ICCA appoints new director for Middle East

The International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) has appointed Anju Gomes as new director Middle East to take the helm of the global meetings industry trade association’s fastest-growing region.

Gomes was the former MENA Head of Events, Finance and Administration for the International Association of Public Transport and has been based in Dubai Emirates since 1996.

“Anju’s extensive association management experience, strong professional history of association development work in the Middle East, and strategic knowledge of what is important to stakeholders in the region makes her the ideal person to continue the growth and development of our Middle East Office,” said Senthil Gopinath, ICCA’s CEO.

Gomes will be based at ICCA’s Middle East Office in Dubai.

“I believe there is great scope to increase association meetings in the region and enhance ROI for members and their trade shows and business events,” Gomes said. “I am keen to contribute to the growth and development of the ICCA Middle East Chapter.”