With the participation of a number of strategic industry sectors, it is expected to deliver an estimated Dh117 million (US$32millon) economic boost for the emirate.

The congresses will see more than 12,000 international delegates in attendance, including many global thought leaders in their respective fields, which includes healthcare, transportation, legal and technology.

“Dubai’s position as a premier international business tourism destination has grown steadily over recent years, buoyed by our core focus on developing our credentials as a global hub for key industries to hold meetings, conferences and exhibitions. Dubai World Trade Centre continues to create a strong business case to attract major global congresses to our shore, as evidenced by a robust 2014 calendar,” said Ahmed Alkhaja, Senior Vice-President – Venues, DWTC.

“Critically, we are seeing some major wins across tactical industry segments, which further reinforces Dubai’s knowledge economy proposition, and creates a rich sharing platform for ideas and discussion that will positively impact decisive regional market sectors.”

One strategic industry being targeted next year is healthcare, with DWTC set to welcome three medical congresses – Asia Pacific Dental Congress, Excellence in PDhiatrics and Scars and Wounds Middle East – which are set to attract more than 5,000 leading specialists. see more