Published on : Wednesday, August 14, 2019
Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company said that its Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, ADNEC, and Al Ain Convention Centre, AACC, contributed United Arab Emirates Dirham 2.3 billion (U.S. Dollars 0.63 billion) to the Abu Dhabi economy in H1 2019 as per a statement released. Since its establishment in 2005, its cumulative economic impact was AED34.3 billion. The International Defence Exhibition and World Future Energy Summit, were held at ADNEC.
The statement said, “The company’s direct and indirect contribution to the UAE capital’s economy increased by 45 percent this year, compared to the same period in 2018”.
ADNEC and AACC hosted 29 exhibitions, 108 conferences and events, as well as 88 special events and supported more than 12,502 jobs in business tourism related sectors in the first half of 2019. The total number of the venues’ surrounding hotels registered 343,100 overnight visitors.
In first half of 2019, ADNEC and AACC welcomed more than 1.5 million visitors from the UAE and across the world, marking a increase of 79 percent of visitors, compared to the first half of 2018 (684,747).
Noura bint Mohammed Al Kaabi, Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development and ADNEC Group Chairperson, said that the UAE capital is leading the way in positioning itself as the region’s preferred business tourism hub and ADNEC’s H1 performance testifies to our concerted efforts to maintain this status.
Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre is the largest venue operated by the company and offers 133,000 sqm of flexible events space. The state-of-the-art venue offers facilities to support local and international event organisers in hosting high-profile MICE events.