ADNEC secures 2019 World Road Congress

Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC) will host the World Road Congress in 2019 after winning 163 out of the 177 votes.

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The dedicated road infrastructure event is expected to draw more than 5,000 experts and specialists from around the world.

Established in 1909 by the World Road Association, it brings together global road administrations from 120 governments, along with members in 140 countries. The UAE was successfully accepted as the latest member on October 29.

The announcement was made from the Chilean capital of Santiago, where a UAE delegation including Department of Transport (DoT), Tourism and Culture Authority (TCA) and ADNEC were present.

Humaid Matar Al Dhaheri, acting group CEO of ADNEC, said: "Winning this bid is another significant achievement for Abu Dhabi and for ADNEC, as we work to enhance Abu Dhabi’s reputation as a global hub for business tourism. Abu Dhabi offers a unique value proposition that we believe sets us apart as a hub for high-level dialogue."

Held every four years, the event is organised by the International Road Federation in Paris. Next year’s event will be held in Seoul, South Korea in November 2015.

C&IT reported last week how ADNEC will also host the World Energy Congress in 2019.

"Winning two important bids recently, the World Energy Congress and the World Road Congress is a testament to the work of all stakeholders to prepare Abu Dhabi to become a global hub for such platforms," added Al Dhaheri. 

"Despite the fact that we are a young company, we continue to evolve and diversify our pool of expertise – attracting more and more specialised events and positioning ourselves as a city that is a gateway to opportunity."

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