What are the most important economic and policy trends that will drive business activity in the region over the coming 15 years?

MEED’s Middle East in 2030 survey asks you to tell us what you think will be the key factors in shaping the Middle East of 2030.

Click here to take part in The Middle East in 2030.

The survey also seeks to identify how business views in the region have changed since the start of 2011, when MEED conducted its Vision 2020 survey. You can read the full results of that survey.

Determining factors

The sharp falls in oil prices over the past three months has sparked debate about the impact of reduced oil earnings on government spending programmes, particularly on major project investments.

But oil prices are only one of the many dominant elements that drive the regional economy. Population growth, urbanisation and the regional policy drive for economic diversification are additionally important factors among many others.

There are also significant ‘hot’ issues that emerge suddenly and which quickly change the region’s business landscape, such as the Arab uprising of 2011 – the so-called Arab Spring – and the rise to power of Islamist political parties, the collapse into civil war in Libya, the second real estate boom in Dubai, or Qatar’s plans to host the football World Cup in 2022.

The 2030 survey takes only a few minutes to complete and the results will be published in an upcoming edition of MEED and on meed.com, with full analysis of the most important trends, including all the latest data and interviews with key stakeholders.

Thank you in advance for your participation. I look forward to seeing the results.

Yours sincerely

Richard Thompson

Editorial Director

MEED