ADNEC Annual Report 2019

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2019

ANNUAL REPORTÂ

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ADNEC GROUP VENUES

EXHIBITIONS

HOTELS

SERVICES

CONTACT DETAILS

ABU DHABI NATIONAL EXHIBITIONS COMPANY KHALEEJ AL ARABI STREET

P.O.BOX 5546, ABU DHABI UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

TEL: +971 2 444 6900 FAX: +971 2 444 6135


ADNEC GROUP 2019 RESULTS AT A GLANCE

ECONOMIC

AED 4.9 BILLION Economic Impact 2.3 MILLION+ Visitors 496 Events

EXCELLENCE

235 Conferences 11 New Exhibitions 95.25% Customer Satisfaction

SUSTAINABILITY

1,443 2,500

Acronyms used within this annual report ADDH ADQ ADCB ADIPEC ADNEC AACC ADSG

Abu Dhabi Developmental Holding Company Abu Dhabi Al Qabida Abu Dhabi Convention Bureau Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company Al Ain Convention Centre Abu Dhabi Sustainability Group

Tons of Materials Recycled Litres of Bio-Diesel Produced

EHSMS ICCA IDEX MICE DCT UFI WFES KM MCC

Environment, Health and Safety Management system International Congress and Convention Association International Defence Exhibition and Conference Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions Department of Culture and Tourism The Global Association of the Exhibition Industry World Future Energy Summit Knowledge Management Monitoring and Control Centre


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CONTENT Group Vision, Mission, Values................................ 6 Message from the Chairman................................... 9 Message from the MD & GCEO ........................... 11 Board of Directors ......................................................... 12 Management Team ..................................................... 13 GROUP 2019 RESULTS................................................. 14 Economic Impact ........................................................... 16 ADNEC Group Venues.......................................................18 Exhibitions.....................................................................20 Hotels................................................................................22 Services............................................................................24 Group Highlights Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre.........26 Al Ain Convention Centre....................................37 ExCeL London..............................................................38 Exhibitions - IDEX LLC............................................44 ADNEC Services...........................................................48 Capital Hospitality.....................................................50

Governance.......................................................................... 52 Strategy ...................................................58 Innovation................................................62 Excellence.................................................64 Sustainability@ADNEC Our People ....................................................................70 Customers......................................................................84 Service Partners & Suppliers..............................86 Community...................................................................88 Environment ...............................................................91 Health and Safety ....................................................96 Group Photos ................................................................... 102


Group Highlights

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Success Stories

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Our People

Community


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Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC), a subsidiary of ADDH (now called “ADQ”), is a contributor to the development of the business tourism sector in Abu Dhabi and is playing a vital role in the emirate’s ambition to become a leading destination for business meeting and events to achieve its long term goals of economic growth and divarication.

OUR VISION TO BECOME THE LEADING EVENTS DESTINATION FOR RENOWNED INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITIONS AND CONFERENCES IN THE MENA REGION.

OUR MISSION TO INCREASE BUSINESS TOURISM FOR ABU DHABI BY CREATING A PLATFORM THAT ENABLES EVENT ORGANISERS TO REALISE THEIR GOALS OF CONNECTING PEOPLE VIA WORLD-CLASS EVENTS AND VENUES AND DELIVERING BEST-IN-CLASS SERVICES TO EXCEED STAKEHOLDER EXPECTATIONS.

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OUR VALUES OUR VALUES SHAPE THE CULTURE OF OUR COMPANY AND GUIDE US IN EVERYTHING WE DO. THEY STEER OUR BEHAVIOURS AND INSPIRE WORK ACCOUNTABILITY.

STRIVE FOR EXCELLENCE

WORK TOGETHER

CREATIVE & INNOVATIVE

PASSIONATE ABOUT WHAT WE DO


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MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIRMAN* CAPTAIN MOHAMED JUMA AL SHAMISI I first wish to express my pride in the distinguished successes and accomplishments achieved by the Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC) during 2019. Under the support and guidance of our wise leadership, ADNEC’s position at the forefront of the business tourism industry and a leader in economic diversification was cemented. Now, I am pleased to share with you some of our exceptional results. We witnessed a remarkable increase in the number of visitors arriving from across the world, enhancing our company’s performance across all its sectors. Additionally, we witnessed a sustained and tangible growth in the number of events, exhibitions, and conferences, attracting both local and international businesses. ADNEC continues to grow and to position itself as the region’s pioneering business tourism hub through hosting leading international exhibitions and conferences. Sound strategies and insights, coupled with our excellent infrastructure and a dedicated Emirati workforce, allow us to maintain our success and our high level of excellence while promoting Abu Dhabi’s non-oil sector. Year on year, ADNEC has strengthened its efforts to promote the UAE capital as a world-class destination and a nexus in business tourism. The results are a testament of our steadfast and committed teams, who elevate the company’s excellence in both the local and international arena. These successes have been achieved as a result of ADNEC’s organisational capabilities, and our strong institutional strategy, both of which have been driven by the directives and vision of our wise leadership. In spite of the significant and accelerating challenges and changes the globe has witnessed since the beginning of 2020, our company looks to it as an important opportunity to adapt to the transformation and changes occurring in the business environment. We shall continue to focus on development and innovation, in line with the Year of Preparation, advancing ADNEC’s position at the forefront of the international events industry, delivering consistent operational excellence, and creating long-term economic and social impact to Abu Dhabi. I am confident that 2020 has great achievements and successes in store for us, and believe that our sustained efforts will allow us to strengthen our business and realise our future accomplishments. * March 2020


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MESSAGE FROM MANAGING DIRECTOR & GROUP CEO HUMAID MATAR AL DHAHERI 2019 was a dynamic year for the Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company. Our strong 2019 results have been produced following an impressive growth in visitor numbers from across the globe and therefore delivering a significant impact on the Emirate’s economy. During 2019, ADNEC witnessed an exceptional record of success, allowing us to maintain our leading global position as a renowned provider of international exhibitions and conferences in the Middle East, alongside providing a considerable influence on the growth of business tourism in Abu Dhabi. Our venues in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, and London hosted a record number of events, demonstrating our company’s capabilities in hosting large scale exhibitions and conferences and multiple events at the same time. Such numbers advance ADNEC’s position at the forefront of the international business tourism industry, driving long term economic and social results for Abu Dhabi. In 2019, we achieved excellent results in all key areas of the business and reached new heights for opportunities of growth due to carefully thought out strategies. Results of which we are particularly proud of are the record number of job opportunities we created in 2019, which increased from the previous year, alongside ADNEC achieving our highest customer satisfaction rating in the global events and exhibitions industry. Another standout achievement was receiving a high number of accolades reflecting our levels of excellence in both customer experience within the events industry as well as being innovation and sustainability leaders. During 2020, ADNEC will continue to solidify Abu Dhabi’s status as the region’s leading business-tourism capital, alongside continuing to offer organisers, exhibitors, and delegates world-class facilities and services that ensure the success of events hosted at our venues. We are confident that we are on the right path to continue to maintain our status and world class offering that will see us continue to strengthen our business.


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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

CAPTAIN MOHAMED JUMA AL SHAMISI

Chairman*

HAMAD HAREB AL MUHAIRI

HUMAID MATAR AL DHAHERI

MAJID SULTAN AL MAIL

KEVIN MURPHY

Deputy Chair

Board Member

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Managing Director & Group CEO

Board Member


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MANAGEMENT TEAM

HUMAID MATAR AL DHAHERI

Managing Director & Group CEO

MIKE HENDERSON

Group Chief Strategy and Finance Officer

KHALIFA AL QUBAISI

Chief Commercial Officer

SALAH AL JAEEDI

Chief Financial Officer

SAEED AL SHAMSI

Chief Human Capital Officer

AHMED AL OBAIDLI

Chief Operations Officer

SAEED AL MANSOORI

Executive Director - IDEX


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GROUP 2019 RESULTS

2.3+

496

Million Visitors

Events

AED 4.9

764,161

Billion Economic Impact

60

Exhibitions which supported 27,543 Jobs

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New Exhibitions

235

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72%

95.25%

Conferences

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Hotel Nights

Innovation Awards

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431

Million Visitors

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20

New Exhibitions

Events

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125

New Conferences

40,000

ÂŁ4.5 billion

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37,600

Exhibiting Companies

Award Wins

Economic impact for London

Jobs Supported


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ADNEC ECONOMIC IMPACT TO UAE

ADNEC PLAYS AN ESSENTIAL ROLE IN HELPING THE EMIRATE ACHIEVE ITS LONG TERM GOALS OF ECONOMIC GROWTH AND DIVERSIFICATION

ADNEC’s economic impact is calculated using a model developed by an independent, third party consultant. Through a series of world class exhibitions, conventions and events, ADNEC assists in growing the business tourism (MICE sector) and generating non-oil related economic impact. The key metric used to measure ADNEC’s economic impact is the Gross Value Added (GVA), which is equivalent to GDP adjusted for taxes and subsidies. ADNEC’s core business is staging international exhibitions and conferences, in addition to providing planning support for event organisers. ADNEC also generates revenues from a number of ancillary sources, including Capital Hospitality, ADNEC Services and leasing of retail units and serviced offices across its venues and premises.

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Economic Impact

Room Nights Generated

Jobs Supported

4.9 Billion

764,161

27,543

AED

The economic impact calculation depends on key variables and parameters, including the number of visitors, type (domestic and international), length of stay, average spend, services and goods involved, as well as hotels and airlines. The model considers various types of affected sectors, such as wholesale, retail trade, repairing services, restaurants, hotels, transport, storage and communication. As shown in the chart, ADNEC’s Gross Value Added (GVA) has increased during the last five years, and was particularly high in 2019 due to ADNEC hosting a number of major events including IDEX, Special Olympics, World Energy Congress, ADIPEC and World Road Congress. Other parameters that we also measure as part of our economic impact formula are the number of jobs supported in the UAE, hotel room nights generated through our hosted international exhibitions and conferences as well as the economic output generated.


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ADNEC GROUP

ADNEC GROUP, A SUBSIDIARY OF ADDH (NOW CALLED “ADQ”), IS MADE UP OF ABU DHABI NATIONAL EXHIBITION CENTRE, AL AIN CONVENTION CENTRE, EXCEL LONDON, CAPITAL GATE, ANDAZ CAPITAL GATE HOTEL, ALOFT ABU DHABI, ALOFT LONDON EXCEL, IDEX LLC, ADNEC SERVICES LLC AND CAPITAL HOSPITALITY.

ABU DHABI NATIONAL EXHIBITIONS COMPANY IS PLAYING A VITAL ROLE IN THE EMIRATE’S AMBITION TO BECOME A LEADING DESTINATION FOR BUSINESS MEETINGS AND EVENTS.

VENUES

ABU DHABI NATIONAL EXHIBITION CENTRE Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre is a multi-award winning venue offering organisers of exhibitions, conferences and live events a total space of just over 142,000 square metres. This incorporates two large conference halls that can seat 1,600 people combined,

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21 meeting rooms, 12 halls, a purpose-built banquet facility that can seat 700 people in a dinner setting and a multifunctional 6,000 seat conference centre facility. The venue also boasts a range of restaurants, cafés, shops, on-site hotels and business facilities as well as outdoor event spaces and the stunning Waterfront Quayside.


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AL AIN CONVENTION CENTRE Al Ain Convention Centre provides the city of Al Ain with an exceptional venue for exhibitions, conferences, weddings and other special events. It is built in a unique architectural style that is in harmony with the city’s existing architecture with a marqueestyle roof. It offers combined (indoor and outdoor) event space of 20,000 square metres.

ExCeL LONDON ExCeL London, London’s largest international exhibition and convention centre, was acquired by Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company in 2008. It sits on a 100-acre campus alongside Royal Victoria Dock in London’s Docklands and has hosted a variety of events including the 2012 London Olympics. The venue offers 100,000 square metres of multi-purpose, flexible event space, including the Capital’s only International Convention Centre; ICC London. ICC London includes the UK’s largest fullyflexible auditorium for up to 5,000 delegates. There is also London’s largest banqueting hall for up to 3,000 guests and a conference suite comprising 17 individual meeting rooms, suitable for anything from 50 to 1,200 delegates.


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ADNEC GROUP

EXHIBITIONS IDEX LLC ADNEC Group’s event organising arm, IDEX LLC proudly organises some of the most significant events in the region.

IDEX First held in 1993, IDEX, the largest tri-service defence exhibition in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2019. IDEX takes place biennially, and is organised by IDEX LLC in association with the UAE Armed Forces GHQ.

NAVDEX NAVDEX is part of the world’s leading joint defense exhibition and takes place colocated with IDEX. NAVDEX demonstrates the latest technology across land, sea, and air sectors of defense. It is a unique platform to establish and strengthen relationships with government departments, businesses and armed forces.

