Abu Dhabi Convention Bureau to showcase expertise at IBTM Arabia

ABU DHABI, 24th March, 2019 (WAM) — The Abu Dhabi Convention Bureau is hosting IBTM Arabia, the leading event for the meetings, incentives, conferences and events, MICE industry in the MENA region, beginning tomorrow.

The three-day event will bring together meetings and events planners from across the globe to connect with MICE suppliers based in the MENA region. It will include planned one-to-one meetings, networking opportunities, a ‘Discovery Day’ and educational sessions delivered by industry experts.

“The Abu Dhabi Convention Bureau has had another successful year in which we have succeeded in winning bids to host major events and conferences, so IBTM Arabia will provide us the chance to continue this momentum well into 2020,” said Mubarak Al Shamsi, Director of Abu Dhabi Convention Bureau.


“Also, last year saw the opening of a number of new amazing attractions and accommodation venues in Abu Dhabi, which complement our existing portfolio. So IBTM Arabia is the perfect opportunity to showcase all of these to the delegates we are expecting from around the globe, as well as providing them with a forum for networking and discussion,” he added.

IBTM Arabia follows the Abu Dhabi Convention Bureau winning bids for a series of world-class conferences and events. This month saw the Special Olympics World Games in Abu Dhabi, the first time that this prestigious event has taken place in the MENA region, where more than 7,500 athletes from over 190 nations convened to compete in 24 Olympic-style sports.

Upcoming events in the healthcare sector include the International Society of Paediatric Oncology’s Asia Congress 2019 from 3rd to 6th April, where medical experts will discuss cancer care for children. From 29th October to 2nd November, Abu Dhabi will also host the 37th World Congress of Endourology, the world’s foremost convention dedicated to minimally invasive urologic surgery.

From 9th to 12th September, the World Energy Congress is coming to Abu Dhabi, after the Bureau beat off competitive bids from both Rio de Janeiro and St Petersburg to host the 2019 event. With over 150 countries represented, the Congress is the world’s largest and most influential energy event covering all aspects of the energy agenda.

Abu Dhabi Convention Bureau and Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi will both be represented at Stand D13 at IBTM Arabia.

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