Bluestone runs highly efficient events at a measurably strong ROI. At our business events, and in the online communities they support, relevant people travel to share knowledge, ideas, contacts, networks and business opportunities. Since 1989 our management has successfully owned, organised or managed major business exhibitions, conferences and events across Europe, the Middle East, Asia, North America and Australasia.
Arabian Gateway events
The expansion and growth of the Gulf region contains all the significant dynamics required for companies seeking to develop major markets. An obvious access point to the wider market of 300m+ people, a fast growing middle class, a youthful population with high disposable incomes and a secure financial base combine to help make the region a key territory in global business. The United Arab Emirates is the gateway market which already contains many regional headquarters for global companies, but for the hundreds of thousands of businesses along the supply chain, how do you get into the chain and develop the 300m+ market?
The event programme for Arabian Gateway events help you investigate and grow those opportunities. Each event in the global series involves workshops, data provision and meeting the people who’ve got the opportunities. You spend two days in your home city (London, New York, Sydney etc) followed by four days in the Middle East, all joining together at the Global Gathering here in the UAE. During the whole event guests participate in a programme to establish and grow their company in the region.
Intensive and practical, Arabian Gateway events are not conferences. Nor are they exhibitions. There are no stands to visit, no conferences to snooze through, and no time wasted. Everyone at the event is there to integrate, meet, understand, question and develop their plans.
You need insight and knowledge for expansion into the Middle East, and that’s what Arabian Gateway delivers.
- Our attendees are senior personnel tasked with growing their businesses into the MENA region – they have a requirement for the information, insight, contacts, networks and sharing ideas
- Our supporting partners already operate businesses here; they have the networks and business opportunities
Each audience member pays just one price, which includes two people at the event in your home city and one person to the event in the Middle East, including all flights and accommodation. Upgrade options are available to bring extra colleagues to your home event, the return event in the Middle East or upgrade flights.
Our prices reflect excellent value. In comparison, a business planning Middle East expansion is likely to spend more on sending one person to visit on one trip alone. A place at an Arabian Gateway event provides for us bringing experienced practitioners to you, your trip back to the Middle East, all data, all the experience, networks and people in one compelling package.
Supporting companies meet business leaders from significant companies and form relationships at the start of their expansion into the Middle East – in itself highly cost efficient marketing. In addition, being part of the sponsor partner programme, each partner promotes to more than 100,000 businesses in the country who have an interest in the Middle East.