Dubai Business Events reports strong results for first half of 2017
The events secured since January are expected to attract more than 51,000 delegates from around the world. Key wins include: Baby Care Annual Incentive (2018), World Conference on Desalination and Water Re-Use (2019), and Congress of the International Association for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Allied Professions (2022).
Dubai Corporation for Tourism and Commerce Marketing CEO Issam Kazim said Dubai has grown tremendously to become a leading destination for international business events.
“We recognise the significance of the business events industry, and acknowledge the various growth facets each event brings to the city,” he said. “Not only do they accelerate our journey towards becoming a knowledge-sharing economy, but business events are also major contributors towards our goal of welcoming 20 million visitors each year by 2020.”
Dubai Business Event’s Al Safeer Ambassador Programme has contributed significantly to the city’s success in bidding for international events. The network of 300 prominent experts from diverse sectors, including academia, finance, and healthcare, has helped to secure a total of 11 business events for the city.
DBE director Steen Jakobsen said the bureau is well on its way to achieving its 2017 targets.
“As we continue to work towards further strengthening Dubai’s reputation of being a premier host destination for business events, we have a steady pipeline of initiatives planned for the year ahead,” he said. “We are also focusing on expanding our network and reach globally, enabling businesses, event buyers and planners to benefit from our expertise.”