ADNEC (Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company) yesterday welcomed a delegation of 60 students from Singapore Polytechnic studying...
06 March 2012 - Abu Dhabi, UAE: ADNEC (Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company) yesterday welcomed a delegation of 60 students from Singapore Polytechnic studying a range of subjects from engineering and interior design to travel and events. During their visit to the Emirate, the group will learn about the strategic development of Abu Dhabi and some of the key sectors highlighted in the 2030 vision, including Tourism, Hotels and Leisure, Events and Exhibitions, and Environment and Water.
As part of their itinerary, the students visited the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre. They were welcomed by Khaled Al Hashmi, ADNEC’s Chief Operating Officer, who took them on a tour to introduce some of the venue’s key features. He said, “It is a pleasure to welcome these young students to Abu Dhabi and to help them understand the far-reaching impact an organisation like ADNEC and its overall contribution to the growth of our economy.
“Today’s students are tomorrow’s leaders of industry. We are committed to developing our human capital at ADNEC and a placement programme at our sister facility ExCeL in London has proved both popular and effective as our people get invaluable international experience. But learning doesn’t end within our walls. We want to take part in the advancement of the international exhibition and events industry, and it all starts with education.”
The group learned about ADNEC’s vision as well as about the MICE industry in the UAE, the growth in both number and breadth of the events hosted, and the challenges of maintaining and operating such a large venue. During the interactive visit, members of the group asked questions about everything from interior design to engineering.
The students agreed highlights of the day included learning about the new ICC Abu Dhabi, the unique design of the Capital Gate tower, and the funky interiors of the Aloft hotel.