The Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Company closes an extraordinary year full of successes and achievements.
– Hamid Al Dhaheri: “Achievements increase ADNEC’s position on the business tourism and leisure map.
ADNEC Group doubles its hotel asset portfolio to 6 hotels locally and internationally, offering 1,465 hotel rooms.
Support efforts to curb the spread of the Covid-19 virus by establishing field hospitals and testing and evaluation centers in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain and London.
A plan to develop the facilities and infrastructure of the group centers in Abu Dhabi and London to enhance its ability to host and attract major international events.
– Establishment of a company “Tourism 365” to provide exceptional experiences in the travel and tourism sector for visitors to Abu Dhabi, and to increase the emirate’s competitiveness in the tourism sector.
– Hosted 174 exhibitions, conferences and special events distributed over 76 exhibitions, 76 conferences and 22 special events.
ABU DHABI, April 21 / WAM / Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Company “ADNEC”, one of the companies associated with “Holding”, achieved extraordinary successes and achievements at the level of its operations and its group of subsidiaries in 2021 , and continued its path to support economic prosperity in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi by achieving direct and indirect returns worth 2.4 billion dirhams.
In line with its strategy to develop and diversify its operations to improve its path to achieving sustainable growth, the group announced in 2021 strategic investments to expand its facilities in Abu Dhabi and London, and adopted a new direction in his business entering leisure. The tourism sector by launching new companies that improve the tourism sector system in Abu Dhabi and double its portfolio A hotel assets.
Humaid Matar Al Dhaheri, Managing Director and CEO of the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Company (ADNEC) and its group of companies, said: “Despite the challenges that still cast a shadow over the world business tourism sector, 2021 was an extraordinary year. for the ADNEC group, where we achieved significant successes and achievements that contributed to the strengthening of the company’s position on the business tourism map and strengthened its key role in consolidating the position of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi as the capital of business and time tourism sectors in the region. ”
Al Dhaheri added: “This tremendous success and development in the Group’s performance reflects the dedication and dedication of our teams, which spared no effort to raise the company’s level of excellence locally and globally. We were also able, through joint work with our stakeholders, to overcome the unprecedented challenges that resulted from the COVID-19 pandemic. 19 / In the last two years, and as we enter the recovery phase, we are moving steadily towards a bright future today to continue developing our business to achieve sustainable growth, prosperity and excellence in all nivelet.
During 2021, the ADNEC Group, in cooperation with the Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), continued its support for the efforts made by the government of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates and the UK health authorities in to limit the spread of the Covid-19 virus by establishing field hospitals and screening centers The assessment was conducted in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain and London.
In 2021, the ADNEC Group announced the creation of the Tourism 365 Company, which will focus on providing exceptional travel and tourism experiences for visitors to Abu Dhabi, and increasing the emirate’s competitiveness regionally and internationally in field of tourism. sector.
Tourism 365 will include under its umbrella two subsidiaries: Capital Experience, which specializes in managing destinations to the highest standards, and Capital Travel, which focuses on specialized operations in the travel sector.
The group also acquired Etihad Airport Services – Catering, which merged with Capital Hospitality, ADNEC ‘s catering arm; and Etihad Holidays by joining Tourism 365, ADNEC’s tourism promotion company, supporting ADNEC’s long-term investment strategy.
The two acquisitions are part of the company’s strategic efforts to strengthen the UAE tourism sector, based on ADNEC’s extensive experience and great potential in the hospitality and tourism sectors.
During 2021, the ADNEC Group announced a plan to develop the facilities and infrastructure of the group centers in Abu Dhabi and London to dedicate its leadership to the regional and global business tourism sector, and to increase its competitiveness and capability. to wait and pull. major international events specializing in various sectors.
Development work at the National Exhibition Center in Abu Dhabi includes the construction of the largest specialized exhibition hall in the Middle East and North Africa with an area of more than 10,000 square meters.
Expansion and development works at the National Exhibition Center in Abu Dhabi will increase the total area allocated for indoor exhibitions by 12% to 92,000 square meters.
Work on the development of the ADNEC-owned London Exhibition Center Excel begins the third expansion of its facilities, which includes the addition of 25,000 square meters of exhibition space and the development of new meeting and conference rooms, in addition of service facilities spread over three floors.
The third phase of expansion work at the Accel Center in London, upon completion, will provide around 115 new job opportunities, 50% of which have been allocated to British citizens, reflecting the extent of the ADNEC Group’s commitment and contribution to support local community. communities operating in it.
The year 2021 proved that the ADNEC Group doubled its hotel asset portfolio by purchasing new hotels, bringing the total to 6 domestic and international hotels offering 1465 hotel rooms.The group included Anantara Resort Sir Bani Yas Island Abu Dhabi; Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort from Anantara; DoubleTree by Hilton Excel London for its hotel asset portfolio in line with its long-term investment strategy to diversify its business and achieve integration into its asset portfolio.
In 2021, the ADNEC Group continued its path in developing the competencies of the people of the UAE and supporting national talent, offering more employment opportunities that increase their career advancement, bringing the percentage of Group Emirates to 72% of the total number and at all to 87% The level of leadership positions in the group and its affiliates. This coincides with the achievement of 90% of the customer satisfaction index, which is considered as one of the highest levels of customer satisfaction in this sector globally.
During 2021, the agenda of the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Company witnessed the hosting of many major international events at its headquarters in the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom, and the number of events organized by it reached 174 exhibitions, conferences and special events, distributed among 76 exhibitions, 76 conferences and 22 special events.
ADNEC also announced during 2021 the launch of the first session of the 2022 World Media Congress, to be held this year in Abu Dhabi, in partnership with the Emirates News Agency (WAM), and is considered an extraordinary media platform. sector.
The ADNEC Group won 9 prestigious awards over the past year, including two awards from the Middle East Event Awards in the categories Best Business Entity in the Events Sector for 2020 and Best Corporate Meeting; And the 2021 Human Resources Award from the World Exhibition Association.