• Sharmaigne Torella

Gateway's Dubai Events, Conference & Exhibition Guide 2021

18th January 2021

Gateway Group has compiled its annual guide for business events, conferences and exhibitions in Dubai. Due to the global pandemic, the list is streamlined in comparison to previous years and some of the events are virtual. In light of the ever changing regulations and updates due to COVID, we suggest this article is used for guidance purposes only and attendance / bookings are checked directly with the event organisers.


If you are planning to attend or even exhibit in any of the conferences and exhibitions in Dubai this year, Gateway's annual Dubai Events, Conference & Exhibition Guide 2021 will help you to identify the most relevant events for you business.


Attending exhibitions and events is a great way to start learning about the Dubai market, identifying who the key players are in your sector, as well as your local competitors, trends, opportunities and meeting with potential clients and business partners.


If you decide there are opportunities for your business in Dubai, then its worth knowing in advance that to do business here you will most likely need to set up a business in Dubai. Registering a business in Dubai is likely to be quite different to regulations and requirements for starting a business in your home jurisdiction, so just being aware of what your obligations might be in advance will ensure that you have a head start as you build up local relationships and start negotiating for potential pieces of business - Gateway's tips for expanding your business into Dubai will be really helpful.


For clarification, in the below listing:

Dubai World Trade Centre is expressed as DWTC

Dubai International Conference Centre is expressed as DICC


January 2021

18-20 Sign & Graphic Imaging Middle East (Signage & printing)

19-20 Annual Strategic Sourcing and Procurement MENA Summit, Sofitel Downtown (Procurement)

19 The Middle East Wealth Management Forum (Finance)

19-21 Dubai Helishow, E2 Dubai South Event and Exhibition Center (Transport)

19-21 Distance Education & Learning Summit, Virtual (Education & Training)

21-22 Derma Gulf International Dermatology Conference, Roda Al Murooj Downtown (Healthcare)

24-26- Prolight + Sound Middle East, DWTC (Technology)

25-26 Cyber Security for Critical Assets MENA, Crowne Plaza (Security & Defence)

26-27 ShipTek International Conference & Awards, Dusit Thani (Oil & Gas)

26-27 TowerXchange Meetup MENA, Le Meridien (Telecommunications)

28-29 International Conference on Recent Trends in Computational Intelligence & Communication network, Holiday Inn (IT)

28-30 Emirates Plastic Surgery Society Congress, Raffles (Healthcare)


February 2021

01-04 Arab Health, DWTC (Healthcare)

01-04 OBS-GYNE Exhibition & Congress, Conrad (Healthcare)

03-04 Future Datacentres and Cloud Infrastructure Summit, Sofitel Dubai The Palm Resort and Spa (IT)

08 Truck and Fleet Conference, Radisson Blu (Transportation)

08-09 People Development Summit (HR)

08-10 ICEF Dubai, Jumeirah Emirates Towers (Education, Recruitment)

09-10 Breakbulk Middle East, DWTC (Power & Energy)

09-10 Middle East & North Africa Nonwovens Symposium, Park Hyatt (Textiles)

16-18 DFI Middle East Conference, Virtual (Engineering & Construction)

09-11 UAE International Dental Conference & Arab Dental Exhibition, DICC (Healthcare)

09-11 AEEDC Dubai World Orthodontic Conference, DICC (Healthcare)

10-11 GPCA Forum, Madinat Jumeirah (Chemicals)

11-12 Paediatric & Neonatal International Conference UHS, InterContinental (Healthcare)

10-13 The BRIDE Show Dubai, DWTC (Weddings)

12-13 International Conference on Advance Research Methods Techniques in Economics, Business, and Social Science, Copthorne (Science & Research)

10-15 Emirates International Forensic Conference and Exhibition (Forensic Science & Medicine)

10-16 Middle East Banking AI & Analytics Summit, The Address Dubai Mall (Banking & Technology)

16 CPI Middle East & Africa Symposium, Shangri-la (Finance)

16-18 DFI Middle East Conference, Virtual (Engineering)

17 InsureTek Middle East International Conference & Golden Shield Excellence Awards, Dusit Thani (Insurance)

17-18 Smart Data Summit, Sofitel Dubai Palm Resort & Spa (IT & Technology)

