The second edition of the Dubai Association Conference is taking place from 9-10 December at Dubai World Trade Centre.
The event will offer a blend of panel discussions, keynotes and interactive sessions, centred around the themes: Community Well-Being, Knowledge and Research, Business and Opportunity, and Creativity and Innovation.
The conference is being held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council.
The event will bring together association executives from around the world, as well government representatives, industry leaders, university faculties and students.
It will be focused on building the association community in the region, for the purpose of positive social impact.
Issam Kazim, Chief Executive Officer of Dubai Corporation for Tourism and Commerce Marketing, said: “Along with being a catalyst for business opportunities within a thriving ecosystem, associations have the power to fuel innovation and creativity which ultimately contributes to the wellbeing of society.
“We are excited to host association professionals from around the world to explore the key themes of this year’s Dubai Association Conference. With a remarkable line-up of international speakers and a full schedule of insightful and interactive sessions, the program underlines our commitment to not only fostering the growth of the association community, but also its development.”
Hassan Al Hashemi, Vice President of International Relations at Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, said: “Associations are important building blocks for society. They create influential platforms for sharing opinions, they provide fertile ground for the exploration and dissemination of new ideas, and they establish unified codes and procedures.
“Associations are a vital component of the business ecosystem as they are responsible for organising a comprehensive array of events and conferences around the world. Our aim is to turn Dubai into a regional hub for associations, with the Dubai Association Conference a prime example of our efforts. We expect that the forthcoming conference will add value to Dubai’s Association ecosystem through its function as a central forum where members can meet, network, strike new partnerships, and share knowledge and expertise.
“To crystallise its role, the Dubai Association Conference is a significant component in Dubai’s aim of becoming a prime mover on the world stage and an instrumental tool to advance the city’s position across a variety of metrices.”