Hoping international associations will “set up shop” in the emirate, the Dubai Association Centre (DAC) recently attended the Great Ideas Conference organized in Hong Kong by the Washington, D.C.-based American Society of Association Executives (ASAE).
Spokespersons for DAC informed Asian and American groups of their services and the benefits of doing business in strategically situated Dubai.
The Dubai Chamber’s vice president for international relations, Hassan Al Hashemi — who also serves on DAC’s executive committee — announced that ASAE already plans to send a delegation to the emirate in October, while Steen Jakobsen of the Dubai Corporation for Tourism and Commerce Marketing, who oversees business events in the emirate, underscored the logistical advantages for global firms basing their Middle East outlets in Dubai.
“Our participation in the ASAE Great Ideas Conference reconfirmed the strong interest in Dubai from associations located in Asia and North America,” Jakobsen said. “Dubai is a growing hub for knowledge and education, and attracting international associations to set up shop in the emirate will help reinforce this position further.”
From a Dubai location, international firms from both Asia and the Americas would be able to operate outposts with infrastructure supports including state-of-the-art technology, air service and top-notch office accommodations — particularly in ease of access to the Dubai World Trade Centre amenities of Sheikh Rashid Tower and the World Trade Club.