18-19 International Trauma Congress, Le Meridien (Healthcare)

20-21 Professional Beauty GCC, Festival Arena (Beauty)

20-21 International Conference on Teaching, Education & Learning, Landmark Hotel Riqqa (Education & Training)

21-22 International Conference on Social Science & Humanities, Landmark Hotel Riqqa (Science & Research)

22-24 Innovation Arabia Conference, DICC (Business)

22-24 Smart Training Track, DICC (Education & Training)

23-24 Construction Technology Festival, The Address Dubai Marina (Building & Construction)

21-25 Gulf Food, DWTC (Food & Beverage)

25-27 ENDO Dubai, Le Meridien (Healthcare)

26-27 5G Enabled Middle East, Virtual (Telecommunication)

26-27 International Conference on Chemical and Environmental Sciences, Flora Grand (Science & Research)

26-27 UK Boarding School Exhibition Dubai, Grosvenor House (Education)


March 2021

01-03 Sustainable & Resilient Future World Forum, Virtual (IT & Technology)

01-02 Middle East Banking Innovation Summit, Jumeirah Emirates Towers (Finance)

02- Wellbeing at Work Event, The Address Dubai Marina (Healthcare, HR)

01-03 ISS World Middle East, JW Marriott Hotel (Security)

02-03 MRO Middle East, DWTC (Aviation)

02-03 Aircraft Interiors Middle East, DWTC (Aviation)

09-13 Dubai International Boat Show (Leisure)

11-13 Immigration Property Exhibition, DICC (Real Estate)


April 2021

01-Compensation & Benefits Forum, Dusit Thani (Business Services)

01-Middle East Smart Lighting and Energy Summit, Sofitel Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa (Energy, Electronics)

03-GITEX Shopper, Sheikh Saeed Halls, (Electronics)

05-06 HRM Summit Dubai, Ritz-Carlton (HR)

05-06 The Global Additive Manufacturing Conference & Awards, JW Marriott Marquis (Manufacturing)

06-08 Gulf Print & Pack, DWTC (Printing & Packaging)

06-08 International Conference on Automobile and Mechanical Engineering (AMME Dubai), Holiday Inn Express Dubai Airport (Engineering)

06-08 ITIC MENA Conference, The Oberoi (Insurance)

06-08 Annual Middle East Static Equipment Engineering & Maintenance Conference & Showcase, Sofitel Dubai the Palm Resort & Spa (Engineering)

07-08 World Art Dubai, DWTC (Arts)

08-10 Emirates Critical Care Conference, The Event Centre (Healthcare)

09-10 International Conference on Policy Directions for Business, Social Science and Humanities (PBSH), Flora Creek (Business)

17-18 International Conference Multidisciplinary Research, Flora Grand (Research)

18-19 International Conference on Green Energy and Environmental Technology, Flora Grand (Energy, Technology)

19-20 International Conference on Social Science, Teaching and Learning, Flora Grand (Science & Research)

19-20 Global Summit on Oncology, Flora Creek (Healthcare)

20-21 Global Business Summit, Flora Grand (Business)

23-24 World Congress on Spine & Spine Disorders, Marriot Hotel Al Jaddaf (Healthcare)

23-24 World Congress on Women’s Health and Midwifery, Park Inn (Healthcare)

24 Arising Sub Sahara Africa Investment Conference & Awards, DWTC (Business)

23-25 Global Conference of Catalysis & Applied Chemical Engineering, Crowne Plaza (Engineering)

26-27 International Conference on Pharmaceutics & Novel Drug Delivery System, Omega Bur Dubai (Pharma)

30-01 British Boarding Schools Show, Sheraton Mall of the Emirates (Education)

May

02-03 International Conference on Vehicular, Mobile and Wearable Technology, Golden Tulip Hotel (Technology, Electronics)

09-10 International Conference on Engineering & Technology ICET, Le Meridien (Engineering, Technology)

16-19 Arabian Travel Market Dubai, DWTC (Travel & Tourism)

17-19 Entertainment Amusement & Leisure Exhibition, DWTC (Entertainment & Leisure)

24-25 World Tobacco Middle East, DWTC (Tobacco)

24-26 Airport Show, DWTC (Aviation)

26-26 International Family Medicine Conference & Exhibition, Grand Hyatt (Healthcare)

