by Meetings and Conventions Asia | November 29, 2019
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From left, Expo 2020 Dubai's Shaun Vorster, Informa's Peter Hall, and Expo 2020 Dubai's Tahir Ciyanci.

DUBAI - Expo 2020 Dubai's proposition as the world's greatest meeting of minds has been further strengthened through a wide‐ranging agreement with Informa that will bring some of the region's major business and entertainment events to Dubai Exhibition Centre (DEC), co‐located at the next World Expo.

DEC will host a number of events organised by Informa during Expo 2020, including the 20th Cityscape Global (Nov 10‐12, 2020), the largest real estate investment and development event for emerging markets globally; Middle East Film and Comic Con (March 4‐6, 2021), the region's biggest festival of pop culture and gaming, expected to attract more than 45,000 people; and the inaugural Games Con (March 4‐6, 2021), dedicated to the growing online gaming community in the region.

Informa, one of the world's leading international events, market intelligence and scholarly research groups, was also announced as an authorised ticket reseller, supporting Expo 2020's goal to attract 25 million visits to The World's Greatest Show of human brilliance and achievement.

Najeeb Mohammed Al‐Ali, executive director of Expo 2020 Dubai Bureau, said: "Informa will be bringing some of the most exciting and popular events in Dubai to the DEC, enabling visitors to enhance their experience with all that Expo 2020 has to offer.

"This significant agreement builds on DEC's growing reputation as one of the most innovative and connected event and entertainment venues in the world."