dmg events’ hospitality division is pioneering some of the world’s largest, most comprehensive and innovative events dedicated to hoteliers, restaurateurs and leisure professionals.

At its core – The Hotel Show Dubai. The largest hospitality exhibition in the Middle East and Africa is returning for its 19th edition in 2018. Representing every facet of the industry from décor to technology, and its people – from General Managers to Housekeepers and Chefs – look out for brand new live features in 2018. Last year, the 2017 event launched The Middle East Housekeepers League of Champions – a world’s first – The Middle East Hospitality Leadership Forum and Middle East Hospitality Awards.

As hotel construction hotspots increase across the region – driven by more people than ever jetting in for business and pleasure – The Hotel Show is expanding globally to provide an internationally-renowned networking and business forum for thousands of buyers and decision-makers interested in global hotel and restaurant development. The Hotel Show successfully launched last year in South Africa (Johannesburg) and in Saudi Arabia (Jeddah) back in 2012, with the Inter-Hotel Culinary Competition – Mystery Box Challenge – a first of its kind event for the Kingdom – added to its feature line up in 2017.

The region’s vastly expanding hotel and tourism industry goes hand-in-hand with entertainment and leisure – as a result The Leisure Show joined the portfolio in 2013.  Co-located with The Hotel Show Dubai, it is the only event in the region dedicated to its fast growing leisure market.

With major new tourist attractions including a safari park, theme parks, and hundreds of hotels and resorts (with a host of leisure and entertainment options) forecast to open across the UAE alone by 2020, The Leisure Show provides developers with access to the latest sports and fitness, recreational fun and adventure, outdoor design, furniture and lighting, and pool and spa products and services available on the global market. Joining The FitHub series of sports and fitness workshops and demonstrations from the likes of Les Mills, The Leisure Show 2018 will introduce exciting new features including The Pool & Spa Conference, The Outdoor Furniture Showcase, and Everything Golf.

Complimenting the portfolio is our recent acquisition of the HI Design portfolio. The unique format of the three events, namely HI Design MEA, HI Design Europe and  HI Design ASIA, brings hotel project people of the Middle East, Africa, Europe and Asia together to do business through facilitated face-to-face meetings.

With the portfolio set to launch an additional host of exciting new features and events to its line up in 2018, watch this space!


  • "In The Hotel Show, we usually meet hotel investors, hotel operators and developers. In the past 6 years we've met a high calibre of people, the quality of customers we meet here is very high and we are very pleased with this."

    Head of Building Automation India & MEA, ABB

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