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UMEX AND SimTEX The Unmanned Systems Exhibition and Conference (UMEX), and Simulation Exhibition and Conference (SimTEX) runs at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC). The event showcases the MENA regions industry leading and growing unmanned systems segments. Ideally positioned to provide a professional platform for manufacturers to meet operators and establish lucrative business relationships while promoting the defence, environmental, civil and humanitarian benefits of unmanned systems. The high-profile event offers access to the regional and international networks, share important views and experiences with keyplayers in the field.

ADIBS Further, IDEX LLC organises Abu Dhabi International Boat Show (ADIBS) which takes place at ADNEC Marina. ADIBS provides a world-class platform for UAE and international companies from the marine industry to display, discuss and demonstrate their products and services to government officials, special guests, media, boating enthusiasts and high net worth consumers. ADIBS 2019 evoked a sense of the rich maritime tradition of the UAE. Apart from the sophisticated marine leisure vessels, there are also fishing and diving equipment companies displaying their wares.

SIAL SIAL Middle East is a joint venture between IDEX LLC and Comexposium. It is an international exhibition of food and has established itself as one of the largest fairs for the food and beverage in the hospitality industry in the Middle East and the MENA region for 10 years.


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ADNEC GROUP

HOTELS ANdAZ CAPITAL GATE HOTEL - ABU DHABI Located in the iconic Capital Gate tower, the five star ANdAZ Capital Gate hotel provides 188 rooms and unsurpassed views of the city and coastline. It was the first ANdAZ hotel in the emirate of Abu Dhabi. The on-site hotel is directly connected to ADNEC.

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ALOFT ABU DHABI HOTEL Owned by ADNEC and operated by Marriott International, Aloft Abu Dhabi is the largest Aloft hotel in Europe, Middle East and Africa region. The four star hotel offers 408 rooms over 12-storeys and is connected to ADNEC by internal walkways.

ALOFT LONDON EXCEL In 2011, ExCeL London opened the UK’s first Aloft hotel. Aloft London ExCeL was built by Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company and is linked to the ICC London ExCeL. The four-star, 252 room hotel is located right next to the Prince Regent DLR station and is just minutes away from London City Airport, Canary Wharf, and from the O2 Arena on the Emirates Air Line cable car.


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ADNEC GROUP

SERVICES ADNEC SERVICES LLC ADNEC Services LLC launched in 2015, and is a fully integrated business unit of ADNEC, offering a dedicated single point of contact for organisers, exhibitors and retailers, for setting up, connecting and activating stands, exhibitions and other conferences spaces within ADNEC venues, which can be delivered seamlessly within an overall one-stop approach. In addition to this ADNEC Services can also fully project manage events.

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CAPITAL HOSPITALITY Capital Hospitality, part of ADNEC Services LLC, was launched in 2015, to deliver exceptional hospitality experiences, which combine international and local knowledge, to produce a 5-star hospitality service offering that is second-to-none.


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SUCCESS STORY

THE HIVE LAUNCH JANUARY 2019

ADNEC introduced a new product to its portfolio of event spaces in January 2019, The Hive. The Hive is an innovation lab style, creative meeting space designed to stimulate creativity, generate ideas and build connections.

The Hive was launched in response to global meetings industry trends and addresses a need from the conference market to encourage increased dialogue, conversation and interaction between participants.

This new style of space is specifically designed as a striking alternative to ‘blank canvas’ meeting spaces that enhances the benefits of face-to-face engagement for its clients –a creative space that inspires those within to get creative.

The space has been designed as a direct response to a demand for ‘meaningful meetings’ and was an output of ADNEC’s in-house innovation programme, Future Foresight.

Sheikha Al Hosaini Senior Officer/Youth Initiatives Masdar The Hive is 666 square metre space consisting of an 80-seat auditorium, The Collaboratorium and The Lab that offers 320 square metres of configurable space as well as three meeting rooms offset from the main area. Across the corridor, The White Rooms are a suite of three separate meeting rooms. No two rooms are alike. Facilities include multiple display panels (up to 7x4m in size) and state-of-the-art sound and video systems. Furniture varies and colour palettes change. Even the textures of the floor, ceilings

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and walls differ from area to area. Most furniture is on wheels, allowing meeting participants to sit and interact in a way that suits the conversation. Furniture not movable, such as tables and chairs set up like swings, brings a different vibe and encourages participants to literally ‘get into the swing’ of sharing ideas. A ‘grab and go’ catering area allows attendees to ‘graze’ anytime they want, keeping meetings going when things may be starting to get interesting. The key message about The Hive is “The space is here, the buzz is yours”,

“Today we were the first people to try the Hive at ADNEC, and it was an amazing experience. We have had a full-day workshop from presentations to breakout sessions and brainstorming. It helped the attendees to unleash their creativity and work productively.”


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in order to facilitate this we created a guide to disruptive meetings for meeting planners, The ADNEC Meeting Format Directory, which guides discussions between the venue and clients to ensure an enriched participant experience and enhanced outputs of events. The Hive has been enthusiastically received by clients and potential clients since its launch where we were delighted to showcase the space to over 60 clients and government entities.

Aloysius Arlando AIPC President “Creative innovation is what supports competitiveness in today’s market, and devising unique delegate experiences is what matters most. With The Hive, ADNEC has demonstrated they understand this, and have responded brilliantly; in recognizing them as winner of the 2019 AIPC Innovation Award we are endorsing that view and are pleased to congratulate them on a truly creative achievement”.

Since its launch, The Hive has gone on to win two international awards for ADNEC in 2019. It was the winner of the AIPC innovation award and the EFQM awards ‘innovation in customer experience’ award.


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VENUES HIGHLIGHTS - Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre

SUCCESS STORY

Special Olympics

WORLD GAMES Abu Dhabi 2019 MARCH 2019

In line with the spirit of the UAE’s “Year of Tolerance,” ADNEC hosted the Special Olympics World Games from March 14-21. The 2019 World Games was the largest in the 50 year history of the Special Olympics. Throughout the week of the games, ADNEC accommodated no fewer than 7,500 athletes and 3,000 coaches, as well as 300,000 spectators, representing over 200 nations. “Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019, was both the largest event that the UAE has ever hosted as well as the biggest sports and humanitarian

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event in the world in 2019.” Dr Timothy Shriver, Chairman, Special Olympics. Tasked with hosting 11 different categories—the most for any location in the 2019 Games—ADNEC provided venues for games ranging from basketball to judo. The Games took over the whole of the venue with additional temporary structures erected around the venue to accommodate specialist sports such as Bocce and powerlifting at the Grandstand area, as well as an athlete dining area.

Halls 1 and 2 were used as the ‘Healthy Athletes’ area where the athletes were provided free, health screening services, education and access to medical professionals. One athlete from Senegal for example, was able to hear for the first time aged 32 when provided with an in-ear device. ADNEC further supported the World Games through marketing and PR campaigns, and staged a festival area activation run by ADNEC staff volunteers. The venue’s free superfast Wi-Fi enabled athletes and fans to both share their experiences on


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Facts and Figures Athelets

Spectators

social platforms and stay in touch with loved ones around the world, further promoting the sense of inclusion globally. Additionally, ADNEC’s own planning team coordinated with the Special Olympics’ employees and management to ensure the smooth execution of every competition, award ceremony and related events. The pre-planning process started back in 2016. Sanjay Sahota, Operations Director of the Special Olympics World Games 2019, praised ADNEC for its ample space, superb location, accommodating staff, prompt cooperation, flexibility, and delivery of urgent requests, calling the partnership with ADNEC a “very good experience.” In thanking ADNEC he said “Please accept our sincerest thanks for the invaluable support provided by you and your team during our Special Olympics World Games 2019 Journey.

Sports

Reporters, photographers, videographers & bloggers

Your efforts contributed substantially to the success of the Games and your unlimited cooperation has made all of the difference”. Tala Al Ramahi, Chief strategy Officer of the Special Olympics World Games 2019, explained that ADNEC was one of the first venues she and her colleagues turned to, citing “world class facilities” and willingness “to do anything it takes to make sure that these games were successful for everyone involved.” She summarised her experience working with ADNEC by noting that, “We couldn’t have run these Games without the support of ADNEC and having a world class facility like this [in which] to run our competitions.”

Volunteers

Honored Guests

Families of the athelets

Furthermore, ADNEC Group were awarded a certificate of appreciation by Peter Wheeler, CEO of the Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi.

Humaid Mater Al Dhaheri Managing Director & Group CEO - ADNEC “We are proud to have successfully partnered with the Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019. Throughout the event, we actively highlighted the readiness of our facilities to host such a highprofile international event”.


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VENUES HIGHLIGHTS - Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre

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World Energy Congress September 2019

The triennial World Energy Congress is the global flagship event of the World Energy Council, headquartered in London. Held across the globe, the Congress brings together government ministers, CEOs and industry experts to discuss critical developments in the energy sector. The World Energy Council and their local organising committee began working with ADNEC in 2011 to bring the flagship event to the city, which marked its first time in the Middle East in the event’s 95-year history.

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The objective was to gather energy leaders from all over the globe and to capitalise on Abu Dhabi’s position as gateway to the world to achieve exceptional attendance, particularly from government ministers and global innovators. The welcome address was given by H.E. Eng. Suhail Al Mazrouei, UAE Minister of Energy and Industry, Younghoon David Kim, Chair, World Energy Council and H.E. Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, Minister of State and Chief Executive Officer, ADNOC Abu Dhabi National Oil Company.

The large-scale exhibition alone took over 35,000sqm and showcased 257 exhibitors, including 8 country pavilions. The rest of the event was spread over ADNEC’s 11 exhibition halls, three large conference spaces, several of the venue’s 21 breakout rooms as well as the atrium and link spaces. A total of 325 speakers participated in a packed programme of 70 sessions united under the theme ‘Energy for Prosperity’. The four-day Congress attracted 18,062 attendees from 146 countries and more than 70 international ministers


31 from 51 countries. It also brought together 788 CEOs and government ministers, 1230 global media representatives and delegations from 146 countries and had a remarkable PR reach of 37 billion people. The event was a success and garnered excellent feedback. Tania Baumann, Chief Operating Officer at the World Energy Council, said: “ADNEC was an ideal venue for the World Energy Congress, offering the space and flexibility for four days of content and networking for over 18,000 attendees. Light, spacious and modern, the facilities were able to accommodate a large and complex programme with a range of session sizes and formats. An additional benefit was the

outstanding transport links and wide range of hotels in the vicinity. The ADNEC team provided excellent support throughout.” Humaid Mater Al Dhaheri, ADNEC MD and Group CEO said “It was an honour for ADNEC to be the first Middle Eastern venue to host the World Energy Congress and we were proud to host such an important global event which will leave a lasting impact on the future of the energy sector. The 24th edition of the Congress was one of many firsts, including pitch tanks for global start-ups, a women’s leadership programme and a design competition, the themes of the event perfectly synchronised with many of ADNEC’s values as a forward thinking company.”

Dr Angela Wilkinson Secretary General and CEO at the World Energy Council “As our flagship event which convenes our whole community, a world-class host venue is crucial to the success of the World Energy Congress. We were delighted to work with the team at ADNEC to deliver a truly memorable 24th World Energy Congress and cement its role in promoting an inclusive global energy agenda and enabling forward-looking, action-orientated dialogue”.


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SUCCESS STORY

Nickelodeon September 2019

Richard Godfrey Executive producer of the show “With crew staying at the Aloft and talent at the Andaz Capital Gate we never even had to leave the area and it was much easier than being spread out over the city.”

Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards is an annual televised awards show produced by Nickelodeon, a kids brand part of Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN). The KCA show features musical and entertainment performances and gives young fans the power to vote for their favourite artists and talent across a wide range of categories.

In addition to the KCA, Nickelodeon brought the World of Nickelodeon event to the City, which took place at ADNEC from September 19th to the 21st.

The first-ever Arabic version of the globally renowned kids event took place in Abu Dhabi on the 20th of September and the show aired across multiple countries globally.

A large-scale production, KCA required an outside broadcast area, extensive back of house build, as well as a fully functioning space for rehearsals.

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The awards ceremony, a ticketed event for a live audience of just over 4,000, was filmed for broadcast over Nickelodeon networks worldwide.

The key challenge was to deliver all this within the busiest month of the year for ADNEC, the build also ran back-to-back with a full venue event. This presented quite the logistical test, particularly as the project was only confirmed three months before the show, with the first site visit in early June and the show on September 20th.


