The 63rd ICCA Congress, 20–23 October 2024, will take the ICCA members to one of the world’s most modern and vibrant capitals, a destination renowned for its hospitality, courtesy, and excellent state-of-the-art facilities: Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates.
The ICCA board received several extraordinary bids of the very highest standard. The decision review was in-depth, as all bidding destinations showcased their commitment to congress and a distinctive creative approach.
Working with the Abu Dhabi Convention & Exhibition Bureau, ICCA believes the 133,000 square metre Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre is a fitting multi-purpose venue that will inspire all who experience it. As will hopefully many other features, such as the ease of travelling to Abu Dhabi, the superb array and proximity of first-rate hotel accommodation, the excellent transport links and, of course, the splendid range of potential venues for congress social activities – a key part of any global gathering where opportunities to network reach an optimum level.
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 the industry – a passion ICCA say they share with their hosts.
Senthil Gopinath, ICCA CEO: “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 modern metropolis promises to be a landmark event.”
HE Saleh Mohamed Al Geziry, Director General for Tourism at the Department of Culture and Tourism, Abu Dhabi: “It is an honour to host the ICCA Congress in Abu Dhabi, demonstrating the emirate’s growth as a MICE destination. This win has been possible due to the collective support from key stakeholders such as Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (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.”