DWTC group grows 25pc
Dubai, January 8, 2008
The year 2007 was officially the busiest year in the history of Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC), the region’s leading venue operator and event organiser.
The company’s year-end results show consistent growth across all of its businesses, with the DWTC venue, exhibitions and hospitality divisions in particular recording strong growth and the real estate division achieving key strategic milestones.
As a group, DWTC grew by over 25 per cent in 2007, increasing headcount from just over 1,000 employees in 2006 to 1,255 employees today. This rapid expansion was fuelled by the ongoing industry growth and the consequent need to provide DWTC with the human capital required to achieve its aggressive vision of making Dubai the world’s leading destination for all major exhibitions, conferences and events.
“We are steadily scaling the curve of growing our business ‘five times in five years’ in line with our strategic vision. The fact that 2007 has showcased consistent and aligned progress across all our business lines demonstrates that we are on-track and reinforcing our position as the catalyst for business in the region,” said director general, DWTC, Helal Saeed Al Marri.
Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre (DICEC) welcomed over one million (1,000,000) visitors across exhibitions, events, conferences and other shows in 2007, recording a 25 per cent increase over the previous year. In total, the venue hosted 97 exhibitions and nine confexes (conferences with significant exhibition components).
Trade exhibitions and shows continued to register double-digit growth throughout 2007, attracting the highest volume of business visitors to Dubai yet. – TradeArabia News Service