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Abu Dhabi Conference & Trade Show Guide 2019

 11th December 2018

To help the planning of your business trips to Abu Dhabi during 2019, please find below a list of exhibitions, trade shows and conferences which have been announced to date.  

January 2019

2 International Conference on Vehicular, Mobile and Wearable Technology ICVMWT, Radisson Blu Yas Island (Technology)

2 International Conference on Accounting and Finance, Radisson Blu Yas Island (Finance)

2-3 International Conference on Economics, Management & Social Study (ICEMSS) Radisson Blu Yas Island (Business)

11-12 The European Society of Endocrinology Clinical Update 2019, Dusit Thani (Healthcare)

14-17 World Future Energy Summit 2019, ADNEC (Energy)

14-17 International Water Summit 2019, ADNEC (Water)

14-17 EcoWaste Exhibition 2019, ADNEC (Waste)

18 Allergy & Respiratory Medicine Conference, Etihad Towers (Healthcare)

23-24 Cross-Cultural Communication Conference (CCCC), Zayed University (Education)

23-24 Argus Middle East Petroleum Coke Conference, Eastern Mangroves Hotel (Power & Energy)

24-26 World Cashew Convention & Exhibition, Intercontinental (Food & Beverage)

25-26 Great India Education Fair Abu Dhabi, Crowne Plaza Yas Island (Education)

25-26 Premier Schools Exhibition Abu Dhabi, Crowne Plaza Yas Island (Education)

16-19 Abu Dhabi Golf Championship, Abu Dhabi Golf Club (Sport)

25-26 AABB Annual Meeting Highlights Conference and Exhibition in the Middle East, ADNEC (Healthcare)

28-30 Abu Dhabi Publishing Forum 2019, Manarat Al Saadiyat (Publishing)

28-30 Tawdheef Abu Dhabi, ADNEC (Recruitment & Education)

28-31 NACE UAE Corrosion Conference, Etihad Towers (Engineering)

30-31 The Sport Business Summit, Bab Al Qasr (Business & Health)

February 2019

2 International Conference on Science, Technology & Engineering Management, Radisson Blu Yas Island (Engineering & Education)

2-3 International Conference on Agricultural & Biological Science, ICABS, Radisson Blu Yas Island (Agriculture)

4-5 MIO Innovation & Foresight Summit, Abu Dhabi (Security)

6-7 SPE Workshop: Petroleum Economics: Sustainability versus Future Changes, Jumeirah At Etihad Towers (Petroleum & Finance)

11-14 Cash Cycle Seminar, Nation Towers (Finance)

12-13 SPE Workshop: The Journey to 70% Recovery Factor – From Vision To Plan, Jumeirah At Etihad Towers (Petroleum & Technology)

17-21 International Defence Exhibition & Conference, IDEX 2019 – ADNEC (Defence)

17-21 NAVDEX Defense Summit, ADNEC (Defence)

18-19 SPE Workshop – Petroleum Resources – Latest & Best Practises, Jumeirah At Etihad Towers (Oil & Gas)

18-19 2nd International Conference on Food Safety & Health, Radisson Blu Yas Island (Food Safety)

21 MENA Investment Congress, ADGM (Finance)

22-23 World Congress on Traditional & Complementary Medicine, Crown Plaza Yas Island (Healthcare)

24-26 ACFE Fraud Conference Middle East, Jumeirah At Etihad Towers (Education)

25-27 Cybersec & Datasec Week Middle East, Park Rotana (Cybersecurity)

26-28 ME-TECH 2019 Middle East Technology forum for Refining & Petrochemicals, St Regis Saadiyat Island (Technology & Oil & Gas)

28-02 International Child & Adult Behavioral Health Conference (ICFBH), Intercontinental (Healthcare)

March 2019

2-3 International Conference On Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering (ICMAE), Radisson Blu (Engineering & Aerospace)

2-3 International conference on Civil & Architectural engineering (ICCAE), Radisson Blu (Construction & Engineering)

5-7 World Ocean Summit, St Regis Saadiyat Island (Science & Education)

12-13 MENA Summit, St Regis Saadiyat (Finance)

14-21 Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019, Throughout Abu Dhabi (Sport)

15-16 SEHA International Radiology Conference (SIRC), Rosewood (Healthcare)

19-21 British Schools in the Middle East Conference, Crowne Plaza Yas Island (Education)

19-24 SEMA Middle East Business Development Conference, ADNEC (Business)

14-21 Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019, Throughout Abu Dhabi (Sport)

19-21 Global Space Congress, Abu Dhabi (Space)

22-23 BETT Mena 2019, ADNEC (Education)

23-24 Abu Dhabi Wound Care Conference (ADWCC), Jumeirah At Etihad Towers (Healthcare)

25-27 IBTM Arabia, Jumeirah At Etihad Towers (Events)

25-26 LightingTech, Abu Dhabi (Technology)

25-26 Future Drainage & Stormwater Networks, Abu Dhabi (Construction & Engineering)

25-26 Future landscape & Playspaces, Abu Dhabi (Architecture & Engineering)

26-28 Gulf Steel Show (GSS), Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Centre (Engineering)

28-30 Cust Show Emirates, ADNEC (Automotive)

28-30 3rd International Motor Show, ADNEC (Automotive)

31-01 International Symposium on Infrastructure Asset Management, NYU Abu dhabi Welcome Center (Construction)

31-2 Fire Fighting & Emergency Middle East 2019, ADNEC (Fire, Emergency)

