The Dubai Exhibition Centre (DEC) opens for business in October 2020, offering Expo 2020 Dubai participants, partners, government entities, industry associations, and event organisers access to a global stage for the six-month duration of the world’s largest meeting of minds and building on the already thriving exhibition and conferences sector in the UAE.
Situated at the Expo 2020 site, the DEC forms a key part of Expo 2020’s legacy, where it will continue to serve District 2020, the integrated urban development that will repurpose more than 80% of Expo’s built environment.
A crucial driver of growth in the business services sector, the DEC’s operation and expansion will attract both domestic and international visitors, and encourage a sustainable, resilient, and diversified economy in line with UAE Vision 2021, a set of national priorities to mark the country’s Golden Jubilee.
Ahmed Al Khatib, Chief Delivery Officer, Expo 2020 Dubai, said: “By any standard, the Dubai Exhibition Centre will be a cutting-edge venue that will play a pivotal role during Expo 2020. But the impact of such a unique space will stretch well beyond the six months of the Expo, boosting the region’s meetings and events industry, furthering the UAE’s reputation as a destination for major conferences, and fuelling growth in Dubai’s knowledge-based economy for many years to come.”