Education expo expects 57pc hike in visitors
Abu Dhabi, June 9, 2010
An upcoming education, training and careers event in Abu Dhabi expects a 57 per cent growth in the number of visitors over that of last year.
The fourth annual edition of Najah will be held from October 19 to 21 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center (Adnec).
The event extends features a wide diversity of exhibitors and with a 20 per cent increase in exhibitor floor space since first held in 2007. Previous events have seen over 11,000 visitors, 57 per cent increases in year-on-year visitor numbers – an achievement this year’s event is expected to match, a statement said.
The exhibition will build on the success of previous years by providing a forum that spans the full spectrum of the region’s education, training and employment sectors.
“We are very proud that Najah continues to exceed the expectations of our exhibitors and visitors in helping to advance the careers of Emiratis,” said Lucy Clarke, exhibition director.
“Even at this early stage, we have already allocated over 80 per cent of our floor space, with several leading exhibitors such as the Institute of Applied Technology, Khalifa University of Science, Masdar, Etihad and HSBC.”
“This helps ensure that our visitors will have the opportunity to engage with a variety of the region’s leading education institutions and employers,” she added.
After a period of global restraint, Abu Dhabi’s economic growth is expected to double during 2010, accelerating from 1.3 per cent in the previous year to 3.2 per cent, the statement said.
This growth is a direct result of the success of the Emirate’s investment in non-oil related industries, whose human capital needs continue to evolve at a fast pace.
Najah gives universities and companies the opportunity to meet thousands of UAE students and graduates from the region’s leading universities specializing in important sectors such as business, engineering, hotel management and much more.
“Building on past success, we are introducing a number of new and improved activities to enhance visitor experiences,” Clarke continued.
“These include the AIESEC assessment center, career advice lounge and the popular education and career forum that will provide a platform for prominent local leading figures to share their success stories and inspire visitors to make the right decisions about their education and career path,” she concluded. – TradeArabia News Service