After a two-year investigatory process organized by the Worldwide Chinese Life Insurance Congress, Dubai won the bid to host the 2015 International Dragon Award (IDA) Annual Meeting, held Aug. 22-25 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Center.
“We are honored 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,” said Steen Jakobsen, director, Dubai Business Events.
IDA is now recognized by the Chinese insurance industry as being a very important event. Each year, IDA attracts thousands of International Chinese insurance professionals to attend from more than 80 countries. The 2014 IDA Annual Meeting will attract 7,200 delegates in Xiamen.
“The reason to choose Dubai is not only because it is one of the most attractive tourism destinations, but also has a state-of-the-art business and convention center, which 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,” stated Richard Wu, chairman, Worldwide Chinese Life Insurance Congress.
Worldwide Chinese Life Insurance Congress was established in 1996 and meets every two years. In 1998, the International Dragon Award was established by the congress committee. The International Dragon Award is an International Chinese life insurance and financial services industry event that honors insurance and financial professionals.
The IDA Annual Meeting 2015 will not only bring thousands delegates to Dubai, but also help to extend Dubai’s image influence in the International Chinese Insurance Industry as world’s most recommended convention and tourism destination.