network.
Eastern Mediterranean NCD Alliance
NCDA
Energy Institute
EI
The Energy Institute (EI) is the chartered professional membership body bringing global energy expertise together. Our ambition is that energy, and its critical role in our world, is better understood, managed and valued. The global energy industry, the people working in it and wider society all benefit from the EI’s work. We’re a unique network with insight spanning the world of energy, from conventional oil and gas to the most innovative renewable and energy efficient technologies. We gather and share essential knowledge about energy, the skills that are helping us all use it more wisely, and the good practice needed to keep it safe and secure. We articulate the voice of energy experts, taking the know-how of around 20,000 members and 200 companies from 120 countries to the heart of the public debate. And we’re an independent, not-for-profit, safe space for evidence-based collaboration, an honest broker between industry, academia and policy makers. The EI is here for anyone who wants to better understand or contribute to the extraordinary energy system on which we all depend.
Energy Workforce & Technology Council Middle East Chapter
Formed by a merging of the Petroleum Equipment & Services Association, and the Association of Energy Service Companies, the Energy Workforce & Technology Council has a legacy of leadership and advocacy on behalf of energy technology and services companies in the energy supply chain. Founded in 1933 as the American Petroleum Equipment Suppliers Association, PESA has been at the vanguard of the energy services sector with industry-recognized workforce development opportunities, and certification programs in leadership development, inclusion and diversity, and ESG.
Entrepreneurs Organization UAE Chapter
EO UAE
Entrepreneurs Organization is a dynamic, global network of more than 12,000 business owners in 53 countries. Founded in 1987 by a group of young entrepreneurs, EO is the catalyst that enables entrepreneurs to learn and grow from each other, leading to greater business success and an enriched personal life. Entrepreneurs Organization UAE Chapter was founded in 1997 has become a vibrant and prominent community of business entrepreneurs that drives billions of dollars in business in the UAE. These business leaders gather on a regular basis and have made a considerable commitment to participate in the information exchange provided by EO.  
Eurovent Middle East
EME
Based in the UAE, the Eurovent Middle East Association represents the region’s leading manufacturers of Indoor Climate (HVAC), Process Cooling, Food Cold Chain, Industrial Ventilation, and Building Automation Technologies, as well as sector associations and industry initiatives active in these fields. By thinking ‘Beyond HVACR’, contributing manufacturers fulfil highest requirements in terms of product quality and sustainability. Our members are united in their aim to work towards a lower energy demand, an improved food safety, and a better indoor air quality in the Middle East. Together, the employ thousands of people locally, supporting a more diversified economy throughout countries in the region.
GCC Association of Immunology and Rheumatology
GCC AIR
GCC Association of Immunology and Rheumatology is a non-profit medical association aiming to advance research and training to improve people’s health with rheumatic and related diseases and enhance the research environment. They aim to educate members and other practitioners in the musculoskeletal field to enable provision of best possible management for patients. We aim to also foster excellence in the diagnosis and management of musculoskeletal and inflammatory conditions through training, professional development, research and advocacy.
Global Association Hub Partnership
GAHP
The world’s leading cities for international associations – Brussels, Dubai, Singapore, and Washington DC – have teamed up to create the Global Association Hubs Partnership (GAHP). This initiative, launched in 2015 by the official promotion organisations of the four cities – visit.brussels, Dubai Association Centre, Singapore Exhibition & Convention Bureau ™ , and Destination DC – cements the position of the four partner cities as the leading global hubs for international associations, and creates synergistic relationships that offer advantages for international associations. The partnership comes as an innovative response to the increasing decentralisation of international associations, as they look to develop their activities globally. GAHP is a global platform that enables international associations to: • Better support their members in the different regions of the world • Build capacity in each region and capitalise on the potential of each region’s growth in activities and membership • Engage in a strategic dialogue on how to grow and better serve overseas members by using the respective partner cities as regional gateways For further information on GAHP, please visit www.associationhubs.org
GSMA
GSMA
The GSMA represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide, uniting more than 750 operators with over 350 companies in the broader mobile ecosystem, including handset and device makers, software companies, equipment providers and internet companies, as well as organisations in adjacent industry sectors. The GSMA also produces the industry-leading MWC events held annually in Barcelona, Los Angeles and Shanghai, as well as the Mobile 360 Series of regional conferences.
