Organised by ADNEC Group and hosted by ADQ, XPANSE Abu Dhabi will take place at ADNCE Centre Abu Dhabi from 20-22 November 2024.

The event will be a platform for global decision-makers to explore the potential of exponential technologies, supporting efforts to deliver technological innovation and advancement.

XPANSE 2024 will explore key themes including artificial intelligence and machine learning, advanced materials, genomics, quantum computing, exotic and neuromorphic computing, and 6G connectivity.

XPANSE 2024 will support efforts to push technological boundaries and unlock opportunities for global partnerships and investment that will propel the region to the forefront of the global technology landscape.

Humaid Al Dhaheri, Managing Director and Group CEO of ADNEC Group, said: “Hosting this groundbreaking event exemplifies ADNEC Group’s commitment to holding major global gatherings in Abu Dhabi. These events span a broad spectrum of business transformation, future-shaping and knowledge-based sectors, which significantly contribute to strengthening Abu Dhabi as both an incubator for creativity and innovation, as well as a leading capital for the region's business tourism industry.”

Louay Abou Chanab, Group Chief Strategy Officer at ADQ, said: “Our partnership with XPANSE underscores the pivotal role of collaboration in driving Abu Dhabi’s innovation ambition by enhancing the commercial potential of research and development, fostering a diversified and knowledge-based economy within the Emirate. We look forward to leveraging this unique opportunity to unlock the discovery and design of exponential technologies, developing state-of-the-art solutions that drive value creation and achieve sustainable impact across key sectors in which we operate.”

Dr Zina Jarrahi Cinker, Director General of MATTER, said: “We are thrilled to announce the themes for XPANSE 2024. With XPANSE launching in the Middle East for the first time, we remain committed to showcasing innovation and exponential technology in a unique and never before seen format.”

Darren Johnson, CEO of Capital Events, part of ADNEC Group, said: “We are truly excited to help lead this groundbreaking initiative. It’s an event that not only showcases the most advanced technology, but it exists at the limit of what’s possible today and makes new connections to shape our shared future. For Capital Events, XPANSE is more than just an event, it’s part of our commitment and vision to curate world-leading platforms that inspire, connect, and propel industries into the future.”

XPANSE 2024 will bring together more than 3,000 global decision-makers, technology pioneers, Nobel laureates, industry leaders, CEOs, ministers, scientists, and thought-leaders.