Recently the famous conference organizer CIMGlobal, opened a new office in Abu Dhabi with a view to exploit the continuingly growth of business market to the area.

The company stated that they see many opportunities in the Mice [meetings, incentives, conferences and events] sector in the emirate and as the Abu Dhabi constitutes the center of the reason when it comes to business initiatives is the ideal place. This is the first time that CIMGlobal expands its business activities in the UAE and there are two more projects in company’s plans.
The office is going to be based in Adnec, Abu Dhabi’s national exhibition center, which will help CIMGlobal to enrich its list of international conferences and exhibitions, stated Humaid Matar Al Dhaheri, the acting group chief executive of Adnec.
Last year the conference centre hosted 327 events and 1.6 million visitors, increasing the visiting percentage of the area about 5.2%. But there are also hundreds of other exhibitions and conferences that took place in several hotels and venues in the city.
Mice sector in the Arabian Gulf turn a profit of US$1.3 billion with the half of it issue from UAE. The region’s key Mice destinations include the UAE (Dubai and Abu Dhabi), Bahrain and Qatar in the GCC, Egypt, Morocco and Jordan in the wider Mena region – excluding Turkey which is a major international Mice destination.
Travellers and visitors of conferences and exhibitions usually spend more money at their destination places than the rest of the tourists when it comes to shopping in the area. There is also a possibility for the city to attract the attention of the other tourists too.


Petros Stathis