It is an honor to be the founder of the Arabic chapter of FIABCI. The Middle-East boasts a vibrant RE sector, and there is a lot of potential for interaction and mutual enrichment across the region. In turn, the Arab countries have a lot to gain by joining the worldwide RE community, as well as a lot to offer. Our mission will be to bridge the gap both regionally and internationally, organizing regular conferences to bring together professionals from around the Middle-East. By learning from each other, we can help develop our sector to its full potential and allow it to thrive in a growing global market.