Event Details

The annual EICN Summer Survivors' Dinner has become something of an institution, combining networking, fellowship and fun in the heat of a professional kitchen in August in Dubai.

This year we will be making pizzas and cocktails/mocktails at Papas Italian at the InterContinental Hotel in Dubai Marina.

So get ready to don your aprons, knead and toss your dough, apply your toppings and finally to eat your creations in the company of other regional business leaders.

We will - as ever - be joined by Gregg Carlstrom, The Economist's Middle East Correspondent, who will answer your big questions on the economic and political machinations of our fascinating region.

But of course the biggest question of all is: should you ever put pineapple on a pizza?

Please note that this event is limited to senior-level executives and per invitation only. If you are not an existing member of The Economist Intelligence Corporate Network, but would like to learn how you can attend our events, please contact us.


  • Robert Willock (Global Editorial Director of EICN)

    Robert Willock

    Global Editorial Director of EICN

    Robert is a trusted advisor to C-suite executives of multinational and large regional companies operating in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region and beyond. He helps to inform business leaders’ strategies through political, economic and operational analysis and to connect them with their peers.

    He is also the Global Editorial Director of the Economist Intelligence Corporate Network and leads its teams and programmes in Johannesburg, Dubai, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, China, Hong Kong and Tokyo.

    Robert is a business commentator, editor and publisher with three decades of experience in Europe and the Middle East covering a wide variety of sectors, including construction, energy, healthcare, hospitality, retail and transport.

    He is an accomplished event chairman, moderator and speaker, and is regularly invited by blue-chip organisations to address senior audiences at large conferences or more intimate roundtables with macroeconomic and geopolitical insights from Economist Intelligence and his regional network.

    Robert completed an MBA at the University of Leicester School of Business in 2012.

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  • Gregg Carlstrom (Middle East Correspondent at The Economist)

    Gregg Carlstrom

    Middle East Correspondent at The Economist