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Inside the Dubai Exhibition Centre, host venue of Expo 2020

The team behind the in-construction Dubai Exhibition Centre has released a ‘fly-through’ video of the venue, ahead of its opening on 20 October 2020.

Dubai World Trade Centre wins bids for ten new congresses

Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) has announced that it has won bids to host ten new international congresses at the venue from 2019-2022. The events are expected to bring around 37,000 delegates to the city, and an estimated AED 700m (US $190m) for the economy. Events will include the 4thYoung Professionals in Space Conference (YPS), the 22ndInternational Academy of Astronautics Human in Space Symp...

Dubai targets larger events and reports $330m meetings impact

Dubai is targeting larger-scale business events and says its 2018 wins are set to deliver AED1.2bn (US$330m) in economic impact over the coming years. The emirate’s CVB, Dubai Business Events (DBE), says that 153,000 delegates will visit the emirate as a result of business event wins in 2018. The bureau also reports growth in winning bids last year when it helped secure a total of 261 successful b...

Dubai venue launches interactive and virtual reality tours

E2 Dubai South, a venue in Dubai, has launched a new 3D virtual tour of its space, available at this link. The programme allows prospective visitors to explore the venue’s space digitally, navigating the exhibition, concert and conference setups. The venue hopes the new technology will allow event organisers to examine the space in advance, looking at staging, ceiling, AV installation, multimedia ...

In pictures: the 57th ICCA Congress in Dubai

The International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) helds its 57th Congress in Dubai 10-14 November. A new President, Interim CEO and 10 awards to leading women in the sector were highlights, as well as four days of content-driven sessions and keynotes. The social highlight was the gala evening in the desert.

ICCA celebrates women’s contributions to business events

The International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) highlighted the contributions of women to the meetings industry at its 57th Congress in Dubai, with 10 women from across the association’s global community honoured with an Inspirational ICCA Women award. The award was presented by outgoing ICCA President Nina Freysen-Pretorius, the second female ICCA President, who asked colleagues in t...

Meetings Mean Business Canada leads by example

The Meetings Mean Business (MMB) Canada 2018 Chair, Heidi Welker, has offered delegates at the 57th ICCA Congress in Dubai insights into the MMB industry lobby group’s founding in the US. It also discussed the licensing benefits the Canadian business events industry realised in its efforts to be recognised as an important contributor to the economy. Presenting at the ICCA Congress session, 12 Nove...

New global Competitive Index launched by GainingEdge

A new index which ranks cities in terms of their competitive strength for attracting international conventions was launched at the ICCA Annual Congress this week in Dubai. GainingEdge CEO, Gary Grimmer said his company’s Competitive Index would help destinations gain insights into how much convention business they should expect to host on an annual basis. “ICCA statistics provide a great source of...

James Rees elected new ICCA President

ExCeL London’s Executive Director James Rees was elected the new President of the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) at the General Assembly during the association’s 57th Congress in Dubai, 11 November. He was first elected to the ICCA Board in 2012 and became Vice-President in 2017. In a powerful speech to delegates, Rees said: “I will use ICCA’s strengths to drive inn...

Maktoum bin Mohammed attends 5th World Green Economy Summit 2018 in Dubai

His Highness Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai attended the inauguration ceremony of the fifth World Green Economy Summit (WGES) 2018 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre under the theme ‘Driving innovation, leading change’. HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Vice Chairman of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy in Dubai, Managing Director and ...

BMA finalists lined up for biggest ICCA Congress outside Europe

Three leading ICCA member suppliers are set to compete live on 13 November to be named the 21st winner of the association’s Best Marketing Award. They will all present at the 2018 ICCA Congress in Dubai, which, with a 1,000-plus delegates is shaping up to be the biggest Congress held by ICCA outside of Europe. The shortlisted finalists for the ICCA Best Marketing Award are: VisitScotland: ‘Scotlan...

Dubai’s Armani Hotel is on the way to zero food wastage

Armani Hotel Dubai, located in the iconic Burj Khalifa, is advancing its sustainability initiatives by partnering with leading tech firm Winnow, to avoid wastage of food resources. The hotel has already achieved its target of reducing food wastage by 80% through a well-structured programme, and is heading towards zero food waste to the landfill. Armani Hotel Dubai is now equipped with Winnow’s sma...

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