Dubai, UAE: The Middle East’s biggest ever hospitality event is set to launch in 2017 to support accelerated industry growth in the run up to Expo 2020.

‘Dubai International Hospitality Week’ – organised by Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) and dmg events – will bring togetherdmg’s The Hotel Show with the launch of DWTC’s GulfHost.

The Dubai Tourism endorsed event, set to bring the world of hospitality to Dubai, is anticipated to attract more than 50,000 visitors when it opens at the DWTC in September 2017.

The announcement comes on the final day of the 17th annual The Hotel Show Dubai – the region’s most comprehensive showcase of the latest hospitality products and services from hotel build to technology, and everything in-between – which has been running at the DWTC since September 17th and concludes today (19th September).

Ray Tinston, Portfolio Director of the dmg events hospitality portfolio including The Hotel Show and The Leisure Show, commented: “With more than 10,000 new hotel rooms forecast to open in Dubai each year in the lead up to 2020, the hospitality industry here is one of the fastest growing in the world. Dubai is synonymous with innovation and setting trends on a global scale. Dubai International Hospitality Week will provide the ultimate platform for hospitality industry professionals from across the world to do business and network here in the global hub for hospitality innovation – sourcing everything needed to build, develop or maintain a hospitality or foodservice establishment –  whilst learning about the latest trends and what’s to come.”

DWTC’s GulfHost, a hospitality equipment and foodservice expo, with a dedicated showcase of back and front of house hospitality and catering equipment and tableware. “In short, we are showcasing anything purchased by a restaurant, bar or café that isn’t edible,” said Andrew Pert, Portfolio Exhibitions Director at the DWTC. “The region’s hospitality, foodservice and catering industry is continually innovating and investing in all aspects of the preparation and serving of food. The UAE currently has over 6,000 F&B outlets, with another 19,000 expected to open by 2019.”

The Hotel Show and GulfHost will run over three days, whilst an extended week of live events will take place around the key hospitality and foodservice exhibitions, including conferences, networking opportunities, and more.

More information about Dubai International Hospitality Week 2017 will be revealed in the coming weeks. The final day of The Hotel Show Dubai 2016 is currently taking place at the Dubai World Trade Centre, 10am-6pm, Halls 1-8.

The Hotel Show:

100% Hospitality for the hotel, restaurant, café and foodservice industry

The Hotel Show Dubai, part of the dmg events hospitality portfolio, is a pivotal business forum for the hospitality industry in the Middle East and Africa. Working with industry associations and partners, the event includes visionary features, extensive educational content (through its Vision Conference and TecSec Summit) and other knowledge sharing platforms together with senior level networking; co-located with The Leisure Show – the region’s only event dedicated to its growing leisure industry.

About dmg events:

An international exhibition and publishing company, dmg events produces market-leading exhibitions and conferences for the global energy, construction, coatings, hospitality and interior design industries.

dmg events is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Daily Mail and General Trust plc (DMGT) an international portfolio of information, media and events businesses listed on the London stock exchange.

dmg events Middle East, Asia & Africa:

Founded in 1989, dmg events has operated in the Middle East since 1995 and owns many leading brands including The Big 5 portfolio of construction events, INDEX – the Middle East’s largest event for the interior design industry and The Hotel Show, the longest running and most important event for the hospitality industry.

Headquartered in Dubai, UAE and with satellite offices in India, South Africa and the UK, dmg events Middle East, Asia & Africa organises over 45 events across the Middle East, Africa, Asia, North America and Europe.

About Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC):

DWTC brings more than 35 years’ experience delivering world-class events in the Middle East and provides local, regional and international exhibitors with unmatched expertise and in-depth market knowledge. Our team organises more than 20 of the largest and most successful international and regional shows in Middle East, providing an ideal platform for business development in the region. Our commitment to on-going innovation within the exhibition industry has supported the rapid growth and development of a wide range of business-to-business and business-to-consumer shows, and delivered consistent satisfaction to exhibitors and visitors. DWTC works with the leading trade bodies and industry associations to ensure that all exhibitions deliver full value and are built upon the real needs of their specific sector.