Leadership in Organizing Major Events

  • 15 September 2013

Expo Science International (ESI 2013) organized by Abu Dhabi Center for Technical and Vocational Education and Training under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, is scheduled to take place from September 15-17 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center (ADNEC). The event is a testimony to the international confidence in the country’s capability and experience in organizing major events, especially in higher and technical education domains.

ESI has been a truly international scientific platform for several years and has attracted leading young scientists from 60 countries to Abu Dhabi. Over the next few months, the forum will also feature events related to tourism, recreation, culture and sports such as World Cup under 17 Championships, which happens to be the biggest ever in the UAE. The events are planned across five emirates between October 17 and November 8 with the Abu Dhabi Film Festival (ADFF) to be held in October and Formula One Abu Dhabi Grand Prix in November.

These events drive home several important facts. The UAE in general and Abu Dhabi in particular take the lead in organizing mega events and conferences, which have become an important feature of the country and demonstrate the cultural progress being made by the UAE in various fields. This is based on a comprehensive vision to invest in the UAE’s human and material resources and intends to make the country a global hub as part of its vision to make the UAE one of the best nations by 2021.

Events and conferences are part of the government plans to diversify the country’s sources of revenue and ensuring sustainable development. They have a positive impact especially on tourism sector, which has been given particular attention by the government over the years in order to maximize economic benefits. Such events are also a good opportunity to promote strong business investments and offering incentives to businessmen thereby giving the national economy fresh avenues to grow.

Such events demonstrate the level of security that prevails across the UAE and increase the world’s confidence in the country’s ability to maintain stability. Credit for all this goes to the balanced approach of the UAE’s wise leadership under President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan (may God protect him). The UAE always maintains a balanced position – in matters related to development, security and stability – toward regional and international issues, which has earned the country global recognition and appreciation.