Ali Obaid Bin Hatem co-founded EXCON Middle East in the middle of 2005, believing that organizing events has become crucial and beneficial in all trading industry. Having 13 years of exhibition experience, he uses the skills he honed as Director of Exhibition & Marketing of General Exhibitions Corporation (created as a regulator of the exhibitions industry in Abu Dhabi, now known as Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Company). He is very much involved in the International Defense Exhibition (IDEX) which is happening every 2 years in Abu Dhabi. He is the General Manager for Marei Bin Mahfouz Group & Co. Ltd in United Arab Emirates and the Chairman of EXCON Middle East.