America's Smart City & the Middle East

Tue. Oct 15, 2019 at 10:00am EDT
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55 days away
$150.00 - $1,000.00
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American Middle East Institute's 
12th Annual Business Conference

America's Smart City:  Growing Business with the Middle East
Opportunities in Advanced Manufacturing, Robotics & IT, Autonomous Vehicles and Health Tech
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Omni William Penn Hotel
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

With this ticket purchase you also receive admission to the evening lecture, on Tuesday, with Thomas Friedman, Renowned Journalist and Bestselling Author, 8 pm at Carnegie Music Hall of Pittsburgh.

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Business Conference Ticket for $150 includes:  General assembly admission to the daytime business conference, including lunch, and admission to the Thomas Friedman lecture, 8 pm at Carnegie Music Hall.

VIP Ticket for $1500 includes: October 15th Daytime Business Conference (Lunch) at the Omni William Penn Hotel, admission to the exclusive roundtables immediately following, admission to the Private VIP Sponsors' Reception, Dinner & Priority Seating at the Thomas Friedman Lecture and site visits on Wednesday, October 16th.

Schedule of Events  - General Business Conference Ticket:

Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Location:  Omni William Penn Hotel

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

Location:  Carnegie Music Hall
8 pm - Thomas Friedman Lecture 

Schedule of Events - VIP Ticket Only:

Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Location:  Omni William Penn Hotel

10:00 am to 10:30 am – Registration & Networking
10:30 am to 2:00 pm – General Assembly Business Conference (Lunch Included)
2:30 pm to 3:45 pm - Exclusive VIP Roundtables featuring in depth discussions with leaders in Advanced Manufacturing and Robotics
5:30 pm - VIP Reception & Sponsors Dinner
8:00 pm - Thomas Friedman Lecture

Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Locations:  Pittsburgh & Surrounding Area (Site Visits)

9:00 am to 4:00 pm - Technology site tours & demos of our sponsoring companies and universities in Pittsburgh and the surrounding areas.  (Hosting companies and specific tours to be announced.  AMEI will contact you to about site tour sign-up and details.)

12th Annual Conference AT A GLANCE:  

Each year, the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania-based American Middle East Institute convenes a high-level forum for 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.

ATTENDANCE: Daytime business conference is an exclusive opportunity for networking. Audience members include government officials, senior corporate decision makers, entrepreneurs, and university leaders. (The evening keynote on Tuesday, October 15th, will feature renowned journalist and bestselling author Thomas Friedman, speaking before 2,000 people.)

TOPIC: The 2019 AMEI Conference is focused on Pittsburgh and how it has quickly become America's Smart City. Presentations & panel discussions will include advanced manufacturing, robotics & IT, autonomous vehicles and health tech.  

FORMAT:  The conference will consist of a series of interactive presentations and panel discussions that are led by C-level and senior-leadership level presenters. Featured speakers include dignitaries from the Middle East and U.S. CEO's. 


Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - Daytime Business Conference

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

Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - VIP Sponsors' Reception, Dinner & Thomas Friedman Lecture
(Included with VIP Ticket)

Carnegie Music Hall
4400 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania‚Ä® 15213

For up to date information on the panels, speaker’s biographies and sponsorship opportunities please visit -, email - or call - 412.995.0076.

Registration Options
General Assembly Admission + More Details $150.00
VIP Ticket + More Details $1,000.00
Venue Details
Map of Venue Location.
Omni William Penn Hotel 530 William Penn Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15219