Gulf Flight Safety Council
GFSC
The Gulf Flight Safety Council (GFSC) was formed early 2000 and actually began over a cup of coffee in Oman, when a small group of individuals sought to establish a focus for Gulf regional flight safety issues.
Gulf Heart Association
GHA
In 1999 the GCC Health Ministers meeting in Geneva formed a “Heart disease committee” composed of GCC cardiologists and requested Dr. Hajar A. Hajar Albinali to chair it. The committee had its 1st meeting in Doha in February 2000 and planned a large GCC Cardiovascular Symposium in Doha. In the year 2001, the GCC Health Ministers approved the committee’s recommendations including the proposed symposium in Doha, Qatar. So, Doha hosted the first GCC Cardiovascular Symposium on January 15 – 17, 2002. That historic conference provided an opportunity for Gulf cardiologists, cardiovascular surgeons, and other cardiovascular specialists in the GCC states to meet, exchange ideas and build bridges for scientific and medical cooperation. During that meeting, we proposed to establish a professional society which we called Gulf Heart Association (GHA). The proposal was unanimously and enthusiastically endorsed by the entire group of cardiovascular specialists present during that meeting and so the GHA was born on January 16, 2002. Over three years the GHA became a landmark accomplishment for the GCC states.
Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals
HFTP
Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®) established in 1952, is an international, nonprofit association, headquartered in Austin, Texas, USA, with offices in Hong Kong, United Kingdom and the Netherlands. HFTP is recognized as the spokes group for the finance and technology segments of the hospitality industry with members and stakeholders spanning across the globe. HFTP uniquely understands the industry’s pressing issues and assists its stakeholders in finding solutions to their challenges more efficiently than any organization. It does this via its expert networks, research, certification programs, information resources and conferences/events such as HITEC. HFTP also owns the world’s only hospitality-specific search engine, PineappleSearch.com®.
Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers
ICS
The Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers is the professional body for all members of the commercial shipping industry worldwide. The Institute was founded in 1911 and awarded a Royal Charter in 1920. The Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers sets and examines the syllabus for membership, providing the shipping industry with highly qualified professionals. The Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers is the only internationally recognised professional body in the commercial maritime arena and it represents shipbrokers, ship managers and agents throughout the world.
Institute of Workplace and Facilities Management
IWFM

The Institute of Workplace and Facilities Management (IWFM) is the body for workplace and facilities professionals. We exist to promote excellence among a worldwide membership community of around 14,000 and to demonstrate the value and contribution of workplace and facilities management more widely. The IWFM was established in 2018. It builds on the proud heritage of 25 years of the British Institute of Facilities Management.

Institution of Civil Engineers
ICE
The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) is a professional membership body that government and industry listen to while providing unrivalled support to our 92,000 civil engineer members.
Institution of Fire Engineers
IFE
IFE
Interactive Advertising Bureau
IAB
The Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) empowers the media and marketing industries to thrive in the digital economy. Its membership is comprised of more than 650 leading media companies, brands, and the technology firms responsible for selling, delivering, and optimizing digital ad marketing campaigns. The trade group fields critical research on interactive advertising, while also educating brands, agencies, and the wider business community on the importance of digital marketing. In affiliation with the IAB Tech Lab, IAB develops technical standards and solutions. IAB is committed to professional development and elevating the knowledge, skills, expertise, and diversity of the workforce across the industry. Through the work of its public policy office in Washington, D.C., the trade association advocates for its members and promotes the value of the interactive advertising industry to legislators and policymakers. Founded in 1996, IAB is headquartered in New York City.
