Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC) will support the Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority (ADTA) in promoting the emirate’s thriving meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions (MICE) industry to the international markets during its participation in the GIBTM (Gulf Incentive, Business Travel & Meetings) Exhibition running from March 29 to 31, 2010 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre.
GIBTM 2010 is a dedicated event for the MICE industry in the Gulf and Middle East region and will gather over 250 regional and international exhibitors for three days of networking and business.
ADNEC is a co-exhibitor at ADTA’s pavilion at GIBTM where ADNEC representatives will be on hand to explain the company’s outstanding value proposition for the MICE industry, and, the integral role played by the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre in bringing an ever-expanding number of events to Abu Dhabi.
Further, ADNEC will detail the alignment of its activities with both, the goals of local Abu Dhabi’s 2030 Economic Vision, as well as the ADTA’s ‘Advantage Abu Dhabi,’ (AAD) - a three-year initiative geared to encourage more business events in Abu Dhabi across 12 strategic sectors.
“With 119 live events being staged at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre last year, 2009 was our busiest year yet. Under the guidance of our Chairman and Board of Directors, ADNEC is honoured to have made a key contribution in shaping Abu Dhabi’s exhibitions and events industry,” said Simon Horgan, ADNEC Group CEO.
“GIBTM provides an excellent platform for us to showcase our world-class offerings along with the other investments we are making to reinforce our leadership in the regional business travel and meetings sector”.
The Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre offers 73,000 sqm of prime exhibition space, inclusive of 12 halls totaling 55,000sqm. Hall 12 at the venue holds a permanent retractable seating system that can accommodate up to 6,000 seated and 8,000 standing visitors, which makes it the largest venue of its kind in the UAE. An 18,000sqm visitor concourse is also available as event space within the venue, while 20 Capital Suites ranging from 82sqm to 236sqm in size offer fully-furnished meeting areas. Bigger corporate functions can be arranged at the 1,150sqm Conference Room A, which can accommodate up to 1,000 delegates, or at the 765sqm Conference Room B which can hold 600 attendees. In addition, ADNEC has a 19,500sqm Waterfront Quayside marina linked to the venue via a 162m pedestrian bridge.
Further, ADNEC has the exclusive 1,500sqm Al Maa’red Wedding Hall, a smaller 600sqm pre-function hall, a 150sqm Majlis and a luxury bridal suite, all of which combine to offer one of the most sought-after venues for weddings in Abu Dhabi.
ADNEC’s AED 8 billion Capital Centre, comprising 7 hotels which are under development adjacent to the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, will further boost Abu Dhabi’s prospects as one of the Gulf’s top MICE destinations.