Adnec ties up with UK firm for expos
Abu Dhabi , September 20, 2007
Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (Adnec) has signed a long-term agreement with CMP Information (CMPi) of United Kingdom to organise a series of exhibitions in Abu Dhabi.
The multiple-year deal is designed to provide a boost to the capital's exhibition industry.
CMP Information have already committed to organising five shows in Abu Dhabi at the capital's new 57,000 square metre exhibition centre. The innovative 'Foundation Partner' strategy sees the venue and organiser making a mutual commitment to developing shows and Abu Dhabi's exhibition sector, to serve the destination's rapidly emerging markets, said an official spokesman.
'The events industry is a powerful medium through which Abu Dhabi can attract the attention of the region and the world. We encourage organisers such as CMPi to organise top class events in the Emirate and stimulate business throughout the region. We recognise the foresight of these exhibition organisers and will support them by providing a world class platform and organisational know-how to develop their shows,' said member of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council and chairman of Adnec Shaikh Sultan bin Tahnoon Al Nahyan.
Operating internationally, CMPi provides creative professional media solutions to around 20 industry sectors. Its products, including magazines, exhibitions, conferences, awards, information products and websites, are targeted at business professionals across a range of markets; these include Construction & Architecture, Commercial Property, Licensed Trade, Travel, Agriculture and Ingredients.
'We are delighted to be one of the 'Foundation Partners' at Abu Dhabi's new world-class exhibition centre, with phase one due to open early next year. This gives CMPi a great opportunity in this exciting and emerging market, further enhancing our ever-growing worldwide portfolio,' said event director, CMPi UAE, Chris Fountain.
The new exhibition complex is already well advanced in its construction with the first phase of the 57,000 square metres of halls opened in 2007. The completed venue features a 21,000 square metre visitor concourse and dedicated conference facilities for 1,200 people.
CMPi's first event in the Middle East titled Working Buildings Middle East will take place take place from December 10 to 12, 2007, within the new Adnec.Trade Arabia News Service