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Khalifa Al Qubaisi Chief Commercial Officer - ADNEC “Hosting the first ever Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice awards Abu Dhabi was a huge honour for the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre and a fantastic opportunity to showcase our facilities on a global stage. I’m proud of the whole team for pulling out all the stops to deliver such a successful event. The venue has had an exceptional year so far with a number of high profile international events and we look forward to an even more successful 2020.”

Nickelodeon required a 5-day build for the 922sqm back of house tent alone, this housed artists lounges, hair and make-up, wardrobe and catering areas. A 3-day build was also required for the extensive production in the ICC, frontof-house. In order to alleviate the pressure of a very tight turnaround time, the ADNEC and ADNEC Services teams partnered with the organiser to come up with creative solutions to ensure that the spaces would be ready on time. The build was completed in time and the show went without a hitch. Hosted by R&B star, Jason Derulo and YouTube sensation Haifa Beseisso, tickets for the awards night sold out very quickly and generated an enormous buzz both in regional and international

press and positive sentiment across popular social networks as well as across the whole region. Antonio De La Rosa – Vice President Events and Location Based Entertainment for Viacom International Media Network Southern & Western Europe, Middle East and Africa said “It was great to work with ADNEC team and the venue has all the facilities we needed to develop such a Global Show. The team is very professional, very flexible and supportive on finding solutions when it was necessary.” He went on to say “The venue is great, it’s a new building well equipped for hosting big events. The show went very well, and definitively the venue had an important contribution to this success.”


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Customer Analytics

& Footfall Management System

ADNEC launched its Customer Analytics & Footfall Management System in September 2018. It was designed as an intelligent and cognitive platform to streamline operational efficiency, gain customer insight, predict customer behaviour, source analytics and enhance overall customer experience. The innovation makes use of the technology in the venue, comprising the Wireless Network, Bluetooth Sensors and ADNEC Digital Management system with the addition of footfall cameras and sensors to recognise unique visitors. In addition to accurate headcount, the technology is

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able to provide visitor demographics. It can also determine gender and age if so required. The technology tracks the attendee journey to understand consumer habits and behaviour and generates a real time heat map. This displays visitor movement throughout the venue as well as which services are being used the most and how many people have gathered at specific locations. That enables the operations teams move resources to areas that need them. The system can send real-time push notifications to visitors or help them locate specific locations or services, improving customer satisfaction.


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The system translates into a dashboard that can be accessed by any department and shows:

As the venue continues to attract large scale international events (over 2m visitors in 2018 and 2019) it has become clear that customer analytics are crucial to supporting ADNEC’s commitment to customer happiness.

Total unique visitor and total count

Most used entrances

Most visited areas

Live visitors

operations as an event progresses. The team now have real time information via a dashboard to show hot spots that require immediate action to help them stay a step ahead.

The innovation was championed and driven by ADNEC’s IT department who saw it as an opportunity to enhance customer satisfaction almost invisibly by anticipating needs, to add extra staff at busy areas, to move furniture to busier locations and to direct visitors to less congested entrances or spaces.

Our clients are able to measure total visitor numbers but not accurate unique visitor numbers or to track and monitor behaviour and busier locations. Additionally, a number of our clients are required to target specific demographics and to accurately monitor unique visitor/delegate numbers and the Customer Analytics & Footfall Management System delivers those insights.

ADNEC aimed to add value and enhance the visitor experience by monitoring behaviour to respond to real time peaks in visitor traffic to anticipate visitor needs. The heat map dashboard is monitored by several visitor focussed departments who also receive hourly reports to help adjust

Our objectives for the roll-out of this project have been achieved. ADNEC has received excellent visitor feedback with regards to venue facilities and experience. Further, it has been able to provide organisers with accurate unique and total visitors numbers.


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VENUES HIGHLIGHTS - Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre

TRAFFIC & SECURITY

VALIDATION DEVICE SYSTEM

WIRELESS VIDEO SURVEILLANCES SOLUTION

Parking ticket validation devices have been distributed at key locations in offices so that authorised visitors to ADNEC can park for free.

A new wireless video surveillance system was implemented to add value to ANEC’s security operations system. The wireless system is portable and can be installed at any CCTV location for pre-planned or ad-hoc events.

E-TICKET

Special events can present a challenge to CCTV coverage when it comes to bespoke structures such as tents, exhibition stands, majlis locations and special areas and this new system provides a solution. The system is available to rent by exhibitors and event planners if so required.

Interactive Electronic Tickets can be used for car park entry and exit. Departments can request Electronic QR codes so that they send the QR code by email to their visitor. Visitors can use their smart phone or print the email with the code and use on parking entry and exit points. From a sustainability perspective, we encourage the use of e-tickets as a best practice to reduce paper waste.

MCC APPROVALS FOR ALOFT & CAPITAL GATE CCTV SYSTEMS

CONTRACTOR PASSES & TRUCK ACCESS NEW BUSINESS PLAN

ADNEC achieved the National Security Governing authorities Standard (MCC Guideline v5.0).

The new contractor passes and & truck access plan will be operational from 1st of January 2020. Trial runs have started in the 4th Quarter of 2019. In 2019, ADNEC recorded more than 35,000 trucks and 91,000 event contractors that have accessed the venue. Chargeable Events Contractor and Vehicle Access Project is to ensure authorized access and enhance security of the venue and maintain the integrity of card distribution and collection while effectively addressing the needs of the community users for appropriate access to the venue space.

CREDIT CARD FACILITY FOR PARKING MANAGEMENT SYSTEM In 2019, ADNEC’s parking management system added the facility of credit card payment on pay foot machines which allows customers to pay easily, securely and quickly with cards. Customers can simply pay with a card, eliminating time-consuming cash management.

Wireless video surveillances solution

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Parking ticket validation devices

Contractor passes & truck access new business plan

Credit card facility for parking management system

Mcc approvals for aloft & capital gate cctv system


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Al Ain Convention Centre The venue hosted a total of 21 exhibitions, of which 2 were first time launch events. On the corporate side the venue hosted 87 corporate and special events, from training sessions, workshops and graduation ceremonies.

In 2019, a few projects relevant to facility enhancement were delivered

• All public toilets were upgraded to live up to the venue’s standards • Digital screens were installed in the link area to advertise current and

20 Exhibitions

upcoming events.

• New light poles, bollards and parking barriers were installed. • Back of house improvement to facilitate traffic during the event operations and build-up

2 New Exhibitions

• Installation of a new AV system in the conference and meeting rooms • Upgraded fire systems at the ADNEC service store. 87 Corporate and Special Events


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VENUES HIGHLIGHTS - ExCeL London

ExCeL London - Overview In 2019, ExCeL London welcomed 4 million visitors, alongside 40,000 exhibiting companies, across 431 events (98 Exhibitions and 333 Conferences & Events). Visitors included one million international visitors, representing 25% of London’s inbound business tourists. Events held at ExCeL, as evaluated in an independent report by Grant Thornton, resulted in an economic impact of £4.5bn for London, supporting 37,600 jobs.

4 Million Visitors

431 events

20 New Exhibitions 125 New Conferences

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40,000 Exhibiting Companies

5 Award Wins

£4.5bn Economic impact for London

37,600 Jobs Supported


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New events In 2019, ExCeL hosted 20 new Exhibitions and 125 new Conferences. New exhibitions included Brand Licensing Europe (BLE), the only pan- European event dedicated to licensing, EGX, the UK’s largest gaming event, Passenger Terminal Expo, Learning Technologies, The London Bike Show and The Education Show, co-located with Bett. BLE welcomed over 8,000 visitors (a 4% increase compared to 2018) and 268 exhibitors, whilst EGX welcomed 1,520 industry professionals, 234 influencers and 164 developers. On the C&E side of the business, ExCeL played host to the world’s premier financial services event, Sibos. The record-breaking event attracted in excess of 11,000 visitors and 300 exhibitors, the highest ever. Other new events included VidCon, Blue Prism World, RootsTech, a new event for Salesforce (Dreamforce To You) and the FACEIT Global Summit, marking ExCeL’s first standalone eSports event. The event saw 24 international teams compete over a six-day period, culminating in a grand final for an audience of over 3,000 and an online reach in excess of 6 million. Looking ahead, ExCeL will welcome 24 new exhibitions in 2020, with events including Mash Media’s International Confex and Clarion Events’ Counter Terror Expo.


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VENUES HIGHLIGHTS - ExCeL London

ExCeL London - 2019 Award wins

wBest Venue wBest MICE Sales team

wBest Conference wBest Tech Event

In partnership with TBP for Adobe Summit

Business Superbrand 2019

Key campaigns & initiatives

• Installation of four water fountains resulting in over

NO PLASTIC

• Installation of a new bin infrastructure, with clearer

In January 2019, ExCeL launched a ‘No Plastic’ campaign, outlining the venue’s commitment to reducing single-use plastic. Achievements to date:

• Removal of plastic straws from point-of-sale at all retail units in the venue

• Implementation of discounts for customers who bring a reusable cup

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200,000 bottles being refilled

waste streams, enabling visitors to sort their waste more easily

• ExCeL London Hospitality (ELH) have removed 180,000 plastic bottles from point of sale

• A competition was promoted (from September –

December), asking visitors to guess how many bottles will have been refilled using the onsite water fountains. The competition received over 6,000 entries.


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ANNOUNCEMENT OF FORMULA E In March 2019, ExCeL announced that it will be the new home of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship in the UK, as part of a multi-year agreement. The event will utilise a unique 2.4km circuit, through the Royal Docks, with the starting grid located inside ExCeL – a world first in motor racing. The announcement resulted in 400+ pieces of coverage, with an audience reach of 72.9 million and an EAV (Equivalent Advertising Value) of £1.9 million.

NEW WELCOME EXPERIENCE On the opening day of Sibos (September 2019), ExCeL unveiled a new arrival experience.Biotecture, the UK’s leading living wall created a sustainable, hydroponic structure, to run from Custom House Station to the entrance of the venue. Over 9,500 plants have been interspersed with LCD screens, back lit advertising sheets, an overhanging LED digital sign, new LED lighting and audio speakers. As part of ExCeL’s commitment to reduce environmental impact, the living wall has been designed to remove air pollutants, improve biodiversity, produce oxygen and decrease noise.


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VENUES HIGHLIGHTS - ExCeL London

THE EXCEL LEGACY PROGRAMME ExCeL is part of the world’s largest sustainability initiative, UN Global Compact and is certified to both ISO14001 and ISO20121 (the environmental standard for the events industry). The CSP (Corporate Social Purpose) strategy focuses on four key areas: reducing waste, increasing energy efficiency, delivering more sustainable food choices and supporting our local community. Initiatives include:

• Using LED eco-friendly lighting which has resulted in an overall reduction in energy consumption of 22%.

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• Zero waste to landfill - over half of ExCeL’s waste is recycled; the rest is used to create renewable energy.

• ExCeL London Hospitality (ELH) no longer

promote red meat, as they strive to reduce red meat consumption by 50% by the end of 2020. 25% of menus are already plant-based, vegan or vegetarian.

• ExCeL’s waterless urinals save over 16 million litres of water every year; equivalent to over 328 million litres of water, since ExCeL opened in 2000.

• Used vegetable oil is converted to biofuel and Toast beer is available, which uses waste bread from sandwiches ordered onsite as its key ingredient.


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SUPPORTING THE LOCAL COMMUNITY

• London Academy of Excellence seeks to provide a

ExCeL is committed to ensuring that the venue has a positive impact on both the local community in the London Borough of Newham and the world around us. Community partners include:

• Bonny Downs, a local community association, who

• CFE (Community Food Enterprise) whose mission is to provide healthy and nutritious food for those in need, across the London Borough of Newham, including the homeless, isolated elderly and refugees.

• NASSA (Newham All Stars Sports Academy) who

work with young people to provide sports coaching, as a way of preventing them from engaging in antisocial behaviour or crime.

• Richard House Children’s Hospice, providing care to

children, with life limiting illnesses, and support for their families. In 2019, ExCeL hosted a Christmas tree lighting event, to celebrate the work of the hospice.

greater opportunity for young people to get into the UK’s top universities. The school prioritises places for students eligible for free school meals.

provide a weekly lunch for homeless and deprived people. In partnership with ExCeL London Hospitality, ExCeL provided Christmas lunch for 70 people.

• Hope for Newham, collect unwanted lost property from ExCeL including jackets, coats, scarfs, shoes, trousers, and jumpers for local homeless shelters.

• ExCeL is the host venue for London City Airport’s

annual STEM Day. The event brings together some of the best-known business names in the country, to tackle the rising skills shortage in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM). The day is attended by 450 east London pupils (aged 14-16) from 22 different schools.


