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New international exhibition centre launched in Abu Dhabi

ADNEC, the new Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company, announced today that it had already begun construction of a world-class exhibition complex in Abu Dhabi to benefit the UAE and Middle East markets.


Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre - Artists impression of the newly refurbished Grandstand & new Icon Tower.

The decision to build a new exhibition centre for the UAE was driven by an in-depth review of the existing and potential exhibition market. The conclusion reached by the Government of Abu Dhabi is that the demand from visitors and exhibitors has expanded dramatically and significant opportunities exist for new international exhibitions and conferences. In particular, Abu Dhabi is emerging as a unique market and the massive developments that are planned will support a range of significant exhibitions.

The exhibition complex will include 57,000 square metres of gross exhibition floor space, a massive 21,000 square metres visitor concourse and 7,500 square metres of multi-purpose halls. The new centre will also feature dedicated conference facilities for 1,200 people, banqueting areas and more than 30 high-specification meeting rooms.

The first phase of the project is already well under way and on schedule for completion by December 2006 to host the internationally recognised IDEX 2007 defence exhibition and conference. Built in the 'U-shape' that has proven so successful in the best venues in the world, the Centre will contain a central landscaped plaza for outdoor events.

The focal feature of the complex will be an iconic soaring tower that will curve above the centre and look out to the sea. Innovative in its design, the tower is a bold architectural statement that reflects ADNEC's plans to become an internationally recognisable venue. The tower will become the brand that promotes the venue and Abu Dhabi to the world.

In announcing the new centre, ADNEC Chairman, His Excellency Sheikh Sultan Bin Tahnoon Al Nahyan said: 'Quality exhibitions will play an important role in creating international awareness of Abu Dhabi, as well as in attracting investment, new industry and business tourism. It is essential that we have a new world-class venue to host these events'.

He added: 'The event and exhibition industry will be welcomed to the new ADNEC complex and will enjoy the highest levels of customer care and support. It is the goal of the management to provide an experience that reflects the standard of the new venue. We have already confirmed the support of many new and existing international exhibition organisers, who will shortly be announcing their plans for new exhibitions. This has been a very carefully planned project and we are already proud of our progress'.

ADNEC Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Mr Simon Horgan said: 'In any sophisticated exhibition market, organisers of events need a choice of venues. The dynamics within this market have matured and changed. The current policies operated by venues within the UAE determine what exhibitions the organisers are able to stage, and these decisions have established the size and shape of existing market.

'For example, in a dramatically expanding market such as the construction sector, exhibitors and visitors may wish to visit either specialist exhibitions or more than one event per year. If a venue only allows one event each year then the sector is constricted. This is standard international practice. However, within the UAE it is a key indicator that a market has matured and reached a point of expansion. Commentators may conclude that the solution is to expand existing venues but this does not address the fact that international organisers need to compete at different venues and expand the overall market'.

He added: 'It is our goal to have a new centre and introduce a new approach to business. There are many innovative ideas that will be developed to set the new ADNEC complex apart - providing our clients with exceptional service and business practices. For example, we will not be competing with our organising customers by staging exhibitions in-house, as this practice discourages investment'.

The location for this centre has been carefully selected: close to the major hotel developments and a short distance from Abu Dhabi Airport. The site is only 35 minutes from Jebel Ali, Dubai. The surrounding road network has been planned to allow for easy access and exit to the centre and multi-storey car parks will provide ample capacity for visitor and exhibitors.

The area surrounding the new centre is scheduled for immediate development and will feature hotels, serviced apartments for 2000 people, 17 office towers, a marina development and a retail zone with over 100 outlets.

As part of the development, the existing Sheikh Zayed Grandstand will be refurbished and linked to the new halls. Within it will be offices, food courts and a range of companies servicing the exhibition industry.
 

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Abu Dhabi to build Dh8 billion exhibition centre in two years

In a bid to capture a surge in the number of business exhibitions and conferences being held in the UAE, Abu Dhabi yesterday initiated construction of a Dh8 billion exhibition complex.

The first phase of the complex, a project of the newly formed Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company, should be complete by December, organisers said.

It will include 57,000 square metres of exhibition floor space, a 21,000sq m visitors’ concourse and 75,000sq m of multipurpose halls.

Given Abu Dhabi’s massive expansion plans, Adnec Chairman Sheikh Sultan bin Tahnoon Al Nahyan, who is also the Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority, said the exhibition centre will cater to a surge in demand, as the emirate prepares to attract three million visitors annually by 2015.

