Ian Fairservice
Motivate Managing Partner and Group Editor-In-Chief

Ian Fairservice founded Motivate Publishing in 1979. With his partner H.E. Obaid Humaid Al-Tayer, the United Arab Emirates Minister of State for Finance, he has developed the company to become one of the most successful media houses in the region - with more than 30 editorial titles across print and digital and a diverse range of contract publishing products.

Neil King
Editor of Gulf Business

With more than a decade’s experience in journalism, Neil King is the editor of Gulf Business magazine. Having cut his teeth at the Essex Chronicle newspaper in the UK, he went on to work for Spafax where he edited a portfolio of in-flight magazines. Moving into business journalism, Neil arrived in Dubai in 2012 before joining the Gulf Business team at the start of 2016.

Mark Beer, OBE
Chief executive at DIFC Dispute Resolution Authority