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IDEX LLC HIGHLIGHTS

His Excellency Staff Major General Pilot Faris Khalaf Al Mazrouei Chairman of the Higher Organising Committee of IDEX & NAVDEX 2019

IDEX 2019 The 25th anniversary edition of International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX) 2019 was held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE and Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces and was organised by IDEX LLC in association and with the full support of the UAE Armed Forces.

“We are proud with the overwhelming response and participation at the International Defence Conference. It only moves to demonstrate the reach and prestige of IDEX as a growing hub for specialists and experts to discuss security and defence challenges facing the region and the world.”

IDEX is the only international defence and marine security exhibition in the MENA region, which demonstrates the latest technology across land, sea and air sectors of defence. It is a unique platform to establish and strengthen relationships with government organisations, businesses, as well as the armed forces. IDEX takes place biennially at ADNEC and takes over 100% of the state- of-the-art exhibition centre, utilising all of its indoor and outdoor event space.

Humaid Mater Al Dhaheri Managing Director & Group CEO - ADNEC “Coinciding with the silver jubilee of IDEX, the current edition of both exhibitions witnessed record-breaking national and international exhibitors and visitors. Over the five days, IDEX and NAVDEX attracted more than 124,000 visitors, as well as 1,200 media representatives from 42 countries, an increase of 16 per cent compared to the 2017 edition.”

IDEX 2019 in figures

1160 International and regional participating companies

62 countries participating

33 National pavilions

140,000 m2 Exhibition & display area

200 Official delegations

124,000 Attendees

12 Halls of indoor exhibition space

1200 Local & International media

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NAVDEX 2019 NAVDEX is held alongside IDEX and features a purpose built exhibition hall at ADNEC Marina for visiting naval ships, a pontoon for small crafts, daily water demonstrations and an outdoor display area. NAVDEX provides a dedicated and focused platform for international naval defence and maritime security companies to showcase their technologies and services to an international audience.

In 2021, the region’s leading naval defence and maritime security exhibition (NAVDEX) will return to Abu Dhabi and will have the prestigious honour of the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, and Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces and organised by IDEX LLC in association with the UAE Armed Forces GHQ.

His Excellency Mohammed Al Bowardi Minister of State for Defence Affairs, UAE “Today’s conference provides a unique opportunity to further the development of defence capabilities. We will discuss the latest advancements in technology with a special focus on disruptive technology and their impact on our armed forces.”

The Honourable Christopher Pyne

NAVDEX 2019 in figures

Minister for Defence Industry “The International Defence Conference adds a new dimension to the disruptive innovations in the fields of defence and security. Australia looks forward to working with new partners in the area of defence systems due to the significant importance we attach to developing defence application and sharing our knowledge with friendly countries.”

150 International and regional exhibitors

27 Countries participating

45,000 Exhibition space

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IDEX LLC HIGHLIGHTS

ADIBS 2019 The Abu Dhabi International Boat Show (ADIBS) provides a world-class platform for UAE and international companies from the marine industry to display, discuss and demonstrate their products and services to Government officials, special guests, media, boating enthusiasts and high net worth consumers. ADIBS features the latest industry gathering for luxury yachts, leisure marine and fishing. It caters to marine industry professionals and the whole family seeking a great day out or weekend.

Zaid Shouly Managing Director, The Captains Club “Abu Dhabi International Boat Show delivered successfully on our expectations as a quality business platform for the Captain’s Club. As we strive to amplify our presence within the UAE and beyond and spread the passion for leisure marine lifestyle, we consider ADIBS to be an instrumental partner in achieving this objective in future.”

ADIBS 2019 Key Facts

26,000 Visitors in 4 days

5% increase in the number of exhibitors and exhibiting brands

284 Exhibitors & Exhibiting Brands

75 Boats Displayed

27 Countries

40,000 m2 Marina show location

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SIAL ME 2019 SIAL Middle East is one of the largest fairs for the food & beverage and hospitality industries in the MENA region. Held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Presidential Affairs, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Agriculture and Food Safety Authority (ADAFSA) and

taking place at ADNEC, the 10th anniversary edition of SIAL Middle East, was one of the largest food, beverage and hospitality events in the region, and the fifth edition of Abu Dhabi Date Palm Exhibition (ADDPE). SIAL ME 2019 was an extremely successful event that saw an increase of 13% in visitor numbers compared to 2018.

SIAL Middle East 2019 in numbers 1143 Exhibitors

50 Countries and pavilions

23,000 Visitors over 3 day’s exhibition

22,000 sqm Exhibition space

14% Growth in the exhibition size compare to 2018

550 International and local hosted buyers

5000 Introductions and meetings between exhibitors and buyers

Around AED 7.2 Billion total value of business deals


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ADNEC SERVICES HIGHLIGHTS

ADNEC SERVICES In 2019, ADNEC Services has delivered a record year of large-scale events, international conferences and international exhibitions. ADNEC Services met clients’ objectives and guaranteed a seamless experience.

PROJECT DELIVERY COSP 8

8th session of the Conference of the States Parties to the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCC)

SIAL ME

WEC

Abu Dhabi International Boat Show

IDEX 2019 Silver Jubilee

Tilal Swaihan

IDC Conference 2019

Hosn Al Etihad 6

24th World Energy Congress

CREATIVE CONCEPTS

IDEX Museum

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World Energy Congress, Local Organising Committee “Exhibition management from ADNEC has been outstanding all along. Nobody should under estimate the role played by ADNEC teams overall as part of the successful outcome. I will definitely spend time over the next few weeks reinforcing this fact. Without ADNEC leadership and staff commitment, delivering a great congress would have been absolutely impossible.�


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CAPITAL HOSPITALITY HIGHLIGHTS

CAPITAL HOSPITALITY ADNEC launched its in-house Food and Beverage service, to ensure the highest quality is granted to all visitors welcomed at ADNEC. Capital Hospitality combines international and local knowledge, to produce a 5-star hospitality service offering, which is second-to-none. It delivers premium hospitality experiences at our venues, as well as external catering solutions.

Emily Melton Special Advisor to the Secretary General World Energy Congress Delegates also greatly appreciated the many food and beverage outlets within ADNEC – not something you often see in conference venues. From coffee shops where delegates could meet and talk to “grab and go” food stands to sit-down restaurants, the venue offered something for everyone.

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Kenza Mejdi Film Master - Fakhr Event Filmmaster would like to officially thank you for your amazing support and patience. Your teams on site have been extremely helpful and sympathetic. It was a team effort with everybody working together to deliver such a great and successful event; please extend our thanks and gratitude to everyone from your team.

2019 Highlights

36,499 restaurant visitors

1.74 million meals sold

308,000 coffee cups served

97,514 manpower including AACC

73,386 sandwiches sold

82,335 wedding guests served


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GOVERNANCE

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Internal Audits conducted

13

Whistleblowing incidents

0

Employees received communication on the Code of Conduct

Employees formally committed to the Code of Conduct

100%

100%

Prosecutions for noncompliance with law and regulations

0

A core principle of ADNEC management’s approach is that it follows best practices in governance and business ethics. ADNEC is committed to best practices in corporate governance and benchmarks itself annually against UK’s Combined Code of Conduct and OECD Principles of Corporate Governance. ADNEC has a clear and comprehensive governance framework, documented in its Corporate Governance Approach, which is reviewed and improved on an annual basis.

GOVERNANCE FRAMEWORK ASSURANCE FRAMEWORK

OVERVIEW OF ADNEC’S CORPORATE GOVERNANCE FRAMEWORK

Audit Committee

Board of Directors

Internal Audit Function External Auditors

Articles of Association

ADAA

Corporate Governance Approach Delegation of Authority Manual

Enterprise Risk Management Framework

Code of Conduct and Business Ethics

Policies and Procedures

Fraud Control Policy

Business Continuity Approach

Whistle-Blowing Policy


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GOVERNANCE On 20 June 2019 the ownership of ADNEC was transferred from the Government of Abu Dhabi to Abu Dhabi Developmental Holding Company PJSC (“ADDH”) in accordance with Abu Dhabi Law No. 2 of 2018. ADDH (now called “ADQ”) has appointed the Board of Directors to manage the business on behalf of the shareholder in accordance with ADQ’s governance structure.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS ADNEC wishes to thank H.E. Noura bint Mohammed Al Kaabi - Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development and H.E. Saif Saeed Ghobash* - Director General of the Abu Dhabi Executive Office - for Chairing the Board of Directors during 2019. ADNEC would also like to thank the following previous board members for their commitment and dedication: H.E. Dr. Yousif Al Sheryani, H.E. Mohammed Najm Al Qubaisi, Hareb Mubarak Abdullah Al Muhairi, Ali Murshed Al Marar and Dr. Omniyat Mohammed Al Hajeri. The Board of Directors has overall responsibility for the leadership and performance of ADNEC. The board met four times in 2019 and discussed and reviewed various matters relating to strategy and company performance, budget approval, the audited annual financial statements and policies, as well as procedures. As of 2020, the board comprised the following members: Name

Role

Membership

Captain Mohamed Juma Al Shamisi

Chairman

Non- Executive

Hamad Hareb Al Muhairi

Deputy Chair

Non- Executive

Humaid Matar Al Dhaheri

Managing Director & Board Member

Majid Sultan Al Mail

Board Member

Non- Executive

Kevin Murphy

Board Member

Non- Executive

Executive

COMPLIANCE AUDIT COMMITTEE The board has established an Audit Committee of three qualified members, including one independent, nonexecutive director and two members fully independent of ADNEC. The Committee met four times in 2019 and conducted annual self-assessments.

INTERNAL AUDIT ADNEC has an independent Internal Audit function that helps to improve performance and promote accountability and transparency across the business by providing independent and objective assurance and advisory services.

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WHISTLE-BLOWING ADNEC has established an independent whistle-blowing mechanism, through which all stakeholders and employees can raise concerns direct to an external independent third party, which treats the concerns confidentially. * February 2020

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Concerns raised are forwarded to both the Head of Internal Audit and the Chief Human Capital Officer, who process then as per the documented compliance charter. A committee is formed consisting of Internal Audit, Human Capital and Legal affairs where necessary to steer the investigation.

FRAUD CONTROL ADNEC’s Fraud Control Policy is designed to assist employees and stakeholders in ensuring that they have thorough, up todate policies and procedures in place to manage the risk of fraud occurring in ADNEC. ADNEC follows a zero tolerance approach to fraud and takes immediate action against perpetrators of fraud and every employee is asked to sign an annual declaration of compliance to the policy.

CODE OF CONDUCT AND BUSINESS ETHICS ADNEC has implemented a Code of Conduct and Business Ethics, in order to safeguard business and professional ethics, which is reviewed annually. This framework ensures that ADNEC continues to uphold the highest standards of ethical behaviour in all business activities inside and outside UAE.

A sample of ADNEC declaration of compliance to fraud control policy form

Compliance Description

2017

2018 2019

Percentage of employees that the code of conduct has been communicated to

100%

100%

100%

Percentage of employees formally committed to the code of conduct by signing it

100%

100%

100%

Number of prosecutions against ADNEC for non-compliance with law and regulations

0

0

0

Amount of fines for non-compliance with laws and regulations

0

0

0

Number of non-monetary sanctions for non-compliance with laws and regulations

0

0

0

ENTERPRISE RISK MANAGEMENT ADNEC has developed an Enterprise Risk Management framework in compliance with ISO 31000 to establish an approach to identifying and managing key risks arising in the business in accordance with international best practices. ADNEC’s Enterprise Risk Management framework includes clear, detailed definitions of risk appetite, including a risk appetite statement approved by the Board of Directors, and definitions and quantifications of risk tolerance limits in line with leading practices. The Board of Directors fulfils the role of a Risk Committee by approving the risk approach, setting the risk appetite and tolerance levels, reviewing key risks on a quarterly basis and reviewing the Annual Risk Management report. The Board is supported by the Audit Committee in this role.


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BUSINESS RESILIENCE Since 2012 ADNEC has operated a Business Continuity Management System (BCMS) aligned to the requirements of both National Emergency Crisis and Disasters Management Authority (NCEMA) and the ISO 22301:2012 standard for Business Continuity Management Systems. ADNEC’s continued efforts in this areas were recognised in 2017 with the awarding of the prestigious ADEAP Award for Risk Management and Business Continuity. In 2018, ADNEC supplemented this with certification of its BCMS to ISO 22301:2012 – an independent assessment to give international stakeholders assurance that ADNEC has the capabilities and processes to maintain critical business activities and services in response to a business disruption. During 2019, ADNEC’s Business Resilience function enhanced its existing information security management framework and aligned it to the ISO 27001:2015 standard for Information Security Management Systems (ISM). This alignment to ISO standards allows ADNEC to maintain an integrated approach to operating both management systems, which consolidates common resilience objectives and improves utilisation of ADNEC’s resources.

