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More speakers added to Aito conference

Additional speakers have been confirmed for this month’s Aito conference in the Middle East.

Ex-RAF officer and business coach John Peters, academic and writer Eliza Filby and Culture Matter managing director Chris Smit are to address the event.

The conference is being held in the Gulf state of Ras Al Khaimah on November 22-25 under the theme of Tale of the Unexpected.

Peters came to the world’s attention in January 1991 when he was captured and publicly beaten during Saddam Hussein’s reign. He will explore how he overcame his prisoner of war ordeal.

Filby, who runs GradTrain, a business providing bespoke employability training for graduates, will explore the millennial generation.

Consultant and coach Smit, who addressed last year’s Aito conference, returns to talk about Brexit, beyond Europe, the USA and Donald Trump.

Aito chairman Derek Moore said: “We are developing a punchy and diverse conference programme this year to match the theme; a Tale of the Unexpected.

“The rising star of the UAE, Ras Al Khaimah, is the perfect stage for exciting and interesting talks and adventurous activities.

“Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority has been extremely supportive in its organisation of the event and we look forward to bringing our members to this little-known destination in November.”

Tourism authority CEO Haitham Mattar added: “The Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority is looking forward to welcoming Aito members and extending our country’s unique hospitality in what is one of the fastest growing destinations in the region.

“Raktda is gearing up to provide Aito’s delegates with a thrilling programme of destination tours.

“Our aim is to showcase authentic nature-based and Arabian cultural experiences and adventures that combine mountains, coast and desert landscapes with our rich heritage and history.”

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