- “25% INDEX’s Contribution to the Event’s Industry in the UAE”
As a leading national company in events management, INDEX Conferences & Exhibitions, a member of INDEX Holding, have shared its yearly reports that reflect its contribution to the events sector that is witnessing a remarkable growth in the UAE. INDEX contributes by 25% to the growth of this industry through the number of new events, conferences and exhibitions it hosts in the UAE annually.
The annual reports issued by INDEX have revealed the company’s contribution to the national economy in particular and its impact on the region in general. The number of visitors and participants who have come to Dubai to participate in conferences and exhibitions organized by INDEX has reached more than 140,000 participants and visitors from 130 countries around the world. The total number of hotel bookings for visitors and participants during this year have crossed 75,000 hotel nights.
The reports have also reflected the number of lectures and workshops that have been organized during this year that have reached more than 800 lectures and specialized workshops presented by more than 650 experts and speakers from the region and the world. In addition to that, the number of local and international companies participating in the exhibitions organized by INDEX have reached more than 4,000 local, regional and international companies. The exhibition area this year have covered more than 150,000 square meters.
For the year 2016-2017, INDEX have organized more than 25 conferences and exhibitions in different industries like healthcare, pharmaceutical, beverage, technology, electronic games, lifestyle, digital technology, media content, franchising, emergency and disaster management amongst many others.
Dr. Abdul Salam Al Madani, Chairman of INDEX Holding, said: “As a leading national company, we believe in the great potential of the UAE and we always work to promote our country through our participation in a number of events in countries like the United States, Europe, Britain, India, Japan, Korea, Germany and Saudi Arabia.”
Dr. Al Madani expressed his confidence and optimism in the continuous growth of the sector at the local and regional level. He said: “At INDEX we follow an annual strategic plan that works on developing all our conferences and exhibitions by 10-15% annually.”
It’s worth mentioning that INDEX Conferences and Exhibitions had added 12 new events to its agenda this year that will be happening between the capital Abu Dhabi and Dubai. INDEX have organized already National Service Career Fair in cooperation with the UAE Armed Forces, Atech World Conference & Exhibition, World Game Expo, Lifestyle Exhibition, Children and Parents World Exhibition, and Annual Radiology Meeting in the Abu Dhabi at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre- ADNEC. On the other hand, it organized Ajman Franchise Expo in cooperation with Ajman Chamber of Commerce and Industry. The event has witnessed a great success through attracting a number of local and international brands to the emirate of Ajman.
However, in Dubai INDEX have organized the first edition of The Global Franchise Market and Emirates International Forensic Conference & Exhibition in cooperation with Dubai Police at Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre.
INDEX is set to organize the first Men’s Health Congress in December 2017 at Mohammed Bin Rashid Academic Medical Center in Dubai Healthcare City, the 8th Edition of International Congress of the International Society for the History of Islamic Medicine in February 2018, and Innovation Arabic 11 in cooperation with Hamdan Bin Mohammad Smart University in March 2018 at Dubai International Exhibition Centre