calendar of events


SIAL Middle East 2016

The fastest growing food, beverage and hospitality event in the region. The event provides an ideal platform for retailers, dealers/distributors, hotels, restaurants and food establishments to source innovative food products from around the world. SIAL Middle East 2016 will feature 900+ exhibitors, 30 national pavilions, 15,000+ trade visitors and 500 fully hosted VIP buyers.

When? 10 am – 6 pm (5 & 6 December)
10 am – 5 pm (7 December)

Where? 5-8, Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company


China Trade Week 2016

China Trade Week will bring Middle East business people face-to-face with Chinese companies, manufacturers and stakeholders, creating a unique opportunity to meet, talk and develop the foundations of trading and business relationships.
It will be the possibility for the region business community to source new products and negotiate commercial co-operation in a number of key commercial sectors.

China Trade Weekwill feature the best Chinese businesses from sectors such as construction materials, automotive parts and accessories, electronics, print, packaging and plastics, interior decorative products, consumer products, food and beverage

When? 05 - 07 Dec 2016 (8:00am – 7:00pm )
Where? 3 & 4, Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company


International Congress of Supreme Audit Institutions (INCOSAI) Congress

The Congress is the supreme organ of INTOSAI and is composed of all Members. Once every three years it holds regular meetings, which are chaired by the hosting SAI. It offers all INTOSAI members an opportunity to share experiences, discuss issues, and pass resolutions and recommendations to improve government accountability worldwide. Participants include delegations of member SAIs as well as representatives of the United Nations, the World Bank and other international and professional organizations.

When? 05 - 10 Dec 2016 (8:00 am to 6:00pm )

Where? Conference Room A & B,Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company


Abu Dhabi International Date Palm Exhibition 2016

Will serve as a dedicated platform for trading in dates, the most widely cultivated fruit crop in the UAE. Showcasing different varieties of the date fruit from top global date producing countries, the event will draw participation of 200 exhibitors from 15 countries, six national country pavilions and more than 2,000 trade delegates and suppliers from across the world.

To be held under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister of the UAE, Minister of Presidential Affairs And Chairman of Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority,the 2016 edition of the event will be held from 5 – 7 December at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre.

Abu Dhabi International Date Palm Exhibition will be co-located with SIAL Middle East, the region’s fastest growing food, beverage and hospitality event and OnBoard Catering, the dedicated event for the travel catering sector.

When? 05 - 06 Dec 2016 (10 am – 6 pm)
07 Dec 2016 (10 am –5 pm)

Where? 4 , 5 & 6, Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company


International Association for Official Statistics Congress-IAOS 2016

The preliminary 2016 IAOS Conference title is "The Spirit of Official Statistics – Partnership for Continuous Innovation". As it is not always clear where the boundaries of official statistics are set and with an evolving context of big data, re-use of data and quality; it is important to understand the definition of official statistics. The 2016 IAOS Conference will continue the discussion previously took place in 2014 IAOS Conference. With this background and under the conference theme, the focus will be on:

Strengthening the definition of official statistics in the rapidly expanding information society;
Partnerships in action for results;
Rising to challenges with ingenuity

When? 06 - 08 Dec 2016
Where? Conference Room A & B,Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company


4th International Franchise Conference and Exhibition

The 4th edition of the International Franchise Conference and Exhibition (IFCE) is an opportunity for local and international companies to expose their brand to the booming UAE economy and expand their business in the Middle East.

The conference and exhibition will have participants from local and international companies specialized in a variety of fields such as tourism, hospitality, trade, health, education, food & beverage and retail, joined by franchise societies, associations and experts from various countries around the world, including UAE, as well as national and international experts speaking at the two days conference.

Franchising is an aggressively competitive industry and also a key business tool for investors and entrepreneurs. The UAE experienced its healthiest economy since its foundation and has taken steps to keep growing in the future.

Globally recognized brands established their position in the market and home grown businesses ventured into new markets abroad.


3,500 attendees over the course of two days ranging from delegates, VIPs and media
275 exhibitors representing 10 key sectors of activities
23 countries represented
20 Internationally-renowned speakers at the conference
82 % more visitors than IFCE 2014

When? 14 - 15 Dec 2016 (9:00 am - 5:00 pm )

Where? 3&4, Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company