Colm McLoughlin - Executive Vice Chairman - Dubai Duty Free
It is a great pleasure to welcome you all to ChoirFest Middle East 2017, the region's largest festival of choirs. We are proud to support this initiative which puts Dubai firmly on the cultural calendar of the region. As we welcome more participants from the Arab world, we foresee ChoirFestME becoming a platform for Arabic choral music and an international hub for choirs in the region. It is a particular pleasure for us to enter our own choir, the Dubai Duty Free Nightingales into the "Choir of the Year" competition once again this year. The choir members have managed their schedules and shifts with extraordinary determination and we look forward to hearing their performances. We wish the organizers and all the choirs tremendous luck as they gear up for a great weekend of activities and urge you all to make the most of the array of workshops and classes that are provided. We look forward to seeing you at the competition events. Colm McLoughlin Executive Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Dubai Duty Free
Stuart Haslam - Head of Communications and Public Affairs, Middle East - Deustche Bank
'The festival offers a unique opportunity for singers from across the region to learn, collaborate and perform and we are thrilled to once again support this fantastic series of events.'