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Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company Recognised for Organisational Resilience

Jul 11, 2019

Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC) today announced that its Business Continuity Management System (BCMS) has been certified to International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 22301 standard, further demonstrating its commitment to increasing organisational resilience.


At the same time, as part of its ongoing quality journey, ADNEC has also aligned its Enterprise Risk Management System (ERMS) to the ISO 31000 standard.


Since 2012, ADNEC has operated a BCMS that conforms to the UAE’s National Emergency, Crisis and Disasters Management Authority (NCEMA) standard as well as to the ISO 22301 standard for BCMS.


Humaid Matar Al Dhaheri, Group CEO of ADNEC, said: “The ISO certification gives ADNEC’s local and international stakeholders the assurance that they are partnering with an organisation that has globally accredited capabilities and processes in place to protect its business-critical activities and the required planning in place to respond promptly to any business disruptions.”


Reiterating ADNEC’s vision of achieving operational excellence through the continued adoption of international best practices, Al Dhaheri added: “Having confirmed our compliance with the ISO standard, ADNEC will now seek to integrate its BCMS with other management systems across the business. This alignment of management systems is intended to consolidate common resilience objectives, improve the utilisation of ADNEC’s resources, and provide ADNEC’s management with a comprehensive and consistent view of its performance across a multitude of areas.”


ADNEC’s BCMS is determined in accordance with relevant laws and regulations, and with the expectations of its customers. The BCMS identifies and protects critical functions against disruption by interfacing with the company’s ERMS. The same risk management principles are then applied to determining contingency plans that can be invoked should a disruption take place. Key areas that are protected include ADNEC’s event sales and planning functions, as well as its catering and production services delivery.

ADNEC’s sustained efforts in business continuity management were previously recognised in 2017 when it won the prestigious Abu Dhabi Award for Excellence in Government Performance (ADEAP) for its BCMS. Building on this success, ADNEC further enhanced its BCMS and was awarded ISO 22301:2012 certification for its BCMS in spring 2019. The certification is awarded following an independent assessment of the BCMS by an external certification body