22 - 23 October, 2018
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Nigel Eckersall

Design and Development Director
VE Experts
Nigel has been a visionary leader in the development of FEC (Family Entrainment Center) for over 20 years. Nigel has repeatedly been placed in the Top 50 GCC Architects and previously in the top “Power 100 in Construction GCC”.

Nigel has worked on major attractions such as the Troccadero In London, the world’s first James Bond Theme Attraction in the UK, developed the first modern Magic Planet in the region for Majid Al Futtaim and more recently he has been developing the regions first Virtual Augmented Family Attraction fused with active play, whilst developing methods of charging and redemption in virtual theme parks to creative sustainable business models.

Nigel and VX are currently working on some of the leading Master Plan developments in the region for leading clients.

2:00 PM What does the future hold for cultural tourism in the Middle East?

Across the Middle East region, there is an unparalleled programme of investment and development to grow tourist numbers and revenues. With large investments in cultural tourism in the Middle East this session will discuss what the future holds.
  • How will cultural tourism evolve by 2020 in the Middle East
  • How much will cultural tourism contribute to the region’s economic growth by 2020?
  • Lessons learned: What can the Middle East learn from other countries who are successfully integrating culture and tourism


Check out the incredible speaker line-up to see who will be joining Nigel.

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