International Advertising Association
IAA
Since 1938, the International Advertising Association is a one-of-a-kind strategic partnership which champions the common interests of all the disciplines across the full spectrum of marketing communications – from advertisers to media companies to agencies to direct marketing firms – as well as individual practitioners.
International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property
AIPPI
The International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property, generally known under the abbreviated name AIPPI, is the world’s leading international organization dedicated to the development and improvement of legal regimes for the protection of intellectual property (IP). It is a politically neutral, non-profit organization, domiciled in Switzerland, which currently has over 9000 Members representing more than 100 countries. The objective of AIPPI is to improve and promote the protection of intellectual property on both international and national bases. It pursues this objective by working for the development, expansion and improvement of international and regional treaties and agreements and national laws relating to intellectual property. It operates by conducting studies of existing national laws and proposes measures to achieve harmonization of these laws on an international basis. Where appropriate, AIPPI intervenes with submissions before major courts and legislative bodies to advocate for strengthened IP protection.
International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions
IAAPA
IAAPA is the premier trade association representing the diverse and ever-changing attractions industry. For over a century we have connected companies of all sizes, and people of all levels, to provide meaningful experiences for their guests around the world. IAAPA hosts global events and conferences that spread successful ideas and practices. We also provide valuable tools and resources that make all of our businesses smarter, safer, and more profitable while delivering guest experiences that surprise and delight. With over 6,000 member companies from over 100 countries, IAAPA is the sum of its unique perspectives. And when we inspire each other, we move the attractions industry forward.
International Association of Drilling Contractors
IADC
Since 1940, the International Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC) has exclusively represented the worldwide oil and gas drilling industry. IADC’s vision is for the drilling industry to be recognized for its vital role in enabling the global economy and its high standards of safety, environmental stewardship and operational efficiency.
International Association of Public Transport
UITP
UITP is a passionate champion of sustainable urban mobility and is the only worldwide network to bring together all public transport stakeholders and all sustainable transport modes. We have 1,300 member companies giving access to over 14,000 contacts from 92 countries. Our members are public transport authorities and operators, policy decision-makers, research institutes and the public transport supply and service industry. UITP recognised the importance of having a permanent office in the MENA region according to the globalisation plan of the association. The MENA Division was then formed in June 2005 under the leadership of Mr. Abdulaziz Malik, CEO RTA as Chairman of the first MENA Executive Committee.
International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) UAE
ICC UAE

The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) is the world business organization, enabling its members secure peace, prosperity and expansion of trade and business opportunities across the world. Representing more than 45 million business entities in over 100 countries across the globe.

ICC has its UAE office in Dubai which is directly linked to the ICC international headquarters in Paris, which coordinates the activities of members world-wide. ICC UAE is the national committee of the International Chamber of Commerce, the World Business Organisation

  • ICC UAE Commissions represent, support and protect business interests within the United Arab Emirates.
  • ICC UAE pushes forward policies and practices that expedite the expansion of trade and business within the UAE, the region and the world.
International Coach Federation
ICF
The International Coach Federation (ICF) is the leading global organization dedicated to advancing the coaching profession by setting high standards, providing independent certification and building a worldwide network of trained coaching professionals. As the world’s largest organization of professionally trained coaches, ICF confers instant credibility upon its members. ICF is also committed to connecting member coaches with the tools and resources they need to succeed in their careers.
