ADNEC prides itself on catering to the needs of event planners; its happy clients and repeat business testify to its success. From flexible facilities, on-site accommodation, easy accessibility, and an exciting host of activities on its doorstep, ADNEC’s professional service team is ready to help.
“Having worked with ADNEC before, we knew it was the right place to bring this regional technology event – and we haven’t been let down,” said Gavin Farley, CEO, Asembl, (Oracle World). “The partnership we have with ADNEC has been second to none. It’s an end-to-end solution and it’s made my team’s life a lot easier. We can’t wait to be back”
A productive partnership
ADNEC provides a wide range of customised solutions tailored to meeting the needs of corporate events. From design and audio visual production to financial assistance, stand building, graphics, event planning, and PCO services, here are a few:
The Corporate Joint Fund provides a support package of AED400 (approx $109) per person, per event, under the Advantage Abu Dhabi Programme for international corporate events with 500 delegates or more staying three nights. In addition, ADNEC offers a discount of AED50 on DDR pricing.
Furthermore, In-house caterer Capital Catering offers award-winning, bespoke solutions for exhibitions, meetings, conferences, and grand dining experiences. Capital Experience, ADNEC’s destination management company, makes it easy to arrange travel bookings and authentic cultural experiences. The team can help with corporate and private functions as well as social gatherings and networking events.
Capital Protocol can help planners navigate government relations, VIP visits and endorsements.
Award-winning event facilities
The multi-award winning ADNEC is the largest venue in the Middle East. Located in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, ADNEC offers impressive and flexible event space for corporate events, conferences and exhibitions.
With 153,678 sqm of indoor and outdoor event space, ADNEC offers two conference halls offering a combined capacity for more than 1,600 delegates. It also offers 21 meeting rooms situated on a mezzanine floor with capacities of 20-240 delegates. ADNEC boasts 12 flat-roofed, inter-connected, column-free halls with moveable partitions, an Atrium and Concourse areas. The recently-opened Marina Hall offers a 10m ceiling height and 10,000 sqm of floor space.
One of the most accessible venues in the world, ADNEC is just 15 minutes from the rapidly expanding Abu Dhabi International Airport, 20 minutes from downtown Abu Dhabi, and 60 minutes from Dubai.
“The venue was ideal for what we needed, which was a blank space with great ceiling height and infrastructure that could be transformed as per our client’s vision,” commented Raquel Garrido, event PM, BMW Middle East, 7 Series Launch.
“The team were easy to work with, flexible and incredibly helpful with all the complexities that the production needed. Our client was very happy with the result, and we would be happy to come here again.”
Excellent on-site accommodation
Offering a variety of on-site and nearby hotels to choose from, two of the most popular for events are the four-star Aloft Abu Dhabi and the five-star Andaz Capital Gate both - just a minute’s walk from ADNEC. The colourful and vibrant Aloft Abu Dhabi, a Marriott hotel, has 408 rooms while the Andaz Capital Gate offers 188 rooms.
Vasyl Zhygalo, managing director, Reed Exhibitions Middle East, organiser of the World Future Energy Summit, said: “Our partnership with ADNEC has been very, very fruitful because their exhibitions team are very passionate about our customer journey... we’ve found the perfect partner with ADNEC because we share the same values… We really enjoy working together at putting on great events”
Why Abu Dhabi?
Abu Dhabi makes an ideal destination for business events, with its diverse portfolio of world-leading infrastructure, iconic hotels, state-of-the-art event venues and unrivalled cultural offerings.
There really is something for everyone from Al Ain with its souks, historic forts and UNESCO World Heritage Site; to Saadiyat Cultural District, home to the iconic Abu Dhabi Louvre as well as luxury hotel resorts, beach clubs and golf. Yas Island boasts the famous Formula One Yas Marina Circuit, Ferrari World, the world’s fastest roller coaster, Warner Bros World, and SeaWorld.
Officially the safest city in the world, Abu Dhabi is the seat of government of the UAE meaning events are likely to receive ministerial support. Finally, Abu Dhabi International Airport offers flights from more than 30 airlines to more than 120 destinations.