Dubai Convention Bureau opens
DTCM officially announced the opening of Dubai Convention Bureau (DCB), which will complement the department's on-going efforts to boost the emirate's MICE sector and to promote the facilities and provisions of the Dubai Convention Centre.Addressing reporters at a press conference held at the department's Head Office, DTCM director general, Khalid A bin Sulayem called DCB, a vision of General Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, UAE Defence Minister and Chairman of the DTCM, which will now be a landmark in Dubai's MICE sector. "The DCB was formed not only to meet the growing demand of Dubai's MICE industry but also to establish the emirate as an international business tourism destination. It supports all the convention hotels and venues of Dubai by marketing their facilities regionally as well as internationally and bids on behalf of Dubai at the international events," said Bin Sulayem. He stated, since the idea of having the DCB was conceptualised, the DTCM has been marketing the facility locally and overseas. "We have announced the facilities of DCB in all the roadshows, workshops major travel trade exhibitions and through the network of our overseas offices, with regular updates on developments of the property. This has not only helped us to keep the facilities and amenities of DCB in the news but has also showed Dubai's commitment and seriousness to become one of the best rated venue for MICE travellers," said Bin Sulayem. Bin Sulayem noted that Dubai has everything that can be expected from a top class business destination: "Ideal geographical location as Dubai lies at the cross roads of three continents -Europe, Asia and Africa and becomes a natural meeting point. Dubai International Airport is being served by about 102 airlines connecting to more than 130 cities world-wide. Annually the city hosts more than 60 major exhibitions as well as conferences and seminars". He noted that DCB would be a key player in attracting major conferences in the emirate.