Dubai announced as CCW 2024 host

Dubai has been chosen to hold next year’s Critical Communications World. According to the host operator Nedaa, Dubai was “selected as the outstanding candidate in a highly competitive bidding field, including renowned cities and business hubs from around the world.”

Discussing the importance of the show, a spokesperson said: “Serving the sector for over 20 years, CCW unites mission-critical and business-critical end users with manufacturers and suppliers. It provides a unique global network hub for attendees to take inspiration, enhance knowledge, and build connections.”

Critical Communications World 2024 will take place at the Dubai World Trade Centre, May 14-16. It’s location this year was Helsinki, with Vienna hosting the event in 2022.

Nedaa is the exclusive secure network provider for the Government of Dubai. Its chief executive officer, HE Mansoor Bu Osaib, said: “We are proud and privileged to be involved with CCW, an internationally acclaimed event which has endured as an influential enabler for critical communications sector advancement.

“Having been held in various locations around the world over an extended period, we are thrilled that CCW is making its way to the Middle East. [It is a region in which] SMEs, industry leaders, and governments alike continue breaking new barriers in the world of communications, through the winning combination of innovation, technology, and strategic partnerships.

“We look forward to harnessing our passion for the industry to help ensure this upcoming edition sets a benchmark for those that follow.”

CEO for Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment, HE Ahmed Al Khaja, said: “Dubai’s successful bid to host CCW was the result of collaborative efforts by entities across the city. We were proud to work with Nedaa and other public and private sector organisations to showcase Dubai’s robust business events capabilities and tourism facilities, as well its commitment to the continued development of the critical communications sector.”

CCW organiser TCCA previously held Critical Communications MENA in Dubai, an event which took place for four consecutive years between 2015 and 2018. Its CEO Kevin Graham said: "Dubai has long been a beacon of innovation, constantly striving to stay ahead of the communications curve by bringing together the world's leading experts to share best practice and showcase the latest next-generation solutions

“This was at the forefront of our thinking during the selection process and, in hosting CCW next year, we have no doubts that Dubai will further elevate its position on the critical communications frontier and instigate further vital reform that benefits the industry and the world.”