With a solid programme of conferences and fairs beginning this weekend, the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) is prepared to build on the momentum it generated for the global events industry’s post-pandemic economic rebound. Following the success of hosting global mega-events in 2021, DWTC is preparing to host a diverse lineup of international events in 2022, including Gulfood 2022, the world’s largest trade show for the food and beverage industry.
“As Dubai continues to drive the resurgence of the global MICE sector, Dubai World Trade Centre has set an example for successfully hosting and organising large-scale international events. Throughout the course of 2021, DWTC proved to the world that major events could be responsibly hosted through effective collaboration with key stakeholders to deliver an environment that allows business to be conducted safely and effectively. We look forward to building on this success in Q1 and throughout 2022 as we reinforce Dubai’s position as a world-leading MICE destination,” said Mahir Abdulkarim Julfar, Executive Vice President, Venue Services Management, Dubai World Trade Centre.
“As DWTC’s line-up of international exhibitions and events, supported by the positive impact of Expo 2020 Dubai running until the end of March, leads the resurgence of the MICE industry, DWTC continues to be a key trade enabler and supports Dubai’s efforts to foster growth and innovation. Dubai will remain open for business and leisure whilst adhering to safe event protocols and guidelines, ensuring the safety of the public while delivering business continuity,” concluded Julfar.
Intersec, the world’s biggest emergency services, security, and safety event, will take place from the 16th to the 18th of January and will feature a world-class accredited conference with over 500 international and regional speakers.
The DWTC will host Arab Health, the largest gathering of healthcare and trade professionals in the MENA area, from the 24th to the 27th of January. The exhibition will host around 3500 exhibitors from 60 nations in its 2022 edition.
The UAE International Dental Conference & Arab Dental Exhibition (AEEDC Dubai), the ‘largest annual scientific dental conference and exhibition in the world’ is set to enter its 26th year from 1st-3rd February and will be hosted under the theme ‘Education & Innovation Transfer’. AEEDC Dubai is the go-to event for all dentists, dental specialists, nurses, assistants, hygienists, therapists, technicians, radiologists, auxiliary staff, students, faculty staff, and members of dental associations, ministry representatives, affiliated dental event representatives, manufacturers and traders.
From the 13th to the 17th of February, Gulfood, the world’s largest and most prominent annual trade fair for the food and beverage industry and one of DWTC’s hallmark events, will return. Gulfood’s global leadership encompasses the entire food and beverage industry, providing an unrivalled trade platform, a world-class showcase for industry excellence and talent, and a forum for spotlighting the newest trends, innovations, and business prospects.
Dubai Pharmaceuticals and Technologies Conference and Exhibition (DUPHAT) has established itself as the most important pharmaceutical show in the MENA region over the last 26 years, and the three-day 2022 edition event will be held from February 22nd to 24th, attracting the world’s top pharmacists, marketing professionals, researchers, academics, scientists, clinicians, students, and other healthcare professionals.
Dubai Derma, now in its 21st year, is set to maintain its status as the most important scientific event of its kind in the MENA and South Asian regions, and will take place from February 27th to March 1st. 250 famous speakers are slated to talk at the next conference, which will also feature global exhibitors showcasing the newest breakthroughs in skincare and cosmetics.
Middle East Energy (MEE), which has a 45-year history and is hosted under the patronage of the UAE Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure, has established itself as the region’s most recognised and comprehensive energy event, and will host its 47th edition from March 7th to 9th. MEE will bring together major manufacturers and industry experts from around the world to focus on five distinct product categories: smart solutions, renewable and clean energy, critical and backup power, transmission and distribution, and energy consumption and management.
From 14th-16th March, the 18th edition of Dubai International Humanitarian Aid & Development Conference & Exhibition(DIHAD) will be held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister of United Arab Emirates, Ruler of Dubai, and is expected to attract over 5,300 visitors and 640 participating brands from over 84 countries. Since its inception in 2004 as the region’s first humanitarian aid and development event, DIHAD has embarked on a journey of building bridges in the humanitarian aid and development communities, bringing together key decision-makers from international NGOs, the Red Crescent & the Red Cross, UN Agencies, Charity Organisations, academic institutions, relief aid suppliers and governmental bodies, to address the needs of people and countries affected by crisis and natural catastrophes.
The 7th edition of World Art Dubai, a headlining event for the Official Dubai Art Season, will return from March 16th to 19th to provide a splash of colour and originality to Dubai’s event calendar in the shape of a display that celebrates the beauty of art. Every year, World Art Dubai welcomes over 10,000 visitors from all five continents, 150+ exhibitors of competitively-priced contemporary artworks by 400+ emerging and established artists, presenting 3,000+ unique pieces of original art, and 150+ exhibitors of competitively-priced contemporary artworks by 400+ emerging and established artists.
GISEC, the region’s most established networking and business platform for IT security, will bring together information security and technology professionals, business leaders, and key government figures for three days of discovery, learning, and networking with key government figures and top businesses from around the world from the 21st to the 23rd of March. GISEC, which is officially supported by the UAE’s Cybersecurity Council, Dubai Electronic Security Center, Telecommunications & Digital Government Regulatory Authority, and Dubai Police, welcomes more government decision-makers and solution buyers than any other tech security event in the region, and is the only show that brings together more than 300 government entities in one location.
The Dubai International Horse Fair, Medlab, Breakbulk Middle East, Sleep Expo, Aircraft Interiors Middle East, iFX Expo, Middle East Foam & Polyurethane Expo, Affiliate World Global Dubai, Dubai International Wood & Wood Machinery Show, Custom Show Emirates 2022, Dubai Entertainment, Amusement and Leisure Expo, and others are among the events on the DWTC’s Q1 calendar.