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BUSINESS RESILIENCE ELEMENTS GOVERNANCE ADNEC has appointed its Chief Financial Officer as the top management representative for its BCMS and ISMS, supported by a dedicated Business Continuity & Information Security Manager. They liaise with ADNEC’s executive management to determine management system objectives, which drive a work plan and actions implemented with the support of their Business Resilience Champions. Progress and issues are reported to executive management as required, with a formal Management Review conducted each year.

RISK MANAGEMENT Both BCMS and ISMS integrate with ADNEC’s Enterprise Risk Management framework in order to ensure that risks are consistently identified, owned, assessed and treated. Risk treatment activities are coordinated across departments, actions are incorporated into the departmental work programmes and managed by Business Resilience Champions.

BUSINESS CONTINUITY PLANNING ADNEC maintains Business Continuity Plans in order to be able to continue to meet its stakeholders’ needs in the event of a disruption incident. Plans are developed at the departmental and organisational level to address a range of incident scenarios.

AWARENESS AND TRAINING ADNEC recognises that a well-informed and vigilant workforce are key to maintaining a resilient business. Besides developing a team of Business Resilience Champions across the organisation, appropriate training and awareness initiatives are delivered to all ADNEC personnel in order to help them prevent, identify and report potential and actual incidents.

INCIDENT MANAGEMENT, CONFORMANCE AND CONTINUAL IMPROVEMENT Continual Improvement is core to a successful management system and also a resilient business. In this regard, ADNEC identifies areas of non-conformance from reported incidents, control and compliance checks and audits (internal and external). Root causes for non-conformance are identified and resultant improvement actions are managed through the Continual Improvement Framework.


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STRATEGY VISION TO BECOME THE LEADING EVENTS DESTINATION FOR RENOWNED INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITIONS AND CONFERENCES IN THE MENA REGION.

MISSION TO INCREASE BUSINESS TOURISM FOR ABU DHABI BY CREATING A PLATFORM THAT ENABLES EVENT ORGANISERS TO REALISE THEIR GOALS OF CONNECTING PEOPLE VIA WORLD-CLASS EVENTS AND VENUES AND DELIVERING BEST-IN-CLASS SERVICES TO EXCEED STAKEHOLDER EXPECTATIONS.

HOW WE ALIGN WITH THE ABU DHABI PLAN GOAL

25 GOALS

6 PROGRAMS

A secure & confident society that aims to develop a competitive, sustainable & globally open economy

DCT ROLE

VISION

83 PROGRAMS 34 KPIs

ABU DHABI AS AN ORIGINAL AND ATTRACTIVE TOURISM DESTINATION 1

Promoting and developing the touristic areas

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Developing the cultural tourism

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Improving the tourist experience in shopping centres

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DEVELOPING BUSINESS TOURISM

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Developing events and major festivals

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Promoting tourism marketing in the emirate of Abu Dhabi

ADNEC CONTRIBUTION

ADNEC ROLE To increase business tourism for Abu Dhabi through creating a platform that enables event organisers to realise their goals of connecting people via world-class events and venues and delivering best-in-class services to exceed stakeholder expectations

ADNEC STRATEGIC GOALS To achieve ADNEC’s contribution to Abu Dhabi Plan, ADNEC aims:

w To contribute in developing business tourism growth in the emirate of Abu Dhabi

w To support a sustainable community

w To continue being a financially sustainable company

w To become a group of world-class venues and services

w To lead the regional market

w To be an attractive place to work

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STAKEHOLDERS ENGAGEMENT ADNEC contributes to the emirate’s economic diversity by hosting and developing international and local events and we aim to increase the number of international and regional visitors attending these events. To do so, we partner and collaborate with different stakeholders and partners both locally and internationally.

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STRATEGY OUR FUTURE FORESIGHT STRATEGY MODEL ADNEC enhanced strategy management model capitalising on the synergy between the three frameworks (strategy, future foresight and innovation), and the result is a six-step model which drives ADNEC’s strategy and business goals.

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Strategic Visioning

6

Monitor and Adapt

5

Strategic and Operational Alignment

FUTURE FORESIGHT STRATEGY MODEL

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Future Concepts & Innovative Solutions

2

Horizon Scanning & Landscape Analysis

3

Scenarios and Objectives

Alignment Innovation Management Process

ADNEC FUTURE FORESIGHT CONCEPTS Creative meeting and working spaces

Intelligent ADNEC

Environmentally Sustainable ADNEC

ADNEC 365

Smart Mobility for ADNEC

Ideation ADNEC

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DEFINING SOLUTIONS FOR EACH CONCEPT For each future foresight concept, we identified business solutions to further align our service offering and value proposition to future trends. The steps we followed to identify the solutions are:

1.What is it? 8. What is the contribution and do-ability?

2. For whom?

3. For what?

7. What will we need?

4.What are the pros and cons?

6. How can we do it? 5. Who can help?

HOW WE OPERATE Abu Dhabi Government

Department of Culture and Tourism, Executive Council, Department of Finance, Crown Prince Court, Abu Dhabi Municipality, AIAin Municipality, Abu Dhabi Police, Abu Dhabi Media Company (ADM), General Headquarter, Central Intelligence Department

Board of Directors

Logistics

Department of Transport, Abu Dhabi International Airport, Transport Providers (ETIHAD AIRWAYS)

Events Patrons

Support

Commercial

Event Cycle

Supplier

Event at ADNEC

Customer 1

Customer 2

Customer 3

Organiser

Exhibitor

Visitor

Association / PCO

Association / PCO

Delegate

Organiser

Supplier

Buyer

Hotel Operators

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INNOVATION

In line with the UAE focus on innovation, ADNEC has been investing in adopting international best practices in innovation and developing capabilities across its business units through several initiatives and partnerships. ADNEC believes that focusing on innovation is a way to adapt to vast changes and global trends, a means to stay relevant and anticipate future changes for the purpose of business growth and prosperity.

VISION

Innovation Vision and Mission

To become the most innovative group of world class venues and services in the MENA Region

MISSION

To create a culture of innovation and creativity with the philosophy of happy minds within ADNEC through promoting awareness among ADNEC employees and equipping them with tools and best practices enabling ADNEC to become an innovative group of world class venue and services

Collaborative innovation (start-ups focus) In alignment with innovation best practices, ADNEC has been working on extending its innovation focus towards collaboration with external parties such as universities, research centres and entrepreneurs. The first attempt was participating in Fikra Labs in 2018, this was followed during the same year with ADNEC’s collaboration with New York University (StartAD program). In 2019, ADNEC has been a partner of the newly launched Abu Dhabi Tourism Accelerator run by Plug & Play. These collaborative innovation programs aim at exchanging knowledge and experiences among partners, enabling entrepreneurs - through accessing data - to come up with innovative solutions that address business challenges across the participating tourism-related organisations.

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Tanfeeth – ADNEC accelerator In 2019, ADNEC celebrated the successful completion of its internal accelerator program “Tanfeeth”. Employees from across all business units participated in teams and experienced and end-to-end innovation journey – from applying frameworks, brainstorming and ideation through to business feasibility and, finally, to MVPs (Minimum Viable Products). One key success story in ADNEC’s innovation journey, Tanfeeth program witnessed the approval of three concepts at the final presentation day by the judging committee – comprised of Executive Management including the Managing Director and Group CEO of ADNEC.

Innovation week 2019 In February of each year, the country celebrates UAE Innovation Month, which aims to strengthen the country’s position as a global innovation hub and recognise innovators across the nation. In support of Innovation Month, ADNEC’s Innovation Team organized an innovation day at the HIVE which includes several activities such strategy workshops, brainstorming sessions, gamifications and other team building activities.

International attestation In 2017, ADNEC became the first company within MICE sector in MENA Region to be awarded international attestation for Innovation Management (CEN/TS 16555-1:2013). ADNEC proudly has successfully passed the Innovation Managements audit for the third year in 2019, which reflects our commitment towards maintaining a robust innovation management framework and ensures practicing an innovative culture.


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EXCELLENCE

THE JOURNEY ADNEC’s excellence journey started as early as 2011 when the company started to build a foundation for adopting excellence best practices and creating a culture of excellence across all its business units and internal environment. Excellence models globally proved to be successful vehicles for continuous improvement and customer focus, they have been adopted by central government across the globe to encourage entities to adopt best practices and exceed expectations.

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ADNEC achieved enormous success in its participation in Abu Dhabi’s excellence program ADEAP (20172018 cycle) which motivates ADNEC for further progress. ADNEC believes excellence is a description of what we do and how we work.

Customer Happiness

Risk Management and Business Continuity

Corporate Communications

EXCELLENCE IMPACT The culture of excellence has been adopted across ADNEC’s units, services, products and staff. We apply the concepts of positive forward thinking more than a negative reactive approach. ADNEC puts customers’ needs at the heart of what we do and tries to exceed their expectations cross all business units.

2019 AWARDS Category

Award / Organisation name

Innovation Award

AIPC - The Hive

Event Catering Team of the Year Award

The Caterer Middle East

Wireless Implementation of the Year Award

Network Middle East (NME) Innovation Award

EFQM Innovation Challenge

‘Innovation in Customer Experience’ Winner

EFQM Innovation Challenge

‘Innovation in Circular Economy’ Winner


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Sustainability @ADNEC

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OUR APPROACH TO SUSTAINABILITY SUSTAINABILITY CHAMPIONS In order to institutionalise sustainability within ADNEC and to gradually adopt this cultural shift, ADNEC leadership represented by its executive committee created an internal sustainability committee chaired by the Group CEO to lead the efforts and ensure proper execution of internal initiatives. Additionally, ADNEC has developed a sustainability team supported by CSR and ADNEC Green Teams.

MATERIALITY ASSESSMENT To ensure that content of this sustainability report reflects ADNEC’s most material issues, the core sustainability team conducted a materiality assessment. The assessment process involved individual assessment, quantitative assessment and group discussions. We identified a list of potential issues based on the following sources:

w Specific discussion with ADNEC’s senior management w Stakeholder views and feedback based on stakeholder workshops and organiser survey feedback

w Communication from Executive Council regarding specific trends or areas of focus

Potential issues were then prioritised and rated according to:

w Importance for Abu Dhabi w Importance for ADNEC w Importance for our Stakeholders

IMPORTANCE FOR ABU DHABI Abu Dhabi’s Leadership, focuses on sustainability and has issued clear directions to governmental

institutions towards increasing the interest in this topic. This can be done through the Executive Council circulars or verbal directions during meetings and workshops, or through public interviews.

IMPORTANCE FOR ADNEC w This topic is part of ADNEC’s Strategy plan either as an objective or an initiative

w If we don’t focus on this topic, we won’t be able to achieve our long-term goals and objectives

w There has been financial allocation within ADNEC’s

annual budget to execute activities related to this topic

w ADNEC’s senior management continuously focuses on this topic

IMPORTANCE FOR STAKEHOLDERS (ORGANISERS, PCOS, SUPPLIERS, EMPLOYEES) w This topic is important for our organisers (in case of exhibitions) and for Professional Congresses Associations (PCOs - in case of conferences)

w The more we focus on this, the more able we are to attract exhibitions or conferences

w This topic is important to suppliers, employees, subcontractors etc.

w This topic is significant for business growth To ensure comparability and build trends, our materiality assessment has remained the same since 2014. Based on the assessment, we applied a scoring methodology to rate each issue and position each issue in a materiality matrix, using a scale of 1 to 5, with any issue scoring a total score of 10 or more being included in this report.

