The exhibition and conference sector marks a strong comeback at ADNEC, surpassing pre-COVID-19 levels

ABU DHABI – The exhibition, conference and events sector in Abu Dhabi is enjoying a strong comeback and has surpassed levels seen before the COVID-19 pandemic.

The ADNEC Group has attracted an exceptional collection of major global events, 12 of which were held for the first time in Abu Dhabi and the Middle East, representing approximately 57% of all events held at the National Center for Abu Dhabi exhibits over the past. four months of 2022.

The number of exhibitions organized and hosted at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center by the end of 2022 will mark a 16% increase compared to the same period in 2019, before the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on the global exhibition and event industry. The same period will also mark an 11% increase in exhibition space for events in the last quarter of 2022 compared to the same period in 2019.

The surge in demand from event organizers around the world coincides with the upcoming inauguration of the largest exhibition hall in the Middle East and North Africa. The new hall will be built on an area of ​​10,000 square meters in the bullring area in front of the center, whose official inauguration is scheduled for October, with the ADNEC group developing this hall to increase its competitiveness, capacity and ability to host a wide range of events simultaneously.

Humaid Matar Al Dhaheri, Managing Director and CEO of ADNEC Group, said: “These successes achieved by ADNEC are the result of the group’s efforts to turn challenges into opportunities in several promising economic sectors that support Abu Dhabi’s economic diversification plans. Dhabi, in line with the aspirations of our wise leaders for the next fifty years.

This is achieved by actively creating a sustainable economy and providing platforms that enhance the relay and localization of advanced knowledge in the UAE, with the aim of consolidating the emirate’s position as a capital of the business tourism sectors and leisure tourism in the region.

ADNEC Group continues its efforts to maintain its position as a world-class venue with exceptional facilities suitable for any event, welcoming a plethora of organizers, exhibitors and visitors from the UAE and around the world to this venue for their provide the opportunity to showcase their latest technologies and network with industry experts and build lasting connections.

The last four months of 2022 will see several major events at regional and international levels. From September 12-14, 2022, the center hosted the Middle East Manufacturing and Technology Expo, the region’s only event dedicated to the manufacturing and industrialization industry. The event was co-located with the Middle East Design and Build Week, rightly providing opportunities for manufacturing and technology professionals to explore solutions in the construction and design industry.

The Abu Dhabi International Hunting and Riding Exhibition (ADIHEX), which is the largest annual event in the Middle East and Africa dedicated to hunting, riding and the promotion and preservation of cultural heritage, runs from September 26 to October 2.

The largest exhibition in the Middle East specializing in modified cars and bikes – the Auto Moto Show runs from October 7-9, 2022. Held for the first time in Abu Dhabi, the event is expected to host the biggest leader global manufacturing companies specializing in automotive parts and accessories.

Next, will be the International Exhibition for National Security and Resilience (ISNR) from October 10-12, 2022. It will provide a unique networking platform connecting regional government bodies with security solution providers around the world. Organized by the ADNEC Group, ISNR Abu Dhabi brings together the national community and the cybersecurity community to accelerate public-private collaboration for a safer connected world.

The 48th annual ISPAD conference takes place October 13-16, 2022. The event aims to promote clinical and basic science, research, education and advocacy for children, adolescents and young adults with diabetes . The strength of ISPAD lies in the scientific and clinical expertise of its members and is the only international society and professional organization focused on all types of childhood diabetes.

In partnership with the Department of Education and Knowledge of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, from October 16 to 18, 2022, the center will host the Abu Dhabi Najah 2022 exhibition, which will host several representatives from dozens of universities and educational institutions affiliated with many countries around the world.

On October 20 and 21, 2022, the center will host the World Union of Wholesale Markets (WUWM) conference. This year’s edition will be held for the first time in the Middle East and will bring together the world’s leading authorities in the sector for improving food systems across the world – providing attendees with an excellent opportunity to connect with the most important food suppliers.

On October 22, 2022, the center will host the Bagong Pilipinas Pinoy Rap Festival, a music and comedy festival featuring the best singers, musicians and entertainers in the Philippines.

The ISPAH Congress takes place October 23-26, 2022. As the largest congress on physical activity and health in the world, the event is widely recognized as the leading global society of researchers and practitioners focused on promoting physical activity throughout life.

The world’s largest oil, gas and energy exhibition, the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC) runs from October 31 to November 3, 2022, organized by the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) . ADIPEC is the world’s most influential meeting place for oil, gas and energy companies and professionals.

From November 9 to 13, 2022, the center will host the International Jewelry and Watchmaking Fair, which offers an unmissable opportunity to meet international merchants and designers and discover the latest diverse and limited releases of watches, jewelry and distinctive jewelry. with international and regional brands, which are manufactured in various countries around the world.

The Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center will also host Tawdheef, from November 14-16, 2022, which is the leading emirates exhibition focusing on employment and career development. It provides an ideal platform for job seekers and helps them learn about the most important companies in the UAE labor market, in addition to its leading role in developing their skills.

The inaugural edition of the Global Media Congress will be held from November 15 to 17, 2022. Organized by the ADNEC Group in partnership with Emirates News Agency (WAM), the Global Media Congress is the occasion for a great leap forward in the and the global media industry.

During the same month, ADNEC will host the Gulf International Flower and Garden Exhibition (Ward 2022) from November 21 to 24, 2022. This is the largest exhibition of its kind in terms of size globally. .

The Abu Dhabi International Boat Show (ADIBS), organized by the ADNEC Group, takes place from November 24 to 27, 2022. It is an unmissable global opportunity to discover the latest innovations in boating, fishing and nautical sports. Bringing together some of the world’s best brands and industry experts, ADIBS is the perfect show for yachting companies to exhibit, discuss business and find partnerships to help drive the growth of this sector.

Held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of the Presidential Court and Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Agriculture and Food Security Authority (ADAFSA), the exhibition Abu Dhabi International Food Association (ADIFE) will see its inaugural edition take place at the Center from December 6-8, 2022.

Organized by the ADNEC Group in partnership with ADAFSA, the event is expected to see broad local and international participation from leading companies specializing in the food, beverage and hospitality sectors, as well as many experts, specialists and decision-makers in these vital sectors. . The Abu Dhabi Date Palm Exhibition (ADDPE), held from December 6 to 8, 2022, is the only B2B event in the world dedicated to date palm fruits and will be co-located with the Abu Dhabi International Food Exhibition, which is the newest food, beverage, and hospitality event in the region.

From December 6 to 12, 2022, the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center will host the International Perfumery Expo, which attracts leading local and international companies in the sector.

From December 7-11 this year, ADNEC will host the Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP) 2022 Conference, which brings together a panel of experts and reviews short and long papers on basic and original research related to NLP topics.

The Abu Dhabi Sports and Fitness Exhibition will be held from December 17-18, 2022, bringing together leading international health and sports companies under one roof to showcase the latest innovations in fitness.

James C. Tibbs