Dubai to Host 2024 World Cities Culture Summit
Dubai has secured the bid to host and organize the 2024 World Cities Culture Summit (WCCS), marking a significant global milestone for the city. This will be the first time the summit takes place in the MENA region, with the event scheduled from October 30 to November 1, 2024. The announcement was made during a delegation visit from Dubai Culture and Arts Authority (Dubai Culture) attending this year's summit in São Paulo, Brazil.
Fostering Cultural and Creative Sectors
The World Cities Culture Summit focuses on cities that harness their potential by investing in the cultural and creative sectors. These cities develop cultural policies to support and nurture cultural activities for the future. The summit explores the role of culture in the prosperity of cities and promotes environmentally conscious development foundations.
A Network for Cultural Policies
Founded in 2012, the World Cities Culture Forum serves as a platform for exchanging innovative ideas and information to promote sustainable urban growth. Dubai Culture joined this influential network in 2020, making Dubai and Abu Dhabi the only Arab cities in the forum. With over 40 global member cities, the network recognizes the importance of culture as a catalyst for social and economic progress.
Investing in Talent and Competencies
The summit's discussions highlight cities that invest in cultural and creative sectors to foster talent and competencies. This approach allows cities to actively contribute to transforming into creative hubs for the future. Dubai Culture's journey to secure the hosting rights began in 2021, demonstrating the authority's commitment to promoting Dubai's key assets on an international scale.
In conclusion, hosting the World Cities Culture Summit further solidifies Dubai's position as a global cultural destination. It aligns with the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum to transform Dubai into a global center for culture, creativity, and talent. The event will provide a platform for Dubai to showcase its cultural achievements and contribute to shaping cultural policies on a global scale.
Implications of Dubai Hosting the 2024 World Cities Culture Summit
Boosting the Cultural and Creative Sectors
Dubai's successful bid to host the 2024 World Cities Culture Summit (WCCS) is a significant milestone that could have far-reaching implications for new businesses in the city. The WCCS, which promotes investment in the cultural and creative sectors, could trigger a surge of interest and investment in these areas in Dubai. This could create a favorable environment for startups and businesses operating in these sectors, offering them opportunities for growth and expansion.
Networking and Policy Influence
Moreover, the summit serves as a platform for exchanging innovative ideas and promoting sustainable urban growth. By hosting the event, Dubai businesses could benefit from exposure to this influential network, gaining insights into best practices from over 40 global cities. This could also provide businesses with a voice in shaping cultural policies, potentially leading to more supportive regulations and initiatives.
Attracting Talent and Competencies
The summit's focus on fostering talent and competencies could also make Dubai more attractive to skilled professionals in the cultural and creative sectors. This could help businesses in the city attract and retain top talent, giving them a competitive edge in the global marketplace. Overall, Dubai's hosting of the WCCS could significantly boost its cultural and creative sectors, offering numerous benefits for businesses operating in these areas.