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World Intellectual Property Congress among major bid wins for Dubai

Dubai will host 3,000 delegates at an international meeting of intellectual property experts in 2025 – one of several major conferences secured by the emirate so far this year.

The wins include the Eastern Mediterranean Optometry Congress (EMCO), in 2020, the Geospatial Week, in 2021, and the AIPPI World Intellectual Property Congress in 2025.

Issam Kazim, CEO of Dubai Corporation for Tourism and Commerce Marketing, said the wins were proof convention bureau Dubai Business Events’ (DBE) strategy was paying off.

He said: “The bid wins are a testament to Dubai Business Events’ mission to fully align with the city’s visionary leadership and Dubai’s Tourism Vision 2025. DBE’s strategy underpins the government’s vision by attracting events to build on this momentum and leave a lasting legacy for delegates and the city by positioning Dubai as a premier business events destination. For DBE, this will continue to be our focus as we further partner with stakeholders and engage with business events professionals globally, to identify and pursue opportunities to bid for and secure key events for the city.”

Promoting the destination in key international markets, DBE organised a roadshow across Europe targeting international association conferences last month. During the roadshow DBE held six events across Paris, London, Brussels and Geneva, to engage with new and existing partners in the global business events community, as well as network with association leaders based in Europe.