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Dubai Business Events reinforces Dubai as hub for events

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Dubai is an upcoming and suitable business events hub and Dubai Business Events (DBE), a division of Dubai Corporation for Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DCTCM), ensured it so through inking six Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) throughout 2017, which outlined collaboration with potential entities across a range of key industries. Under the umbrella of DBE’s Al Safeer Ambassador Programme, the MOUs attracted organisation of  international meetings and conferences in Dubai. The convention bureau’s strategic framework enabled coordinating bids for the conferences across multiple stakeholders. The strategy was fully aligned with the UAE Vision 2021 which was aimed to grow the country into a global knowledge hub. Throughout the year, DBE entered agreements with educational, scientific and government bodies, including the Society of Engineers, the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre and the British University in Dubai. The emirate’s convention bureau also signed with the Road and Transport Authority (RTA), the Emirates Medical Association (EMA) and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). Issam Kazim, Chief Executive Officer of Dubai Corporation for Tourism and Commerce Marketing, said: “Each and every agreement we enter has significant potential, and is mutually beneficial for all parties involved. In 2014, the Dubai Association Centre was formed as the result of an MOU between Dubai Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Dubai World Trade Centre and ourselves. This has grown very successfully, resulting in the first Dubai Association Conference held in December 2017. These agreements provide wide scope for cooperation, forming an important part of DBE’s strategic frameworks, as well as reflecting the strong public-private partnerships that exist across Dubai.” Layla Faridoon, Executive Director of the Director General’s Office at the RTA, said: “The agreement with Dubai Business …

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Dubai Business Events showcases its offerings at IBTM World 2017

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Dubai Business Events, showcased the city’s latest offerings and forthcoming events throughout 2018 at the IBTM World 2017 in Barcelona. The 2017 edition of IBTM World was attended by more than 3,000 exhibitors. Among the latest developments highlighted was the inaugural Dubai Association Conference, organised by the Dubai Association Centre, which is scheduled to take place from December 11-12, 2017, at the Dubai World Trade Centre. Dubai Business Events also promoted the city’s role as the host of the 57th Congress of the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA), which will be held in Dubai from November 11-14,  2018. Dubai Business Events recently received a formal handover from this year’s host city, Prague. Issam Kazim, Chief Executive Officer of Dubai Corporation for Tourism and Commerce Marketing, said: “The business events industry plays a central role in our efforts to continue realising sustainable economic diversification, and events such as IBTM World are a crucial part of that drive. By showcasing the city’s unique business events offerings and exciting attractions to global audiences – in addition to some of our major activities on the horizon – we have had another successful exhibition in Barcelona.”

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Dubai Association Conference in December

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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 …

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Dubai auditing trade conference next year

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The 2018 Institute of Internal Auditors International Conference, to be held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, is set to attract 3500 delegates from 110 countries, next May. The conference will take place at Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre, part of the Dubai World Trade Centre complex, from May 6-9, 2018. Dubai Business Events (DBE), the city’s official convention bureau, collaborated with Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) and the UAE Internal Auditors Association (IAA) to successfully bid for the event. Issam Kazim, Chief Executive Officer of Dubai Corporation for Tourism and Commerce Marketing, said: “As we work to strengthen Dubai’s reputation as an ideal destination to host business events, and most importantly, a global knowledge hub, business events such as the IIA International Conference further fuel our journey towards achieving our goal.” Themed ‘Connecting the World Through Innovation’, the conference will lay emphasis on innovation and ways to tackle current technology issues affecting internal audit.

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Dubai welcomes largest incentive group for business event

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Dubai has invited one of its largest ever incentive groups, with more than 12,000 visitors from over 100 countries  for the Forever Global Rally 2017, which is underway from April 2 up to April 11, 2017. Dubai Business Events had successfully won the bid in 2015 to host USA-based Forever Living’s annual trip in partnership with a number of local stakeholders, including Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC), Emirates and other key suppliers to the tourism and hospitality industry. Issam Kazim, Chief Executive Officer of Dubai Corporation for Tourism and Commerce Marketing, said, “The growing influence of the incentive segment cannot be overlooked as it is a major contributor, not only towards the development of the overall business events industry, but also towards the success of the city’s tourism sector.” Management of operations for the Forever Global Rally 2017 has been undertaken by Arabian Adventures, one of Dubai’s leading Destination Management Companies and part of the Emirates Group. Arabian Adventures has played a vital role in creating tailored itineraries for the visiting group, as well as handling the logistics surrounding each activity.

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Dubai Business Events wins record bids for 2016

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Dubai Business Events (DBE) has recorded its most successful year to date, winning 129 bids and proposals for upcoming conferences, meetings and incentive trips in partnership with local stakeholders such as Dubai World Trade Centre, Emirates Airline, hotels as well as Destination Management Companies and Professional Congress Organisers. The number of future business events secured by Dubai Business Events increased by 79 per cent in 2016, compared to 2015, consolidating Dubai’s position as a leading destination for business events. The economic impact of these events is estimated at close to AED400 million and is expected to bring in 75,000 additional visitors to Dubai over the course of the next six years. Issam Kazim, Chief Executive Officer of Dubai Corporation for Tourism and Commerce Marketing, said: “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.” Throughout 2016, Dubai Business Events hosted 12 international study-missions, bringing more than 300 hosted buyers and over 40 international trade media from the business events industry to Dubai. The tailored itineraries showcased the variety of hotels and event venues, visits to new attractions such as Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding, IMG Worlds of Adventure, Dubai Parks and Resorts and Burj Khalifa.

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Dubai events contribute AED344m to the emirate economy

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Dubai Business Events secured 15 per cent more events in the first eight months this year than the whole of 2015, and generated as much as AED344 million from international meetings, conferences, and incentives organisers, according to internal auditing at the city’s official convention bureau. Issam Kazim, Chief Executive Officer of Dubai Corporation for Tourism and Commerce Marketing, said: “Evidence of Dubai’s increasing role in hosting global events can be seen in its strong position in global rankings, which saw the city retain its number 14 position in the 2015 International Meetings Statistics report published by the Union of International Associations.”

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