International Code Council
ICC
The International Code Council (ICC) is a member focused non-governmental organization committed to sustainable development in the future. It is dedicated to developing model codes and standards used in the design, build and compliance process to construct safe, sustainable, affordable and resilient structures. The ICC is the largest independent organization engaged in creating model building codes in the United States, with over 100 years of experience in the building safety industry. The comprehensive suite of advanced model building codes published by the ICC – the International Codes (I-Codes) – are the most widely used and adopted codes around the world. The ICC’s members range from variety of backgrounds, including architects, engineers, contractors, manufacturers, government officials and students, who play an active and critical role in the ongoing development of the I-Codes. The ICC’s technical expertise/focus areas covers building/fire safety, plumbing, mechanical, fuel gas, energy conservation, accessibility and more. Operating in nearly 55 countries with over 500 staff members and 64,000 members, the ICC is connected with several engagement levers that includes people from the academia, other SDOs, consultants/manufacturers/developers and other business partners for driving the business with potential demand drivers. Some of ICC’s family of solutions include product evaluation, testing, accreditation and training/personnel certification
International Congress and Convention Association
ICCA
ICCA -the International Congress and Convention Association- is the global community and knowledge hub for the international association meetings industry. ICCA represents the main specialists in organising, transporting, and accommodating international meetings and events, and comprises over 1,000 member companies and organisations in over 90 countries worldwide. ICCA specialises in the international association meetings sector, offering unrivalled data, communication channels, and business development opportunities.
International Inter-Professional Wound Care Group
IIWCG
The International Inter-professional Wound Care Group (IIWCG) is a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing skin, health and wound management in United Arab Emirates and other Countries in the region. Dedicated IIWCC graduates work to improve the health of Clients at risk for skin breakdown and the practice of the health-care professionals who care for them.
International Live Events Association
ILEA
The International Live Events Association, ILEA, is a global community of thousands of creative event professionals whose skills, expertise and experience power some of the most recognized and respected live events around the world.
International Real Estate Federation
FIABCI
Founded in 1951 in Paris, FIABCI is a worldwide business networking organization for all professionals associated with the real estate industry.
Leisure Marine Association MENA
LMA MENA
The Leisure Marine Association MENA  has been established to promote and protects the interests of its members and the regional leisure marine industry as a whole by coordinating with authorities on issue that matter, raise the standards of the industry, work towards an easy and enjoyable boating experience and increase safety and environmental awareness  
Les Clefs d’Or United Arab Emirates
UICH
Les Clefs d’Or United Arab Emirates is a local association consisting of professional hotel individuals, men and women, functioning as concierge in a Luxury and /or deluxe hotels in the United Arab Emirates. It is affiliated to its mother institution called the UICH or also known as the Union Internationale des Concierges d’Hôtels “LES CLEFS D’OR” hereby its main office is located in No. 12 Rue Cambon – 75001, Paris, France.
Marketing Society
MS
The Marketing Society is an exclusive global network of senior marketers.  Since 1959 we have emerged as one of the most influential drivers of marketing in the business community. We challenge our 3000 members to think differently and become bolder marketing leaders by supporting the development of leading-edge thinking and promoting the evidence of effective marketing.  We are the place for discerning marketers to learn, develop and share best practice. We inspire our members via our Manifesto for Marketing Leadership, a world-class programme of events, our Excellence Awards, our publications and our online Clubhouse which offers members a rich source of marketing content including interviews, expert opinion and case studies. Our vision is to become the leading global network of senior marketers and our mission is to have a hub in ten major cities by 2020.  In 2014 we expanded our network into Asia with hubs in Hong Kong and Singapore and in 2016 we opened our Middle East hub in Dubai.  We plan to launch in New York and New Delhi 2017 and open a further three hubs by 2020. Our inspirational members include Sir Martin Sorrell, CEO, WPP; Lord David Puttnam, Amanda Mackenzie, CEO, BITC and Gavin Patterson, CEO, BT Group.
Middle East and North Africa Leisure & Attractions Council
MENALAC
Middle East and North Africa Leisure & Attractions Council (MENALAC) is a non-for-profit Trade Council representing the Leisure and Attractions companies in the Middles East and North Africa. It has been set up under the aegis of the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Dubai Association Centre in 2016 when leading companies within the region’s entertainment industry, including Theme Parks, Visitor Attractions, Water Park and Family Entertainment Centers companies joined forces and established the Council as a platform to promote a safe operations, regional development, professional growth and commercial success of the amusement industry and to be an indispensable resource for the Council’s members and an international authority for the attraction industry.
