Informa to bring 20th Cityscape Global to DEC at Expo 2020 Dubai
UK-headquartered firm chosen as an authorised ticket reseller for the Expo 2020 Dubai, which aims to attract 25m visitors
UK-headquartered events, market intelligence, and research firm Informa has finalised a wide-ranging agreement to bring some of the region’s top events, including the 20th Cityscape Global real estate investment event, to the Dubai Exhibition Centre (DEC), which is co-located at the Expo 2020 Dubai site.
According to state news agency, Wam, Informa was also chosen as an authorised ticket reseller for the Expo 2020 Dubai, supporting the world’s greatest show’s aim to attract 25m visitors.
Commenting on the agreement, executive director of the Expo 2020 Dubai Bureau, Najeeb Mohammed Al-Ali, said: “Informa will be bringing some of the most exciting and popular events in Dubai to the DEC, enabling visitors to enhance their experience with all that Expo 2020 has to offer. This significant agreement builds on DEC’s growing reputation as one of the most innovative and connected event and entertainment venues in the world.”
DEC will host a number of events organised by Informa, including the 20th Cityscape Global to be held on 10-12 November, 2020; the Middle East Film and Comic Con to be held on 4-6 March 2021; and the inaugural Games Con to be held on 4-6 March, 2021.
Commenting on the announcement to organise these events, president of Informa Markets in Europe, Middle East, and Africa, Peter Hall said: “As we prepare to attract thousands of guests to the DEC next year, we are excited to be working with the Expo 2020 team in delivering the best possible experience for our participants and visitors.”
Other Informa-organised events at the DEC include NAJAH, an annual higher education student recruitment fair and exhibition to be held on 1-2 November 2020; the Seatrade Maritime Middle East exhibition and awards as well as the Terminal Operator Conferences during the UAE Maritime Week 2020 to be held on 6-10 December 2020; and the Leaders in Healthcare conference.
DEC is on the doorstep of the Dubai Metro Route 2020 extension and offers 45,000m2 of customisable space configurable for all types of events, including conferences, exhibitions, seminars, award ceremonies, gala dinners, banquets, product launches, incentive events, indoor concerts, and weddings. It will feature the latest technology, including cutting-edge audio-visual facilities and high-speed 5G connectivity.