Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, part of ADNEC Group, is set to host more than 15 major events in May, many of which are being held for the first time in Abu Dhabi and the UAE.

The agenda of events, exhibitions, and conferences, which is expected to attract thousands of visitors and participants from around the world, comes in line with ADNEC Group's efforts to establish Abu Dhabi as a global destination for business and leisure tourism. It also supports the group’s role of bringing together global expertise and enhancing the transfer and localisation of knowledge to develop national capabilities across a range of fields.

Humaid Matar Al Dhaheri, Managing Director and CEO of ADNEC Group, said: “The busy agenda of events in May exemplifies ADNEC Group's role in strengthening Abu Dhabi's position as the region's business tourism capital. It highlights the group’s contribution to the sustainable growth of Abu Dhabi's tourism sector by attracting business and leisure tourists, hence driving the growth of the emirate’s economy. Hosting a range of events simultaneously is a testimonial to Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre's assets, exceptional facilities, and state-of-the-art infrastructure. It demonstrates the group teams’ efficiency in delivering successful and distinguished events that exceed the aspirations of event organisers and visitors.”

Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre will begin its activities for the month on 1 May by hosting participants for ADNOC Upskilling on IAIDL, which will run until 2 June.

Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre’s second event will be hosting the region's largest Oracle Cloud World Tour in Abu Dhabi on 3 May. The tour will see technology experts and specialists from the UAE offering participants the opportunity to learn about ideas, skills and solutions to address the big challenges facing companies in the region.

On May 5, Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre will host the ADQ Town Hall, which attracts the employees of the group.

From 8-10 May, Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre will host the World Utilities Congress, on an area of 20,000 square metres. The event is expected to bring more than 10,000 visitors, 150 exhibitors, and 250 global experts and speakers, and feature more than 60 panel discussions to explore the latest products, innovations, and technological advances in the global utilities scene.

From 8-10 May, the Annual Investment Meeting (AIM) 2023 will feature 600 speakers across more than 160 panel discussions. The Annual Investment Meeting serves as a platform for all sectors to have an open discussion on the latest investment trends.

On 16 and 17 May, Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre will host the Education Interface Exhibition, which brings together educational institutions, as well as specialised lecturers, to present workshops on student experiences and those wishing to complete their education with all academic and scientific degrees, as well as shed light on the future of education, professions and prospects.

From 16-18 May, the centre will host the 35th IATA Ground Handling Conference, which will be held for the first time in the UAE. The conference, which will bring together decision-makers, senior officials and more than 650 participants from around the world, will serve as an important platform for all leaders of the ground handling and aviation sectors to discuss pressing matters in the field.

Taking place from 15-16 May, in conjunction with Road & Traffic 2023, the Middle East Rail Conference and Expo 2023 will attract more than 400 global speakers, 300 exhibitors, and more than 6,000 participants, including 400 decision makers and senior industry executives.

Mobility Live will also be hosted in the Middle East for the first time and is considered the most important mobility event, highlighting the concepts of innovation and technology to achieve significant and tangible change in related sectors.

Ahead of the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair, the centre will host the 2nd International Congress of Arabic Publishing and Creative Industries on May 21-22. The event will feature 30 participants, who will take part in 6 panel discussions. It will be attended by a group of publishing and creative industries specialists from around the world to promote the growth of Arabic content.

From 22-28 May, the centre will host the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair, which provides a literary platform that brings together the publishing industry of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. On the sidelines of the exhibition, the centre will host an awards ceremony for the winners of the Sheikh Zayed Book Award, which is targeted to intellectuals, thinkers, creators, publishers, and young talents. The award aims to recognise individuals for their contributions in the fields of writing and translation, who have had a clear impact on enriching cultural, literary and social life.

On 24 May, the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre will host the graduation ceremony for Khalifa University students.

The centre will be concluding its agenda in May with the Electric Vehicle Innovation Summit, which will take place from 29-31 May. The summit will bring together industry leaders, policymakers and experts from around the world to discuss the latest developments and trends in the electric vehicle market.