Dubai lands World Real Estate Congress in 2018
Dubai has won the bid to host the World Real Estate Congress in 2018.
The annual event organised by the International Real Estate Federation, FIABCI, will make its debut in the Middle East and is expected to attract more than 1,000 real estate professionals from more than 60 nations to explore the ‘Future of Cities’.
The FIABCI World Real Estate Congress brings together leading real estate professionals to dis- cuss themes and trends that are driving the real estate market, including commercial, residential, luxury, retail and industrial.
This year’s World Real Estate Congress was held in Panama City, Panama from May 21-26 under the theme ‘Connecting Development for a Better World’, which focused on topics including affordable housing, real estate opportunities through globalisation, smart cities and global property ethics.
Dubai Tourism announced the emirate’s winning bid to host the 2018 event, yesterday. Issam Kazim, Chief Executive Officer of Dubai Corporation for Tourism and Commerce Marketing, said: “Our successful bid reflects the country’s acclaimed top ranking as a global investment haven and the emirate’s strengths in attracting and hosting international business events of the highest calibre.”
Director General of Dubai Land Department, Sultan Butti Bin Mejren, said: “Winning this event is a testament to the significant strides taken by the Dubai real estate market in recent years.
“This World Real Estate Congress 2018 will strengthen Dubai’s economy through attracting business and leisure visitors.”