Abu Dhabi to host four leading international conferences

ADNEC and Abu Dhabi Convention Bureau collaborate to secure deals on key conferences for the capital.

Four leading international conferences will be held in Abu Dhabi over the next few years – all of them being held in the Middle East region for the first time.

The wins include World Congress of Nephrology, the Annual Conference of the International Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Diabetes (ISPAD) Congress, the International Baccalaureate (IB) Africa, Europe, Middle East Global Conference, and the XIV World Association for Psychosocial Rehabilitation (WAPR) World Congress.

Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC) and Abu Dhabi Convention Bureau, a division of the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) worked together to secure the deals.

Humaid Matar Al Dhaheri, group CEO of ADNEC, said: "These four conferences are of strategic importance as we continue our efforts to position the Emirate as a key global hub for health and education, which are among the sectors identified in the Abu Dhabi vision document as crucial to the Emirate’s progress and development. "

Saif Saeed Ghobash, undersecretary, DCT Abu Dhabi, said: "Abu Dhabi is now firmly established as a major player on the global events stage, able to excel at hosting the world’s most prominent conferences and exhibitions.

These successes also reinforce our support for local partners, with hotels and DMCs, as well as conference venues, in line to directly benefit from the increase in footfall that will accompany such conferences."

The World Congress of Nephrology 2020, organised by the International Society of Nephrology in association with the Emirates Medical Association Nephrology Society, will attract 4,000 delegates from the international nephrology community as well as other healthcare professionals. 

The 2019 International Baccalaureate Conference, organised by the International Baccalaureate Organisation, will provide an opportunity for local, regional and global educational leaders, decision-makers and practitioners from leading schools and universities to discuss best practices, exchange ideas and focus on imparting quality in the education sector.

The XIV WAPR World Congress to be held in 2021, organised by the World Association for Psychosocial Rehabilitation in association with the UAE Branch of WAPR, will focus on principles and practices of psychosocial rehabilitation and recovery, to improve individual competencies and introduce environmental changes in order to enhance quality of life. 

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