Middle East Council of Shopping Centres
MECSC
Established in 1994, MECS+R has grown over the years and has a strong and closely connected member base of over 1,000+ industry professionals from all over the Middle East & North Africa and beyond representing shopping mall owners, developers, marketing managers, leasing managers and specialists, retailers, consultants, property managers, financiers, accountants, government officials and industry suppliers. MECS+R provides its members with unparalleled local and international business contacts and support through its network.
Middle East Drymix Mortar Association
MEDMA
MEDMA is the international not-for-profit professional/industrial association for the drymix mortar industry in the Middle East. Our members supply building materials such as flooring screeds, scratch coats, basic & decorative renders, gypsum plasters, putties, tile adhesives, grouts, self-leveling underlayments, thermal insulation systems (EIFS; ETICS), concrete waterproofing, protection, repair and renovation, waterproofing slurries and powder paints. MEDMA stands for adapting new standards and developments from the international community to the requirements in the region for construction professionals such as developers, architects, engineers, foremen and the scientific community. Drymix mortar technology is eco-friendly, faster, longer-lasting and sustainable, they perform excellently in all Green Building ratings and enable engineers and developers to reach their sustainability goals.
Middle East Facilities Management Association
MEFMA
MEFMA is a non-profit professional organization, which aims at unifying the facility management industry in the Middle East by conducting research, providing educational programs and assisting corporate organizations in creating sustainable facility management strategies. The association provides a standardized framework for facility management professionals, wider construction industry stakeholders and building owners / occupiers across the Middle East. Networking, education, knowledge sharing, thought leadership, legislative governance and B2B events are all significant components of strategic FM to be promoted, supported and implemented by MEFMA and its Members. ‘Together We Can – Build a Sustainable Middle East’
Middle East Gases Association
MEGA
MEGA is registered as a non-profit association based in Dubai, UAE. It aims to foster the exchange of technical information among its members in the safe handling and use of industrial, specialty, medical and food gases. Furthermore to have close liaison with national authorities, in order to work towards the highest level of safety and environmental care across the Middle East region. MEGA is technical and safety oriented and brings together the globally and locally operating companies in the Middle East region with the objective to raise the standard of safety, occupational health and environmental care across this region in the use and handling of industrial gases. The Middle East Gases Association (MEGA) was established in 2010 by the leading industrial gases companies operating in the Middle East region. MEGA works in co-operation – based on mutual memberships – with the other regional associations, namely, AIGA (Far East), CGA (U.S), EIGA (Europe), ANZIGA (Australia New Zealand), SACGA(Southern Africa) and ISO(Global). It participates in the harmonization of standards across the gas industry on a global level via the other regional gases associations.
Middle East Investor Relations Association
MEIRA
The Middle East Investor Relations Association (MEIRA) is an independent non-profit organisation dedicated to promoting the Investor Relations (IR) profession and industry standards in corporate governance. The mission of MEIRA is to enhance the reputation, efficiency and attractiveness of the Middle East capital markets. This involves a commitment to fostering increased dialogue among its members and to encourage them to share and adopt best practice techniques within the field of IR. In partnership with stock exchanges, regulators and other market participants, MEIRA supports companies through its professional development and certification programs as well as its membership community and network of country chapters.
NACE International
NACE
NACE International, The Worldwide Corrosion Authority, was established in 1943 by eleven corrosion engineers from the pipeline industry as the “National Association of Corrosion Engineers.” Today, NACE serves nearly 36,000 members in over 130 countries and is recognized globally as the premier authority for corrosion control solutions. The organization offers technical training and certification programs, conferences, industry standards, reports, publications, technical journals, government relations activities and more. NACE International is headquartered in Houston, Texas, with offices in San Diego, California; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Shanghai, China, Sao Paulo, Brazil and Al-Khobar, Saudi Arabia.
