CITYSCAPE Global is gearing up to host more than 250 exhibitors, an increase of 25 per cent from last year, as Dubai’s real estate sector witnesses a Dh35-billion ($9.52 billion) investment in the first quarter of this year, representing a 57 per cent rise over the same period in 2013.
The 13th edition of the event scheduled next month (September 21 to 23) will be held on increased exhibition space at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC), in Dubai, UAE, with two additional halls covering more than 30,000 sq m.
Supported by the Dubai Land Department, Cityscape Global is the annual meeting point for key real estate investors, developers, investment promotion authorities, architects, designers and other real estate professionals that drive growth in real estate investment and development across emerging markets globally.
Wouter Molman, director of Cityscape Group, said: “In 2013, we welcomed more than 32,000 participants from 111 countries. Research revealed that 36 per cent of those visitors attended to look for real estate investment opportunities, of which 64 per cent were looking to invest more than $500,000.
“This year, the demand for exhibition space has been remarkable and as such, we have increased the floor area with two additional exhibition halls to accommodate as many exhibitors as possible. Cityscape Global will be the largest it has been in five years and the figures from the Dubai Land Department support our expectations for 2014.”
The property event is co-located with three dedicated conferences – the Global Real Estate Summit, Future Cities and the Real Estate Brokers Summit – which are expected to bring together more than 750 senior real estate professionals who will explore opportunities and find solutions to key challenges affecting the industry today.
Also running in tandem with the exhibition is the Cityscape Awards for Emerging Markets. The awards programme attracts hundreds of entries from developers and architects behind real estate developments across emerging markets globally.
The awards are now open for submissions, with winners to be announced at an elaborate ceremony taking place at the Armani Hotel at the Burj Khalifa on September 22 in Dubai.