Dubai Business Events (DBE), the city’s official convention bureau, successfully secured 82 international meetings, conferences and incentive travel groups in the third quarter of 2019, contributing to the future line-up of business events which include key financial and medical conferences, among others. 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, which is 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. Among other bid wins are the World Conference for Gifted and Talented Children, Melaleuca China Incentive, Herbalife Indonesia Incentive, Virtual Mind Annual Meeting China, and the Tata Motors Incentive that all are set to take place between 2019 and 2021.
Issam Kazim, Chief Executive Officer of Dubai Corporation for Tourism and Commerce Marketing, said: “Our success in bidding for and securing key international business events over recent months is 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. We look forward to working with these partners to build on our achievements and drive greater economic and knowledge impact through successful bids over the coming months.’’
Dubai Business Events further elevated its efforts to engage with business events professionals around the world through sales missions and trade shows. These initiatives served as a platform to meet and engage with key decision makers around the world, and to educate them about the city’s offerings as well as services offered by Dubai Business Events.