Busy event season for the Dubai World Trade Centre

Thursday, 12.10.2023
Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) is expecting one of the city’s busiest events seasons in the last quarter of 2023.
Dubai World Trade Centre to conclude its 2023 events calendar with strong line-up of industry-leading MICE events. Photo: GDMO

DWTC will welcome over 100 business and consumer events spanning vital sectors including technology, sustainability, food and beverage, healthcare, green economy in the last quarter of 2023.

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)”.

For example, the leading platform for the laboratory and analytical industry ArabLab+ will take place between 19-21 September and is set to host more than 10,000 delegates and 850 exhibitors over three days. The 43rd edition of DWTC-owned flagship tech showcase GITEX Global will be organised between 16 – 20 October. Last year’s edition drew 170,000 attendees, 40% of whom were international – and generated AED 2.6 billion in economic output. The Big 5 Global will be held between 4 – 7 December. This premier event covering MEASA region anticipates more than 68,000 attendees from 150+ countries and over 2,200 exhibitors.

“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”, said Julfar.