Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC), in partnership with Abu Dhabi Convention Bureau, recently won bids to host four leading international conferences in Abu Dhabi, including the World Congress of Nephrology, the Annual Conference of the International Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Diabetes (ISPAD) Congress, the International Baccalaureate (IB) Africa, Europe, Middle East Global Conference and the XIV World Association for Psychosocial Rehabilitation (WAPR) World Congress.
These events will further cement the UAE capital city’s position as a global health and education hub, while these significant conferences will support the Abu Dhabi government in its efforts to further develop these sectors.
Undersecretary, Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi), HE Saif Saeed Ghobash declared: “Abu Dhabi is now firmly established as a major player on the global events stage, able to excel at hosting the world’s most prominent conferences and exhibitions. Working in partnership with our colleagues at ADNEC to secure these conferences for the Emirate is further proof of the great strides we are making in positioning Abu Dhabi as a destination of choice for a whole host of major international organisations. These successes also reinforce our support for local partners, with hotels and DMCs, as well as conference venues, in line to directly benefit from the increase in footfall that will accompany such conferences.”
Meanwhile, CEO, ADNEC, Humaid Matar Al Dhaheri noted: “These four conferences are of strategic importance, as we continue our efforts to position the emirate as a key global hub for health and education, which are among the sectors identified in the Abu Dhabi vision document as crucial to the emirate’s progress and development. We are pleased to collaborate with DCT to host these conferences, which will highlight the immense potential of these industries and attract some of the best minds.
“ADNEC will continue to attract leading conferences and events that promote Abu Dhabi’s image as a global destination for MICE events with world-class facilities,” Al Dhaheri added.
ADNEC, the host venue of the congresses, works day-in, day-out to maintain its reputation as a preferred venue for events and exhibitions. The venue boasts impressive infrastructure, state-of-the-art technology and extensive, adaptable space spanning 133,000m2.