DCT Abu Dhabi named Premier Partner of IBTM World 2019


IBTM has declared the Department of Culture & Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) the Premier Partner for IBTM World 2019.

This development marks the first time in IBTM World’s 31-year history that it has taken on a Premier Partner. The agreement will allow DCT Abu Dhabi the opportunity to leverage its relationship with one of the industry’s best-known and most respected events, giving it access to a highly engaged global audience of meetings professionals.

Speaking on the news was portfolio director, IBTM, Shane Hannam: “I’m excited to announce our first ever dedicated Premier Partner for IBTM World. We have an excellent relationship with the team at DCT Abu Dhabi, having worked very closely together for several years now producing IBTM Arabia, and I’m delighted that we have now extended that partnership to IBTM World.”

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The partnership builds on Abu Dhabi’s 2030 Economic Vision and is part of the Department’s ongoing initiatives to enhance social and economic development through the hosting of innovative business events.

Executive director of tourism, DCT Abu Dhabi, HE Sultan Al Mutawa Al Dhaheri said: “We are very pleased to announce our partnership with IBTM World. The agreement will allow us to build on our work to promote Abu Dhabi to a global audience as an unrivalled destination for business events.”