An Abu Dhabi delegation, led by Abu Dhabi Convention Bureau (a division of Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority) is making its way to Germany to participate in IMEX Frankfurt 2016, taking place from April 19-21.
The delegation will consist of a 20-strong portfolio of products, including Etihad Airways, leading hotels and resorts, DMCs, various attractions and tour operators.
The UAE capital’s MICE sector is expected to significantly contribute to Abu Dhabi’s overall economic expansion aligned to Abu Dhabi Government’s 2030 Economic Vision, which is why participation in events such as IMEX Frankfurt 2016 plays a key role in facilitating this vital growth.
Director, Abu Dhabi Convention Bureau, Mubarak Al Shamisi remarked: “The world-class business tourism and meetings facilities in Abu Dhabi mean the emirate has every aspect covered when hosting large-scale international conventions and association events. There are now 169 hotels and hotel apartments across the emirate offering more than 29,000 rooms at highly competitive prices.
“There are currently regular flights to Abu Dhabi from several major German cities, and the country represents our sixth largest provider of overseas visitors, rising 7 per cent last year on the previous 12 months. We obviously hope to build on these impressive visitor figures during our visit to IMEX Frankfurt 2016,” he added.
Other Abu Dhabi-based entities to be present at IMEX Frankfurt include Jumeirah at Etihad Towers, The St. Regis Abu Dhabi, The Armed Forces Officers Club, Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi, Le Royal Meridien, Aloft Abu Dhabi Hotel, Yas Viceroy Abu Dhabi, Rotana Abu Dhabi and Al Ain, Sheraton Abu Dhabi Hotel and Resort and The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, as well as Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC), Al Forsan International Sports Resort, SNTTA Emir Tours & Travel, Al Burj Travel, 1001 Events, Yas Events Centre, MCI Middle East, INDEX Holding and The Al Ain Club Investment Company, which manages the Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium, the home of Al Ain Football Club.