Dubai’s Department of Tourism & Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism) has been named the destination partner for HITEC Dubai 2019, which will take place from November 12-13, 2019.
Building on last year’s success, the Middle East’s largest hospitality technology exhibition and conference, co-produced by Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP) and Naseba, will be held in Dubai at a twice larger venue – The Festival Arena by InterContinental Dubai Festival City.
The annual exhibition is expected to welcome more than 2,500 trade visitors and industry stakeholders over the two days, giving Middle East buyers, currently worth over $75 billion, access to the world’s leading hospitality technology solution providers and experts.
CEO, Dubai Corporation for Tourism and Commerce Marketing, Issam Kazim said: “We are pleased to support HITEC Dubai again, as it continues to put the spotlight on technology in hospitality.
“As a city that strives to be at the forefront of innovation across all sectors, it is vital that we host events like this, focusing on technologies that could redefine and enhance the visitor journey and experience. Driven by the city’s leadership and guided by Dubai’s Tourism Vision 2025, we understand that a tourism industry that is able to provide smart, seamless and sustainable experiences for visitors is one primed for success. We look forward to continuing to work with HITEC Dubai and our stakeholders and partners to ensure this is delivered,” he concluded.
According to recent industry reports, Dubai attracted $21.66 billion worth of foreign direct investment in high-end technology transfers in three years. This consequently earned the emirate the top rank globally in 2018 in the share of FDI in technology transfers like Artificial Intelligence (AI) and robotics.