T he events calendar is packed The first major international event to take place this year was the World Future Energy Summit at the Abu Dhabi National Ex hibition Centre ADNEC which was held in mid January as part of Abu Dhabi Sustain ability Week Over 800 exhibitors and almost 34 000 visitors from 170 countries came to the event Thought leaders and industry ex perts were there discussing innovation in the energy industry clean technology and ener gy efficiency for a sustainable future Emerging technologies sustainability and innovation are all on our agenda as are edu cation and health care emphasises Humaid Matar Al Dhaheri ADNEC Group s managing director and CEO Among the important events taking place this year he mentions Umex Unmanned Systems Exhibition and Conference the food beverage and hospi tality industry exhibition SIAL Middle East and the World Urban Forum 2020 is set to be another strong year for us says Al Dha heri It is also our 15th anniversary Umex an exhibition and conference is held every other year at the end of February concurrently with Simtex Simulation Exhibi tion and Conference These and other im portant international events will help fuel the continued development of business tourism in Abu Dhabi Events such as Umex are fully in line with the Abu Dhabi Economic Vision 2030 the aim of which is to reduce the emi rate s reliance on oil and gas and shift the economy s focus to other industries This aim of transforming the economy is reflected in ADNEC s strategy of diversifying its port folio of events as Al Dhaheri explains An exhibition centre with world class facilities and a well developed infrastructure for busi ness travellers are strong arguments being used to persuade more event organisers and associations to bring their events to Abu Dhabi Decision makers at a variety of presti gious organisations have already been con vinced to do exactly that The World Union of Wound Healing Societies WUWHS for example is staging its congress at ADNEC this year The five day event is being held in the first half of March The Global Forum of Innovations in Agriculture GFIA is taking place for two days during the same period The event drives innovations in sustainable agriculture across all types of food produc tion VIV MEA a trade show and exhibition that covers the food chain from animal feed to food is held at the same time and there are clearly synergies between the two events But health depends not only on eating the right food Regular exercise is also important and that was made very clear at the Health Fitness Fun Festival a B2C event held at ADNEC at the end of January Visitors to the event got the opportunity to learn how they and their families can live healthier lives in future www adnec ae PB 49TradeFairs Internation al 1 2020 INTERNATIONAL ABU DHABI Further portfolio diversification 2020 has started off very well for Abu Dhabi National Exhibi tions Company ADNEC Prestigious international trade fairs and conventions are booked in Das ADNEC bietet eine gut entwickelte Infrastruktur für Geschäftsreisende ADNEC offers a well developed infrastructure for business travellers Ph ot o A D N EC

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