The Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, owned and operated by the Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC), part of ADQ, has been recognised as the Best International Venue in 2020 at the EN Awards in London.
During 2020, the Centre hosted a range of specialised exhibitions, including the Middle East’s vehicles and robotics event, UMEX and SimTEX 2020, alongside hosting the 11th Session of the World Urban Forum.
Humaid Matar Al Dhaheri (pictured), managing director and group CEO of ADNEC, commented: “This award is indicative of the success of our company’s strategic vision, alongside the talent of our teams who work at the highest levels of professionalism in supporting the international business tourism industry.”
At the outset of Covid-19, the Centre was passed over to the Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA). SEHA and ADNEC employees collaborated closely in transforming the Centre into a field hospital, and then subsequently a testing and vaccination hub. ADNEC’s two other exhibition centres, the Al Ain Convention Centre and ExCeL London, were also both converted into field hospitals to support Covid-19 relief efforts in the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom.
Since its opening, the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre has won 106 awards in total.
The EN Awards are organised by Mash Media Group.