DUBAI / WAM
HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, UAE Minister of Finance and Chairman of the Board of Dubai World Trade Centre Authority, on Monday announced the 2015 annual performance results of Dubai World Trade Centre(WTC), highlighting an impressive 12% year-on-year increase in traffic to deliver 2.74 million delegates and attendees, coupled with a strong 17% increase in exhibiting companies, reinforcing the entityâ€™s regional dominance within the global Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions (MICE) sector and its dynamic influence on Dubaiâ€™s wider business tourism agenda.
Chairing the Dubai World Trade Centre Authorityâ€™s Annual Board Meeting, Sheikh Hamdan reviewed the companyâ€™s 2015 performance results, and its strategic plans for future growth and portfolio expansion. Members of the Board in attendance at the session included HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Deputy Chairman; and Helal Saeed Almarri, Director General, Dubai World Trade Centre Authority (DWTCA) and Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM).
In his address to the board, Sheikh Hamdan, said, â€œOur 2015 results are not just a show of outstanding performance but more importantly, reflect the maturity of the DWTC portfolio in being able to deliver double digit growth with such consistency across its various business lines. The DWTC business has steadily grown in number of events, venue occupancy rates, visitation quality and volumes.â€