CASE STUDY: SUSTAINABILITY AT ADNEC: FROM “GOOD TO HAVE” TO “STRATEGIC IMPERATIVE” To sustain growth and to act in a more responsible way; ADNEC is intensifying its efforts to institutionalise sustainability at the heart of its strategy. The company is shifting its way of managing sustainability from “good to have” to “strategic imperative”. To achieve this, it has:

w Enhanced its sustainability policies and practices w Worked on its reporting frameworks w Empowered the sustainability team and gave them contentious support

w Developed a strategic theme for sustainability as part of the company’s strategy map

w Developed a detailed CSR Strategy w Developed and documented a detailed CSR approach (methodology)

w Invested in adopting international practices and attaining global recognition through regular participation in sustainability related awards


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Materiality Matrix - This matrix has been presented to and approved by ADNEC’s senior leadership team. Importance for Abu Dhabi*

Importance for ADNEC*

Importance for Stakeholders*

Total

4 3 5 1 4 4 4 1 4

4 3 5 2 4 4 4 1 4

3 3 5 1 4 4 4 1 4

11 9 15 4 12 12 12 3 12

2 3 3 5 4 2 5 1

4 4 4 5 4 2 5 1

1 3 3 5 4 2 1 1

7 10 10 15 12 6 11 3

4 2 3 3

3 2 5 5

2 1 2 2

9 5 10 10

4 3 5 3 1

4 5 5 4 1

2 2 5 5 1

10 10 15 12 3

4 4 3 1

5 5 5 1

3 3 2 1

12 12 10 3

4 5 3 5 3 2 2

5 5 1 5 1 1 1

4 4 1 4 1 1 1

13 14 5 14 5 4 4

MANAGEMENT 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

Governance Methods Legal Compliance Investments Financial Impact Business Continuity Indirect Economic Impact Grievance Mechanisms Anti-Corruption

EMPLOYEES (OUR PEOPLE) 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17

Job Positions Training and Development Diversity and Equal Opportunity Occupational Health and Safety Human Rights Work Arrangements Emiratisation Child and Forced Labour

SERVICE PARTNERS AND SUPPLIERS 18 19 20 21

Responsible Buying Operational Support Sustainability Awareness Supplier Environmental Assessment

CUSTOMERS 22 23 24 25 26

Responsible Communication Sustainability Awareness Health, Safety and Security Product/Service Quality Service Labelling

COMMUNITY 27 28 29 30

Positive Support Negative Impact Sustainability Awareness Minority Support

ENVIRONMENT 31 32 33 34 35 36 37

Materials Energy Atmospheric Emissions Water Biodiversity Transportation Compliance

* Scale used is 1-5

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SUSTAINABILITY MEMBERSHIPS ABU DHABI SUSTAINABILITY GROUP (ADSG) The Abu Dhabi Sustainability Group (ADSG) promotes sustainability management in Abu Dhabi by providing learning and knowledge sharing opportunities for government, private companies and not-for-profit organisations in a spirit of cooperation and open dialogue. ADNEC formally joined ADSG in 2012, and since then we have actively participated in a number of development workshops. In addition, ADNEC is represented in the Facilitation and Coordination Committee which reports directly to the ADSG Management.

ABU DHABI SUSTAINABILITY WEEK (ADSW) An Abu Dhabi government initiative (ADSW), is the ground-breaking global forum that unites thought leaders, policy makers and investors to address the challenges of renewable energy and sustainable development. ADNEC as a venue and services provider is proud to work closely with Masdar (the key owner of this event) to make ADSW and its World Future Energy Summit as the largest gathering on sustainability in the Middle East and a significant forum in stimulating the international dialogue and action.

UFI SUSTAINABILITY DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE ADNEC is a member of the UFI Sustainability Development Committee. The UFI Committee on Sustainable Development was formally established in 2008 to support UFI as it focuses on the issue of Sustainable Development in the Exhibition Industry. ADNEC was one of six members who actively helped the UFI Sustainability Development Committee create the Sustainability Reporting Framework for the exhibition industry.


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OUR PEOPLE

85% Employee satisfaction survey level

72% Emiratisation rate Females 34% Male 66%

Turnover rate less than 5.0%

95% Participation in employee satisfaction survey

190 Employees

We know that talent will determine our ability to achieve our vision and strategic goals by allowing our people to reach their full potential. We believe in sustainable growth and Emiratisation. We are dedicated to attracting and nurturing the best talent, as well as maintaining a collaborative, engaging and creative environment, in which our people can thrive and grow.

EMPLOYMENT Total number of ADNEC staff reached 190 employees and they were categorised as per the tables below:

w 178 employees have permanent contracts working full time. w 12 employees have temporary contracts (usually from six months to one year) working full-time. There are no variations in annual employment numbers due to seasonal variations.

w There are no employees covered by collective bargaining agreements, according to the U.A.E. Federal Law No. 8 of 1980, on Labour and Employees.

Staff categorisation Hierarchy/ Category

Leadership

Supervisory

Executive Support

Specialised

Technical and Handcraft

Total

Female

Male

Female

Male

Female

Male

Female

Male

Female

Male

ADNEC Permanent Employees

0

7

19

54

23

28

18

22

1

6

178

ADNEC Temporary Employees

0

0

1

1

3

3

3

0

0

1

12

New Hires (Age/ Gender)

Age <30

Age 30-50

Age >50

Total

Female

Male

Female

Male

Female

Male

ADNEC Permanent Employees

5

0

5

10

1

2

23

ADNEC Temporary Employees

2

1

3

4

0

0

10

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Two of our employees, Saif Al Rashidi and Abdullah Al Hammadi, were granted the opportunity to enrol in a UAE specialised Master’s degree programme at the National Defence College. ADNEC is constantly investing in people to provide them with international certificates; hence Head of Employee Relations - Nasser Al Mhairi was sent to the internationally recognised Master’s certificate in Human Resources Management (HRM) in association with the Human Resources Authority and Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM). In addition, Mrs. Manal Al Ali has been accepted in Today’s Leader Program at Abu Dhabi School of Government.

Saif Al Rashidi

Abdullah Al Hammadi

Nasser Al Mhairi

Manal Al Ali

2019 HIGHLIGHTS TRAINING

142 training sessions: 102 Internal & 40 External

EMIRATISATION

39.4 Average training hours per employee 96% National employees trained

131 Emirati employees 72% Emiratisation rate 16 promotions including 82% Emiratis

INITIATIVES

One employee attended ExCeL Development Programme 90% Improved training programme content, methodology and logistics

Volunteer work placement

OTHER

Seasonal flu vaccine for employees and their families Back to school initiative Automation of some HR processes e.g. Self Service

97% Probation confirmations 80% Employee happiness


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OUR PEOPLE Emiratisation We exceeded our target for Emiratisation in 2019, by achieving a rate over 72 per cent. The UAE national employees total reached 131 in December 2019 with the percentage of Emiratis in the senior leadership team reaching 87 per cent.

Employee Self Service Continued the migration of employees’ services digitally with the introduction of various self-help facilities including improvements to performance management.

HR Policy All HR policies are reviewed annually for improvements and updates.

Employee Happiness The level of Employees Happiness recorded at 80 per cent, which is well above the regional benchmark of 60 per cent. Employees are happy to work at ADNEC (86%), while more than half of the employees are extremely happy (57%). Overall Happiness Scores for “Career Growth” & “Recognition for Your Efforts” improved significantly from 2018.

Employee Engagement During 2019, ADNEC employees joined in celebrations to mark and commemorate Flag Day, UAE National Day, Commemoration Day, as well as the 8th Annual Staff Conference - Hayakum, reporting an employee satisfaction level of 94%. UAE National employees also attended the UAE National Forum, to share and exchange views.

Female Career Growth ADNEC encourages females to develop and grow in their career to senior positions in addition to leadership position; Manal Al Ali was accepted in Today’s Leader Program at Abu Dhabi School of Government. Amna Al Ghanem and Shaikha Al Shehhi participated in the Human Resources International Certificate with the CIPD, which sees them elevated to the second level of the HR professional scheme based on international standards. 50% of Emirati women were promoted in 2019.

Employee Consultation All employees have the opportunity to participate in the wider business, by joining a team or committee. Not only does this ensure that we consult employees on business decisions but this also provides employees an insight into other parts of the organisation. Joining a team or committee also provides a vehicle for personal growth, development and knowledge sharing. Teams and committees cover areas such as Emiratisation, MyIdea, social and internal events, Future Foresight and Innovation. A total of 75 employees were involved in more than ten committees during 2019.

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87% Emiratis in

the senior

leadership team

50%

of Emirati women

were promoted in 2019


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LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT ACHIEVEMENTS Space to Perform Programme “ExCeL LONDON” Space to Perform at ExCeL London is one of ADNEC’s most strategically important training opportunities for UAE National employees. The employees spend time at our London venue gaining additional hospitality and MICE industry experience. The programme provides the opportunity for UAE Nationals to experience one of the leading venues in Europe. The programme has been successful since its inception in 2009, with 44 Nationals graduating from the programme.

IGNITE Programme Our IGNITE induction and development programme was launched in 2016 to settle all UAE National new joiners smoothly in their role with ADNEC, by covering all the relevant departments in order to gain practical experience and continuous development in their career field. In 2017, three employees successfully completed their programme, one employee was under IGNITE Programme in 2018 and 6 in 2019.

Massar Development Prgoramme Our MASSAR Programme is an international accredited Career Growth Program for Emirati fresh graduates and joiner level employees at ADNEC. It was launched in July 2017 for the first batch. In 2019, the second cohort of UAE Nationals successfully completed the programme.

Internship Programme Our Internship programme focuses on building UAE Nationals’ capabilities by providing college and university students with real-life work experience and preparing them for the business market. The number of interns who worked with ADNEC in 2019 is 9.

44 Nationals

graduated from Space to Perform programme since its inception in 2009.


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OUR PEOPLE SPACE TO PERFORM

IGNITE PROGRAMME

INTERNSHIP PROGRAMME

2019 DELEGATES

2019 JOINERS

2019 INTERNS

6

9

“ExCeL LONDON”

1

FEMALE 3 MONTHS PERIOD

142 Programs

TRAINEES

INTERNS

25 WEEKS PERIOD

1-3 MONTHS PERIOD

93% Female trainees

89% Male trainees

90% Evaluation of training programs

39 Average no. of training hours

TRAINING PROGRAMME Training and Development programmes for employees are designed to be effective, efficient and timely, using sourced methods and strategies consistent with the following goals:

w Ensure the availability of human resources to meet present and future organisational needs. w Ensure alignment with corporate objectives and business strategies w Provide employees with career development that is consistent with operational requirements, occupational categories and skill requirements

w Use the most cost-effective training methods

90%

Improved training programme content, methodology and logistics

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2019 TRAINING CALENDAR All ADNEC employees have development and growth opportunities to enhance their skills and knowledge. Behavioural and technical skills training programmes are provided internally and externally. The training programmes include a wide range of topics, from leadership, management, creativity and innovation, business skills and health and safety.

Employee Training Year

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

25

40

31

31

42

39

Female 25

63

33

45

55

52

Male

24

31

30

26

35

31

1a/b

50

26

3

25

15

11

2a/b

26

46

23

38

24

28

3a/b

29

53

28

45

32

47

4a/b

28

22

40

45

52

40

5a/b

16

12

14

33

41

38

Average training hours per employee Average training hours per gender

Average training hours by grade

FUTURE PLANS w Listen to Employees – Ongoing development of the Employee Satisfaction survey and an Engagement Survey. w Continuing with flexibility - exploring alternative employment arrangements for new hires. w More SMART HR systems to extend self-service for employees. w Drive development – ensure we continue to increase our attention to providing relevant training and development programmes that make a difference.


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OUR PEOPLE - Internal Events FLAG DAY

NATIONAL DAY

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The 8th edition of Hayakum staff conference 2019 ADNEC held its 8th Annual Staff Conference - Hayakum in the attendance of Humaid Matar Al Dhaheri, ADNEC Managing Director & Group CEO, senior management and staff. The event celebrated ADNEC’s achievements in 2019 and highlighted its future outlook. The event was held amidst an atmosphere of pride, loyalty and belonging to the country where senior management had the opportunity to engage closely in fun team building-games and action-packed activities, geared towards elevating team spirit in an informal ambience. Hayakum is an event that is put together and managed by ADNEC employees.


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OUR PEOPLE ADNEC

Talks

Sharing Knowledge ...

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ADNEC TALKS ADNEC Knowledge Management Team organised a number of inspiring sessions, titled “ADNEC Talks,� which hosts speakers with messages from their journey, to share advice and experiences on career and life. Some of the highlighted topics included the power of human capabilities, the Youth Initiative, Expo 2020, Health & Wellness and Corporate Governance.


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OUR INTERNAL COMMUNICATIONS The way we communicate with each other is essential in our success. ADNEC employees are at the heart of our business. Therefore, ADNEC has a comprehensive internal communications strategy and plan, to ensure that all our people have access to the right information at the right time, as well as to keep our people engaged in all corporate matters. ADNEC has a number of communication channels to ensure that our messages, news and information are available for all ADNEC people. The internal communication strategy ensures that these messages are not only downward (from management to employees), but also upward (employees to management) through surveys and staff suggestion initiatives, and horizontal (across departments and employees). ADNEC is committed to diversifying the channels of communication to enhance engagement, teamwork, and networking and enable ADNEC people to have an open dialogue with senior management as well as interdepartmental communication.

MYWEB

MYAnnouncements

Through MYweb, we publish daily news and stories, allowing all ADNEC staff to have up-to-date and instant information. The internal website (MYweb) is the primary place to visit to find information.

ADNEC launched a new system in 2018 for employees and different business units to participate with their announcements to be shared with their colleagues. This automated system, developed to ease and speed up the process, has proven a great success and has ensured the rapid sharing of relevant employees & business information.


