Dubai Business Events is the official convention bureau for Dubai. Our main goal is to establish Dubai as a premier business event destination by promoting the destination and attracting international meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions that can help grow economic development, jobs and knowledge creation in the Emirate. Our services are considered among the best in the international meeting industry.

The Emirates story started in 1985 when we launched operations with just two aircraft. Today, we fly the world’s biggest fleets of Airbus A380s and Boeing 777s, offering our customers the comforts of the latest and most efficient wide-body aircraft in the skies. With a fleet of more than 230 aircraft, we currently fly to over 140 destinations in more than 80 countries around the world.

Hyatt Regency Dubai Creek Heights, a five star hotel in Dubai, spans over 34 floors, featuring 461 generously sized guestrooms, including 74 luxurious suites. Just 7 kilometres away from Dubai International Airport, this new Dubai hotel has beautiful views of the Dubai creek and city skyline. The hotel works to blend the needs of both a business stay and a relaxing getaway. Hyatt Regency Dubai Creek Heights offers 3,200 square metres of meeting facilities, including 2 spectacular ballrooms and 13 meeting suites for breakouts or smaller meetings, 6 food and beverage outlets and extensive spa facilities.

Set across its own private beach, Madinat Jumeirah Resort is an authentic recreation of ancient Arabia, capturing the natural beauty of the region. Madinat Jumeirah comprises three grand hotels: Jumeirah Al Qasr, Jumeirah Mina A’Salam and the newly opened Jumeirah Al Naseem; 29 traditional summerhouses in Jumeirah Dar Al Masyaf and 7 Jumeirah Jumeirah Malakiya Villas.Madinat Jumeirah features over 50 restaurants and bars, conference and banqueting facilities including two grand ballrooms, a 1000-seat amphitheatre and the region’s only dedicated entertainment centre and multi-purpose venue,

The DWTC has a million square feet of flexible and versatile exhibition space and a mix of cafés and restaurants, plus the open-area Palm Garden that can be used for gala dinners or as an informal entertainment area. It also has comprehensive transport links with the metro, buses, and taxis, ensuring trouble-free connections. The 15-minute drive from Dubai International airport, and 45-minute drive from Dubai World Central – Al Maktoum International airport, guarantee quick passage of cargo to and from the exhibition centre

A World Expo is a festival for all, where everyone can share ideas, work together to learn, innovate, create progress – and have fun. The first World Expo was the Great Exhibition of 1851, held in London. Expos have given the world iconic buildings like the Eiffel Tower and the Seattle Space Needle, and inventions from the telephone to Heinz tomato ketchup.

Each Expo revolves around its own theme to leave an imprint in the story of human progress. Expo 2020 Dubai’s theme is ‘Connecting Minds, Creating the Future’. The mega event will give the UAE an unprecedented opportunity to show the world what it has successfully been doing throughout its 45-year history: bringing minds and nations together to create a better future for all.

Abu Dhabi Convention Bureau can assist with any planners’ needs and acts as a one-stop shop, offering free advice, help with planning, and local knowledge. Key assistance includes researching bid opportunities, assisting with a tailored bid strategy to ensure competitiveness, providing destination promotional collateral and boosting delegate numbers through the authority’s international offices.

The Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (commonly abbreviated ADNEC) is an exhibition centre in Abu Dhabi.  It was designed by the international architecture firm, RMJM. The venue is the largest exhibition centre in the Middle East with an total space of 133,000sqm which is the sum of 73,000sqm indoor event space and its outdoor space is 55,900sqm. ADNEC has a Large Seating capacity in its several locations in the venue, the International Convention Centre-ICC can seat up to 6,000, both Conference Halls A&B seat up to 1,500 combined , and the 20 Meeting rooms in the venue can seat between 20 and 200 a room, while the Grandstand can accommodate up to 5,400 visitors.

The Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB), a government-subvented body, was founded on 1 April 2001 under the HKTB Ordinance. It was reconstituted from the Hong Kong Tourist Association (HKTA), which was established by Government Ordinance in 1957. Unlike the HKTA, which was an association of members, the HKTB has no affiliation to any specific sector or organisation within the industry and is able to support the interests of Hong Kong’s tourism in its entirety.

Toronto is a sophisticated, cosmopolitan city and a gateway to a vast and diverse region including the awesome Niagara Falls, and neighbouring cities of Mississauga and Brampton – each of which have a compelling combination of natural escapes, Canadian heritage, ethnic diversity and a growing urban core with big-city amenities like shopping, arts and dining. is a hub for meeting and event planners to access the latest news and keep updated on developments in the GCC. Rich media brings a new dimension to content adapted from our leading publications, while specially produced online news and features adds value to planners accessing the site from both the region and internationally.

Meeting Minds Experts is proudly hosting the IAPCO 2017 AM&GA and the first UAE based PCO to become an IAPCO member. We provide full service professional conference organising, association management, corporate meetings & delegate management solutions. We promise our customers peace of mind, smooth and hustle free experience from planning throughout to implementation and final reporting. Visit for more information.

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  • 30 June 2016
    Registration opens
  • 30 June 2016
    Hotel Booking opens
  • 30 October 2016
    Preliminary program
  • 10 January 2017
    Early registration deadline
  • 15 January 2017
    Hotel Booking Deadline
  • 16-19 February 2017
    IAPCO AM and GM