The Trojan Women Project
Essam Rabih is from Damascus, Syria where he was a renowned exhibitions and events organiser throughout the Middle East. He was Secretary of the regional office of the Arab Union for International Exhibitions and Conferences and a Founder Member for the Union for International Exhibitions and Conferences. He managed fifteen large scale festivals, exhibitions and conferences throughout the Middle East between 1996 and 2012, including the Global Fair in Jordan which had 1 million visitors. The Arab Spring broke out while he was creating a large festival in Cairo, causing him to lose all his investment. He had to flee from Damascus with his family, first to Egypt and subsequently to Scotland where he works as a delivery driver. He dreams of creating a major garden and food exhibition in Scotland. He has been an active and creative part as writer and performer in The Trojans.