Dubai increases business-event wins by a third in 2018

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Dubai won 125 bids for business events in the first half of 2018 – an increase of 29 per cent on the same period last year.

The events are expected to attract 65,000 international delegates, the emirate’s convention bureau, Dubai Business Events, has announced.

Such activity is expected to resulting in an economic impact of approximately AED500m ($136.1m), further cementing Dubai’s position as ‘a leading global business events destination’ says the Dubai Corporation for Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM).

Commenting on the figures, DTCM chief executive Issam Kazim said: “Dubai’s success in attracting an increasing number of business events is a testament to the city’s ability, across the public and private sectors, to coalesce together to position it on a global stage.”

He added: “Dubai Business Events has worked closely with stakeholders to ensure the city is able to optimise its bidding opportunities, highlighting not only the tourism and events infrastructure, but also the knowledge exchange possibilities in Dubai. We thank all our partners and look forward to working with them to build on our collective efforts to contribute to our ambitious tourism targets.”

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