Abu Dhabi conferences & exhibitions
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12th August 2018

To help the planning of your business trips to Abu Dhabi during the last four months of 2018 and to ensure that you stay fully informed about your relevant sector, please find below a list of exhibitions and conferences which have been announced.  


3-5 CPHI MEA 2018, ADNEC (Pharmaceuticals)

17-18 Pharmacy Forum MENA, Park Hyatt Hotel (Healthcare)

9-13 Talent Management Oil & Gas Conference, Intercontinental (Oil & Gas)

13-15 International Conference on Prevention & Control of Infection, Jumeirah at Etihad Towers (Healthcare)

17-18 Pharmacy Forum MENA, Park Hyatt (Pharmaceuticals)

17-18 Digital Transformation Summit, Eastern Mangroves Hotel (IT)

18-19 International Conference on Distributed Computing & Internet Technology, Capital Centre Arjaan by Rotana (IT)

18-20 4th National Housing Exhibition (NHE), ADNEC (Real Estate, Government)

18-20 eHealth Workforce Development Conference (eHWDC 2018), ADNEC (Healthcare)

24-26 5th World Heart and Brain conference (Healthcare)

25-27 ICN Regional Conference, ADNEC (Healthcare)

25-29 Abu Dhabi International Hunting & Equestrian Exhbition, ADNEC (Hunting, Equestrian)

27-28 World Congress on Oil, Gas and Petroleum Refinery, Radisson Blu Yas Island (Oil & Gas)


3-6 10th Chic Lady show, ADNEC (Beauty, Fashion)

16-17  International Franchise Conference & Exhibition 2018, ADNEC (Franchise)

16-17 Yas Family Fitness Festival, Gateway Park South Yas Island (Fitness, health, nutrition)

17-20 Abu Dhabi International Boat Show, ADNEC (Boats)

20-22 Gulf Dentex, ADNEC (Healthcase)

21-23 Super Return Middle East, Fairmont Bab Al Bahr (Finance)

22-24 Gulf Dentex 2018, ADNEC (Dentistry)

22-24 National Show for Society Awareness & Humanitarian Services (Taweya), ADNEC (Humanitarian)

25-26 Smart Business Expo 2018, ADNEC (Business)

25-27 Middle East Games Con, ADNEC (Gaming)

26-27 Abu Dhabi Schools & Childcare Expo 2018, ADNEC (Education)

25-29 Abu Dhabi International Jewellery & Watch Show (JWS), ADNEC (Jewellery)

31-2 NAJAH, ADNEC (Education)


1-3 International Real Estate & Investment Show (IREIS), ADNEC (Real Estate)

12-15 – ADIPEC, ADNEC (Oil & Gas)

15 IT Security Roadshow, Sofitel Hotel (, IT, security, defense)

TBC World Halal Tourism Summit, ADNEC (Tourism)

23-25 Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, Yas Marina Circuit (Event)

29-1 Nile Property Expo, ADNEC (Real Estate)


10-12 – SIAL Middle East 2018, ADNEC (Food & Beverage)

10-12 – Abu Dhabi International Date Palm Exhibition, ADNEC (Food & Beverage)

If there are any exhibitions or conferences scheduled for Abu Dhabi in 2018 that are missing from the above listing, please us know so that we can add them: info@GatewayToAbuDhabi.com

Business Groups – Networking Events in Abu Dhabi

Additionally, throughout the year, the numerous business groups based in Abu Dhabi host a variety of networking events.  Topics vary and can be sector-specific, sharing regulatory updates or just social networking to help their members build up relationships and identify potential business opportunities.  If you are a British business or individual, you might be interested to look at the British Business Group in Abu Dhabi, which is renowned for hosting multiple monthly events: www.britishbusiness.org/events

Preparing for your Abu Dhabi Events

If you are planning to attend and/or participate in events in Abu Dhabi during 2018, be sure to prepare in advance to ensure you maximise your time.

  • Identify potential contacts that you would like to do business with in advance and start a conversation and relationship building prior to the event.
  • Understand the regulatory requirements for your business should you intend to start doing business here – you will need to know about business setup in Abu Dhabi so that you are legal and compliant and arranging visas for staff.  Gateway are experts at setting up companies in Abu Dhabi and have knowledge across sectors and on-the-ground experience to ensure your business setup in smooth and efficient.  Be sure to schedule an appointment with us during your Abu Dhabi visit so that we can help you and get the ball rolling.
  • Bring plenty of marketing collateral and business cards.
  • Where possible book meetings with key contacts.

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