Dubai Gears up to Host Major Business Conventions
While the world economy is grappling with various global tensions and insecurities, Dubai’s businesses are continuing to expand. Dubai is the first of several nations that will open its borders to international gatherings and conventions in the second half of 2021 and early 2022. With the International routes being restarted, event planners and organizers are rushing to the Emirate for their ability to hold events safely during this pandemic period. And this trend is set to continue with the hosting of World Expo 2020, and other events to be followed.
The 12th World Chambers Congress, Congress of the Société Internationale d’Urologie, Society of Petroleum Engineers Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, International Astronautical Congress, LPG Week, and Africa Oil Week are among the major conventions and conferences coming to Dubai in the coming months.
Expo 2020, the latest mammoth event to be scheduled on October 1 is set to welcome a number of big corporates around the world that will be seeking to take advantage of the chance to allow delegates to experience and explore the world’s greatest exhibition during their time in the city. These conventions and events also help attendees to engage in critical conversations and deal-making while also benefiting from a safe environment in Dubai.
“Driven by the leadership of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the city was among the first in the world to restart its business events sector, providing a vital platform for associations, businesses and organisations to resume their face to face meetings and drive knowledge development in key sectors”. said Issam Kazim, CEO of Dubai Corporation for Tourism and Commerce Marketing.
Africa Oil Week is one of the key events taking place in Dubai in the coming months. Then, after being moved from its initial host city of Singapore, Gastech, one of the world’s major exhibits and conferences focused on gas, liquefied natural gas (LNG), and hydrogen, will take place in Dubai. Also, the cash-rich Indian Premier League’s final phase, as well as the T20 cricket world cup, are both scheduled to take place in the country, generating significant revenue for the nation and stimulate the sporting arena.
The emirate’s official convention bureau, Dubai Business Events (DBE), connects with event organizers or meeting planners across the world, promoting the city’s business events infrastructure and fast-expanding knowledge economy through various industry events and trade shows. DBE and the Dubai government are committed to reviving the city’s business events industry, utilizing the city’s capacity to drive investment and moving forward at a breakneck speed in this turbulent phase.