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Dubai wins record number of events in 2016

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Dubai Business Events (DBE) has recorded 2016 as its most successful year to date, winning 129 bids and proposals for upcoming conferences, meetings and incentive trips.

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Dubai Business Events reports most successful year to date

The number of future business events secured by DBE increased by 79 per cent in 2016, in comparison to 2015.

The economic impact of these events is estimated at close to AED400 million (AUD$145 milliom) and will bring in approximately 75,000 additional visitors to Dubai over the next six years.

Dubai Corporation for Tourism and Commerce Marketing CEO Issam Kazim said Dubai’s business events sector has positioned the city as a leading destination for international business events.

“We owe much of the success to our ambassadors who have played an important role in attracting several meetings and conferences to Dubai,” said Kazim.

“As our reputation as a premier business event destination continues to grow, it provides the city with a unique opportunity to showcase the scale of our ambition in finding solutions to worldwide challenges, the diversity of our economy, and our keenness to collaborate as we build a stronger knowledge economy.”

Notable wins included Congress of the Asia Pacific League of Associations for Rheumatology Annual Congress 2017, World Congress of Cardiology 2018 and World Down Syndrome Congress 2020.

Dubai also hosted several major events for the first time in 2016, including the Global Women’s Forum, which welcomed over 2000 participants and 200 speakers, and the first ever BestCities Global Forum.

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