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Abu Dhabi's ADNEC reveals plan to develop exhibition hall

Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company says move is in response to growing demand for regional and global conferences and corporate events

Abu Dhabi's ADNEC reveals plan to develop exhibition hall

Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC) has revealed plans to develop its Hall 4, one of the spaces being offered for conferences.

The move is aimed at addressing the growing demand for the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre as a host for regional and global conferences and corporate events.

Hall 4, which is located adjacent to the multi-purpose Atrium and is the venue for Cityscape Abu Dhabi, will be divided into three fully equipped event spaces, each capable of hosting 1,000 delegates.

Work on the project is expected to be completed this year, in time for 2019, when the centre will host global congresses that will boost Abu Dhabi’s position on the global map as a hub for regional and international conferences and events. 

Khalifa Al Qubaisi, acting chief commercial officer of ADNEC said: “The newly developed meeting rooms, with their strategic locations will enable our conference clients to configure all aspects of their events in a logical and convenient manner.

"The new rooms are also adjacent to ADNEC’s existing conference suites, the Innovation Lab and the recently refurbished 76 Restaurant, making it apt for expansion and customization.

"This new development is in direct response to increasing feedback from clients who are now recognizing the strategic importance of Abu Dhabi as a destination of choice in the Middle East. ADNEC has always strived to exceed customer expectations, and this new offering is a testament to what the company stands for.”

2019 will see a series of high-profile congresses at the venue, including the World Energy Congress, the World Road Congress, the World Congress of Endourology, The FIP World Congress of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences; the 8th Conference of the States Parties to the United Nations Convention Against Corruption and the Congress of the International Society of Paediatric Oncology Asia.

ADNEC announced last year that the value of its contribution to the economy of Abu Dhabi reached AED1.12 billion ($300 million) in the first quarter of 2017, up eight percent on targets.

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