Dubai secures major insurance congress

Dubai is to host the 2015 International Dragon Award (IDA) meeting after winning a two-year-long bid.

Dubai has won a bid to host the 2015 International Dragon Award (IDA) meeting
Dubai has won a bid to host the 2015 International Dragon Award (IDA) meeting

The 2015 IDA Annual Meeting will take place at the Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Center from 22-25 August, following a two-year process organised by the Worldwide Chinese Life Insurance Congress.

The IDA, established by the Worldwide Chinese Life Insurance Congress in 1998, is an international Chinese life insurance and financial services industry event that attracts thousands of insurance and financial professionals from more than 80 countries. 

The 2014 IDA Annual Meeting took place earlier this month at the Xiamen International Conference and Exhibition Centre in China and attracted 7,200 delegates.

Richard Wu, chairman of the congress, said: "The reason to choose Dubai is not only because it is one of the most attractive tourism destinations, but also as it has a state-of-the-art business and convention centre that is equipped with the latest facilities.

"There is confidence that Dubai’s accessibility in terms of airlift, the number of well-designed hotels and the highest quality service standards will make the 2015 IDA Annual Meeting a successful business event."

Steen Jakobsen, director of Dubai Business Events, said: "We are honoured that Dubai was selected as the first city outside of Asia to host the International Dragon Award 2015 event, and we are very much looking forward to showcasing this remarkable city to the thousands of delegates who will be attending.

"China is an increasingly important market for Dubai, which is particularly well suited for Chinese visitors thanks to its high standards of hospitality and vast array of leisure attractions, which include some of the best hotels and shopping malls in the world."

The Worldwide Chinese Life Insurance Congress was established in 1996 and meets every two years.

In April this year, Dubai hosted its largest incentive to date with 14,500 delegates from Nu Skin Enterprises in China. See the pictures from the Nu Skin incentive here.

More: Dubai: Incentive itinerary

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