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Dubai World Trade Centre Unveils April Events Calendar: Fostering Industry Networking and Driving Economic Growth

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By Rafiq Vayani

DUBAI: Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC), a key player in global business facilitation and the region’s premier events venue, continues to provide a vibrant platform for innovation and industry collaboration through its dynamic line-up of events in April. Covering a wide spectrum of sectors such as energy, healthcare, education, and cybersecurity, DWTC reinforces its position as the foremost destination for business interaction and networking, enabling industry experts to forge connections, share perspectives, and catalyse transformative initiatives.

The Majlis: until the Eid Al Fitr

Until April 9th, guests can immerse themselves in the unparalleled Arabesque atmosphere and tastes of The Majlis, a renowned Ramadan destination in Dubai celebrated for its warm and welcoming setting, award-winning cuisine, and excellent service. The Majlis offers a feast of flavours – from alluring Iftar spreads to laid-back Suhoor soirées with 70 a la carte options.

Middle East Energy: 16-18 April

Middle East Energy (MEE), the MENA region’s premier energy exhibition, runs from 16 to 18 April. A pivotal platform, where industry leaders convene to shape the future of energy, the event gathers experts from around the globe to navigate the complexities of the energy transition. Combining a trade show and conference, MEE features over 800 international exhibitors showcasing innovations across five sectors driving the energy transition: smart solutions, clean and renewable energy, backup generators and critical power, transmission and distribution, and energy consumption and management.


Middle East Coatings Show: 16-18 April

Also running from 16 to 18 April, the Middle East Coatings Show has been a key gathering for the region’s coating industry for nearly three decades. The event brings together manufacturers, suppliers, distributors, and technical specialists to drive business and explore sector innovations. With over 200 leading brands represented, visitors can discover products across categories and stay updated on the latest industry trends and practices.

Petworld Arabia: 22-23 April

Petworld Arabia returns from 22 to 23 April, following a successful inaugural event in 2023. Aiming to expand and enhance its offerings in 2024, the event combines trade and entertainment, catering to both B2B visitors seeking market expansion opportunities in MENA and the general public of pet enthusiasts. This year’s show includes interactive experiences such as dog championships, fashion shows, and grooming sessions, along with a vet conference featuring workshops and hands-on displays to promote the latest advancements in pet medical care.

Gulf Information Security Expo & Conference: 23-25 April

A crucial event uniting the global cybersecurity community, Gulf Information Security Expo & Conference (GISEC) takes place from 23 to 25 April. It serves as a gateway for vendors and companies worldwide to tap into lucrative opportunities within the rapidly growing cybersecurity market, projected to reach US$31 billion by 2030, based on recent data by Frost & Sullivan. GISEC facilitates public-private partnerships crucial for driving significant projects and opportunities within this dynamic market, while also serving as a platform for advancing discussions on cyber resilience across sectors.

International Emergency & Catastrophe Management Conference & Exhibition (ICEM): 23-25 April

Also happening between 23 to 25 April, the International Emergency & Catastrophe Management Conference & Exhibition (IECM) is an integral platform for the regional and global emergency, disaster management, and search and rescue community. In its 15th edition, this three-day event brings together decision-makers and professionals from across sectors including governments, aid agencies, NGOs, and the private sector. The 2024 theme, ‘Building Bridges’, emphasises IECM’s role in fostering collaboration and progress. The event features a trade show while the conference component adopts a storytelling approach, with 15 specially invited storytellers sharing their experiences in areas such as crowd control, cyclones, pandemics, sandstorms, and floods.

Dubai International Humanitarian Aid & Development Conference & Exhibition (DIHAD): 23-25 April

Another event running from 23 to 25 April is the Dubai International Humanitarian Aid & Development Conference & Exhibition (DIHAD). It has evolved into a significant global platform merging aid and assistance providers with corporate and governmental sectors. This annual event aims to foster collaboration and innovation within the humanitarian aid and development communities, addressing crises, disasters, and natural calamities worldwide. In its 20th edition, the 2024 event will explore humanitarian diplomacy concerning access and human security, climate change, migration, and global health challenges. 

DOMOTEX Middle East: 23-25 April

DOMOTEX Middle East is in town from 23 to 25 April, showcasing carpets and rugs including machine-made and handmade varieties, along with textile floor coverings. As a top event for the carpet and flooring industry in the Middle East, it marks its eagerly awaited return to Dubai in 2024. Exhibitors will have the chance to connect with both national and international buyers, presenting a valuable opportunity for networking and business development.

The Global Education & Training Exhibition: 24-26 April

The Global Education & Training Exhibition (GETEX) running from 24 to 26 April is the leading student recruitment event in the MENA region, providing a highly effective platform for education providers to meet their student admission targets and enrolment goals. For the 2024 edition, GETEX will introduce new elements such as the Counsellors Forum, the Education Leaders Networking evening, and the inaugural Academia/Industry Conference, jointly hosted with Unipreneur Inc. Additionally, over 20 live seminars will be held, providing exhibitors with opportunities to engage directly with students, parents, and educators.

The School & Nursery Show: 27-28 April

The School & Nursery Show will be held from 27 to 28 April providing parents with a complimentary opportunity to address their education-related enquiries. Featuring hundreds of institutions, the Dubai School & Nursery Show offers panel discussions and expert talks on topics such as curriculum choices, fee structures, and student wellbeing. The 2024 edition coincides with a thriving period for the emirate’s education sector, evidenced by a 4.5 percent increase in enrolments in the previous academic year. With Dubai’s population projected to reach 5.8 million by 2040, the potential school population could approach 550,000 students, highlighting the significance of the education sector’s growth in the region.

The Asian Pacific Society of Cardiology Congress: 30 April – 5 May

The Asian Pacific Society of Cardiology Congress APSC 2024 will begin on 30 April and go on until 5 May. This global conference offers cardiologists from around the world a chance to network, gain knowledge, and support one another in driving forward the field of cardiology on a global scale. The congress is dedicated to leading advancements in cardiac care, education, research, and public health initiatives – shaping the future of cardiac treatment.

For more information on DWTC’s events, please visit www.dwtc.com/en/events

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