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Renowned Author & Journalist Thomas Friedman will Speak the Evening of October 15th


AMEI’s 12th Annual Conference
October 14-16, 2019
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

Each year, the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania-based American Middle East Institute convenes a high-level forum of business and university leaders interested in pursuing the rewarding path to economic opportunity in the Middle East. The AMEI Conference offers an intimate environment for corporate leaders and entrepreneurs to showcase their successes and engage in personal interaction with dignitaries from the Middle East and North Africa.

*Subject to change

Monday, October 14, 2019
Arrival & Private Welcome Dinner – By Invitation Only

Tuesday, October 15, 2019 – Main Conference Day
Daytime Business Conference at the Omni William Penn Hotel

America’s Smart City
Growing Business with the Middle East: 
Opportunities in Advanced Manufacturing, Robotics & IT, Autonomous Vehicles and Health Tech

10:00 am to 10:30 am – Registration
10:30 am to 2:00 pm – General Assembly (Lunch Included)

5:30 pm – VIP Reception & Sponsors Dinner
8:00 pm – Lecture by Thomas Friedman

The Business Conference on Tuesday, October 15, 2019, will be followed that evening by a VIP Sponsors Reception, Dinner, and Lecture by renowned journalist Thomas Friedman at Pittsburgh’s landmark Carnegie Music Hall.



Daytime Business Conference on Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Omni William Penn Hotel
530 William Penn Place
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania  15219

10:00 am – Registration and Networking
10:30 am to 2:00 pm – General Assembly (Lunch Included)

Evening VIP Sponsors’ Reception, Dinner & Lecture with Thomas Friedman on Tuesday, October 15, 2019
(Included with VIP Ticket)

Carnegie Music Hall
4400 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania  15213

5:30 pm – VIP Reception
6:00 pm – VIP Dinner
8 pm 
- Lecture


More details to follow soon…but please mark your calendars​!

For information on how to become a sponsor and present​, 
please contact Maria Wagley,