Who We Are

Founded in 2005, ADNEC Group comprises Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, Al Ain Convention Centre, ExCeL London, Capital Gate, Andaz Capital Gate Abu Dhabi, Aloft Abu Dhabi, Aloft London ExCeL, IDEX LLC, Capital Hospitality and ADNEC Services. ADNEC Group is wholly owned by ADQ, the Abu Dhabi Government Company mandated to own, oversee and operate development related state-owned enterprises in various sectors.

What We Do

Put simply, we are in the business of events. Our world-class venues host hundreds of renowned events a year. Our award-winning divisions, Capital Hospitality and ADNEC Services provide exemplary support to organisers and exhibitors and we also proudly organise some of the most significant events in the region via our event organising arm, IDEX LLC.

ADNEC supports the Abu Dhabi Economic Vision 2030 and Plan Abu Dhabi 2030 through delivering significant direct and indirect impact on the Abu Dhabi economy to help the Emirate achieve its long-term goals of economic growth and diversification.

Since its inception, ADNEC has delivered significant impact on the Abu Dhabi economy valued at AED36.9 billion. In 2019 alone, the company supported the creation of over 27,542 job opportunities in related sectors and helped generate 764,161 guest nights for the hospitality sector in the Emirate. In addition to this, Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Centre and Al Ain Convention Centre hosted 500 events and welcomed 2.3 million visitors in 2019.

Our Vision

To become the leading events destination for renowned international exhibitions and conferences in the MENA region.

Our Mission

To increase business tourism for Abu Dhabi through creating a platform that enables event organizers to realize their goals of connecting people via world-class events and venues and delivering best-in-class services to exceed stakeholder expectations.

Our Values

Our four values shape the culture of our company and guide us in everything we do. They steer our behaviours and inspire work accountability.



  • We partner with stakeholders, we value their opinions and work with them as one team
  • We act with integrity and value all our employees and stakeholders
  • We share information to enable knowledgeable business decisions
  • We enable our employees and equip them with a motivating working environment, opportunities, a rewarding professional experience and respect

Strive for Excellence


  • We aim for perfection
  • We are committed to grow our business and exceed stakeholders expectations
  • We believe in continuous improvement
  • We aim to lead the region and be the "choice"

Embrace Opportunity


  • We encourage and adopt creative thinking
  • We support innovative and creative ideas
  • We reward creativity
  • We find solutions and welcome suggestions
  • We are agile and flexible
  • We take informed risks and champion new ideas



  • We put our heart into it
  • We are committed and dedicated
  • We enjoy and have fun at what we do
  • We make people happy
  • We exceed expectation and delight stakeholders
  • We are self-motivated
  • We believe in sustainable growth and Emiratisation

Our Strategic Goals

To achieve our vision, ADNEC has identified the following strategic goals and long term aspirations:

  • Create long  term economic and social value to Abu Dhabi by contributing to business tourism growth  and development
  • Make ADNEC financially viable
  • Deliver operational excellence across the company
  • Develop strategic partnerships to help attract major exhibitions, conferences and events
  • Exceed customer needs
  • Position ADNEC as a leading exhibition, conference and events centre in the region
  • Develop a learning organisation