Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) has kicked off its action-packed autumn/winter 2016 events season with the 34th International Congress of the International Society of Blood Transfusion (ISBT) – Sunday 4 September.
DWTC will host more than 100 exhibitions, conferences, trade and entertainment events over the next four months (September – December 2016), attracting an estimated 1.2 million regional and international visitors.
Returning to the UAE among these are ‘mega’ shows including; Cityscape Global, GITEX Shopper, GITEX Technology Week, Gulfood Manufacturing, Big 5, Dubai International Jewellery Week, in addition to a wide range of events catering to strategic industries aligned to the economic diversification focus of the UAE and Dubai.
Ahmed Alkhaja, senior vice president – venues, DWTC said: “As we go into another busy events season, we look forward to hosting a diversified events calendar that will connect businesses from around the world. Our aim is to continue to provide the most conducive international platform where businesses from the East and West can showcase their work, find the right partners, and see a tangible return on investment – driving economic growth and creating value.”
“Last year, DWTC contributed a record AED 12 billion in retained value toward Dubai’s economy, and our priorities will continue to be aligned with the emirate’s wider priorities for economic diversification, sustainably driving long-term returns for the MICE industry and building on our contribution to the GDP.”