Summer is officially upon us and with that comes the reminder that 2016 is reaching the halfway mark. The past few months have proved just as eventful as the beginning of the year for our team. Since April, we have attended over 20 events and sales missions around the world and also hosted successful study missions from the Americas, China and South Korea. The city has also hosted key industry events including the ICCA Middle East International Meetings Forum and MCI’s Association Academy Week, both of which helped us position Dubai as a leading business event destination.
The United Arab Emirates continues on its quest towards establishing a knowledge based economy and its latest endeavours include launching ambitious plans to invest in 3D printing technology and move towards the implementation of driverless cars over the next few decades. As the city works to grow into one of the most innovative and smart cities around the world, Dubai Business Events is committed to attracting conferences and exhibitions that will bring a high calibre of industry leaders to the city.
In addition, Dubai’s infrastructure continues to grow, most notably as the city nears the milestone of 100,000 hotel rooms and will continue to add rooms throughout the year. The city also recorded continued visitor growth with its recent announcement of Q1 visitors, welcoming 4.1 million overnight visitors in the first three months of 2016, a 5.1% increase over the same period last year.
We are proud to be attending The Meetings Show for the 4th year in row. This year promises to the best yet, bringing the largest number of co-participants to date and we have increased our stand size! We are proud to be a sponsor of the hosted buyers lounge and will be hosting a networking event on 14 June 2016. If you are attending the show this year, please stop by and see us at stand C400.
We are looking forward to the second half of the year and are confident that we will continue to build on the momentum established so far!
Director, Dubai Business Events