Nautical Institute
NI
The Nautical Institute is a non-governmental organisation (NGO) with consultative status at the International Maritime Organisation (IMO). Our aim is to represent seafarers’ and practical maritime professionals’ views at the highest level. As a representative body, the Institute fulfils its role in many different ways. Membership by proven qualifications and experience helps to set standards. The technical committees ensure that professional opinion and advice is fed back to the industry’s decision making bodies. Publications written by practitioners for practitioners provide the best operational guidance available and the branches encourage professional development in local areas.
Pan Arab Interventional Radiology Society
PAIRS
Here, you will find information about our fascinating new specialty in the Arab World, Interventional Radiology! Interventional Radiology was founded by a handful of physicians who saw the power of merging imaging with minimal surgery. It is now available throughout most of the Arab Countries from the Arabian Gulf to the Atlantic Ocean. It is our goal to spread its knowledge and practice in our Arab World and make it available to every patient who can benefit from this “keyhole surgery”. Interventional radiologists are medical doctors who, after finishing medical school, completed an internship and full training in diagnostic radiology, later joining a sub-specialty program in interventional radiology. Interventional radiologists use image guidance and tiny medical instruments to treat many medical conditions without surgery, with minimal discomfort and minimal interruption of the patient’s life style. It is the “simple answer” to many difficult medical problems.
Prefabricated Access Suppliers’ and Manufacturers’ Association
PASMA
Founded in 1974, the Prefabricated Access Suppliers’ and Manufacturers’ Association (PASMA), is the recognised focus and authority for mobile access towers. PASMA advances safety, standards and best practice across a wide range of sectors and represents the interests of its members in the UK, South Africa, South East Asia and the Middle East. Whatever the need, the association has tower information, facts and expertise to impart at a level to suit everyone – from first time users to major contractors. Independent and self-financing, PASMA shapes and supports the future of the industry through the knowledgeable and enthusiastic involvement of its members. suppliers, specifiers and users.
Quali Middle East Association
QMEA
QMEA is an international non-profit organization committed to protect and promote the quality of architectural coatings since 2006. The only such association in the region to assure quality standards in the architectural aluminum and steel finishing industry. QMEA comprises members drawn from the entire value chain of the powder coating and anodizing industries with the single objective of ensuring high quality standards for the finishing of architectural aluminum and steel used mainly in the construction sector. If you are an architect or a building developer; a façade consultant or fabricator; an aluminum extruder or job coater; a coatings manufacturer or surface treatment chemicals supplier; or for that matter, anyone interested in quality standards in exterior metal finishing – for all these stakeholders, QMEA represents the hallmark of high quality standards for the finishing of architectural aluminum and steel.
Sharia Professionals Association
SPA
We are Sharia Professionals Association established ourselves as a Platform upon which we exchange the best of experiences, best of practices, offering solutions to challenges, challenges that stand in the face of developing the Islamic Financial Sector, an aspiring Platform to assist Sharia Departments within Islamic Financial Institutions, with the ambition of developing the Islamic Financial Sector on the local, regional and international levels.
Society of Plastics Engineers
SPE
The Society of Plastics Engineers is an international organization dedicated to the advancement of knowledge and education for all plastics professionals. The SPE was founded in 1942. Today it is home to more than 20,000 plastics professionals in the United States, and more than 70 countries around the world.
The International Real Estate Federation – FIABCI Emirates
FIABCI Emirates
World Free Zones Organization
WFZO
The World Free Zones Organization (World FZO) is a global not-for-profit organization that provides one authoritative, collective voice representing the interests of free zones around the world. The World FZO was launched in Dubai, UAE, in May 2014, by its 14 founding members and under the auspices of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, and Ruler of Dubai. Registered in Geneva and headquartered in Dubai, the World FZO is the only truly internaional, multi-lateral organization for zones in the world today.
YPO
YPO
YPO is the premier global leadership organization for more than 27,000 chief executives in over 130 countries and the global platform for them to engage, learn and grow. YPO members harness the knowledge, influence and trust of the world’s most influential and innovative business leaders to inspire business, personal, family and community impact. Today, YPO member-run companies, diversified among industries and types of businesses, employ more than 22 million people globally and generate USD9 trillion in annual revenues.
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