The First meeting of the BCS-ME (the Chartered Institute for IT) MoU signed institutions was hosted by Middlesex University Dubai on March 19, 2017. The meeting was chaired by Dr Fehmida Hussain, Campus programme coordinator for the Department of Computer Engineering and Informatics (DCEI). Those present at the meeting were senior colleagues from various institutions from across UAE namely Dr Hammad Odhbai (HCT), Dr Mohammad Saeed (KIC), Dr Hassan Hajjdiab (ADU), Ms Fatma Shemim (University of Bolton RAK), Dr Kamarul Faizal Bin Hashim (UoD) and Dr Cornelius Ncube (BUiD). Ms Engie Bashir, Lecturer DCEI, Middlesex University Dubai was also present. The main aim of the meeting was to discuss how these institutes benefit from the relationship with BCS-ME and future guidelines. All present thanked the BCS-ME Chairman Eng Adel Alkaff for his valuable support.