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OUR PEOPLE CAREER DEVELOPMENT ADNEC Group has been successful in positioning itself as a company that drives excellence in everything it does. To ensure that this excellence transformation progresses, the continuous improvement of people performance & organisational development is crucial. Companies globally are now focusing on transforming from the traditional Human Resources Model of managing resources and processes to a Human Capital Model that focuses on people development and being a Strategic Business Partner to their organisation. In 2019, the ADNEC Board gave its full support to adopt a Human Capital Model in order to achieve the long-term strategic vision of ADNEC Group. Consequently in 2019, ADNEC introduced career development initiatives to enable employees to explore their career path and to grow and achieve their career goals within a structured framework. Enablers include Personal Development Plans, programs for junior and senior levels including IGNITE, BIDAYA and Leadership and international certified programs. All are designed to not only equip employees with the required competencies for their current role but future positions. Consistent with the transition to a Human Capital model, the HC team underwent a program of development to support their new roles as business partners better serving all parts of ADNEC and adopting improved approaches and internationally recognised people practices.

SALARY COMPOSITION ADNEC administer a fair and consistent salary administration policy for all employees. This policy ensures objective, market-based salary decisions are taken that meet the changing needs of ADNEC.

HOUSING ALLOWANCE All full time ADNEC employees are entitled to a housing allowance if they are residents of the emirate of Abu Dhabi. The amount of allowance is linked to the employee grade and is specified in the employment offer and contract. Employees are entitled to apply for a rent advance extended for up to six months, which will be deducted from the employee’s salary in equal monthly instalments over six months.

OTHER ALLOWANCES

All permanent employees receive a Cost of Living Allowance (COLA) and transport allowance. These allowances are paid monthly along with the employee’s monthly salary. The level of the allowance is defined by the employee’s job grade, while temporary employees receive a total salary (fixed amount) for their services and as per the agreement or the signed contract.

NATIONAL SERVICE ALLOWANCE All UAE National Employees are entitled to receive the National Service Allowance. The amount is fixed for employees above grade 4b and if it is specified in their contract of employment. It is paid having satisfactorily completed the probationary period.

CHILD EDUCATION ALLOWANCE ADNEC pays eligible employees an allowance to support the education of sponsored children. The allowance is paid to support children who are studying in the UAE and are no older than 18 years of age at the start of the academic year. Every permanent employee is eligible for this allowance (national or expatriate).

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ANNUAL HOLIDAY ALLOWANCE It is important that all employees maintain the appropriate work-life balance and therefore we encourage all employees to take time away from the business. The Annual Holiday Allowance is a cash allowance that assists the employee and their sponsored family members with the costs involved in travelling. All UAE National employees are entitled to one month’s basic salary every year. The entitlement for Expatriate employees and their sponsored dependants is specified according to their grade and is defined in their contract of employment. The cash allowance is based on pre-defined airfare agency rates. These rates are revised on an annual basis and communicated accordingly. The allowance is paid once the employee has satisfactorily completed their probation period. For employees joining ADNEC during the year, it is paid on a pro-rata basis according to the number of completed months service.

UAE NATIONAL ALLOWANCES All UAE National employees are entitled to receive the Social Allowance and Child Allowance each month. These allowances are fixed amounts for all UAE National employees and are paid along with an employee’s monthly salary.

MEDICAL INSURANCE Providing a good standard of healthcare is important to ensure the ongoing wellbeing of employees and dependents. ADNEC provides all expatriate employees and their sponsored dependents with a medical insurance plan. This is supplemented with various health awareness workshops covering topics such as diabetes, mental health, breast cancer to name a few.

LONG SERVICE AWARDS All employees who have served the organisation for over five years are eligible to receive a long service award, provided, there has been no disciplinary action against the employee during this time. Employees are recognised on the completion of five years of service and every five years post the completion of the initial five-year period.

Long Service Awards Years of Service

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

5-9 years

96

103

96

83

76

62

10+ years

15

18

28

32

40

57


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OUR PEOPLE EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT EMPLOYEE SATISFACTION SURVEY Our staff satisfaction survey is conducted annually and is an important source of data to reform our human resource policies, communication and employee engagement strategies. The score is a measure of how satisfied our employees are in their jobs.

Employee Satisfaction Survey 2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Employees Satisfaction Results

76%

79%

75%

N/A

82%

85%

Survey Participation

85%

80%

87%

N/A

91%

95%

Successful international companies understand the importance of a diverse workforce, particularly in the hospitality and customer service industry, where customers are global. The table below summarises the numbers for 2019. Gender

Age Group

Male

Female

Under 30

30-50

Over 50

-

8

0

4

4

Grade 2

1

24

0

22

3

Grade 3

16

25

0

35

6

Grade 4

38

42

19

60

1

Grade 1

Grade 5

6

18

8

16

0

Grand Total

61

117

27

137

14

EMPLOYEE TURNOVER Our results for employee turnover is showing a favourable trend between 2014 and 2019, reflecting work stability at ADNEC. The table below summarises the result:

Employee Turnover

Employee turnover % by gender

Employee turnover % by age group

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2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Female

4.1%

2.3%

3.0%

3.0%

2.6%

7.05%

Male

3.8%

3.3%

5.6%

9.0%

5.9%

1.64%

<30

2.8%

2.3%

1.0%

3.0%

0.5%

3.64%

30-50

5.0%

3.0%

5.6%

8.0%

7.5%

4.86%

>50

0

0.3%

2.0%

1.0%

0.5%

7.69%


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SUPPORTING WORKING PARENTS All married female employees who have successfully completed their probation period qualify for maternity leave. Since 2018, female employees have benefitted from a total of 90 days maternity leave. Female employees with one year’s service or more are entitled to 75 calendar days maternity leave with full pay followed by 15 days child custody leave with full pay at any time up until the child is one year old. Post-delivery, female employees are entitled to two and a half hour nursing breaks each day for 18 months. All married male employees who have successfully completed their probation period qualify for paternity leave. The paternity leave period is three working days. This is to be taken within the first four weeks from the date of birth of the child. Salary and benefit accruals continue during the approved paternity leave period.

Supporting Working Parents 2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Number of female employees who took maternity leave

3

10

4

5

2

Number of male employees who took paternity leave

5

15

10

6

14

Number of female employees who returned to work after maternity leave

3

10

3

5

2

Number of female employees who are still in work 12 months or more after returning from maternity leave

3

2

0

5

2

CAPITAL HOSPITALITY Furthermore the injuries reported in the Capital Hospitality section of the ADNEC business are as follows

2016

2017

2018

2019

Minor injuries

2

5

1

5

Medium injuries (returned to work next day)

1

2

4

3

Medium injuries (3 days off )

0

0

2

0

Major injuries (more than 3 days off )

0

0

0

0

Fatalities

0

0

0

0

HUMAN RIGHTS Our internal human rights policies and procedures comply with international laws and human rights regulations. Although contracts with ADNEC’s suppliers include relevant obligations to comply with all applicable laws and regulations, human rights clauses are not included separately in investment agreements or contracts. ADNEC has not undertaken screening regarding human rights, as it is not considered necessary to the types of agreements entered into by ADNEC within the highly regulated business environment of the U.A.E.


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CUSTOMERS Overall Satisfaction

Mystery shopper perception

95.25%

Customer complaints dealt

98.30%

100%

Incident Rate per 100,000 visitors

0.28%

Cases of fines from respective authorities on health and safety non-compliances

0

A key category of our stakeholders are our various direct customers including organisers, exhibitors, and visitors, as all interact heavily with our venues and premises and experience our services. In continuation to its continuous improvement efforts and belief in the importance of customers, ADNEC dedicated specific mechanisms and tools for measuring the customer satisfaction and analysing their feedback through Customer Voice surveys.

RESPONSIBLE COMMUNICATION In order to capture our customers’ opinion about ADNEC, which is indirectly related to our promises and communications, ADNEC conducts surveys through specialised external market research company. These surveys are based on face-to-face interviews, allowing for more details and opportunity for more useful dialogue. Surveys are designed to cover ADNEC’s delivered services and summarises the customer’s experience with ADNEC’s teams, chain and relevant services. The following charts are for face-to-face interviews with time duration of 20-30 minutes. This allows us to ensure we have a representative sample to develop a reliable analysis reports. Our aim is to conduct 2500 – 3000 interviews every year, as it ensures sufficient sample size. The charts below describe ADNEC's results since 2013.

91%

2013

94%

92%

2014

92.8% 92.6% 94.7%

2015

2016

2017

2018

95.25%

2019

Overall Customer Satisfaction 97.2% 92%

94.5%

93%

98.24%

94.9% 87%

84%

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

2013

92%

2014

Visitor Satisfaction

84%

87%

86%

2013

2014

2015

83% 85.62%

2016

2017

Organisers Satisfaction

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97%

97%

2015

2016

97.15% 97% 97.37%

2017

2018

2019

Exhibitors Satisfaction 90.05% 90.16%

2018

2019

96%

96%

2013

2014

98%

2015

98.2% 98.3% 94% 94.73%

2016

2017

Mystery Shopper - Perception

2018

2019


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It must be noted that during 2019, there were no cases of non-compliance with laws and regulations or voluntary codes concerning marketing communications and no withdrawals of communication messages (after every launch) occurred, and no fines from respective authorities were imposed.

PRODUCT/SERVICE QUALITY ADNEC has established, documented, implemented and maintained a Quality Management System (QMS), in accordance with the requirements of ISO 9001:2015. ADNEC’s QMS is maintained and continually improved through the analysis of quality policy, quality objectives, audit results, analysis of data, corrective and preventive action and management review. Our quality policy and objectives are documented and communicated to all ADNEC staff, which shows our commitment to meeting and exceeding the stakeholder’s needs and requirements. Through the implementation of this QMS, our quality strategy is implemented, and our commitments are realised.

100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%

90%

2014

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

100% 100%

93%

85%

88%

2015

2017

2018

2019

Adherence to quality audit plan

% of Customer Complaints Dealt with (Complaint Resolution)

14

15

13

14

14

2016

2017

2018

2019

95%

11

2014

2015

2016

2014

97%

97% 97.4% 96.2%

2015

2016

2017

2018

98%

2019

Performance Score of Venue Services Suppliers

Number of Quality Audits Conducted

4

4

4

4

4

4

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Customer Voice Workshops


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SERVICE PARTNERS & SUPPLIERS Vendors responded to the executive council requirements

89.7%

Incident rate per 100,000 visitors

Reduction in incidents related to contractors

0.28%

Increase in complex structure checked during build up

14%

14%

Service partners and suppliers are key enablers to our business model and contribute to the success of our hosted or organised events. As our business model diagram below clarifies (ADNEC Value Chain), we interact with key suppliers and service partners across the event life cycle (build up, conduct the event and breakdown). ADNEC continues to enhance the adoption of sustainability practices in alignment to its responsibility towards our community and stakeholders. It also sets clear procurement policies and procedures to only work with suppliers and service partners who abide by these requirements. The company’s procurement department is responsible for all supplier relationship management and monitoring performance indicators.

Abu Dhabi Government

Department of Culture and Tourism, Executive Council, Department of Finance, Crown Prince Court, Abu Dhabi Municipality, AIAin Municipality, Abu Dhabi Police, Abu Dhabi Media Company (ADM), General Headquarter, Central Intelligence Department

Board of Directors

Logistics

Events Patrons

Department of Transport, Abu Dhabi International Airport, Transport Providers (ETIHAD AIRWAYS)

Support

Commercial

Event Cycle

Supplier

Event at ADNEC

Customer 1

Customer 2

Customer 3

Organiser

Exhibitor

Visitor

Association / PCO

Association / PCO

Delegate Local Community

Organiser

Supplier

Buyer

Enablers Hotel Operators

Service Partners

Employees

ADNEC Value Chain and Business Model Diagram

RESPONSIBLE BUYING ADNEC recognizes that our contractors, suppliers form a key part of our success. Therefore, we have a formal approach to evaluate the capability and performance of both potential and existing suppliers.

Tender opening committee ADNEC appointed a dedicated tender opening committee in order to improve the process. The role of this committee is to:

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w Receive and review all tenders delivered w Ensure the bids are in accordance with tender instructions

w Reject non-complying bids This approach includes assessing suppliers against specific bid evaluation criteria which includes:

w Technical and Commercial Specifications w Quality (quality standards/quality certifications/ quality assurance procedures)


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w w w w w

Delivery time General terms and conditions Payment terms Local presence and/or Emiratisation initiative Sustainability and environment-conscious methodologies

w The Environmental Management System 14002015, if applicable, and instead contractors are encouraged to share with us their waste management and sustainability practices

w Other relevant factors in accordance with the Tender Documents

Procurement efforts in assurance of the private sector companies’ compliance to the contracting stipulation with the government entities Additionally, as per Executive Council directions in 2014, those newly registered suppliers as well as contractors who supply manpower and labor services, have to mandatorily assure the provision of the listed below once registered and during the contractual period: 1.

