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More than 150 top senior international industry professionals including many CEO's attended last year's inaugural Serviced Apartment Summit MEA, and the 2016 event promises more.

More quality speakers and informed content, more breakout, more networking, more new business opportunities and more exhibitor engagement to help drive your business forward within the region.

Join your fellow industry professionals at the region's only b2b conference for the serviced apartment, branded residence, aparthotel, corporate accommodation and short-term rental sectors.

The MEA region already has a fast-growing hospitality development pipeline with a wide range of projects from local and international developers and operators. The area is rapidly becoming a global hot spot for the serviced apartment, branded residence and extended stay sectors, with activity levels ramping up considerably.

The headline numbers behind the GCC’s remarkably rapid transformation into one of the world’s business and tourism hotspots

• $23 billion  Dubai's Expo 2020 predicted to add $23 billion to UAE GDP                                            
• $132 billion  total cost of construction of Kuwait’s new Silk City, which will cover 250 sq km and will house the Burj Mubraka al-Kabir, one of the world’s tallest buildings                                
• 4.1 million+ Abu Dhabi hotel guests in 2015, 17% Y on Y growth                                                     
• 78 million+ air passenger traffic at Dubai International Airport (DXB) in 2015, 10.7% Y on Y growth with 85 million target for 2016
• 100  number of towers within Saudi Arabia’s new King Abdullah Pilgrim City, at a cost of $13 billion
• $180 billion  projected value of the global family tourism market in 2018, up from $130 billion in 2013
• 73  number of major attractions that will be housed within Dubai’s latest leisure megaproject, Dubai Parks and Resorts
• 53.5 million  predicted GCC population by 2020, 24% will be aged 15 and under
• 4  Dubai is now the fourth most visited global city
• 170  ongoing UAE hotel projects totalling 64,000 rooms, the highest in the region

• 1 serviced apartment, branded residence, aparthotel, corporate accommodation and short-term rental conference and exhibition for the Middle East and Africa
A recent Colliers International report said at least 10,000 additional serviced apartment units were needed to fulfill projected demand in Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Qatar. Serviced Apartment Summit MEA is the response to demand from the industry for a dedicated forum for networking, education and sharing best practice.

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