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Gateway's Abu Dhabi Conference & Exhibition Guide 2020

8th January 2020

If you are planning to attend or even exhibit in any of the numerous conferences and exhibitions in Abu Dhabi this year, then Gateway's annual Abu Dhabi Conference & Exhibition Guide 2020 will help you to identify the most relevant events for you business.

Attending exhibitions and events is a great way to start learning about the local market in Abu Dhabi, identifying who the key players are in your sector, as well as your local competitors, trends, opportunities and meeting with potential clients and business partners.

If you decide there are opportunities for your business in Abu Dhabi, then its worth knowing in advance that to do business here you will likely need to set up a business in Abu Dhabi. Registering a business in Abu Dhabi is likely to be quite different to regulations and requirements for starting a business in your home jurisdiction, so just being aware of what your obligations might be in advance will ensure that you have a head start as you build up local relationships and start negotiating for potential pieces of business - Gateway's tips for expanding your business into Abu Dhabi will be really helpful.


08 UAE Energy Forum, New York University Abu Dhabi (Energy)

10-12 IRENA Youth Forum: The New Generation of Decision Markers at the 10th IRENA Assembly (Energy)

11-12 10th Session of the IRENA Assembly (Energy)

11-18 Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week, ADNEC (Energy)

13-16 World Future Energy Summit (WFES), ADNEC (Energy)

13-16 Energy EXPO & Forum

13-16 Water EXPO & Forum

13-16 EcoWaste EXPO & Forum

13-16 Solar EXPO & Forum

13-16 Smart Cities EXPO & Forum

13 CLIX 2020 ADNEC (Technology)

13-16 World Future Energy Summit (WFES) 2020 ADNEC (Energy)

16-18 4th SEHA International Paediatric Conference, Rosewood Hotel (Healthcare)

16-20 HSBC Golf Championship, Abu Dhabi Golf Club (Sport)

22-25 BRIDE Show Abu Dhabi 2020, ADNEC (Weddings)

23-25 4th ADORE Conference 2020 Abu Dhabi, Etihad Towers (Healthcare)

27- 29 Tawdheef, ADNEC (Recruitment)


04 TVET Innovation Leaders Forum, ADNEC (Education)

06 Global Education EXPO (Education)

09 Workshop on Sustainable Aviation Fuel IRENA (Aviation)

07-08 Retina and Uveitis Update 2020, Rosewood Hotel (Healthcare)

08-13 World Urban Forum 2020, ADNEC (Infrastructure)

11-12 Middle East and Africa Summit, St Regis Hotel (World Issues)

11-14 Cyber Security for Energy & Utilities Summit, Westin Golf Resort (Security)

13-14 World Conference on Science and Engineering and Technology (WCSET), Radisson Blu Yas Island (Technology)

18 EIC Connect Middle East, Abu Dhabi (Oil and Gas)

20 MENA Investment Congress, Four Seasons Hotel (Finance)

20-21 SEHA International Radiology Conference, Rosewood Hotel (Healthcare)

21 Gulf Expo Abu Dhabi (Education)

23-25 Unmanned Systems Exhibition and Conference (UMEX), ADNEC (Security & Technology)

25-27 Gulf Steel Show (Steel)


01-04 Animal Transportation Association Annual Conference, St. Regis Hotel Abu Dhabi (Animal Transportation)

02-03 International Conferences on Medical and Health Science Technology (ICMHS), Radisson Blu, Yas Island (Healthcare)

05 Trader Expo Abu Dhabi, Rosewood Hotel (FOREX)

06-08 Firefighting Middle East, ADNEC (Fire)

08-12 World Union Of Wound Healing Societies Congress, ADNEC (Healthcare)

9-10 Global Forum in Innovations in Agriculture (GFIA) ADNEC (Agriculture)

9-11 VIV MEA, ADNEC Abu Dhabi, ADNEC (Agriculture & Forestry)

12-14 TESOL Arabia 2020, Ritz Carlton Hotel (Education)

15-19 2020 International Congress on Advances in Nuclear Power Plants, Khalifa University (Agriculture)

17-19 Global Aerospace Summit, St. Regis Saadiyat Island (Aerospace)

17-19 International Exhibition of National Security and Resilience (ISNR), ADNEC (Security)

18-21 Middle East Sulphur, Jumeirah At Etihad Towers (Chemicals)

19-21 British School in the Middle East Conference, Crown Plaza (Education)

25-28 VidCon, ADNEC (Video)

