Tunisia Seeks to Apply the Dubai Experience while Attracting Emirati Companies for a Mega Scale Project

May 3, 2015 - 4 minutes read


Dubai – United Arab Emirates, April 30th 2015: INDEX Conferences and Exhibitions and INDEX Healthcare Management – members of INDEX Holding signed Two MOU’s today with Tunisia Economic City; a mega size project that will occupy more than 90 Square kilometers on the eastern Tunisian shoreline. The MOU signing took place at INDEX Holding premises at the Dubai Healthcare City in Dubai.

Dr. Abdul Salam Al Madani, Chairman of INDEX Holding signed two MOU’s on behalf of INDEX with Dr. Riadh Toukabri, President and Founder of Tunisia Economic City. The signing ceremony took place in the presence of H.E. Adil Al Otaiba, Chairman of Amplex Capital and H.E. Khamis Bu Amim.

The Tunisia Economic City project includes the development of an existing airport in the area, building a port for trading, building and industrial eco-friendly city, a large convention center, Residential area, an academic city, a healthcare city in addition to a media city and a lot of other facilities and services that will contribute to raising the Tunisian economy and create job opportunities for Tunisians.


The MOUs indicate that INDEX shall provide comprehensive consultancy and management services in addition to provide designs and listing the rules, regulations and licenses for the “Healthcare City” and the “Convention Center”. INDEX possesses a vast experience in the healthcare industry including hospital management, consultancy, providing innovative and integrated solutions in addition to its vast experience and presence in the Meetings Incentives Conferences and Exhibitions (MICE industry) which will help in boosting the healthcare industry as well as the events industry in Tunisia. Hence INDEX will contribute to the flourishing of medical tourism and developing innovative pharmaceutical products while managing and promoting the available investment opportunities in Tunisia.

From his side, Dr. Abdul Salam Al Madani Chairman of INDEX Holding said: “we; as a national Emirati company, are very proud to be part of this integrated project and are very delighted about this collaboration and we offer our full support not only to the Tunisia Economic City Project, but to every country that is keen to learn from our expertise. We have more than 30 years of experience in the healthcare sector and the conferences and exhibitions industry, therefore we were chosen to manage those two exclusive projects.”

Dr. Riadh Toukabri, President and Founder of Tunisia Economic City also said: “we are keen to benefit from the Dubai experience as it is one of the most successful development story in the entire world. We have chosen INDEX because it is one of the leading companies in the events and healthcare industries. We need big names and qualified enterprises to work with us on this project, that’s why we believe that INDEX is an ideal strategic partner for us and we are looking forward to a sustainable collaboration with INDEX and also are very positive that with this collaboration, we will reinforce the strategic and bilateral relationships between the UAE and Tunisia.”