Increase follows inaugural Dubai Association Conference
Established in 2014 as a joint initiative between the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing and Dubai World Trade Centre, the Centre now has a total of 58 licensed associations, with 16 registrations received since the start of the year, reflecting a growth of 38 per cent.
Newly registered associations include Energy Institute, Arab Association of Urology, International Coach Federation, Gulf Flight Safety Association, and the International Live Events Association.
The substantial increase this year comes on the back of the inaugural Dubai Association Conference, which took place in December 2017.
“Associations undoubtedly play a significant role in our city’s evolution journey, as they are catalysts for knowledge transfer and industry progression,” said Issam Kazim, CEO of Dubai Corporation for Tourism and Commerce Marketing.
“Through the Dubai Association Centre, we are facilitating this transformation agenda, and are working cohesively to create an ecosystem for associations to thrive. This accelerated growth in registrations is a positive step towards unlocking the city’s potential as a global knowledge and business events hub.”