26-27 3rd World Congress on Nutrition and Obesity Prevention, Abu Dhabi (Education)

26-29 ISN World Congress of Nephrology, ADNEC (Healthcare)

26-28 Abu Dhabi Air Expo Abu Dhabi, Al Bateen Executive Airport (Air Expo)

27-28 PVPC Expo, ADNEC (Oil & Gas)

31-05 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA), Abu Dhabi (Cars)


02-04 Custom Show Emirates, ADNEC (Cars)

02-04 4th International Motor Show Abu Dhabi, ADNEC (Cars)

05-09 Culture Summit, Manarat Al Saadiyat (Culture)

15-16 International Offshore Development Congress (IODC) Jumeirah Etihad Towers (Business)

14-16 Cityscape Abu Dhabi ADNEC, (Real Estate)

23-25 BETT Middle East, Dusit Thani Hotel (Education)


11-12 Clinical Pharmacy Congress, Abu Dhabi (Conference)


05-06 Residency & Citizenship Expo 2020, Jumeirah at Etihad Towers (Citizenship)

25-26 33rd International Conference on Psychiatry & Mental Health, Le Meridien Hotel (Healthcare)

25-26 International Conference on Viral Infection and Immune Response, Abu Dhabi (Healthcare)


02-03 International Conference on Economics, Management and Social Media Study, Radisson Blu Island, (Research)

20-30 Power Africa Expo, ADNEC (Electric & Electronics)

23-27 International Nursing Research Congress (Healthcare)

27-28 International Conference on Law & Society (Law)


02-03 International Conference on Agricultural and Biological Science (ICABS), Radisson Blu Yas Island


27 International Conference on Vehicular, Mobile & Wearable Technology (Technology)

27 International Conference on Medical and Health Sciences (Healthcare)

27 International Conference on Education & E-Learning (Education)


07-09 Oceanology International Middle East, ADNEC, (Technology)

06-10 Talent Management Oil & Gas Conference, Abu Dhabi (Oil & Gas)

15-17 SPE/IADC Middle East Drilling Technology Conference and Exhibition (Oil & Gas)

14-16 CphI Middle East & Africa 2020, ADNEC (Pharmaceuticals)

25-26 20th International Conference on Gastroenterology and Hepatology (Healthcare)

27 International Conference on Physical Education & Sport Science, Abu Dhabi (Sport)

28-29 World Liver Congress (Healthcare)

28-30 Heritage Middle East - Museum & Exhibition Technologies Fair & Conference, ADNEC (Culture)

29-03 ADIHEX (Abu Dhabi International Hunting & Equestrian Exhibition), ADNEC (Hunting)


02 International Conference on Sports Nutrition and Supplements (Healthcare, Sport)

02 International Conference on Economics, Finance & Accounting (Finance)

05-08 GHGT (Greenhouse Gas Control Technology), Khalifa University (Energy)

14 -15 PCIC Middle East Annual Electrical and Automation Knowledge Sharing Events, InterContinental (Electric & Electronics)

14-17 Abu Dhabi International Boat Show, ADNEC (Boats)

14-17 Annual Conference for the International Society for Pediatric & Adolescent Diabetes (IPSAD) (Healthcare)

22-25 NESA Fall Leadership Conference, InterContinental Hotel (Education)

27 International Conference on Mechanical And Aerospace Engineering (Engineering)

27 International Conference on Civil And Architectural Engineering (Engineering)

28-30 Najah Higher Education Fair, ADNEC (Education)


9-12 ADIPEC, ADNEC (Oil & Gas)

16-19 International Council Archives (ICA) Abu Dhabi Congress (Business)

25-29 23rd WONCA World Conference of Family Doctors, ADNEC (Healthcare)

29 Abu Dhabi Formula 1 Grand Prix 2020


07-08 World Heart and Brain Conference Abu Dhabi (Healthcare)

07-09 Negotiation Dynamics (Education & Training)

09-11 SIAL Middle East 2020, ADNEC (Food)

If there are any exhibitions or conferences scheduled for Abu Dhabi in 2020 that are missing from the above listing, please us know so that we can add them: We will endeavour to expand the listing during the year as more events are confirmed in Abu Dhabi.

Business Groups - Networking Events in Abu Dhabi

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

Preparing for your Abu Dhabi Events

If you are planning to attend and/or participate in events in Abu Dhabi during 2020, be sure to prepare in advance to ensure you maximise your time:

Written by Sharmaigne Torella, Director of First Impressions

Gateway Group of Companies, Abu Dhabi & Dubai UAE


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