Dubai Business Events secures 82 international meetings, conferences in Q3 2019

Published: 22 October 2019 - 6:30 a.m.
By: Hotelier Middle East Staff
Dubai Business Events (DBE), the city’s convention bureau has secured 82 international meetings, conferences and incentive travel groups in the third quarter of 2019, contributing to the line-up of business events which include financial and medical conferences.

The events secured in Q3 2019 are set to attract 29,219 delegates from around the globe, re-affirming Dubai’s status as a premier destination for business events.

The bid wins include ACI Financial Markets World Congress scheduled to be held in 2020 and is set to attract over 800 visitors and the Asian Congress on Urology to be held in 2023, which will host over 1,200 visitors.

Dubai Corporation for Tourism and Commerce Marketing’s CEO, Issam Kazim said: “Our success in bidding for and securing key international business events over recent months is a testament to the strides we have made as a city to attract and host large scale strategic conferences, meetings and incentive groups, and fully align with the Emirate’s visionary leadership and Dubai’s Tourism Vision 2022-2025. This has been the result of the combined efforts of stakeholders across the city, from venues, hotels and DMCs to local associations, businesses and government departments, contributing not only to tourism growth, but also the development of Dubai as a knowledge hub.’’

Joined by key stakeholders, Dubai Business Events organised sales missions across South East Asia, Europe, Japan and India. The convention bureau was also represented at international trade shows such as the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) Annual Meeting & Exposition, IMEX America and IT&CM Asia.

Dubai Business Events’ VP, Steen Jakobsen commented: “Over the past quarter, Dubai Business Events has been gearing up for a strong pipeline of meetings, conferences, congresses and incentives which are set to take place over the coming years. This quarter has been a busy and productive period in terms of securing world-class bid wins which are set to further elevate Dubai as a business events destination of choice on a global scale. Our success in securing these bid wins has demonstrated Dubai’s ability to provide event planners with a wide array of options and possibilities, and we are looking forward to building on these achievements in the lead up to a defining year for Dubai in 2020.”

Dubai will host business events including the second edition of the Dubai Associations Conference (DAC) which will take place from 9 to 10 December 2019 at the Dubai World Trade Centre.

The emirate is also preparing to host other business events such as Amway APAC Leadership Seminar 2019 which will attract 10,000 delegates.

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