ADNEC signs a strategic partnership agreement with INDEX Conferences and Exhibitions to support the events sector in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi

May 7, 2018 - 7 minutes read

INDEX opens a new branch in Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre


Abu Dhabi, February 24, 2016: Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company “ADNEC” and INDEX Conferences & Exhibitions signed a strategic partnership agreement, whereby INDEX Conferences & Exhibitions will open a new branch at ADNEC, in addition to organizing a distinctive and unique set of specialized events in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi in the years 2016 and 2017.

The announcement came on the sidelines of a press conference held at ADNEC today presided by Humaid Matar Al Dhaheri, acting group CEO of ADNEC and Dr. Abdul Salam Al Madani, Chairman of INDEX Holding, with the presence of a number of executives from the two companies.

Humaid Al Dhaheri, acting group CEO of ADNEC, commented saying: “I am pleased to announce the signing of a strategic partnership agreement with INDEX Conferences & Exhibitions, one of the largest UAE-based organisers of specialised conferences and exhibitions in the region with a growing network of clients.”

“At ADNEC, we seek to promote Abu Dhabi as the capital of business tourism industry in the region by supporting the exhibitions and conferences hosted by our venues and attracting more event organisers to convene their events in Abu Dhabi. This will positively reflect on Abu Dhabi economy by delivering a significant economic impact across various sectors associated with business tourism.”he added.

Under the agreement signed with INDEX, a new branch of the company will open in Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre and four new exhibitions will be launched, two in 2016 and another two in 2017.

Al Dhaheri went on saying: “I am confident that the strategic partnership agreement with INDEX will give a strong boost to our annual events calendar. We are committed to providing INDEX with all possible support to ensure the excellent delivery of their events, while creating an enabling infrastructure that will accelerate their business success.This partnership will add a new chapter to our success stories achieved in collaboration with our partners including many prominent event organisers.”

From his side, Dr. Abdul Salam Al Madani Chairman of INDEX Holding said: “I am pleased to announce today the opening of the new branch of INDEX Conferences and Exhibitions (ICE) in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the UAE. This branch will be an addition to a series of successful enterprises that ICE has endeavored since its inception in 1991. We aim through our new INDEX branch in Abu Dhabi to transfer our expertise in organizing international conferences and exhibitions there, while organizing a number of elite events in ADNEC. We have taken this step based on a solid business strategy which goes in line with the UAE national economy.”

He continued: “INDEX Conferences and Exhibitions has a wide experience in organizing specialized events from different fields including: Medical, Economic, Industrial, Academic, Trade, Investment and many others. We strive through those events to maintain the national economy and attract more foreign investments to the UAE, in addition to supporting tourism and bring international expertise and knowledge for the benefit of our nation and the region. I would also like to extend my gratitude to Mr. Humaid Matar Al Dhaheri, Acting Group CEO at ADNEC for the extensive effort and support that he provided while facilitating the process of opening our new branch in the capital.” 

Dr. Al Madani added: “We as Emiratis are always keen to achieve the vision of our leaders, and we work diligently to excel in all sectors and business elevation. We always seek to achieve the first place in everything we do. Therefore, and following this vision, we have decided to put all of our efforts and expertise in the events business from Dubai to Abu Dhabi while organizing four prestigious events: Children & Parents World Exhibition, Lifestyle Exhibition, Media Communication & Content World Conference & Exhibition (MC2) and ATech World Conference & Exhibition.”   

These events will cover a wide spectrum of activities and verticals like Children & Parents World Exhibition, which will be Abu Dhabi’s first family fair & expo dedicated solely to babies, children and parents’ needs. ATech World Conference & Exhibition, which plans to bring “Tomorrow’s Technology Now” to the Middle East and North African markets, showcasing the evolving technology that will be transforming our lives in the near future. Lifestyle Exhibition, which will be a dynamic event that will cover the latest trends in fashion, accessories, gifts, textile and many more. Lastly, the Media Communication & Content World Conference & Exhibition (MC2), which will be an event that brings together specialists in media, marketing, and advertising, branding & engagement solution and many related sectors under one roof.

INDEX Conferences & Exhibitions (ICE) was established in 1991 as a local company specialized in organising national, regional, and international medical, scientific, educational and trade conferences and exhibitions. Today, ICE organises over 20 events annually, attended by hundreds of thousands of physicians, academia, decision-makers, businessmen, professionals, specialists and high-level visitors. INDEX Conferences & Exhibitions is also known as a total-events management company that provides all types of events’ services and facilities under one roof.