DIHAD 2023 – The Leading Humanitarian Aid & Development Event

The Confederation of Danish Industry and The Danish Consulate General in Dubai are pleased to invite you to exhibit at the Danish National Pavilion at The Dubai International Humanitarian Aid & Development (DIHAD) Event 2023.

DIHAD brings together key decisionmakers from leading NGOs, UN agencies, charity organisations and governmental bodies, together with aid, education and construction providers from the private sector to address the needs of the people and countries affected by crises, disasters and natural calamities.

Now on its 19th edition, DIHAD is set to be held on 13-15 March 2023 at the Dubai World Trade Centre under the theme “Energy and Aid: capitalising on available resources”.

Danish companies have previously exhibited independently, and the event is growing. In 2022 more than 6,000 people attended, representing more than 84 countries. With COP28 taking place in Dubai in November 2023, the timing is perfect for Denmark to have an official pavilion for the first time at DIHAD.

Why Exhibit?

DIHAD provides a unique opportunity to network, build collaborative relationships, seize new partnerships, and showcase your latest technologies and innovative solutions to support the crisis-affected communities around the world. More than 60 buyers from leading UN agencies, foundations and charities, as well as 640 brands are participating.

The previous editions were graced by the presence of H.E. Mr. António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations, H.E. Mrs. Helle Thorning-Schmidt, former CEO of Save the Children International, H.E. Mr. Antonio Vitorino, Director-General of the International Organization for Migration (IOM), and many more.


  • Position yourself towards the professional aid community
  • Generate new leads
  • Demonstrate your products and services face-to-face
  • Raise brand awareness
  • Launch new products and services
  • Attract attention from global media
  • Benefit from an array of marketing services

Included in the Price?

  • Upgraded shell scheme stand with individual design, prints, storage, coffee, and water.
  • Social media campaign.
  • Reception, hosted by the Danish Consulate General in Dubai with international decisionmakers and possible future partners.
  • Coordination of services provided by the organizers.
  • Coordination of joint freight and customs clearance.
  • Coordination of joint travel and hotel reservation through BCD Travel Agency.


The Dubai International Humanitarian Aid & Development (DIHAD) Event established and organized in Dubai for the first time in 2004, provides a platform where assistance providers can interface with relevant actors from the corporate and governmental sectors with a view to creating meaningful synergies in support of those in need.

Happening annually in Dubai, the DIHAD Conference & Exhibition serves the International Humanitarian Aid and Development Community in the Middle East, Africa, and the rest of the world.

Learn more about DIHAD 2023

The price is calculated based on 8 participating companies and a 75 pct. subsidy from the Danish Trade Council and the European Union. Registration is binding. If the number of participating companies changes, we reserve the right to offer participation at a different price. Should this result in a higher price than the one quoted you have the right to cancel your participation.

Registration is in accordance with the General Terms and Conditions for participation in Export Promotion Events of the Confederation of Danish Industry (DI).

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