Dubai Business Events secured 125 business events in the first half of 2018
Conferences, meetings and incentive programmes secured in the first six months of the year, including from bids submitted in previous years, are poised to attract over 65,000 delegates from around the world.
“Dubai’s success in attracting an increasing number of business events is a testament to the city’s ability, across the public and private sectors, to coalesce together to position it on a global stage,” said Issam Kazim, CEO of Dubai Corporation for Tourism and Commerce Marketing.
Key business event wins in H1 included: Pro-Health China Incentive (2019), World Chamber Congress (2021), International Congress for the World Confederation for Physical Therapy (2021), World Congress of Gastroenterology (2021), as well as Asia Pacific Congress of Cardiology (2023).
Steen Jakobsen, director of Dubai Business Events, said the growth in bid wins in the first half of 2018 is a strong demonstration of the positive reception globally to Dubai’s business events proposition.
“As we continue on our path towards further strengthening Dubai’s reputation as a premier host destination for business events, we have an exciting set of initiatives and activities planned for the remainder of the year. This will include participation in key trade shows and in-market activities, as well as bringing more meetings industry professionals to the city to show them Dubai’s latest developments and capabilities.”