UFI Connects

Reopening Dubai for Business & Tourism

28 September 2020
English
Global, MEA

Speakers / Moderators

Mahir Julfar

Mahir Julfar

EVP
Dubai World Trade Center - UAE
Steen Jakobsen

Steen Jakobsen

VP
Dubai Tourism - UAE
Simon Mellor

Simon Mellor

CEO
Messe Frankfurt ME - UAE
Naji El Haddad
Moderator

Naji El Haddad

MEA MANAGER
UFI

Dubai, a global hub for business and leisure tourism, had successfully restarted its MICE industry with the first physical pilot business event after lockdown, Ai Everything, taking place on July 16th in Dubai World Trade Centre. In parallel, Dubai Tourism has announced the official guidelines for the resumption of events in the emirate, paving the way for other cities in the region to follow suit.  This session will look into the best practices Dubai has taken and the outlook of the events and tourism industry in the near to mid future.

This session will look into the best practices Dubai has taken and the outlook of the events and tourism industry in the near to mid future. Key discussion points revolve around:

  • How the announced guidelines will support the restart of exhibitions and events in Dubai?
  • DWTC experience and lessons learnt in hosting their first physical event in line with the new guidelines
  • How event organizers are coping with the new guidelines to maintain their stakeholders’ confidence to return and their satisfaction once they are back?
  • How does the future look like for the business and leisure tourism industry in Dubai?

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