International Association for Meetings and Conferences: Dubai is the first in the world to host conferences

  • The International Association for Meetings and Conferences confirms: “Dubai is the first in the world to host conferences and meetings.”
  • A distinguished participation of “Dubai Business Events” and a meeting of its partners in “Imex Frankfurt” until June 2 to attract more major events.
  • Hilal Al-Marri: “We continue to work with international associations and federations to emphasize Dubai’s ability to provide an exemplary platform for organizing their events and conferences.”
  • Dubai has a key and ongoing role in the recovery of the global business events sector, with measures it implements to ensure the highest levels of security for all participants.
  • Issam Kazim: “Dubai offers the best integrated experiences with its large and diverse tourism components that meet the aspirations of travelers from all over the world.”

A significant achievement was added to Dubai’s global achievements by selecting it from the International Conference and Conference Association (ICCA) as the world’s first destination for international association meetings in 2021, according to a report released by the association, which coincided with Dubai participation in “IMEX Frankfurt 2022”, the global exhibition for the business community. It is witnessed by a group of professionals and workers in the tourism sector from all over the world, in addition to officials of travel agencies, companies, independent bodies, associations and international organizations.

Dubai’s participation in this large global forum confirms its leading and ongoing role in the recovery of the global business events sector, as well as highlights the city’s exceptional skills and abilities as an ideal destination to host major events for organizers of events and meetings over a period of 3 days until June 2, 2022.

Dubai is one of the first destinations to resume business activities during the global pandemic, as it started hosting participants in international conferences and meetings since October 2020. This is in parallel with its tireless efforts to accelerate this activity even at the level global, which is reflected in the ICCA statistical report, which He chose Dubai to be at the top of the world during 2021, either in the number of meetings organized by international associations or in the number of participants in these meetings.

Hilal Saeed Al Marri, Director General of the Department of Economy and Tourism in Dubai, said: “Thanks to the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and ruler of Dubai, Dubai has quickly overcome the consequences of the global pandemic, Dubai has never become an ideal destination for tourism and travel. Extraordinary circumstances have gripped the world over the past two years, and he has even established his position as a favorite destination. for international associations to host their major conferences and meetings, as well as its ability to attract other major business events. The prompt, proactive and precautionary measures taken by Dubai, as well as the resumption of business activities and communication with officials of international associations, have contributed to increasing their confidence in Dubai as a safe and ready destination to host conferences and their events, which contributed to selecting Dubai to become the first in the ICCA report.

He added: “The ability of international associations to hold their meetings in person with ease and security is essential, as it gives their members an ideal opportunity to discuss the most salient challenges, exchange knowledge, develop professionally and strengthen relationships. On the other hand, we will continue to work with these international associations and federations to highlight Dubai’s ability to provide an exemplary platform for organizing their events and conferences, as well as to restore the momentum of a number of sectors that it serves.

In the Dubai Pavilion with its unique design at IMEX Frankfurt, the Dubai Business Events office, the official office for attracting events and conferences in Dubai, participates in addition to the 32 most prominent partners, including: Emirates Airlines, Jumeirah Group, Dubai. The World Trade Center and Emaar Hospitality, in addition to a number of hotels, tourist attractions and destination management companies, are expected to host 500 meetings with stakeholders.

The new edition of IMEX Frankfurt will be held after two years as a result of the consequences of the global pandemic “Covid-19”, which expects more than 2800 people from specialists and workers in the tourism sector from around the world. to participate, in addition to travel agencies, companies and authorities, independent, global associations and organizations.

For his part, Issam Kazim, Executive Director of Dubai Corporation for Tourism and Trade Marketing, said: “Dubai’s distinguished participation this year at IMEX Frankfurt confirms its commitment and contribution to the recovery of the global business events sector, as well as building the efforts and initiatives it has undertaken throughout the period of the global pandemic to improve this sector. “The Emirate has been able to improve its position as a leading global destination for organizing business events, thanks to the vision of our wise leadership and the unremitting efforts of our partners in the public and private sectors.”

He added: “Dubai was able to attract the attention of organizers of meetings and conferences, as well as officials of associations and international organizations to organize events in it, as well as be the ideal destination when rescheduling their meetings as a result of the consequences. of the global pandemic, which was positively reflected in the growth of this sector, due to the capabilities offered by Dubai, is strong and its full commitment to safety and security standards, as well as various offers and high-level services . Our partners who are with us at the exhibition have reaffirmed Dubai’s ability to offer the best integrated experiences due to its vast and diverse tourism potentials that meet the aspirations of travelers from all over the world.

In addition to meetings at the Dubai Pavilion, the Dubai Business Events office organizes a range of events and activities that allow communication with top decision-makers, including an evening reception for event organizers, as well as a dinner for members of the International Association of Organizers. “IAPCO” Conferences in cooperation with the Melbourne office For conferences in addition to organizing a morning meeting for breakfast with the CEO of international associations in cooperation with the International Association of Conferences and Conferences ICCA. Dubai Business Events also aims to participate in a series of events to exchange views and exchange knowledge, as well as to develop businesses that will be held on the outskirts of the exhibition.

IMEX Frankfurt is included in the annual schedule of activities for “Dubai Business Events”, which allows it to communicate with the organizers of events and meetings, as well as with professionals working in this sector from around the world, while the office intends to participate at a number of major trade fairs this year, which include: IMEX America from October 11 to 13 and “IBTM World” from November 29 to December 1, in addition to plans to participate in foreign exhibitions and campaigns in major markets .

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