Under the patronage of h.h sheikh maktoum bin mohammed bin rashid al maktoum, dubai deputy ruler

VIP Programme

If you are a senior-level individual with influence over procurement decisions or specifications, you may be eligible to receive VIP Hosted Buyer status – helping you make the most of your time and achieving maximum return for attending the show!

You will experience a fully hosted, VIP treatment throughout your Expo attendance – from booking your flights and accommodation, welcome at the airport to creating a personalised itinerary to suit your specific business requirements. We will even reserve a priority seating for you during the conference keynotes so that you don’t miss any important industry announcements!

Featuring a mixture of highly effective, one-to-one meetings with hand-picked expert exhibitors, exclusive networking opportunities and personalised conference content, we will ensure that you meet people and businesses which match your immediate and long-term project goals.

  • Fully hosted experience including complimentary return flights and airport transfers for international buyers as well taxi service for local guests
  • 5 * Hotel accommodation in the heart of Dubai and a dedicated concierge services
  • The most efficient use of your time at the Exhibition guaranteed by your very own, personalised itinerary of pre-arranged meetings, networking events and conference sessions.
  • High-level networking with your industry peers at exclusive, invite only events such as the MEE Awards, private dinners and other special VIP functions
  • All-day refreshments, charging stations and a private space to host meetings in the exclusive VIP Buyers Lounge

The VIP Buyer package is offered on free-of-charge basis in exchange for a genuine openness to meeting industry suppliers and networking with peers.

VIP Buyers in the 2018 Programme commit to fulfilling a minimum of 10 pre-arranged meetings on the days they agree to participate. These appointments will be scheduled and booked in advance in a bespoke itinerary based on the VIP’s project needs and criteria. Meetings will last around 30 minutes.

We will ensure that a sufficient time will be included in the VIP itinerary to allow our guests to visit the exhibition and additional show features, and take part in networking activities.

In the event that a VIP Buyer is unable to attend any or all of their pre-arranged meetings, a reserve person will be required to attend in their place. If a reserve person who also fulfils are VIP Buyer criteria cannot be provided, late cancellation charges will apply.  

Participants in the VIP Buyer Programme must meet a set of qualifying criteria which aim to ensure that our guests are genuinely interested in taking part in the programme and are looking to fulfil a real business need.

The programme is aimed at senior level executives or whole purchasing teams with influence over procurement decisions. Our guests are expected to have the following qualities:

  • Oversee live projects
  • Genuine requirement to learn more about the latest solutions, products and technologies
  • Willingness to consider new products for future schemes and be open to accepting meeting requests from sponsors and exhibitors
  • Decision-making authority with regards to influencing, specifying or budgeting for procurement projects.
  • Openness to participating in networking events with other VIP guests of the show