ADNEC and ADTA to promote Abu Dhabi as a world-class MICE destination.Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company The Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC) is the UAE capital's most prestigious exhibition centre and is currently undergoing an investment programme which will culminate in 57,000 m² of exhibition , a 21,000 m² visitor concourse and 7,500 m² of multi-purpose halls. has announced that it will be working in association with the Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi (ä`b thä`bē, zä–, dä–), Arab. Abu Zabi, sheikhdom (1995 pop. 928,360), c. Tourism Authority (ADTA ADTA American Dance Therapy Association.
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The promotional tour, which takes in Europe, Asia, Australia and the Middle East, will highlight the emirate's world-class business environment, and the ongoing developments at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Centre (ADNEC ADNEC Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (Abu Dhabi, UAE) ) and the surrounding AED AED - Automated Engineering Design 8 billion Capital Centre development.
Simon Horgan, CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. of ADNEC, commented: "Our state-of-the-art projects have significantly contributed to Abu Dhabi's rising popularity as a global event destination. In addition to providing a platform for the direct promotion of business activities, MICE events encourage business relationships, boost economic diversity, encourage development and create raised regional profiles."
"We are very focused on promoting ADNEC and Capital Centre, as we believe they will serve as the cornerstones on which major new investments, industrial growth and business tourism will be built. We look forward to working closely with the ADTA to strengthen our position as one of the world's leading event destinations," Horgan added.
Both ADNEC and ADTA will be participating at many high-profile events, targeting destination and association management companies, the business-to-business tourism sector, and the global MICE industry. ADNEC promotional materials will also be included in ADTA stands at several separate exhibitions, in addition to being promoted through ADTA's London, Paris and Frankfurt offices.
The promotional tour comes only months after Abu Dhabi was ranked as the top Arab city for business trips by the Economist Intelligence Unit The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) is part of The Economist Group. It is a research and advisory company providing country, industry and management analysis worldwide and incorporates the former Business International Corporation, a U.S. (EIU EIU Economist Intelligence Unit
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"We are keen to leverage the growing interest about Abu Dhabi by increasing our participation at leading events. As a large proportion of the visitors to Abu Dhabi are business-tourists, the MICE sector is a very important economic driver and certainly a sector we are keen to boost," said HE Ali Al Hosni, Promotions Director, ADTA.
On completion of Phase 2, ADNEC will become the largest exhibition centre in the Middle East. The venue will consist of 55,000 square metres of fully interconnected exhibition floor space spread over 12 halls, an 18,000 square metre visitor concourse, a multi-purpose hall suitable for events ranging from huge conventions, to pop concerts and two multi-storey car parks with spaces for thousands of vehicles.
Surrounding ADNEC is the Capital Centre development, which will house a new micro-city of 23 towers with a GFA GFA Gospel for Asia
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GFA Gas Forced Air of 8 million sq ft, including 7 hotels, 5 commercial buildings, 5 serviced apartment buildings, 3 residential and serviced apartment complexes and 3 mixed use developments.. On completion in early 2011, Capital Centre will also feature Capital Gate - the 35 story iconic Feature Tower, a 2.3km waterfront Marina Zone; a proposed monorail monorail, railway system that uses cars that run on a single rail. Typically the rail is run overhead and the cars are either suspended from it or run above it. and the 'Galleria' - a shopping mall with restaurants, retail outlets, and cinemas.
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