Tuesday, December 15, 2009

DMCC launches world-class Conference Centre at Jumeirah Lakes Towers

DMCC launches world-class Conference Centre at Jumeirah Lakes Towers

Almas Conference Centre to be managed by Atlantis, The Palm

Dubai, December 15, 2009: Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC) today announced the official opening of Almas Conference Centre, a state-of-the-art facility that is positioned to create a world class corporate events destination in the Jumeirah Lakes Towers (JLT) community.

The Conference Centre is located in the ground level of the flagship, 65-storeyed Almas Tower in the heart of JLT free zone, the prime business district of New Dubai, master developed by DMCC. It houses the region’s first Diamond Exchange, the most sought-after address for the gem trade.

The Almas Conference Centre, the only one of its kind in the area, is custom-designed to host corporate conferences, conventions and exhibitions, with a touch of class that comes with all facilities in JLT. It is equipped with a spacious pre-event area for networking, bulk storage areas, office space, a full-fledged kitchen and catering facility, as well as the most sophisticated audio-video systems.

DMCC has partnered with hospitality specialists Atlantis, The Palm to manage the facility and deliver end-to-end corporate event marketing and logistical solutions for the 800-sq m Almas Conference Centre, which has a capacity to host 500 delegates at a time.

Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Executive Chairman of DMCC, said: “A unique global event facility deserves to be managed by a unique hospitality brand. That is why we chose Atlantis, The Palmas our partner to ensure world class services are delivered at every event hosted by Almas Conference Centre.’’

Being right next to Sheikh Zayed Road - the rapidly growing new Dubai business hub – is one of the most important characteristics of Almas tower the tallest office building in Dubai currently.

With the opening of the Almas Conference Centre, Almas has become Dubai’s most complete, all-inclusive business tower. It is already the hub for the region’s diamond industry and a vibrant free zone. The launch of Almas Conference Centre will elevate the urban quality of JLT to new levels.

About DMCC
DMCC was created in 2002 as a strategic initiative of the Dubai Government to establish a commodity marketplace in Dubai. DMCC provides the market infrastructure that brings together a wide range of commodities activities, and is committed to serve the needs of participants in the gold, diamonds and commodities markets. Resident companies of DMCC are offered highly attractive benefits under a free zone status, including a 50-year guaranteed tax holiday, 100 per cent business ownership, full ownership of business premises, and a secure regulated environment.

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