Middle East

Automechanika ready to service booming $61bn MEA auto aftermarket

The Middle East and Africa’s auto aftermarket has been valued at US$61bn, with projected rising car sales and more manufacturing bases. The region is on target for 6% annual growth over the next six years, according to a newly published report. The new figures bode well for the largest trade exhibition for the automotive aftermarket in the Middle East and Africa, Automechanika Dubai, with organise...

Inside the Dubai Exhibition Centre, host venue of Expo 2020

The team behind the in-construction Dubai Exhibition Centre has released a ‘fly-through’ video of the venue, ahead of its opening on 20 October 2020.

Abu Dhabi event to address asthma issues affecting 1.3m UAE residents

Organisers of global pharmaceutical event CPhI Middle East and Africa say they will deliver content to address the increasing prevalence of Chronic Respiratory Diseases (CRDs) in the region when the event returns to the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC), 16-18 September. CRDs including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), asthma, respiratory allergies and occupational lung dise...

Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company launches new reward programme

Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC) has launched a new product to reward its visitors and exhibitors, dubbed Capital Plus: Where Business and Leisure Meet. The programme gives visitors and exhibitors the opportunity to experience Abu Dhabi’s top dining destinations, spa treatments, and even take part in fun adventures at some of the grandest theme parks, all located in the heart of Abu ...

ADNEC delivers US$929m economic impact in 2018

Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC) has announced the value of its direct and indirect impact on the Abu Dhabi economy in 2018 was AED3.41bn (US$929m), taking the total value of its contribution to the local economy since its inception in 2005 to AED32bn. ADNEC’s strong 2018 results followed a 14% growth in the number of events hosted by Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre and Al Ain C...

World’s top radiologists to convene in Muscat in 2020

Oman has won its bid to host the 30th edition of the International Radiology Congress in October 2020. ORMIS (the Oman Radiology and Molecular Imaging Society), in collaboration with the Ministry of Health, Oman Medical Association, the Oman Convention Bureau and the Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre, came together to launch the bid, presented in Chicago and selected by the International Soc...

Special Olympics World Games comes to ADNEC

Abu Dhabi’s ADNEC venue was proud to host the Special Olympics World Games 14-21 March, an event that drew 7,500 athletes from 200 nations. The athletes competed in 24 individual and team sports, and were backed up by 3,000 coaches. As gold venue partner, the venue played host to 11 indoor categories – the highest number of all venues this year – including badminton, basketball, judo, table tennis...

Abu Dhabi welcomed more than 10 million international visitors in 2018

Abu Dhabi welcomed more than 10 million international visitors in 2018, with the emirate also posting figures showing incredible growth over the last three years. These figures were powered by the addition of a host of world-class events and enhancements to all of its specialised tourism sectors, as well as massive improvements to its infrastructure and significant development of its cultural asse...

Inaugural Abu Dhabi International Boat Show sails onto awards shortlist

With seven months until the 2019 edition of the Abu Dhabi International Boat Show (ADIBS), the inaugural edition in 2018 is still generating a buzz after being shortlisted by the Middle East Special Event (MESE) Awards in the Best Consumer Exhibition category. The 2018 show attracted 21,123 attendees, 270 exhibitors and brands from 25 countries, for its maiden voyage at Abu Dhabi National Exhibiti...

Qatar foundation announces 50% female panel pledge

Her Excellency Sheikha Hind bint Hamad Al Thani, vice chairperson and CEO of Qatar Foundation (QF), has made a pledge that women will make up at least half the panel speakers at all its conferences and events, locally and internationally. QF is a non-profit organization made up of more than 50 entities working in education, research, and community development. The pledge means participants in disc...

Global gas association IGU chooses Oman for its IGRC conference in 2020

The Sultanate of Oman has been selected to host the International Gas Union’s 16th International Gas Research Conference (IGRC) in 2020. The successful bid was won in collaboration with Oman LNG and the Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre (OCEC). The IGRC is a triennial event organised by the International Gas Union (IGU) that highlights the research, development and innovation aspects of the ...

ADNEC’s Hive brings a fresh buzz for events

The Hive grew out of an idea for an Innovation Lab concept for ADNEC’s own staff meetings and now offers 865sqm of versatile space, designed as not just a space for hire but one that can enhance the benefits of face-to-face engagement. The Hive consists of an 80-seat auditorium informally named The Collaboratorium, and The Lab that offers 320sqm of configurable space as well as three meeting rooms...