Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (), a subsidiary of ADQ, today announced that the value of its direct and indirect impact on the Abu Dhabi economy in 2019 registered AED 4.9 billion, demonstrating an impressive increase of 46% from 2018.
This takes the total value of its contribution to the local economy since its inception in 2005 to AED 36.9 billion.
ADNEC’s strong 2019 results followed a 15.8% growth in the number of visitors from across the globe during 2019 which came to 2.3 million visitors. This took the total visitor count at its venues to 19.8 million since inception in 2005.
For 2019, events hosted by Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre and Al Ain Convention Centre were 496. This brings the total number of events hosted by ADNEC’s venues since its inception 15 years ago to 3,887 events.
In 2019, ADNEC venues collectively hosted 11 new exhibitions which showed an increase of 22.2% compared to 2018 and ADNEC hosted 60 global and local exhibitions, representing a 5.2% increase over 2018.
The company also revealed that it supported the creation of job opportunities reaching 27,543 jobs in related sectors, representing a 42.36% increase.
In the past year, 72% of the total workforce were Emiratis, while Emiratisation of senior management positions reached 87%.