Dubai, one of the world’s most sought after destinations, is not only a haven for discerning travelers and a thirst-quencher to the wanderlust of the adventurous ones. The bustling city has emerged as a global hub for business and trade. With its strategic infrastructure, transportation projects and amazing architecture, the city continues to grow in terms of hospitality, logistics, healthcare, financial services, and technology. These make Dubai a huge community of highly qualified professionals thus making it a home for international conferences, exhibitions, trade shows and business events all year round.
Dubai has a busy calendar of events with thousands and thousands of visitors flocking the country annually. The most awaited is the Expo 2020 which is expected to be the biggest event in the country’s history. It is anticipated that this mega event shall attract a crowd of about 20 million from the month of October 2020 to April 2021.
The most common event venue in the city is the Dubai World Trade Center. DWTC is located in Sheikh Zayed Road, which is also lined with the city’s many skyscrapers, housing numerous hotels and corporate offices. This area is popular with business travelers from around the globe, particularly when looking for the best hotels near Dubai World Trade Centre.
Here’s a glimpse of the top exhibitions in Dubai and conferences in the city.
16-20 February 2020
Dubai World Trade Centre | gulfood.com
Gulfood is a very famous trade exhibition and is regarded as the World’s Largest Food & Beverages Trade Show”. F&B professionals from around the world visit Dubai every year to attend the exciting food fair. More than 100,000 visitors from more than 200 countries are estimated to flock Dubai again in Gulfood 2020 for business opportunities and to see the latest trends and innovations in the world of food and beverages. A wide variety of cuisines from different parts of the world are being showcased in the show every year which thousands of visitors enjoy. Various seminars are also part of the event, especially for newly established businesses. Knowledge about food technology, cuisines, kitchen gadgets and a lot more are shared by industry experts. For unparalleled experience to both visitors and exhibitors, the next Gulfood’s theme is “The World of Good. The World of Food”.’
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Middle East Energy (formerly Middle East Electricity)
03-05 March 2020
Dubai World Trade Centre | middleeastelectricity.com
In its 45th edition, Middle East Electricity will evolve to the future-focused Middle East Energy in 2020, bringing together the lights of the global power industry, starting from energy ministers to startups and future technology providers. There will be a Renewables area that will display alternative sources of energy, such as solar, geothermal, wind and hydropower sources.
Middle East Energy is a global event that brings energy manufacturers from all over the world that looks forward to showcasing innovations and new technologies in the energy sector.
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International Apparel & Textile Fair | 07-09 April 2020
Dubai World Trade Centre | internationalapparelandtextilefair.com
Talk about the best in fabric, textiles, footwear, and accessories. The International Apparel and Textile Fair showcases the best with exhibitors coming from China, Europe, Japan, Turkey, Indonesia, and other world-renowned manufacturing countries. Mainly a trade-only event, the fair is a perfect atmosphere for professional and business networking.
You can explore the apparel and textile world in this exhibition and see what’s the latest in fashion sourcing. Admission is free from 10 AM to 6PM.
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Airport Show Dubai
22-24 Jun 2020
Dubai World Trade Centre | theairportshow.com
Regarded as the largest airport exhibition in the world, the Airport Show offers unique opportunities to see the latest trends in aviation as well as the new technologies creating the next airport generation. At a glance, the Airport Show an estimated 8500+ attendees from 94 countries, 375 exhibitors and 50 new technologies in the aviation industry.
The Airport Show showcases the latest breakthrough innovations in the aviation sector. The 20th edition of Airport Show will focus on highlighting technologies for more passenger driven and efficient airport processes.
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GITEX Technology Week
27 Sep-01 Oct 2020
Dubai World Trade Center | www.gitex.com
Gitex is the biggest technology event in the Middle East, North Africa, and South Asia. This year’s Gitex has an estimated crowd of more than 100,000 visitors and more than 4000 exhibitors from more than 140 countries worldwide. The big event defines the latest trends in technology, showcases innovations of products from around the world and highlights presentations from high caliber speakers and technology gurus.
Happening alongside the Gitex Technology Week is the GITEX Future Stars, the biggest startup event highlighting 750 Startups from 75 Countries, showcasing inventions and vying for the accolade in the Supernova Challenge and Innovation Cups.
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03-05 November 2020
Dubai World Trade Centre | www.gulfoodmanufacturing.com
Gulfood Manufacturing is a big event for the global F&B industry. It features intensive business conferences and activities about F&B consumer trends, market regulations, manufacturing and processing solutions and amazing inventions of industry experts and professionals. There are an estimated 1600 exhibitors from 60 countries that will be showcasing the latest business improvement tools in F&B manufacturing. The visitors are coming from production sectors of food and beverages such as meat and poultry, dairy, seafood, bakery, confectionery, beverage, snack foods, and many others. Attendees by business type are representing hotels and resorts, factories and production plants, industrial kitchens, online food retailers, distributors, vending machine operators, and other food-related businesses.
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The Big 5
23-26 November 2020
Dubai World Trade Centre | www.thebig5.ae
As the name implies, The Big 5 is a big event for the construction industry, bringing the entire portfolio of construction products and solutions together in one momentous gathering. The event showcases products and solutions from different manufacturers, traders and service providers coming from Europe, the Americas and the Middle East. Dedicated zones are allotted according to the products that include building envelope and special construction, construction technologies and automation, building finishes and interiors, MEP services, tools and building materials, offsite and modular construction.
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Middle East Organic and Natural Product Expo | 06-08 Dec 2020
Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Center | www.organicandnatural.com
The Middle East Organic and Natural Product Expo Dubai is held under the patronage of the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment UAE and supported by the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM). The show has been connecting suppliers with buyers for 15 years. In the last 4 years, the retail shelves for organic products have improved and prominent retail stores have started allocating spaces for natural and organic products section. The expo brings under one roof the finest products and brands from Food & Beverages, Beauty, Health, Living and Environment sectors from over 55 countries.
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Intersec Middle East
24-26 Jan 2021
Dubai World Trade Centre | Intersec.ae
When it comes to safety, security and fire protection, Intersec Middle East is regarded as the world’s largest and most diverse show. There are over 1300 exhibitors that will showcase a range of products and best brands in the industry. Under one roof, all aspects of security are gathered and organized under the categories of commercial security, fire and rescue, information security, smart home, safety and health, homeland security and perimeter and physical security. Intersec offers a higher standard of protection and security products that cater to many sectors including construction, aviation, hospitality, government, healthcare, education, banking, logistics and many more.
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01-04 Feb 2021
Dubai World Trade Centre | arabhealthonline.com
Arab Health is the largest conference in medical technology and equipment. It features exhibitions and conferences featuring solutions, products, services, and innovations in the healthcare industry. It is a platform that brings under one roof thousands and thousands of health professionals and exhibitors from around the globe. Arab Health continues to bring new technologies and investment opportunities to the Middle East healthcare community.
There are 55,000+ estimated attendees for the event representing 159 countries. There are 4,250 exhibitors from 64 countries.
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