ABU DHABI, 12th April, 2018 (WAM) — Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company, ADNEC, hosted an international delegation from North America with the aim of familiarising them with Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, as a preferred destination for meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions, MICE, and creating more awareness about its world-class facilities, cutting edge infrastructure and strategic location.
During the visit, which was organised in cooperation with the Abu Dhabi Convention Bureau and Etihad Airways, Khalifa Al Qubaisi, the Acting Chief Commercial Officer of ADNEC, highlighted the immense potential of the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre with its state-of-the-art facilities, luxury accommodations, customised event solutions and the latest in technology.
Abu Dhabi is gearing up for an exciting events season ahead, Al Qubaisi said, which includes the World Energy Congress to be held in September next year, the World Road Congress to be held in October next year, and the 2019 Special Olympics World Games to be hosted in March next year featuring the participation of more than 7,000 athletes from over 170 countries. Further, a series of specialised medical conferences were also slated to be held in the coming years, including the World Urban Forum 2020, the International Federation of Esthetic Dentistry, IFED, World Congress in 2021, the World Congress of Nephrology 2020 and the International Confederation of Midwives, ICM 2023, he added.
Al Qubaisi said, “We welcome the representatives of international institutions and organisations from North America here in Abu Dhabi and ADNEC. The emirate has become a major destination in the region for hosting leading meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions as well as business tourism, thanks to its advanced infrastructure and strategic location that is accessible for major global markets. It has also emerged as a global cultural centre with the world’s most modern conference and exhibition facilities, in addition to many world-class hotels and specialised professional competencies.”
The visiting delegation comprised key representatives and association planners from international institutions and organizations from North America, which included Dorothy Ofori, from the International Federation of Accountants; William Drohan, form Drohan Management – Academy for Eating Disorders; Louis Shomette, Psychonomic Society; Sergei Zelenev, from the International Council on Social Welfare; Emilio Rosa, from SKYPASS Travel and Christian C Krueger, from the American Express Meetings & Events Management provider.