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Alongside its co-exhibitors, DBE is showcasing the latest developments in Dubai’s world-class offerings which include state-of-the-art facilities, infrastructure, and the city’s renowned hospitality sector, further cementing the city’s status as a major business events destination. The bureau is also previewing key plans and activities currently in the pipeline for the year ahead, demonstrating a strong focus on transforming Dubai into a global knowledge hub.

DBE has brought 24 stakeholders and partners to the global trade show as co-exhibitors, including Emirates Airline, Expo 2020 Dubai, and Jumeirah Group, offering a holistic view of Dubai’s business events infrastructure as the city engages with the industry on the international stage.

Expanding on these efforts, DBE continues to successfully host global activities, including immersive roadshows hosted in markets around the world, which create a unique platform to meet and engage with decision-makers and executives in the meetings, associations and events industry. So far, DBE conducted roadshows across Europe, China, Southeast Asia and North America, while a number of future missions are planned to take place across India, Northeast Asia, the UK, Scandinavia and Russia over the course of the year. The roadshows strengthen Dubai’s visibility, as well as educate attendees on the city’s resources, opportunities for knowledge sharing, and the strong bidding assistance that Dubai Business Events offers to organizations and associations alike. DBE will also participate in other major trade shows in 2018, including The Meetings Show in London and IBTM World in Barcelona.

The 57th edition of the ICCA Congress, a leading conference industry event, is set to take place in Dubai from 11-14 November. It will see the gathering of meeting industry professionals from all over the world to discuss key challenges and opportunities within the business events industry. Dubai is also set to host a number of other significant business events this year, including; the World Cardiology Congress, the Baby Care Annual Incentive, as well as the Amway Russia Annual Incentive.

 The biggest event ever to be held in Dubai, or the region, is also fast approaching: Expo 2020 Dubai. The six-month event is a global destination for everyone; a celebration of human ingenuity.  Expo 2020 expects to welcome 25 million visits, with 70 per cent of visitors coming from outside the UAE. It will be a hive of activity from 20 October, 2020 to 10 April, 2021, offering a diverse range of experiences, as well as hosting summits, business events, seminars, new product launches, networking opportunities and meetings. A 45,000 square metres conference and exhibition centre is being built at the doorstep of Expo 2020, providing visitors with access to 180 nations participating in Expo and some of the world’s greatest innovators, scientists, artists, world leaders, entrepreneurs and thinkers.
 
Professionals in the travel and MICE trade who would like to explore business opportunities with Expo 2020 Dubai can meet and engage with the Expo team at the DBE stand (Stand E500) at IMEX Frankfurt.

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