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    Expo’s DEC to spotlight the future of healthcare

    Dubai Exhibition Centre (DEC) to host nine events focusing on, among others, AI, Virtual Reality, Robotics and 3D Printing



    Expo 2020 Dubai will host a series of nine cutting-edge medical conferences and specialised events at the Dubai Exhibition Centre, boosting the UAE’s growing status as a global hub for innovation.

    The events – expected to attract hundreds of attendees from across the world – will be organised during the peak six months of Expo 2020 by MCO, a Dubai-based medical conference and consumer events specialist.

    They include a Virtual Reality (VR) and Robotics Expo alongside pediatric, orthopaedic and surgery conferences, as well as events focusing on technological advances such artificial intelligence (AI), 3D Printing and wearable technology. The nine contracts will see MCO lease a cumulative 90,000 sqm of space.

    Najeeb Mohammed Al-Ali, Executive Director, Expo 2020 Dubai Bureau, and MCO CEO, Dr Mohammed Abuelkhair, discussed their vision for hosting cutting-edge medical conferences and expos in the UAE – especially during Expo 2020, the largest event ever staged in the Arab World – and the role of similar shows in fostering new scientific networks and building the knowledge-based economy.

    Najeeb Mohammed Al-Ali said: “The nine cutting-edge medical conferences and specialist events that will be hosted at DEC during Expo 2020, under this significant agreement with MCO, will serve as an invaluable addition to the UAE’s medical landscape, offering an opportunity for Expo 2020’s international visitors and participants to engage in groundbreaking discussions regarding the global healthcare sector.”

    Dr Mohammed Abuelkhair added: “Expo 2020 Dubai is a great opportunity for conference organisers such as MCO to take on new initiatives and build something unique for the future. We would like to thank the UAE Government, and Expo 2020 Dubai, for giving MCO the opportunity to show the world what the UAE has to offer in healthcare."

    The UAE already hosts a number of high-level healthcare and medical-related conferences.

    DEC has also secured the World Government Summit and BlockExpo and World Blockchain Summit 2020.

    The co-location of Expo 2020 and the Dubai Exhibition Centre provides a unique opportunity for business delegates to network with Expo 2020’s more than 200 participants, including nations, global multilateral organisations, businesses, educational institutions and millions of visitors.

    Delegates can experience all that Expo 2020 has to offer from entertainment, cuisine, cultural events, architecture, to innovation, customised journeys and immersive exhibitions.

    Take a virtual tour of DEC here. For more information and booking enquiries, please contact MICE@expo2020.ae.
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