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Abu Dhabi Exhibition and Conference Calendar 2017

9th January 2017

To assist with planning of business trips to Abu Dhabi during 2017 and to ensure that you stay fully informed about your relevant sector, please find below a comprehensive list of exhibitions and conferences which have been announced to date. According to the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA), Abu Dhabi is ranked 73rd worldwide in terms of attracting international association meetings annually.


7-12 – IEEE SPS Winter School on Security and Privacy Issues in Biometrics, New York University Abu Dhabi (Security)

12 – 5th International Child & Adult Behavioural Health Conference, Jumeirah Etihad Towers Hotel (Healthcare)

13-14 - European Society of Endocrinology Clinical Update 2017, Hilton Capiital Grand Hotel (Healthcare)

12-21 – Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week, ADNEC & Masdar City (Sustainability)

16 – Future Cities Forum (Business Services, Logistics & Transportation)

16-19 – World Future Energy Summit, ADNEC (Energy)

16-19 – Abu Dhabi International Water Summit, ADNEC (Water)

16-19 – Energy Efficiency Expo, ADNEC (Energy)

16-19 – Sustainable Transport, ADNEC (Transport)

16-19 – Eco Waste Exhibition, ADNEC (Waste)

16-19 – Solar Expo, ADNEC (Energy)

16 – Governance of Information / Cyber Security, Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce (Security)

20 – Abu Dhabi Pain Management Symposium 2017, Bab Al Qasr Hotel (Healthcare)

23-25 – Smart Stores Expo, ADNEC

24 - Masdar Institute Lecture Series: Prof Michael Sipser, MIT Dean of Science, Masdar Institute

25-28 – Bride Show Abu Dhabi 2017, ADNEC (Weddings)

25-27 Power-Gen Middle East 2017, ADNEC (Power)

31-1 – Global Space Congress, St Regis Saadiyat Island (Space)

30-1 – Tawdheef Abu Dhabi, ADNEC (Logistic & Transportation)


1–3 – Gulf Plastics & Polymers Show (GPPS), ADNEC (Industrial Products & Plastic)

3-4 - International Conference on Global Innovative research Trends in Social Sciences, Humanities, Business and Management Studies, Millennium Corniche Hotel (Business Services, Education & Training & Finance)

3-6 ARC Middle East, Intercontinental Abu Dhabi (Architecture)

6-7 – Future Landscape & Public Realm Abu Dhabi (Air & Water Management, Architecture, Environment & Waste Management)

6-7 – Cyber Resilience & Infosec, Sofitel Hotel (IT)

7-9 - IBTM Arabia, Jumeirah at Etihad Towers (Meetings, Events, Incentives)

7-9 – Genomics & systems Biology VII, New York University Abu Dhabi (Security)

12 – International Symposium on Neurovascular and Neurosurgical Disorders, Rosewood Hotel (Healthcare)

10-11 – Great India Education Show Abu Dhabi, Crowne Plaza Hotel (Education)

12-16 – Middle East Sulphur 2017, Jumeirah Etihad Towers Hotel (Chemicals)

14-15 – FIDIC Middle East Contract users Conference (Engineering & Legal)

16-18 – 11th SEHA International Paediatric Conference 2017, Jumeirah at Etihad Towers (Healthcare)

17-18 – Gulf Expo (Training & Events)

18-19 – Premier Schools Exhibition, Crowne Plaza (Education)

19-23 – International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX), ADNEC (Defence)

19-23 – Naval Defence Exhibition and Conference (NAVDEX), ADNEC (Defence)

20-22 – Milsatcom Middle East Conference (Business Services)

25-27 – 2nd International Feotal Conference (FMPGHNC), Jumeirah at Etihad Towers (Healthcare)

26-1 – Abu Dhabi International Technology Exhibition, DU Arena (IT)

28 – 1 – Petroleum & Chemical Industry Conference (Petrochemicals)


2-4 – WONCA East Mediterranean Region Confrence 2017 (Healthcare)

4-9 – Middle East Health Leadership Programme (Healthcare)

6–8 – Pumps Vales Pies & Compressors Industrial Exhibition Middle East (PVPC EXPO 2017), ADNEC (Agriculture, Industrial Equipment & Oil & Gas)

6-8 Unmanned Systems Exhibition and Conference (UMEX), ADNEC (Defence)

