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Published on : Monday, April 17, 2017
According to a recent report, the Dubai World Trade Centre has recorded a significant milestone since the setting up of this grand façade in terms of hosting 3.03 million delegates and attendees to events. An inspiring 11 per cent year-on-year increase luring attendees from 185 different countries with 51,711 exhibiting companies alongside as declared by Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Board of Dubai World Trade Centre Authority, DWTCA. Not to forget, 70 per cent of the results represent foreign exhibitors as confirmed by the WAM report.
To Sheikh Ahmed, ‘Since inception, DWTC has consistently built international repute as a strategic driver of growth for the region’s MICE sector and 2016 has continued this trajectory, delivering strong double digit performance across the business. Our strategic agenda to build a highly diversified events calendar for Dubai has been instrumental in allowing DWTC to retain undisputed regional leadership in the global MICE industry. Today, we continue to leverage our unique geographic positioning and the strength of the entire portfolio of DWTC businesses to collectively raise Dubai’s profile as a critical node on the new global silk road, by building the profile of the DWTC events programme, increasing the variety and number of events, improving the venue occupancy and accelerating regional and international visitation. DWTC’s 2016 results have unfailingly reiterated Dubai’s attractiveness for exhibiting companies and trade delegates from every corner of the globe, and the importance of the MICE sector for the emirate’s economy.’
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