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Dubai Business Events sees record 2017 bids

 Dubai Business Events

Jakarta, 23 Feb 2018 – Dubai Business Events (DBE) secured a total of 212 bids throughout 2017, representing its most successful year to date.

Dubai is set to welcome an additional 95,000 delegates, delivering an economic impact tof approximately AED 715 million moving forward.

Dubai submitted a total of 354 bids throughout 2017, and among the wins were those for bids submitted before 2017.

At the end of the year, 104 bid submissions were still awaiting decision.

The bids and proposals secured in 2017 mark an increase of 64% over 2016 when a total of 129 bids were won.

This success also comes as DBE celebrates its 15th anniversary as Dubai’s official convention bureau.

Since its establishment in 2003, DBE has been pivotal in shaping the city’s world-class business events offering.

Issam Kazim, Chief Executive Officer of Dubai Corporation for Tourism and Commerce Marketing, said it showcased Dubai’s role as a leading hub.

“The exponential increase in bids won in 2017 is a direct reflection of Dubai’s rapid growth as a leading business hub.

“2017’s success in attracting international business events builds on the steady growth the city has experienced.

“This establishes Dubai as a destination of choice for business events from around the globe..” he said.

These successes have been made possible due to the close collaboration with our stakeholders and partners, who play a crucial role in realising Dubai’s strategic objectives.

He said International and regional business events not only contribute to the growth in overall visitor numbers to Dubai.

They also play an important role in the development of our knowledge economy.

Key bid wins from 2017 include the Baby Care Annual Incentive, with an expected attendance of 1,500 delegates, as well as the Amway Russia Annual Incentive.

The Amway Russia will bring 2,700 employees to Dubai; both business events are set to take place in 2018.

Steen Jakobsen, Director of Dubai Business Events, said: “Propelled by our successes to date, we are looking forward to hosting a number of significant events in the city over the next few years.

“The strength of Dubai as a business events destination and knowledge hub is proven year-on-year, and our performance in 2017 has raised the bar.

“Our strategy is aligned with Dubai Tourism’s Vision 2020 to attract 20 million visitors to the emirate, per year, by the year 2020 and our goal is to build on this momentum to transport the city’s reputation to new heights.”

Other notable wins in 2017 include:

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