Abu Dhabi will host the 63rd ICCA Congress in 2024



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The 63rd ICCA Congress, on 20-23?October 2024, will take the members to a destination renowned for its hospitality, courtesy, and state-of-the-art facilities: Abu Dhabi, in United Arab Emirates.

The ICCA (International Congress and Convention Association) Board received several bids of the very highest standard. The decision review was in-depth as all bidding destinations showcased their enormous commitment to Congress, and a distinctive creative approach. 

Working with ADCEB (Abu Dhabi Convention & Exhibition Bureau), ICCA Board believe that the 133,000 square metre Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) is a multi-purpose venue that will inspire all who experience it. As will many other features, such as the ease of travelling to Abu Dhabi, the array and proximity of first-rate hotel accommodation, the transport links and the range of potential venues for Congress social activities – a key part of any global gathering where opportunities to network reach an optimum level.

“ICCA recognises how Abu Dhabi understands the transformative role major international events can play, and how delegates gathered from across the globe can meet, share, and learn in a spirit of openness and possibility. With a focus on sustainability and celebrating the potential of what can be achieved when we work together – and after delivering a quite superb proposal – the 63rd ICCA Congress staged in this very modern metropolis promises to be a landmark event”, said Senthil Gopinath, ICCA CEO.

The 63rd Congress will contribute significantly to Abu Dhabi’s Vision 2030 which sets out a clear strategy around sustainability, education, and career growth; especially for young professionals entering in the industry.

HE Saleh Mohamed Al Geziry, Director General for Tourism at the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi, mentioned that “it is an honour to be able to host the ICCA Congress in Abu Dhabi, which demonstrates the emirate’s growth as a MICE destination”. “This win has been possible due to the collective support from key stakeholders such as ADNEC as well as other local and regional partners. Through our commitment to forging strategic partnerships, we have positioned Abu Dhabi as a dynamic hub where businesses prosper, and innovation thrives. By offering a wide array of distinct venues, hotels and year-round cultural, leisure and entertainment options, we deliver travel and business experiences for all our MICE visitors”, added.