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Middle East Event Show


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Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, UAE

Exhibition & Seminars: 12 & 13 June 2024
Awards: 13 June 2024

Mike Champion
Chief Executive Officer at Tahaluf


Mike Champion is Chief Executive Officer of Tahaluf - the joint venture partnership between Informa PLC, the world’s largest live and on-demand events organiser, the Saudi Federation for Cybersecurity, Programming and Drones (SAFCSP), and Events Investment Fund (EIF).

Under Mike’s stewardship, Tahaluf has launched the highly successful and award-winning tech events LEAP and Black Hat Middle East - two of the largest tech events in the world - and the artificial intelligence event DeepFest. In addition, Mike has also helped launch Cityscape Global - one of the largest real estate events in the world and InFlavour, for the food industry.

As CEO, Mike has helped Tahaluf grow revenue from $2 million per annum to projected more than $150 million in four years - reinforcing Tahaluf’s dedication to making Saudi Arabia a global events hub.

Agenda Sessions

  • Case Study – Tahaluf – An Unprecedented Entry into the Saudi Events Industry