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Gateway's Abu Dhabi Events, Conference & Exhibition Guide 2021

17th January 2021

Gateway Group has compiled its annual guide for business events, conferences and exhibitions in Abu Dhabi. Due to the global pandemic, the list is streamlined in comparison to previous years and some of the events are virtual. In light of the ever changing regulations and updates due to COVID, we suggest this article is used for guidance purposes only and attendance / bookings are checked directly with the event organisers.

If you are planning to attend or even exhibit in any of the conferences and exhibitions in Abu Dhabi this year, Gateway's annual Abu Dhabi Events, Conference & Exhibition Guide 2021 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 Abu Dhabi market, 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 most 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.

January 2021

18-20 WFES Green Buildings, ADNEC (Energy, Construction)

18-21 Smart Cities Expo & Forum, ADNEC (Energy, Construction)

18-21 World Future Energy Summit, Virtual (Energy)

19 Oracle Live Webinar: Adapt to new ways of working, Virtual (IT & Technology)

19-21 Distance Education & E-learning Summit, Virtual (Education & Training)

21-24 Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship, Abu Dhabi Golf Club (Sport)

26-27 5G Enabled Middle East, Virtual (Telecommunication)

27-28 International Conference on Food and Agricultural Engineering, Radisson Blu Hotel (Agriculture)

February 2021

07-08 UAE - Israel Investment Summit, Le Meridien (Banking & Finance)

10-11 MENA Coliseum Summit, Etihad Arena (Sport)

18-20 ME-Technology Forum & Refining & Petrochemicals, Jumeirah At Etihad Towers (Technology)

16-18 DFI Middle East Conference, Virtual (Engineering)

21-25 International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX), ADNEC (Security & Defence)

21-25 NAVDEX Defence Summit, ADNEC (Security & Defence)

21-27 UAE Tour 2021 (Sport)

24-25 IDC Middle East CIO Summit, Virtual (Business, Technology)

March 2021

02-03 International Conference on Science, Engineering & Technology, Radisson Blu Yas Island (Engineering, Technology)

04 The Trader Expo, Rosewood (Finance)

04-06 Hazi Misr Prime Property Show, Sheraton Hotel & Resort (Real Estate)

08-10 EuroTier Middle East, ADNEC (Agriculture)

09-11 CBM Connect Conference, The Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort & Spa (Technology)

11-12 Abu Dhabi Wound Care Conference, ADNEC (Healthcare)

15-17 Middle Eastern Materials Science Conference, New York University Abu Dhabi Campus (Industrial Engineering)

15-18 Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies Conference, ADNEC (Energy)

April 2021

02-03 International Conference on Economics, Management, And Social Study, Radisson Blu (Education & Training)

05-06 MENA Desalination Projects Conference, Jumeirah at Etihad Towers (Water)

06-08 National Service Career Fair, ADNEC (Education)

May 2021

02 British Boarding Schools Show UAE, Shangri-La Hotel, Qaryat al Beri (Education)

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

19-20 Middle East Produced Water Management Conference and Expo, Crowned Plaza (Water)

23-29 Abu Dhabi International Book Fair, ADNEC (Education)

June 2021

02-03 International Conference on Civil and Architectural Engineering (ICCAE), Radisson Blu (Construction)

05-09 International Council of Nurses Congress, ADNEC (Wellness)

06 Cyber Security & Data Privacy ConfEx Middle East, Virtual (Security)

July 2021

02-03 International Conference on Economics Finance and Accounting (ICEFA), Radisson Blu (Finance)

05-06 Middle East Artificial Lift Forum, Crowned Plaza (Oil & Gas)


September 2021

07-09 SIAL Middle East, ADNEC (Food & Beverage)

20-22 Oceanology International Middle East, ADNEC (Marine)

21-23 Arab Water Forum (AWF), Emirates Palace (Water)

27-28 MENA Power Projects Conference, Etihad Towers (Energy)

27-03 Abu Dhabi International Hunting and Equestrian Exhibition (ADIHEX), ADNEC (Sport

October 2021

13-16 Abu Dhabi International Boat Show, ADNEC (Leisure)

14-16 International Congress of the World Association for Psychosocial Rehabilitation, ADNEC (Healthcare)

19-21 Truck, Trailer and Tyre Expo, ADNEC (Automotive)

19-22 International Council on Archives Abu Dhabi Congress, ADNEC (Business Services)

27-29 Tawdheef Abu Dhabi, ADNEC (Education & Training)

26-30 Jewellery & Watch Show, ADNEC (Fashion & Beauty)

November 2021

08-11 Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC), ADNEC (Oil & Gas)

21-23 Wonca World Conference, ADNEC (Healthcare)

22-24 VIV ME, ADNEC (Agriculture)

25-28 World Conference of Family Doctors, ADNEC (Healthcare)

December 2021

10-11 International Conference On Vaccines and Immunology, Hawthorn Suites By Wyndham (Medical)

13-14 IADC Drilling Middle East Conference & Exhibition, Marriott Hotel Downtown (Engineering, Oil & Gas)

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Written by Sharmaigne Torella, Director Of First Impressions

Gateway Group of Companies, Abu Dhabi & Dubai, UAE


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