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17 July 2024

Dubai World Trade Centre reinforces Dubai’s position as global hub for business tourism


 Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) today announced the events line-up for the last quarter of 2023 with over 100 business and consumer events spanning vital sectors including technology, sustainability, food and beverage, healthcare, green economy, among others.

DWTC continues to connect global business communities by organising and hosting internationally recognised meetings, exhibitions and conferences, as it gears up for what is anticipated to be one of the city’s busiest events seasons, reinforcing Dubai’s position as a global hub for business tourism.

Mahir Abdulkarim Julfar, Executive Vice President at DWTC, said, “DWTC plays a crucial role in furthering the emirate’s position as the global Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, and Exhibitions (MICE) capital. We are witnessing substantial growth of flagship events like GITEX Global, ArabLab+, Big 5 Global, World Radiocommunication Conference among others and are equally excited to host new events at the venue. The upcoming events season will offer an unrivalled opportunity for exhibiting companies, participants, and the business communities at large to network and collaborate, provide access to global markets, while facilitating foreign investments into the emirate and contributing to the ongoing growth of Dubai as a business tourism destination in line with Dubai's Economic Agenda (D33)”.

“We consider it an honour to be at the forefront of Dubai’s unprecedented business events season, which features international conferences like COP 28 as well as our own industry leading events. We are ready for yet another impactful season, marking the culmination of a remarkable 2023, even as we look forward to an action-packed 2024”, Julfar added.

September opens with Plastics Recycling Show ME, Sleep Expo, ME Foam & Polyurethane Expo, Adhesives Sealants, and Bonding Expo ME from 5-7 September, followed by Gulf Bride Show from13-17 September, Frozen Musical Celebrations on September 16th, Sign and Graphic Imaging ME Exhibition, Connecting Trade Worldwide from 18-20 September, the Annual Dermatology Conference and Exhibition MEIDAM from 22-24 September, and the Forex Exhibition from 26th-27th September.

The leading platform for the laboratory and analytical industry ArabLab+ will take place between from 19th and 21st September, and is set to host more than 10,000 delegates and 850 exhibitors over three days.

Ru’ya (Careers UAE Redefined), the key Emirati youth empowerment event, organised by DWTC will take place between 19th to 21st September. Serving as a recruitment, skills development, and networking forum, it aids companies in meeting their Emiratisation goals.

The largest international trade show for the automotive aftermarket in the Middle East and beyond, Automechanika Dubai will take place between 2nd to 4th October, where exhibitors from over 55 countries will present more than 2,000 products.

The region’s largest agricultural trade show, Agra Middle East, which is set to be held on 9th to10th October, will showcase everything from crop farming to aquaculture, horticulture, and animal farming.

The 43rd edition of the DWTC-owned flagship tech showcase GITEX Global will be organised between 16th to 20th October, while the Beautyworld Middle East, the region’s largest international trade fair for the beauty industry returns to Dubai for its 27th edition from October 30th to 1st November.

The UAE Ministry of Education-partnered Global Educational Supplies and Solutions (GESS) Dubai exhibition will be returning from October 30th to 1st November. Furthermore, AccessAbilities Expo will be organised between 9th to11th October, while the HR Summit & Expo (HRSE) will take place between 24th to 25th October.

In early November, healthcare experts will convene for the International Family Medicine (IFM) Conference & Exhibition, Annual Radiology Meeting (ARM), and Dubai Otology Neurotology and Skull Base Surgery from October 31st to November 2nd.

Gulfood Manufacturing, MEASA's largest F&B machinery and ingredients innovation event, will be held between 7-9 November, while the World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC) will be held at DWTC from November 6th to December 19th.

Organised by Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), WETEX and Dubai Solar Show will take place between 15 -17 November.

Other calendar events in November include Gulf Traffic, Paper World ME (21-23 November), Dubai Muscle Show (24-26 November), World Tobacco ME (27-28 November), International Apparel & Textile Fair, and Brands of India (27-29 November).

December will witness the holding of the Big 5 Global between 4th to 7th December, while the premium international trade show for the plastics, petrochemicals, packaging and rubber industries, ArabPlast will take place between 13-15 December.

The China Home Life will take place between 19th to 21st December, and the Middle East Organic and Natural Products Expo will be held from 12th to14th December.