Dubai Land Department (DLD) kicked off the 69th edition of the ‘FIABCI World Congress 2018 - Dubai’ under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. The conference, which is being held for the first time in the MENA region under a ‘Happy Cities’ theme, will run for three days until 2nd May at the Maktoum Hall of the World Trade Centre.
His Excellency Sultan Butti bin Mejren, Director General of DLD, said: “We are proud to be organising this international event in Dubai and the MENA region for the first time, which is a new milestone in achieving the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to position Dubai as the top global destination for real estate innovation. The current edition of the FIABCI World Congress is yet another new achievement for Dubai, as our city has deservingly been selected as the ideal location for discussing and exploring the concept of ‘Happy Cities’.”
Bin Mejren added: “We look forward to a successful event attended by a high number of international delegates, as we believe this will help us to showcase Dubai’s achievements on the global stage. The conference will further strengthen Dubai's real estate reputation and enhance long-term investor confidence by promoting our innovative and sustainable global real estate environment. It also offers us an opportunity to highlight our integrated legislation and the smart financial, human and professional services we have developed in the sector.”
During the ‘FIABCI World Congress 2018 - Dubai’, more than 70 speakers from 20 countries will gather to discuss a series of important topics. On the first day, the agenda focuses on how to plan future cities across world, with key sessions dedicated to ‘Real Estate and Happiness’, ‘Happy Cities and the Future’, ‘Urban Planning for Happiness’ and ‘Happy Communities’. Over 1,500 international real estate experts and delegates from 70 countries will be able to follow the conference agenda, enriching the discussions with a wealth of global expertise and viewpoints.
Farook Mahmood, World President of FIABCI, commented: “We would like to express our appreciation to the leadership of Dubai for their generous hospitality. We would also like to thank DLD for organising this great event and ensuring it has all the elements it needs to succeed. DLD has worked hard for many months to provide a distinguished edition of the event that appeals to all attendees, from real estate developers and managers to sector experts and government representatives. We are confident that DLD’s wide experience will help us achieve the objectives of the congress, while also providing a perfect environment for visitors from all over the world.”
Through the ‘FIABCI World Congress 2018 - Dubai’, DLD will inform participants about Dubai's experience and achievements across all aspects of the real estate sector. The comprehensive programme has been designed to showcase Dubai’s real estate strategy and highlight the Emirate’s pivotal role in driving global economic development, as well as its keenness to share its expertise with the world and cooperate with foreign countries across various fields.