DUBAI / Emirates Business
The Dubai Entertainment Amusement and Leisure (DEAL) Show 2016, together with Blooloop, the attraction industry’s leading website and event organiser, is set to launch a new conference for the themeparks and amusement industry in the UAE. This ‘DEAL Live’ conference will be held on April 18 at the Dubai World Trade Centre.
Blooloop conferences bring together leading executives and key thinkers for a high quality educational day focusing on key trends and developments in the attractions business from the region and beyond.
Sharif Rahman, CEO of International Expo Consults, the organizer of DEAL 2016 show, stated, “We decided to associate with Blooloop to add further value to the stakeholders of the theme park and amusement industry while they visit our show. We have been supporting the industry for over two decades and we now wanted to provide the trade visitors more insights into the industry through this conference. It is important to share knowledge and expertise within the same platform to address the needs of the industry and grow this sector further.
“We are currently living in interesting times where there are several new family entertainment zones and also theme parks being developed not only in Dubai but also the greater Middle East and Africa region. Therefore, it is important for us to also address the challenges faced by the industry and also arrive at the right solutions to solve them. This conference will enable us to do that and we are delighted to take this cause ahead with industry experts such as Blooloop.”
Dubai’s theme parks are expected to generate close to US$5 billion in revenue by 2020. According to PricewaterCoopers (PwC), UAE theme parks are to receive 18 million visits by 2021, in line with Dubai’s vision to transform itself to an ultimate tourism haven.
Charles Read, Managing Director of Blooloop stated, “We are delighted to be working with DEAL. DEAL is undoubtedly the premier exhibition in MEA, with a strong reputation for facilitating networking amongst all stakeholders in the attractions industry.
“With unparalleled local knowledge they are our natural partners to create what we believe will be a compelling programme for anyone seeking to enter or expand their business in the region.”