“Quality exhibitions will play an important role in creating international awareness of Abu Dhabi, as well as in attracting investment, new industry and business tourism. It is essential that we have a new world-class venue to host these events,” Sheikh Sultan said. “We want to build a culture of exhibitions and shows to promote the country.” The project is to be completed by 2008, when it will cover 100,000sq m and generate business of Dh20bn within 10 years.

The U-shaped design will include a 35-storey tower facing the sea. The centre will be positioned a short distance from the Abu Dhabi Airport, expanding its appeal, organisers said.

“In any sophisticated exhibi tion market, organisers of events need a choice of venues,” added Adnec Chief Executive Officer Simon Horgan.

The area surrounding the new centre is scheduled for immediate development and will feature four hotels, serviced apartments for 2,000 people, 17 office towers, a marina development and a retail zone with more than 100 outlets.

Sheikh Sultan said the centre’s success would be supported by many investments in Abu Dhabi – including the expansion of Etihad Airways, the Dh20bn airport expansion project, which will accommodate 20 million passengers, and the 40 new hotels that will make 20,000 rooms available by the end of 2011.

He said tourism infrastructure investments amount to Dh30bn, adding that the private sector “would have a big role to play” in the project.
 

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Abu Dhabi - Construction of a 35-storey iconic soaring tower along with exhibition and conference centre with 57,000-square metre (sqm) exhibition floor space.
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8bn sounds too much! Anyways I'll post high res pictures as soon as I go back home.
 

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Sorry, I was very busy for 3 days. Here are the pictures I wanted to post







 

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Construction is well under-way. As I reported earlier (in the AD Updates thread), the Review Stand (a.k.a. the 'Grand Stand') is being demolished to make way for it. I'll post a photo soon.
 

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Phase one of Adnec's new venue to be ready this year

Abu Dhabi: The first phase of the Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company's (Adnec) new venue is on schedule for completion this year, officials announced yesterday.

Adnec's board, led by chairman Shaikh Sultan Bin Tahnoon Al Nahyan, visited the new venue.

"The first phase, projected to be completed by December, will add approximately 28,500 gross square metres to Adnec's exhibition area with an approximate outlay of Dh500 million," said Simon Morgan, chief executive.

"The impressive growth of Abu Dhabi's economy and the UAE's commitment to continue diversifying the scope of its economic activities, has significantly boosted the conference and exhibition industry in the capital," he said in a statement.

Adnec's new venue will include 57,000 square metres of gross exhibition floor space, a 21,000 square metre visitor concourse and 7,500 square metres of multi-purpose halls.

"There is a rapidly increasing market demand for exhibitions in the capital, and Adnec is looking to meet demand by constructing a purpose-built exhibition complex supported by upgraded services and infrastructure," said Ahmad Humaid Al Mazrouei, managing director.
 

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Plot sale launched at Capital Centre, Abu Dhabi

20-Sep-2006


Capital Centre

Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC) has launched the sale of plots on 147,582 square meters of prime land at Capital Centre, the $2.17 billion business and residential micro-city being built around the exhibition Centre in the UAE capital of Abu Dhabi.

H.H. Sheikh Sultan Bin Tahnoon Al Nahyan, Member of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council and Chairman, Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company said: “Capital Centre is one of the cornerstones of our strategy to strengthen Abu Dhabi’s profile as a major destination in the Middle East for the MICE industry.”

The strategically-located plots, collectively valued at more than $ 571 million are earmarked for the mixed-use development of hotels, residential and commercial towers, a retail zone and a stunning marina that will enhance the local landscape.
 

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Tabreed to cool ADNEC's new development

Tabreed, the Middle East's district cooling pioneer, has signed with Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Company (ADNEC) to provide cooling services 16,716 Tons of Refrigeration (TR) for its new developments.


ADNEC's venue.

The project, which includes 14 exhibition halls and one mixed use tower - consisting of a five star hotel, hotel apartments and commercial developments, will be supplied with cooling services in three phases.

'Abu Dhabi is emerging as one of the leading regional destinations for exhibitions and conferences, and the new facilities are being built to attract world class exhibitions and events to the UAE capital,' said Clive Lowe, Venue & Operations Director, ADNEC.

'The venue will incorporate state-of-the-art facilities and we decided to use district cooling for its cooling requirements because of the advantages it offers over conventional methods. Tabreed being an industry leader was the natural choice as a supplier.'

The first phase of the project with a cooling requirement of 8700 TR is expected to be ready by January 2007.

'ADNEC's new venue will be among the world's best exhibition facilities and is a challenging project,' said Tabreed's CEO, Dany Safi. 'It gives us the opportunity to demonstrate the advantages of district cooling to a wider audience.'
 
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