ACBSP Region 8's conference held in Dubai will have speakers representing schools from the following countries: Morocco, USA, Canada, Kuwait, Qatar, UAE, Singapore, Macedonia, Spain, Scotland, France, Switzerland and Mongolia. They are competing for Best Presentation and an invitation to Best of Regions held in Anaheim June 2017. More than half of the presentation bids are scholarly papers and these have a shot at Best Paper. A senior director is bringing in the applied case study for students from SAP MENA. Grand prize is a full tuition scholarship to American University of Leadership. Nearly every full price registrant is booking a team to compete in the online CESIM Business Simulation Challenge. The student winners will compete for Region 8's bid to Anaheim in June 2017. Both student awards have cash prizes. We are real close to landing the President of a famous GCC conglomerate as our Keynote Speaker!