Dubai Business Events- There is a lot more in Dubai

Dubai Business Events (DBE) – the Official Convention Bureau, aims to further develop and increase Dubai’s share of the international business events market in order to grow economic development, jobs and knowledge creation in the Emirate. DBE’s main goal, as a division of Dubai Tourism, is to establish the Emirate as a premier business event destination by helping organizers of international meetings, incentives, congresses and exhibitions plan and manage every aspect of their event.

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To know more about Dubai Business events Corporate Outbound spoke to Steen Jakobsen,Director Dubai Business Events. Dubai is primarily a leisure destination for Indians, when asked what he thinks about how well leisure and business events are received by Indian Travellers. He says “In 2015, for the first time, India became Dubai’s number one source market for overnight visitors. Figures released by the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing reported over 1.58 million visitors had travelled from India to Dubai between January and November 2016, representing an 11% increase in visitors over the same period in 2015. Additionally, when we look at the number of visitors from India, compared to other source markets, we see that India has a higher percentage of business visitors travelling to Dubai. This confirms the city’s strategic importance as a global business and event hub as well as being an international gateway to high-yield regional markets.”

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“India has become an important market for inbound business events to Dubai. In an effort to capitalise on the interest from India, just last year we set up a dedicated office in Mumbai with Vinit Toke of global Dubai Business Events representatives. Vinit will be responsible for promoting Dubai as a business events destination in the Indian market. In addition to the presence of our in-market office, we plan to attend leading industry events in India to promote Dubai’s diverse business event offering and host sales missions to meet directly with local stakeholders in the markets to understand their needs “said Jakobsen on their promotion plans to approach target market in India.

Corporate sector from India is a big market. When asked about incentive schemes or programs to support these big groups travelling for events along with their itinerary he said Dubai Business Events offers a premier and accessible service that partners with, and facilitates partnerships for, business event planners and companies around the world. Our team of people, with highly specialized knowledge about Dubai, offer impartial advice, guidance and support to international business event organizers, ensuring delegates experience a truly memorable event.As Dubai works to establish itself as regional and global hub for expertise and knowledge across key sectors such as healthcare, technology, education, sustainable energy, transport, space, and water, our support program is aimed towards attracting meetings and conferences that fit within those sectors, aiding in the UAE’s transition to a knowledge economy.

For more information on Dubai events one can reach Vinit Dilip at (+91) 8108260458 or Vinit.dilip@dubaitourism.ae

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