[4 June, Dubai]. dmg events, organisers of The Hotel Show Dubai, which was due to take place in September at the Dubai World Trade Centre, have announced that this year’s exhibition has been postponed to 31st May – 2nd June 2021.
In a statement announcing the postponement, dmg events said the decision had been based on concerns around the global pandemic, accessibility and for the wellbeing of exhibitors, visitors, speakers and delegates.
Group Event Director for The Hotel Show, Jasmeet Bakshi adds “The hospitality industry has shown incredible resilience in the face of adversity. As a key meeting place and highlight in the regional calendar, we felt The Hotel Show would better serve our audience if it moved to 2021. This decision will allow the next edition to deliver the market-leading event that we and our many stakeholders expect, without making any compromises.”
The exhibition is co-located with The Leisure Show, INDEX and WORKSPACE, providing the predominant destination for trade business across hospitality, leisure and interior design, welcoming tens of thousands of attendees across the four events each year.
Andy White, Senior Vice President, dmg events, explains “We’ve made this decision based on concerns for the wellbeing of all our participants and after detailed discussions with the local and international industry. There’s an overwhelming consensus that The Hotel Show will be of more benefit for the whole industry by postponing it until May 2021.”
This decision has been welcomed by many of the events’ exhibiting partners: Alp Aksoy, Vice President, Hospitality, Africa, ME and Turkey for Diversey Gulf commented "I believe that the Hotel Show has taken a responsible decision to protect the participating companies, and guests by avoiding any risks. The next Hotel Show at the end of May will be a great opportunity to celebrate a new and more powerful era of hospitality in our region, and the world.”
The Hotel Show has been driving and inspiring change for more than 20 years. As the largest and most influential hospitality exhibition in the region, The Hotel Show has become an essential meeting place for hotel General Managers, F&B Managers, Front of House and Housekeeping teams; Restaurateurs and Interior Designers looking to access products, information and inspiration. The 2021 edition will showcase over 400 local and international exhibitors, 30+ seminars and conferences featuring over 100 speakers, thousands of new products and a key focus on new thinking and product solutions in a post Covid-19 world.
For more information: www.thehotelshow.com
“One of the strengths of being a part of The Hotel Show is the close industry relationships that dmg events enjoy with the international industry. We’re delighted with the timings of the next edition, and looking forward to a great event in May 2021." - Julien Marc Delorme, Everstyle Trading LLC
“Covid-19 has affected companies across all industries worldwide, the new dates will allow us to showcase our products safely & effectively to the visitors. We will once again be collaborating with The Hotel Show, the regions leading exhibition targeting hospitality professionals for 2021.” - Umut Gürer, ELM Projects
“Onity would like to thank Hotel Show Dubai for this rescheduling, it will ensure visitors and exhibitors are ready to travel again, with safety, allowing us to present our latest hotel technology solutions successfully.” - Hani Dafer, Onity and Supra
About dmg events
dmg events is a leading organiser of face-to-face events and a publisher of trade magazines. We aim to keep businesses informed and connect them with relevant communities to create vibrant marketplaces and to accelerate their business through face-to-face events.
dmg events organises more than 80 events across 25 countries, attracting over 425,000 attendees and delegates every year. The company’s portfolio of products includes many industry-leading events in the hospitality & design, energy, construction, coatings and transportation sectors. The Hotel Show and INDEX ADIPEC, The Big 5, Gastech, EGYPS, are the company’s flagship events.
For more information visit www.dmgevents.com.
Founded in 1989, the company is headquartered in Dubai, UAE, and is a whollyowned subsidiary of the Daily Mail and General Trust plc (DMGT, www.dmgt.co.uk), one of the largest media companies in the United Kingdom.
DMGT manages a portfolio of companies that provide businesses and consumers with compelling information, analysis, insight, events, news and entertainment. The Group takes a long-term approach to investment and has market-leading positions in consumer media, insurance risk, property information, education technology, energy information and events & exhibitions. In total, DMGT generates revenues of around £1.4bn.