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Middle East Event Show
Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, UAE

Exhibition & Seminars: 18 & 19 June 2025
Awards: 19 June 2025

Dan Bolton
CEO & Founder at Dan Bolton Agency


Dan Bolton is an artistic director and creative producer with over 26 years of experience and an extensive global network in the live events, entertainment, and performance industry.

Specializing in artist management and the conceptualization, creation, and delivery of live performances, Dan’s career has taken him to the four corners of the globe, has taken leading roles in the successful delivery of projects such as the Inauguration of the Louvre Abu Dhabi and the opening & closing ceremonies of the 2018 Jakarta Palembang Asian Games, London Olympics 2012, PON games, Papua 2021, Arab women’s sports tournament opening ceremony 2024 and many more.

After a successful career as a performance artist, Dan moved to the Middle East almost two decades ago and is the CEO of Echo, a group of companies that include live event delivery, entertainment, experiential design, and digital communications.

During his professional life, Dan has seen and done it all. Building a successful business from the confines of his kitchen table, losing everything during the pandemic and building back bigger, delivering over 18 projects and venues for the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, to navigating the challenges of having to downsize his business in 2023, rebuilding complete teams and navigating financial uncertainties, which has all had a profound impact on Dan’s physical and mental health.

Agenda Sessions

  • The Human Side of Events – How Addressing Mental Health is Crucial in a Fast-Paced Industry