7-8 – Remote Healthcare Middle East, Westin Golf Resort & Spa Hotel (Healthcare, Pharmaceutical, IT & Technology)

7–8 – Global Aerospace Summit, ADNEC (Aerospace)

8-10 – Abu Dhabi Air Expo, Al Bateen Executive Airport (Aerospace)

9-11 – Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi Digestive Disease Syndrome, Al Maryah Island (Healthcare)

9-12 – Beauty Secrets, ADNEC (Cosmetics and beauty Products)

10-12 - 6th International Neonatology Conference, Jumeirah at Etihad Towers (Healthcare)

13-14 – MEFTECH, ADNEC (Finance & Technology)

6-8 - International Exhibition for National Security & Resilience (ISNR), ADNEC (Security)

9-11 – 7th International Neonatology Conference, Jumeirah At Eithad Towers (Healthcare)

14-16 – World Cargo Symposium, ADNEC (IT, Security, Defence)

15-16 – International Conference on Computer, Control and Communication Engineering, Centro Capital Centre (IT & Electronics)

15-16 – International Conference on Mechanical, Manufacturing and Materials Engineering, Centro Capital Centre (Manufacturing)

15-17 – International Conference on Engineering & Technology, Centro Capital Centre (IT & Electronics)

16-17 – Abu Dhabi International Conference on Vitamin D Deficiency and Human Health, Jumeirah Etihad Towers Hotel (Healthcare)

17 – Top MBA QS Connect 1-2-1, Crown Plaza Hotel (Education & Training)

18 – Abu Dhabi 2nd State of the Art Laparaoscopic Endourology Video Presentation In Paediatric Age Group Tips & Tricks By Experts, Rosewood Hotel (Healthcare)

19 – Global Education Fair Abu Dhabi (Education & Training)

20-21 - MENA Food Production 2030, ADNEC (Food)

20-21 - Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture (GFIA Abu Dhabi), ADNEC (Agriculture)

22-23 – 8th Annual Abu Dhabi Wound Care Conference, ADNEC (Healthcare)

23 – The Best of AACC Middle East, Rosewood Hotel (Healthcare)

25-30 – Sans Abu Dhabi, Hilton Hotel (IT)

26-28 – Waterworld Middle East, ADNEC (Water)

26-30 – Sour Oil & Gas Advanced Technology 2017 (SOGAT 2017), Beach Rotana Hotel (Oil & Gas)

27-30 - Global Manufacturing & Industrialisation Summit (GMIS), Paris-Sorbonne University (Manufacturing)

28 – SEMA Middle East Business Development Conference, ADNEC (Business Services)

28-29 – Middle East Financial Technology Exhibition & Conference, ADNEC (Finance & Technology)


2-3 – International Conference on Agriculture and Biological Science (ICABS), Raidsson Blu Hotel (Research & Development)

2-6 – Asia Conference on Computer and Communications Security (ASIACCS), New York University Abu Dhabi (IT)

10-12 – RECSO EnviroSpill, Emirates Palace Hotel (Environment & Waste Management)

11-12 – Airline Engineering & Maintenance Middle East Conference (AEMMEC 2017) (Air, Aviation, Airports)

11-12 - Middle East Association Congress (MEAC), ADNEC (Associations & Not For Profit Organisations)

16 – Access MBA Abu Dhabi, Shangri-La Hotel Qaryat Al Beri (Education & Training)

17-18 – Gulf Education and Training Exhibition (GETEX), Beach Rotana Hotel (Education & Training)

18-20 – Cityscape Abu Dhabi, ADNEC (Real Estate)

26-27 – ATECH World Conference & Exhiibtion, ADNEC (Technology)

26-27 – World Game Expo, ADNEC (Entertainment)

26-27 – Media Communication & Content World Conference & Exhibition, ADNEC (Media)

18-19 - LuxLive Middle East, ADNEC (Lifestyle)

25-26 – Bett Middle East, Dusit Thani Hotel (Education)

26-29 – Abu Dhabi Fashion Days, The Domes (Lifestyle & Fashion)

26-2 - Abu Dhabi International Book Fair, ADNEC (Books)


1 – Linden Educational Services Fair Abu Dhabi (Education & Training)

2-6 – International Jewellery & Watch Show (JWS), ADNEC (Lifestyle)