24-26 Gifts and Lifestyle Middle East, DWTC (Lifestyle)

24-26 ATC Forum, Sheikh Saeed Halls (Aviation)

27-29 Global Educational Supplies & Solutions, DWTC (Education)

27-29 World Nut and Dried Fruit Congress, Jumeirah Al Qasr (Food & Beverage)


June 2021

31-02 The Hotel Show, DWTC (Travel & Tourism)

07-09 Automechanika, DWTC (Automotive)

07-09 Hardware + Tools Middle East, DWTC (Construction)

15-17 Middle East Coatings Show, DWTC (Chemicals)

21-22 Agra Middle East Exhibition, DWTC (Agriculture)

21-23 Division of International Special Education and Services Conference, Roda Al Murooj (Education)

20-24 Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems, InterContinental (IT & Technology)

21-24 International Conference on Intelligent Environments, Middlesex University (IT & Technology)

28-01 Medlab Middle East, DWTC (Healthcare)


July 2021

06-08 Dubai World Dermatology and Laser Conference & Exhibition, DICEC (Healthcare)


August 2021

01-05 WCGTC World Conference, DWTC (Education)


23-24 Human Nutrition and Food Science Conference, Royal Continental (Food & Beverage, Healthcare)

September 2021

12-15 The Big 5, DWTC (Construction)

21-22 BIM Middle East Conference & Expo, Crowne Plaza Dubai (Construction)

21-23 Windows, Doors and Facades Event, DWTC (Building & Construction)

27-29 Airline Economics Growth Frontiers Conference, Ritz Carlton (Aviation)

28-29 Middle East Cleaning Technology Week, DWTC (Technology)

28-30 Middle East Instrumentation Control & Automation Conference & Showcase, Sofitel The Palm (Technology)

28-30 Seamless Middle East, DWTC (Finance)

29-30 Seamless Payments, DWTC (Finance)

29 GTR MENA Trade Finance Week, Jumeirah Emirates Towers (Finance)


October 2021

01 Expo Dubai, DWTC (Exposition)

05-06 Middle East School Leadership Conference, Le Meridien (Education)

05-07 Beautyworld Middle East, DWTC (Beauty)

11-13 Global Flight's Loyalty & Awards, Sofitel Wafi (Travel & Tourism)

12-13 DigiMarCon Middle East, Hyatt Regency (Medical)

12-13 TECHSPO Dubai, Hyatt Regency (IT & Technology)

17-20 GITEX Future Stars, DWTC (Technology)

19 Smart Skyscrapers & Intelligent Retrofit Summit, Sofitel The Palm (Building & Construction)

17-21 GITEX Global, DWTC (Electronics, Technology)

23 Investment in South Asia Conference & Awards, DWTC (Business)

26 International Conference on Research in Life-Sciences & Healthcare, Flora Creek (Medical)

26-28 Sleep Expo Middle East, DWTC (Wellness)

25-29 International Astronautical Congress, DWTC (Space)

28-30 Dubai Muscle Show, DWTC (Wellness)


November 2021

07-09 Gulfood Manufacturing, DWTC (Food & Beverage, Manufacturing)

09-11 Cityscape, DWTC (Real Estate)

08-13 Dubai Design Week, Dubai Design District (Arts)

12-15 DFI Middle East Geochemical Engineering Summit Engineering Summit (Engineering)

16-18 Immuno-Oncology and Cell Therapy, Virtual (Healthcare)

13-15 International Conference on Information Technology and Applications, Dubai Knowledge Park (IT & Technology)

15-16 World Congress on Otology, Rhinology and Laryngology, Crowne Plaza Dubai (Healthcare)

14-18 Dubai Airshow, Dubai Airshow (Aviation)

16-18 Sir Anthony Ritossa’s Global Family Office Investment Summit, Waldorf Astoria (Finance)

17-18 World Congress on Pain Research & Management, Crowne Plaza (Healthcare)


December 2021

05-07 Paper Arabia, DWTC (Paper)

06-08 Gulf Traffic, DWTC (Transportation)

12-15 World Congress of Gastroenterology, DICC (Healthcare)

16-19 International Conference on Interdisciplinary Studies in Education Research and Technology (Education)


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Written by Sharmaigne Torella, Director Of First Impressions

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