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 Exhibition Centre (ADNEC).
The 2019 edition is scheduled to run 16-19 October, as organisers say they anticipate a total of 350 exhibitors.
ADIBS 2019 will also work calibrate its content with Abu Dhabi Economic Vision 2030 by providing boat builders and shipyards the opportunity to showcase what they can bring to the marine industry in the region to support regional industry growth by introducing a dedicated pavilion for UAE boat manufacturers.
The MESE Awards will be announced during the Middle East Special Event & Exhibition Show to be held at Madinat Jumeriah in Dubai on 8-9 April.