Dubai Business Events Enhances Partnership with WOW Awards Asia 2017 and EPEX

Business Events | February 9, 2017 | News

Dubai Business Events EPEX WOW Awards Asia

Dubai Business Events (DBE), a prominent partner in the inaugural edition of the Experiential Planner Expo (EPEX), is continuing and expanding its partnership with the event this year. DBE, the city’s Official Convention Bureau, will showcase Dubai to the top MICE and Destination Wedding planners of India and Asia with a customised pavilion at EPEX 2017.

The pavilion will feature venues, hotels and other service providers and suppliers of the MICE and Events industry in Dubai. In addition, DBE will enhance its branding and visibility as Platinum Partner to the WOW Awards and Convention Asia 2017 which is co-located with EPEX.

India is the largest source market for visitors to Dubai, with a large proportion coming to the city for meetings and events. With year-round great weather, beautiful hotels and incredible restaurants, it is also a popular destination for Indian weddings.

Commenting on EPEX and the opportunity of promoting Dubai to the Indian MICE and Destination Wedding industry, Steen Jakobsen, Director, DBE, said: "I'd like to congratulate tmf India on the continuation of this successful platform. I was very impressed with last year’s inaugural edition of EPEX and it was extremely beneficial for Dubai to attend. This event will give us another great opportunity to learn about the market and make many new connections."

With two major international airports serving more than 260 destinations and over 100,000 hotel rooms across the city, Dubai is home to more than 50% of the Middle East’s business events.

DBE offers a premier and accessible service that partners with, and facilitates partnerships for, event planners and companies around the world. Its team offers impartial advice, guidance and support organisers, ensuring delegates and visitors experience a truly memorable event.

As Dubai works to establish itself as regional and global hub for expertise and knowledge across key sectors such as healthcare, technology, education, sustainable energy, transport, space, and water, DBE’s support programme is aimed towards attracting meetings and conferences that fit within those sectors, aiding in the UAE’s transition to a knowledge economy.

The Experiential Planner Expo (EPEX), following an overwhelming response from the inaugural edition, will increase space for up to 30 destinations to showcase to MICE and Destination Wedding Planners.

"While being co-located in Asia’s largest convention for the experiential, MICE and Destination Wedding industry — the WOW Awards and Convention Asia, already proved to be a great advantage from year one. EPEX, will take forward from the strengths of its inaugural edition, to have a select 30 Destination partners in year 2," explained Johanna Fischer, Managing Director, tmf India and EPEX.

With the formal launch of the EPEX brand identity in this second year, the show has already attracted a healthy participation from destinations including, Dubai, Barcelona, Vienna, Berlin, Azerbaijan, Italy, Florence, Monaco, New Zealand, Malta, amongst others.

DBE has joined hands with WOW Awards and Convention Asia 2017 as Platinum Partner and will also be present at the Experiential Planner Expo with a custom-built Dubai Pavilion.

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