April 2019

1-2 Global forum for Innovation In Agriculture, ADNEC (Agriculture)

1-2 International Pumps Valves Pipes & Compressors Industrial Exhibition Middle East (PVPC EXPO), ADNEC (Industrial)

3-4 International Conference On Education & Workforce Development (ICEWD), Higher Colleges Of Technology (Education)

3-6 SIOP Asia Congress, ADNEC (Healthcare)

7-9 National Service Career Fair, ADNEC (Education & HR)

8-9 World Congress on Human Genetics & Genetic Disease, Radisson Blu Yas Island (Healthcare)

8-9 International Conference on Nutrition, Food Science and Technology, Radisson Blu Yas Island (Food, Nutrition & Technology)

8-10 Bioavailability & Bioequivalence, Radisson Blu Yas Island (Pharmaceuticals)

8-9 World Congress on Radiology & Oncology, Radisson Blu Yas Island (Healthcare)

11-12 World Nanotechnology Congress, Radisson Blu Yas Island (Pharmaceuticals)

11-12 Pediatric Opthalmology & Optometry Conference, Le Meridian (Healthcare)

16 EIC Connect Oil & Gas UAE, Dusit Thani (Power & Energy)

16-18 Cityscape Abu Dhabi Exhibition 2018, ADNEC (Real Estate)

17-18 FAHR International Conference 2019, Jumeirah At Etihad Towers (HR)

23-25 BETT Middle East, ADNEC (Education & HR)

24-30 Abu Dhabi International Book Fair, ADNEC (Books)

24-30 Abu Dhabi Air Expo, Al Bateen Executive Airport (Aviation)

29-1 The Restaurant & Bar Decision Maker Forum (To The table MEA), Rosewood (Hospitality)

May 2019

10-11 ATECH World, ADNEC (Technology)

11-12 World Game Expo, ADNEC (Gaming & Entertainment Technology)

11-13 Children & Parents World CPW, ADNEC (Family)

11-13 Lifetstyle Abu Dhabi, ADNEC (Lifestyle)

June 2019

26-29 Bride Show Abu Dhabi 2019 (Weddings)

September 2018

9-12 World Energy Congress, ADNEC (Power & Energy)

16-18 CPHI, ADNEC (Pharmaceuticals)

17 E-Crime & Cybersecurity Abu Dhabi 2019, St Regis Nation Towers (Cybersecurity)

17-19 SPE Reservoir Characterisation & Simulation Conference & Exhibition, Jumeirah At Etihad Towers (Oil & Gas)

23-25 Seatrade Offshore Marine & Workboats Middle East, ADNEC (Marine & Transportation)

23-25 TEKNO, ADNEC (Industrial)

22-26 Abu dhabi to Convene FIP Pharmaceutical Sciences World Congress (ADFIPPSWC), Hyatt Capital Gate (Pharmaceuticals)

22-28 MILSET Expo-Sciences International, ADNEC (Science & Education)

October 2018

1-5 Abu Dhabi International Hunting & Equestrian Exhibition (ADIHEX), ADNEC (Hunting, Equestrian)

6-10 26th World Road Congress, Venue TBC (Transportation)

16-19 Abu Dhabi International Boat Show, ADNEC (Marine & Transportation)

22-23  International Franchise Conference & Exhibition 2018, ADNEC (Franchise)

24-26 Games Con, ADNEC (Gaming)

30-1 Najah Abu dhabi, ADNEC (Education)

31-2 International Real Estate & Investment Show (IREIS), ADNEC (Real Estate)

November 2019

11-14 – ADIPEC, ADNEC (Power & Energy)

28-01 Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, Yas Marina Circuit (Event)

December 2019

10-11 – Drilling Middle East Conference & Exhibition, Sofitel Corniche (Oil & Gas)

TBC - SIAL Middle East 2018, ADNEC (Food & Beverage)

At the time of publishing, it has been announced that Abu Dhabi has been selected to hosting the UNIDO 2019 General Conference, but the date and venue are yet to be confirmed.

If there are any exhibitions or conferences scheduled for Abu Dhabi in 2019 that are missing from the above listing, please us know so that we can add them: info@GatewayToAbuDhabi.com

Business Groups - Networking Events in Abu Dhabi

Additionally, throughout the year, the numerous business groups based in Abu Dhabi host a variety of networking events. Topics vary and can be sector-specific, sharing regulatory updates or just social networking to help their members build up relationships and identify potential business opportunities. If you are a British business or individual, you might be interested to look at the British Business Group in Abu Dhabi, which is renowned for hosting multiple monthly events: www.britishbusiness.org/events

Preparing to attend Abu Dhabi Events

If you are planning to attend and/or participate in events in Abu Dhabi during 2017, be sure to prepare in advance to maximise your time.

  • Identify potential contacts that you would like to do business with in advance and start a conversation to start building a relationship prior to the event.
  • Understand the regulatory requirements for your business should you intend to start doing business here – you will need to know about business setup in Abu Dhabi so that you are legal and compliant and arranging visas for staff. Gateway Group can help you with this.
  • Bring plenty of marketing collateral and business cards
  • Where possible book meetings with key contacts

Gateway is an expert at business setup in Abu Dhabi.  We manage the incorporation process from start to finish.  Gateway also provides a corporate nominee local sponsorship service for onshore companies in Abu Dhabi.  To book an appointment to meet with us during your trips to Abu Dhabi to talk about setting up your business, email us now: info@GatewayToAbuDhabi.com

Written by Jenny Hunt, Founding Partner & CEO, Gateway Group Of Companies

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