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Five things to know about the major congresses coming to Dubai this year

Dubai Business Events has secured the right to host several high-profile conferences for H2, 2018

Five things to know about the major congresses coming to Dubai this year
Obesity: The World Congress of the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity & Metabolic Disorders is the first big conference after the pause for the summer. The federation is made up of 63 official national associations of bariatric surgeons with the mission of disseminating the community’s knowledge and optimise the treatment of severely obese patients. When: September 26-29
Five things to know about the major congresses coming to Dubai this year
Telecoms: The International Telecommunications Union (ITU) Plenipotentiary Conference is only held once every four years but stretches out over nearly three weeks. It's the key event for ITU member states to discuss how they can shape IT and ICT technologies around the world. It also elects the senior management team. When: October 29 to November 17
Five things to know about the major congresses coming to Dubai this year
MICE: A conference about conferences is the agenda for the International Congress & Convention Association (ICCA)’s annual congress, which will cover all the pertinent issues, trends and developments covering the business of hosting meetings and conventions. It’s been hosted by major cities such as Shanghai, Prague and Buenos Aries. When: November 11-14
Five things to know about the major congresses coming to Dubai this year
Charity: The Lions Club International Conference comes to Dubai in December, where the delegates will be reporting on their work over the previous year. The organisation was founded in 1916 with the aim of using private wealth to aid development around the world. The organisation has 1.4 million members, including Jimmy Carter. When: December 5-8
Five things to know about the major congresses coming to Dubai this year
Cardiology: As one of the biggest medical conferences on the circuit, the fact that the World Congress of Cardiology & Cardiovascular Health returns to Dubai only six years after it was last here is a major coup. The 200-plus sessions will attract between 8,000 to 10,000 delegates – a major boon to the local hospitality sector. When: December 5-8