Dubai Association Centre unveils new HQ at DWTC's One Central

DAC's office was opened ahead of the second edition of the two-day Dubai Association Conference that is held at DWTC

The office is located in One Central, Dubai World Trade Centre.
The office is located in One Central, Dubai World Trade Centre.

Dubai Association Centre (DAC) has opened its new headquarters at Dubai World Trade Centre’s (DWTC) One Central, ahead of the second edition of the two-day Dubai Association Conference.

Organised under the patronage of HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council, Day 1 of the event is based on the theme, The Societal Impact of Associations.

Speaking at the event, director general of Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing and DWTC, HE Helal Al Maari said: “Around the world, especially in markets where they have a well-established presence, we repeatedly see the positive impact associations can have on professionalism, training and standards, ensuring their respective sectors and industries are able to effectively support the customers and end users they serve.

“They can also be an invaluable resource for policymakers and authorities, who are able to leverage their expertise, especially in an environment where innovation and future-readiness are critical.”

Al Marri added: “The inauguration of Dubai Association Centre’s new offices is an important step in building a strong association community and further demonstrates our commitment to empowering associations and equipping them to provide leadership.”

Meanwhile, president and chief executive officer of Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Hamad Buamim, said: “Associations need the right eco-systems in place that can support their success and growth – that is what we are doing with the Dubai Association Centre as we build and grow the association community in the region.

“Through DAC, we are providing a framework for international and professional associations to establish a presence in the UAE and conduct business in the Middle East, as well as valuable resources and an ideal environment with DAC’s new headquarters strategically located in the heart of Dubai.”

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