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Adnec promotes Abu Dhabi as region’s business tourism hub


Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company aims to ensure a strong start to the new decade.

Following on from a successful 2019 season, Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (Adnec) aims to ensure a strong start to the new decade, continuing to promote Abu Dhabi as the region’s pioneering business tourism hub through hosting leading international exhibitions and conferences.

Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (Adnec) is set to host leading industry events, at both the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre and Al Ain Convention Centre in the first quarter (Q1) of 2020 in one of their busiest seasons yet.

Commenting on a busy introduction to 2020, Khalifa Al Qubaisi, Chief Commercial Officer at Adnec, said, “Hosting such major international conferences and exhibitions highlight’s Adnec’s position as one of the leading venues for such high profile events and delegations. It is testament to our well thought out approach and rapport with our clients that we are entering 2020 with one of our busiest quarters yet, with many exhibitions and conferences returning to our site following successful events with along with new events.”

He added, “The profile of Abu Dhabi has also been enhanced as major destination for business tourism, something that is reflected in the diverse nature of events that we are hosting at Adnec within the next few months. The capital city attracts many people from diverse backgrounds to anchor their key messages, to provide a platform for networking and to use world-class facilities at Adnec to be able to deliver successful events across but not limited to the technology, culture, governance and hospitality sectors. We hope that the first three months of 2020 brings success and provides a platform for further milestones and achievements throughout the rest of the year”.

Events in a busy three months for Adnec, kicked off with the World Future Energy Summit, WFES, as part of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week from Jan.13 to 16, with Adnec hosting 33,500 visitors from 170 countries.

From Jan.22 to 25, Adnec will host BRIDE Abu Dhabi, the region’s leading lifestyle event with fashion displays providing visitors the opportunity to witness exclusive fashion shows featuring world-renowned designers, beauty experts, and top-notch influencers.

Adnec’s diverse portfolio of events further extend to the hosting of the Health, Fitness and Fun Festival, HFFF, which will take place at Adnec from Jan.22 to 25. The event will see visitors explore the art of living healthier along with their families across four days of engaging activities.

Furthermore, Tawdheef 2020 will take place at Adnec from Jan.27 to 29. This industry-leading event addresses fostering innovation and entrepreneurship within the Emirati workplace through matching qualified Emirati talents and national job aspirants with recruiters and hiring managers.

February will see Adnec host one of the biggest events of the calendar year, The World Urban Forum, WUF, an open and inclusive platform for addressing the challenges of sustainable urbanisation established by the United Nations in 2001. As a city that leads and shapes the discourse around sustainable urbanisation, high profile stakeholders and decision makers will gather in Abu Dhabi from the February 8 to 13 to collaborate through open and inclusive discussions and panels and the exchange of best practices and policies to efficiently grow urban communities across the world.

Following on from this keynote event, Adnec will welcome during the period from the Feb.23 to 25, global manufactures, industry experts and enthusiasts of the unmanned systems sector and simulation and training sectors from various countries in the world in Abu Dhabi to participate in the fourth edition of the Unmanned Systems Exhibition and Conference, UMEX, and Simulation Exhibition and Conference, SimTEX, unique platforms in the Middle East for unmanned systems, simulation and training systems as well as robots and artificial intelligence. Both exhibitions aim at shedding light on the latest innovations and technologies in these fields in front of a global audience that includes regional government delegations, as well as a group of agencies, specialised agencies and civil bodies.

The Mohamed bin Zayed International Robotics Challenge, MBZIRC, will serve as a key highlight of the upcoming edition of UMEX that will take place from February 23 to 25. MBZIRC provides an ambitious and technologically demanding set of challenges, and is open to all teams from all countries. MBZIRC aims to inspire future robotics through innovative solutions and technological excellence. The event will also feature dedicated pavilions for robotics and artificial intelligence.

March will also see Adnec host heavyweight industry exhibitions bringing focus, ideas and networking opportunities to Abu Dhabi. From March 8 to 12, the World Healing of Wound Societies Congress 2020, WUWHS, will be taking place at Adnec. WUWHS 2020 will offer an extensive scientific programme and will be an important moment of cultural unity, an essential scientific round-table and professional exchange for wound care specialists from around the world.


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