Published on : Thursday, January 5, 2017
Abu Dhabi Convention Center is about to attract huge number of business tourists creating a record in terms of business tourism in UAE. In the coming four years this convention center has received the responsibility of hosting 14 conferences to start with.
To quote Saif Saeed Ghobash, the director general at TCA Abu Dhabi, “2016 was a record-breaking year for Abu Dhabi Convention Bureau with the largest number of conference wins to date. These conferences have a highly beneficial economic impact on Abu Dhabi, bringing millions of dirhams of business into the emirate’’.
As per International Congress and Convention Association, Abu Dhabi has been ranked 73 globally regarding attracting international associations meetings annually. This year in October ‘World Skills’ is one of the major vocational skills competitions to be organized which would have more than 7000 participants from 76 nations worldwide. In September, the three-day Gulf regional congress on obesity will also take place.
In December, more than 15000 delegates are expected to join the five-day International diabetes federation 2017 Congress. Abu Dhabi in 2018 will host International Conference in Medicine and the Healthcare Professions – Ottawa Conferences. Corporate meetings are on the rise in Abu Dhabi as last October travel Agents Association of India and the Association of British Travel Agents organized meetings and seminars.