The first IAAPA Middle East Safety Conference will be held at the Le Meridien Dubai hotel in Dubai from February 27-28.

"The conference will provide a combination of lecture, roundtable, and networking opportunities that will allow delegates to learn best safety practices and share their own experiences and challenges," claims IAAPA.

Among the confirmed speakers so far are Universal Parks and Resorts’ Steve Blum, the senior vice president of safety and engineering, and Jim Seay, president of ride manufacturer Premier Rides.