Training Programmes & Professional Event Management In Dubai

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About Informa

lnforma is a leading company offering business intelligence, academic publishing, knowledge and services in event management in Dubai. Our company operates in the Knowledge and Information Economy. We are also listed on the London Stock Exchange and a member of the FTSE 100.

We provide products and services based on content, intelligence and connections to specialist communities worldwide. lnforma has 4 divisions: Academic Publishing, Business Intelligence, Global Exhibitions, Knowledge and Networking.

lnforma’s Knowledge & Networking Division, operates worldwide as KNect 365, and organises high-quality, content-driven events and programmes that enable specialist communities to meet, connect, network and share knowledge.

The lnforma Middle East office, formerly known as IIR Middle East, has over two decades of regional experience in organising and managing all types of business events.


Our conferences in Dubai are about learning and networking. They are about learning from real-world examples, taking part in debates, and building strong networks with key representatives from some of the world’s most forward-thinking organisations. All of our events are meticulously researched by our team of event experts work together to bring you the latest industry developments and new ideas that concern your industry and you as a professional.


With over 20 years experience in bringing you the latest business knowledge, we are the preferred training provider for the region’s leading companies. Our training in Dubai is designed and delivered by top industry practitioners providing you access to specialist know-how first hand.

Whether you’re attending one of our public training courses or one of our in-house programmes you’re sure to come away with fresh, new ideas that will benefit not only your company but also you as an individual.


lnforma Exhibitions open the door to product and service information through a portfolio of large-scale trade & consumer events, covering a diverse range of business sectors. With over 200 trade and consumer exhibitions, Informa brings together people who want to buy and sell, network, do business and gain inspiration. Each event is complemented by an array of conferences, training courses, publications, industry awards, market intelligence services & networking functions – all to help you get the business information you need.

Executive Management

Shabnam Rawal : Managing Director, KNect365 Dubai

Shabnam Rawal

Managing Director, KNect365 Dubai

Shabnam has been in the events industry since 1996. She joined IIR Middle East in 1999 which was then acquired by Informa PLC. Having managed the production team, she went on to become Managing Director of the KNect365 business in Dubai with the objective of delivering high quality content for the decision makers in the region. Since then, Shabnam has taken over the management of KNect Maritime (UK), KNect IMI (US) and KNect Learning in Australia. Her role is focused on establishing a strong presence for KNect365’s events and communities in these markets.
Peter Hall : President of Global Exhibitions EMEA

Peter Hall

President of Global Exhibitions EMEA

Peter was appointed Managing Director, Trade & Consumer MENA and UK, Informa in 2014 and is based in Dubai. He is responsible for a range of business to business and consumer events organized from offices in Dubai, Cairo and London, covering real estate investment, electricity generation & distribution, security, automotive, wedding, agriculture, printing & packaging, logistics & transport and renewable energy sectors. Prior to that, Peter held various senior management roles across Informa’s exhibitions, business information and conference divisions since joining the company in 2000. Peter is a graduate of the University of Leeds with a 1st Class honours degree in Mechanical Engineering; he also holds an MBA from Cranfield School of Management
lnforma PLC has over 7,500 colleagues around the world, with a presence and customers in North and South America, Asia, Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

In the UAE we have offices in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. You can also contact us by email on
Informa Middle East Ltd. (Dubai Branch)

Level 20, in the World Trade Center Tower
Dubai, UAE
PO Box 9428

T: +971 4 407 2500
F: +971 4 335 2438
Informa Middle East Ltd. (Abu Dhabi Branch)

Office No 1217, 12th Floor WIFAQ Building
Airport Road, Abu Dhabi, UAE
PO Box 111734

T: +971 4 407 2500