ABU DHABI / WAM
Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC) has announced that its impact on the Abu Dhabi economy in 2015 surged by 26% to AED3.47 billion from AED2.76 billion in 2014. This follows a 13% growth in the number of events hosted by Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre and Al Ain Convention Centre (AACC), which collectively hosted a total of 369 events in 2015.
Addressing a press conference to announce the companyâ€™s 2015 results, Humaid Matar Al Dhaheri, Acting Group CEO of Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company, said, â€œADNEC is pleased with yet another strong annual performance. We were able to achieve these results due to our flexibility and efficiency in delivering world-class events. We maintained high growth rates thanks to the sustained efforts in
improving the quality of services offered to the events community. This positively reflected on Abu Dhabi economy by delivering an economic impact of AED 3.47 billion in 2015, up from AED2.76 billion in 2014.â€ He added, â€œIn addition, we attracted a host of new events increasing the total number of events hosted by our premier venues in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, including ADNEC and AACC.â€