DWTC Achieves 7% Rise In Exhibiting Companies

Dubai The Dubai World Trade Centre ( DWTC ) yesterday reported a year-on-year spike in event-related traffic with over 1.65 million visitors attending major trade fairs in 2011.

The DWTC also reported a 7 per cent increase in exhibiting companies from over 120 countries.

“As financial prudence and austerity continue to be worldwide priorities, our focus in 2011 was to build on the strength of Dubai’s stability and provide an immensely secure networking base connecting not just international buyers, investors and high-growth regional markets, but also industry experts, business leaders and associations, to promote an active dialogue and consequently generate sustained economic activity,” said Hilal Saeed Al Merri, CEO of the Dubai World Trade Centre .

DWTC said there was an increase in attendance figures across all exhibitions, led by larger events including Arab Health, Gulfood, Gitex Technology Week, the Dubai Air Show, Big-5 and the Dubai International Motor Show.