The Dubai Association Conference will be held from December 11-12, 2017 at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC). The conference will focus on building the association community, skills development and sharing best practices. Themed ‘Building a Community’, the Dubai Association Conference is being hosted by the Dubai Association Centre (DAC), a joint initiative of the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) and DWTC. With the number of associations steadily growing across the Middle East region, the conference will aim to offer a vital platform for networking and knowledge-sharing, in an effort to further boost progression across industries.
Issam Kazim, Chief Executive Officer of Dubai Corporation for Tourism and Commerce Marketing, said: “Dubai Association Conference is a step towards fostering a collaborative environment for associations to expand and thrive. We also believe that this conference will mutually support Dubai in its journey to becoming the regional hub for associations, and strengthen the city’s positioning as a gateway to the world’s fastest growing economies.”
Hamad Buamim, President and CEO, Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, said: “Associations play a crucial role in driving growth within mature markets around the world, and the same can be said about the fast-expanding association community in Dubai. The Dubai Association Conference will establish an important platform for open dialogue between regional and global associations where they can explore industry trends and share valuable insights. This premier event will also provide an opportunity for associations to learn more about the benefits of setting up in Dubai and leveraging the emirate’s position to expand their footprint in the Middle East.”
Following the conference, attending association representatives will join the ‘Dubai 360’ experience which will be hosted in tandem with the Dubai Association Conference. The immersive study mission will offer a unique opportunity for attendees to explore Dubai’s diverse facets and discover what makes the city the most dynamic destination in the world. The tour will encompass exploring UAE’s rich heritage through a visit to the Etihad Museum, and being offered a glimpse of Dubai’s future vision at the Dubai Future Foundation. The engaging itinerary will also include a behind-the-scenes peek of the Expo 2020 Dubai site, in addition to a desert safari, gala dinner, and a tour of the Gold and Spice souk.