8-10 - SPE Reservoir Characterisation and Simulation Conference and Exhibition, Jumeirah Etihad Towers Hotel (Oil & Gas)

9-10 - SPE Intelligent Oil and Gas Symposium (Oil & Gas)

11 – IT Security Roadshow (Security & Defense)

11-13 – Lifestyle Abu Dhabi, ADNEC (Lifestyle)

11-13 – Children and Parent’s World, ADNEC (Healthcare)

16 - EIC Connect Middle East 2017, Dusit Thani Hotel (Oil & Gas)

19-20 – Advanced Diabetes Conference, Hilton Capital Grand Hotel (Healthcare)

27-25 June – Ramadan & Eid Show, ADNEC


16-18 – The Healthcare Recruitment & Training Fair 2017, ADNEC (Healthcare & Training)

17-19 – Abu Dhabi International Downstream Summit, (Petrochemicals)

21-23 – Arab Carpet & Flooring Expo 2017, ADNEC

25-26 – PetroForum MENA, Park Hyatt Hotel (Petroleum & Oil & Gas)

25-27 – Seatrade Offshore Marine & Workboats Middle East, ADNEC (Shipping, Marine & Ports)

25-27 – ATC Global, Adnec (Aviation & Airports)

28-30 – SEHA International Nursing, Midwifery & Allied Health Conference, Jumeirah at Etihad Towers (SINMAC 2017), Jumeirah Etihad Towers Hotel (Healthcare)


12-16 – ADIHEX (International Hunting and Equestrian Exhibition), ADNEC

25-27 - Najah, ADNEC (Education)

24-25 - NATRANS Expo 2017, ADNEC (Logistics & Transportation)

26-29 – 19th Conference of the International Society of Addiction Medicine, Jumeirah Etihad Towers Hotel (Healthcare)

27-29 – 10th Medication Safety Conference (Healthcare)

30-1 – Abu Dhabi Hardware Show, ADNEC (Building, Construction, Machinery & Tools)

30-1 – Climate Abu Dhabi, ADNEC (Industrial Products)


2-4 – International Real Estate & Investment Show (IREIS), ADNEC (Real Estate)

2-4 – India Property Expo, ADNEC (Real Estate)

2-4 – Turkey Property Show, ADNEC (Real Estate)

2-4 – Residency & Citizenship Expo, ADNEC (Security)

2-4 – Big Boys Toys, ADNEC (Lfestyle)

13-16 – ADIPEC, ADNEC (Oil & Gas)

14-15 – GCC Forensic Science Conference & Exhibition, Westin Golf Resort & Spa Hotel (Medical Equipment, IT, Scientific Instruments)

26-27 World Halal Tourism Summit, ADNEC (Tourism)

24-26 – Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, Yas Marina Circuit

25-28 – International Travel Week 2017, ADNEC (Tourism)


4-8 – International Diabetes Federation 2017 Conference, ADNEC (Healthcare)

11 – Mercurys Abu Dhabi, Shangri-La Hotel Qaryat Al Beri (Aerospace, Hospitality & Tourism)

11-12 – SIAL Middle East, ADNEC (Food & Beverage)

11-12 – Abu Dhabi International Date Palm Exhibition 2017 (Food & Beverage)

If there are any exhibitions or conferences scheduled for Abu Dhabi in 2017 that are missing from the above listing, please us know so that we can add them:

Additionally, throughout the year, the numerous business groups based in Abu Dhabi host a variety of networking events. Topics vary and can be sector-specific, sharing regulatory updates or just social networking to help their members build up relationships and identify potential business opportunities. If you are a British business or individual, you might be interested to look at the British Business Group in Abu Dhabi, which is renowned for hosting multiple monthly events:

If you are planning to attend and/or participate in events in Abu Dhabi during 2017, be sure to prepare in advance of your trip to ensure that you maximise your time. This is includes identifying potential contacts that you would like to do business with in advance and starting a conversation, so that a relationship is already starting prior to the event. It is also good to understand what the regulatory requirements will be for your business should you look to seriously start doing business here – you will need to know about getting licensed so that you are legal and compliant and arranging visas for staff.

How Gateway can help your business expand into the UAE

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Written by Jenny Hunt, Founding Partner & CEO

Gateway Group of Companies, Abu Dhabi & Dubai UAE


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