Dubai bid wins jump by 44 per cent in 2023


Dubai’s has secured 143 conferences, congresses, meetings and incentives in the first half of 2023, up 44 per cent on the same period last year.

These events are expected to bring over 94,000 additional visitors to the city over the next few years.

The events secured include 24 association conferences, congresses and meetings, while renewed growth from China alongside ongoing momentum from India contributed to 84 incentives won by the city.

Association events set to be held in Dubai over the coming years include IATA AGM 2024, World Library and Information Congress 2024, Critical Communication World 2024, Million Dollar Round Table Global Conference 2024 and International Trademark Association’s Annual Meeting 2026.

Key corporate meetings and incentives coming to Dubai are Cardano Summit 2023, Perfect China Incentive 2023, WCAworld Annual Conference 2024, Brand Experience World 2024 and Nu Skin Global Team Elite Incentive 2024.

“Every bid won is a testament to the culture of collaboration that has seen Dubai Business Events work with not only industry stakeholders, but also key public and private sector entities across the city to identify, bid for and capture major business events,” said Ahmed Al Khaja, CEO of Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment.