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Professional Speakers Association – Middle East(in formation)
The Professional Speakers Association – Middle East (PSA-ME) is the leading professional organisation for Middle East, Western Asia and North Africa regions for expert speaking trainers, keynote speakers, speaking consultants and coaches. Our membership DNA is based on “Speak to Share.” We aim to Speak as often as possible but continue to share knowledge with each other, to then progress and speak better and more profitably. We enhance your professionalism and advance your speaking business results. We intentionally aim to raise the standards of the speaking profession and industry throughout the region and to be the first choice for experts who speak professionally to further learn, grow and innovate. Lastly, our goal is to have fun and create a sense of unity in our speaking community and give members a place where they truly can belong for their entire journey in this great profession we call professional speaking.
Launched after hosting the Global Speakers Summit in Dubai in June 2007, where we had 120 speakers from 21 countries visit the UAE.
PSA-ME now is supporting Candidates to become Approved Members and drive membership from the Corporate sectors.
In 2009 PSA-ME organized introductory sessions in other countries bringing interest from Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Pakistan, Kuwait and Iran to launch new Chapters.
PSA-ME continues to organize 3-4 Chapter Meetings a year plus 2-3 Masterclasses and Forums and plans to have its first Regional Convention in 2011.
Our current PSA-ME Founding Committee and Board Members include:
Mr. Reg Athwal, Dubai, UAE
Mr. Anesh Jagtiani, Dubai, UAE
Mr. Ali Al Saloom, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Ms. Joanne Simpson, Dubai, UAE
Mr. Camil El Khoury, Beirut, Lebanon
Ms. Nanette Fairley, Dubai, UAE
Mr. Ron Villejo, Dubai, UAE
Mr. Shridhar Sampath, Dubai, UAE
Dr. Armen Papazian, Dubai, UAE
Mr. Jose Poovathinkal, Dubai, UAE
Prof. Christopher Abraham, Dubai, UAE
Mr. Islam Naiem Diab, Dubai, UAE
Mr. Sepehr Tarverdian, Tehran, Iran
Mr. Ziad E. F. Noujeim, Beirut, Lebanon
Ms. Penelope Branson, Dubai, UAE
UAE (United Arab Emirates) Chapter – Established June 2007
2010 to 2020: We plan to Launch Chapters in Oman, Bahrain, Yemen, Iran, Iraq, Turkmenistan, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Syria, Turkey, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Sudan, Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco, Egypt, Somalia, Uganda, Rwanda, Senegal, Ivory Coast, Cameroon, Kenya, Ethiopia, Nigeria and Ghana.
Read more or join PSAMEVisit the website of PSAME to read more or to join PSAME and thus also obtain Federation membership.