Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC) hosted a meeting of its potential associations, corporate clients and trade press on the sidelines of IMEX Frankfurt 2015, the largest European trade show for the meetings and incentive travel industry currently underway in Frankfurt, Germany. The meeting was headlined by Humaid Matar Al Dhaheri, Acting Group CEO of Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC) and David Pegler, CEO of ADNEC-owned ExCeL London.
In his opening address, Humaid Matar Al Dhaheri provided a detailed overview of ADNEC’s expansive venues and facilities while elaborating on the many benefits and opportunities offered by Abu Dhabi as a leading destination. He pointed that ADNEC has emerged within a short time span as an important vehicle to deliver successful international events in the Middle East and abroad.
Al Dhaheri said: “Our emirate has embarked on an ambitious economic diversification plan as part of the Abu Dhabi Economic Vision 2030. Abu Dhabi commands a strategic location with half of the world’s population living within a five-hour flight from the city. Besides being one of the top 10 global cities in providing a favourable climate for foreign investment, Abu Dhabi is a preferred destination of choice for talented minds from across the globe with more than 143 diverse nationalities living together in harmony.”
“Despite its short history, Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company has now become a prominent business tourism destination at both global and regional levels. This was made possible due to the diligent efforts of our Emirati work force whose efforts paid off by winning us the hosting rights of several specialized international conferences and events, while delivering significant direct and indirect economic impact for the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.”
ADNEC offers 133,000 sq m of inter-connected floor space to match the expectations of a wide variety of events and exhibitions. Equipped with modern facilities and built to international standards, the venue attracted 1.6 million people across 327 events in 2014.
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