Abu Dhabi Convention and Exhibition Bureau’s main mission is to champion the emirate as a dynamic global business events leader. Since March 2013 it has driven and supported the development and promotion of business events throughout the emirate efficiently, effectively and transparently, and in partnership with all its stakeholders.
Abu Dhabi Convention and Exhibition Bureau is a ‘one-stop-shop’ offering free advice, help with planning and local knowledge. Key assistance includes researching bid opportunities, facilitating tailored bid strategies to ensure competitiveness, providing destination promotional collateral and boosting delegate numbers through the authority’s international offices.
The team will assist you from start to finish by coordinating with local partners, arranging introductions to key Abu Dhabi stakeholders, securing support from mainline industry and tourism leaders, and assisting with government liaison. They’re also able to research appropriate venues, offer PR and marketing support and provide unique activities as well as pre- and post-conference ideas.
Abu Dhabi Convention and Exhibition Bureau’s groundbreaking Advantage Abu Dhabi initiative is aimed at catalysing and seeding innovative and viable business events aligned to the Abu Dhabi Government’s 2030 Economic Vision.
Choose Abu Dhabi
Endorsed by a strong stakeholder programme, Abu Dhabi’s tourism partners are ready to more than live up to the ‘Middle East’s Leading Meetings and Conference Destination’ World Travel Awards accolade. There are many exciting reasons to choose Abu Dhabi, including the renowned Arabian hospitality and willingness to engage you with a centuries-old heritage that is still in evidence today.
When it comes to thrilling delegates, your options are as diverse as the terrain. Go for a ride on the world’s fastest rollercoaster at the expansive Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, the first Ferrari-branded theme park and one of the world’s largest; get a genuine feel of Arabia with a trip to the ancient and enticing oasis city of Al Ain, the emirate’s heritage heartland; or marvel at the majestic Liwa Desert, the entrance to the famed Empty Quarter, the world’s largest uninterrupted sand mass with some of the tallest sand dunes on earth.
Highly competitive, creative and world-class business, tourism and meeting facilities have positioned Abu Dhabi as the ideal destination for large-scale international conventions and events.
The city has played host to some of the world’s most important events, forums and congresses, including the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) Congress in 2017, the 24th World Energy Congress 2019, the 10th World Urban Forum (WUF 10) in 2020, the annual Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week, the annual Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture, as well the biennial Global Aerospace Summit, among others.
Abu Dhabi is home to a fantastic array of state-of-the-art buildings and facilities, including the impressive and ultra-modern Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, with its ICC (International Convention Centre) Abu Dhabi showpiece housing the emirate’s largest indoor meeting venues. Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC) is a strategic international venue development and management company whose portfolio includes the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, the UK capital’s largest exhibition and conference venue, ExCeL London, and the Al Ain Convention Centre in Al Ain, Abu Dhabi’s green garden city about one and a half hours away from the capital. Ferrari World Abu Dhabi and Yas Marina Circuit also have fantastic, state-of-the-art business centres and facilities catering to a range of events. If views are what you’re after, take a look at the emirate’s many spectacular, championship-ready golf courses, explore ballrooms in beachside resorts, or for something exclusive consider the tranquillity of an oasis setting at stunning hideaways nestled among breathtaking desert dunes, or on the lush private resort island of Zaya Nurai Island.
If you’d rather be in the city, many of Abu Dhabi’s more central business hotels are also well equipped to host fantastic events. If you’re looking for something a little different, or if you’re hosting an event centred on animals or animal health, the convention centre in the heart of the world’s most advanced falcon hospital, the Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital, might be perfect.
Every participant, including senior management, was very pleased with Abu Dhabi. There is no doubt that any meetings planned for the future have a good chance of ending up in Abu Dhabi. Dinner was great, and everybody was very happy. Thank you so much again for organising and supporting this!
— Event Manager at Abbott Laboratories