An Exploration of the Importance of Establishing an Event Management Professional Association in Qatar

Nicola McCullough, Leeds Beckett University

This case study explores the exponential growth of the Event Industry in the MENA, GCC and more particularly in Qatar over recent years. Alongside this growth, the professionalization of the industry needs be considered and whether the support and resources including education and training opportunities are available in the region. The case study identifies the importance of the Events Industry within the region, the functionality of professional associations and a brief audit of professional associations linked to the Events Industry in the Middle East.