Partnership. Dubai Business Events (DBE) and DuBiotech, subsidiaries of Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) and TECOM Investment respectively, have signed a memorandum of understanding pledging to collaborate in supporting international life sciences conferences held in Dubai. The aim of the agreement is to increase the number of life sciences conferences held in Dubai while simultaneously boosting educational opportunities for life sciences professionals within the UAE.
At the official signing of the agreement last week, Hamad Bin Mejren, Executive Director of DTCM, commented: “This partnership presents a dynamic working environment for Dubai to exploit its growing reputation as a life sciences knowledge hub by uniting efforts to attract health conferences to Dubai while also continuing the overall goal of positioning Dubai as a global business hub.”
The agreement outlines how both parties will contribute in supporting international life sciences conferences that are currently held in Dubai, attracting new international conferences to Dubai and increasing opportunities for further education in innovation and best practices of the UAE life sciences industry as a whole. DuBiotech will facilitate the involvement of industry experts in workshops and seminars while providing industry insight and support in the bidding process for new conferences in the life sciences industries.
Located in Dubai, DuBiotech is the world’s first free zone dedicated to life sciences. Officially launched in February 2005 DuBiotech is a community of 70 biotechnology, pharmaceutical, laboratory equipment companies and testing laboratories, including global leaders like Pfizer, Amgen, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Medtronic and Himalaya. DuBiotech accommodates within its 22 million square feet site the entire Life Sciences value chain by providing key facilities, investing in infrastructure and creating a unique free zone that incorporates industrial, academic, commercial and residential projects.