ICCA takes its 63rd annual congress to Abu Dhabi

ICCA has announced that the 63rd ICCA Congress from October 20-23, 2024, will be heading to Abu Dhabi, UAE.

The event will be held at the 133,000m2 Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC), and will contribute to Abu Dhabi’s Vision 2030 which sets out a clear strategy around sustainability, education, and career growth; especially for young professionals entering the business events industry.

From left: ICCA’s Senthil Gopinath; and Abu Dhabi Department of Culture and Tourism’s Saleh Mohamed Al Geziry

Senthil Gopinath, ICCA, CEO, said: “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.”

Saleh Mohamed Al Geziry, director general for tourism at the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi, added: “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.”