Provision of health insurance cover for their employees

2.

Provision of appropriate housing in Abu Dhabi for their employees

3.

Provision of valid residence permits to the workforce in accordance with the legislation applicable

4.

Applying the salaries protection system of UAE Ministry of Labour

5.

Complying with Federal Labour Law of UAE

Procurement dept. strategy for supporting Small and Medium size National Suppliers (SMEs) For the purpose of supporting the small and medium nationally established enterprises (SME’s), ADNEC has established a strategy to support the suppliers which are wholly owned by UAE national (100%) and or registered in Khalifa fund. The Privileges are provided

In the Year 2019, approx. 5% of the Annual Procurement plan purchases were procured through SME suppliers.

Suppliers relationship management methodologies established ADNEC procurement dept. has updated suppliers relationship management methodologies that are concerned about the related angels about managing ADNEC’s suppliers, the methodologies includes: 1.

Supplier Performance Evaluation Approach

2.

Suppliers Satisfaction Assessment Approach

3.

Automated Supplier Suggestions and Complaints Approach

4.

Supplier Communication Approach. These methodology approaches ensures that ADNEC’s Suppliers relationship approach is fully implemented and deliverables mandated to manage the approach are efficiently met.

5%

95% Percentage of Expenditure on SME from total Annual Procurement Plan 2019

1%

ADNEC assures that registered and pre-qualified suppliers, as well as those with active manpower and service providing contracts, are fully complying with the contracting stipulations of the government entities as stated by the Executive Council regulations.

through various stages in the involvement of the national Supplier with ADNEC purchase requisition in pre- tendering, tendering and awarding stages. For example, the national supplier is waved from Bid bond requirement and security cheques are acceptable.

99%

(881 Acknowledged Suppliers out of 887 registered suppliers from Oct 2014 – Dec 2019)

Acknowledgment Status of Suppliers registered from period Oct 2014 till Dec 2019

Acknowledged

Not Acknowledged


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COMMUNITY POSITIVE SUPPORT As part of its endeavours towards sustainability, ADNEC has intensified its effort during the period 2013-2019 aiming to adopt sustainability practices and execute relevant initiatives internally. ADNEC depends on several initiatives to increase its positive impact on society, such as Stop and Donate donation programme, charities, recycling, water and energy conservation, sustainability week, blood donation, cultural events, earth hour etc.

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2,223 kg

Weight of 'Stop and Donate' recycling materials including the E-Waste

Donate

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SOCIETY PERCEPTION Society engagement and perception is one of ADNEC’s areas of focus. The company dedicated a special theme in its strategy map for sustainability including clear goals, objectives and a set of strategic measures as shown below, supported by regular reporting and analysis. Goal A supporter for sustainable community

Objective

Measure

5.1) Sustainable venues and services

GRI indicators covered in ADNEC's report Total number of jobs supported (000') (Employment Impact) Total number of Emirati employees

5.2) Support Emiratisation

Emiratisation penetration

CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSBILITY The society satisfaction survey is summarised in the below table that clearly shows the segmentation: 1. Reputation and image 2. Social impact 3. Environmental impact 4. Impact on surroundings The results below show that we have scored positive trend in the four key categories and we have exceeded target for each one of them. Society perception results

2015 Target

2015 Actual

2016 Target

2016 Actual

2017 Actual

Reputation and image

85%

87%

90%

92%

92%

Social impact

85%

85%

90%

90%

90%

Environmental impact

85%

85%

90%

90%

89%

Impact of work and activities on surrounding

85%

86%

90%

90%

90%

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'STOP AND DONATE' RECYCLING AND DONATION CAMPAIGN ADNEC aims to drive a wider agenda of embedding an environmental culture with its employees and well as the community. The ‘Stop and Donate’ campaign encourages the local community to drop off their unwanted items for donation to the Red Crescent or for recycling. Collection points were set up at ADNEC and AACC. We received a record number of donations from the community in 2019, due to a marketing campaign targeting the local community.

956 434 308 195 67

16

2013

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Stop and Donate (Recycling, Donation) Kgs

2019

‘Stop and Donate’ Recycling and Donation Results Item Paper Clothes Plastic bottles Carton Shoes

Type Recycling Donation Recycling Recycling Donation

2014 3 kg

2015 28 kg 2 kg 1.5 kg 15 pair

2015 E-waste S&D 74 pair / 37 kg

2016 116 kg 125 kg 30 kg

2018 181 kg -

17 kg

2017 32 kg 2 kg -

-

2019 140 kg 1.5 kg 21

Household Items

Donation

25 kg

17 piece / 3 kg

-

4.5 kg

-

-

120

Toys Books Books Steel Electronics Clothes** Accessories Batteries Total

Donation Recycling Donation Recycling Donation Donation Donation Recycling

31 kg 40 kg 36 kg 3 kg 152 kg 307 kg

9 piece / 2 kg 59 book / 10 kg 280 piece / 8 kg 5 piece / 0.5 kg 55 kg

32 piece / 9 kg 147 kg 592 kg 426 piece / 90 kg 26 piece / 27 kg 902 kg

34 kg 1 kg 28 kg 13 kg 7 kg 375.5 kg

34 kg 23 kg 2 kg 8 kg 67 kg

36 1875 22 14 kg 9 194 kg 2223 kg


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COMMUNITY COMMUNITY SUPPORT

SHEIKH ZAYED GRAND MOSQUE VOLUNTEERING In line with ADNEC initiatives for the Year of Tolerance, and to provide opportunities for all ADNEC employees to take part in volunteering work during the month of Ramadan; ADNEC in collaboration with the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, provided a volunteer opportunity for ADNEC staff to work in Ramadan tents at the mosque. In 2019, 54 employees volunteered compared to 28 volunteers in 2018. The employees were given one day each week to participate in organising and coordinating Iftar gatherings in Ramadan from 5pm until Maghreb prayer time.

FOOD PARCEL DISTRIBUTION ADNEC in cooperation with Capital Hospitality, distributed 10,000 Iftar meals at the labour camps during the Month of Ramadan. 111 volunteers participated from all departments.

BLOOD DONATION In 2019, both the AACC and ADNEC teams continued their CSR initiatives in alignment with the Year of Tolerance core values. They launched a Blood Donation campaign under the slogan: “You Don’t Have to Be a Doctor to Save Lives, Just Donate Blood.” Under this initiative, a total of 74 units of blood were collected.

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ENVIRONMENT ADNEC’s is committed to sustainability initiatives that not only make an impact to the business itself but also to the wider community. 2019 highlights include the annual ‘Sustainability Week’ where the Green Team invited ADNEC staff and ADNEC tenants to attend a series of events designed to embed and inspire sustainable thinking. Talks were held at both ADNEC and AACC and included a Green Team progress update on sustainability initiatives for the year as well as plans going forward. The ‘Stop and Donate’ campaign encourages the local community to drop off their unwanted items for donation to the Red Crescent or for recycling, an impressive 2504kg of items were collected in 2019 as compared to 307kg in 2014. In order to maximise engagement and participation the campaign was promoted on our social media platforms, local publications such as, Abu Dhabi Week and What’s on magazine, as well as emails to our tenants and community. New initiatives this year saw ADNEC invest in ‘Avid-Bot’, an autonomous robot cleaner which uses less water than manual cleaning and uses advanced technology to guide itself around the venue to where it is needed. ADNEC has also supported up-and-coming green entrepreneurs by installing ‘smart bins’ around the venue. This initiative supports the Start AD programme at NYU and invests in the future.

Weight of materials recycled

CO2 emission savings from recycling

1444 tons

1516 tons

Weight of food composting produced

54 tons

Electricity consumption

22.2 MWh

Chilled water

20,788,178 m3

ROBOTIC SCRUBBER DRYER With our vision of innovation and customer service, the Smart Avidbot Neo has been a great addition to our cleaning team and we will continue to broaden the use of robotics in our cleaning program. The Robot Scrubber Dryer product has many unique features which points towards sustainability.

SMART BINS ADNEC after supported the launch of four smart bins for waste recycling, created from a prototype developed by Cycled, a technology start-up incubated with startAD at NYUAD during the Abu Dhabi International Boat Show (ADIBS) 2019 at the ADNEC Marina, with the aim of measuring the popularity of this environmental innovation among the show visitors. The smart bins help event organisers improve visitor engagement while reducing waste management costs. As soon as some waste (mainly metal, plastic or glass) is disposed into the Cycled Smart Bin, information regarding the weight of the material, along with the amount of carbon emission saved by using this smart bin, will be displayed on the person’s smart device.

SUSTAINABILITY WEEK ADNEC organised Sustainability Week, the programme featured external speakers, for example Emirates Zoo presented a session on endangered animals and a company that specialises in urban farming spoke on how to integrate indoor farming into homes. The UAE Space Agency also sent a speaker to elaborate on their mission to plant a date palm in space.

MATERIALS The company prioritises the use of natural resources as efficiently as possible and aims to establish a material consumption reporting process, which for the time being is not available. It must be noted that at the moment we do not use any input materials that are recycled except for papers used for printing brochures and ADNEC’s stationery.


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ENVIRONMENT RECYCLING - EVENTS RELATED ADNEC is partnering with DULSCO, one of our key service providers specialised in international environmental solutions and waste management to launch eight recycling reverse vending machines (RVM) onsite at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre. The table below summarises our recycled material volumes measured in tons and provides a comparison between 2014 and 2019.

Recycled Waste Item

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Cardboard Plastic Paper Mix Scrap Metal Aluminum Cans Glass Bottles Wood Used Batteries Concrete

62 tons 39 tons 3 tons 3 tons 0.2 tons 0 0 2 tons 0

91 tons 6 tons 52 tons 7 tons 2 tons 0 266 tons 6 tons 15 tons

87 tons 11 tons 56 tons 37 tons 3 tons 0 412 tons 0 0

105 tons 14 tons 59 tons 30 tons 0 0 774 tons 0 0

76 tons 6 tons 34 tons 29 tons 0 0 576 tons 0 0

85.61 3.28 16.71 3.96

584.73

Subtotal

109 tons

445 tons

606 tons

982 tons

721 tons

694.29

Food Compost

17 tons

0.6 tons

65 ** tons

67 tons

55 tons

54.25

Gross total

126.2 tons

445.6 tons

671 tons

1049 tons

776 tons

1442.83

GREEN BUSINESS NETWORK (EAD) Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD) has implemented an initiative under the name of “Green Business Network” targeting governments and businesses to empower them to become environmentally sustainable and to help them facilitate change to more sustainable practices for organisations.

WASTE MANAGEMENT Waste Management in ADNEC is also managed by DULSCO. Waste Management machines operate 24 hours to ensure a safe and secure collection, segregation and storing of waste at the venue. In 2019, ADNEC recycling target was 50 per cent, and it was achieved by recycling 42 per cent of the total waste. ADNEC total waste generated is 1769.2 tons in which 748.54 tons were recycled.

100%

93% 82%

80% 60%

54% 46%

40% 20% 0%

Recycling Target

66%

34% 18% 10%

7%

2014

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34%

51% 49%

58% 50% 42%

Recycling Target growth

20%

2016

Recycling

34%

10% 2015

Non Recycling

2017

2018

2019


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ADNEC recycled 102.32 tons of paper and cardboard, which saved 1739 trees, 716240 gallons of water and saved 409,280 kwh of energy. Also, recycling paper and cardboard helped in CO2 savings by 150 tons. Waste streams Cardboard Paper Mix Plastic Bottles Scrap Metal Wood

Waste generation (ton) 85.61 16.71 3.28 3.96 584.73

Waste diversion ratio 5% 1% 0% 0% 33%

Food Compost (LFC)

54.25

3%

748.54 1020.66

42% 58%

Recycling Total General Waste Total Total Waste Generated Total

Non-Recyclables

Recyclables

58%

42%

1769.2 100%

2019 Waste Diversion

BIO DIESEL PRODUCTION A Bio Diesel machine is used to convert the used oil into diesel which is used to operate 30 per cent of ADNEC machines. In 2019, the bio diesel machine produced 2500 Liters of Bio-Diesel.

5

3%

0

4%

1

2017

2018

2019

Food waste recycling

200 150 100 50 0

2017

102

Eight RVM machines are operating in different locations at ADNEC. In 2019, a total of 101.87 kilograms of plastic bottle and cans were collected for recycling.

2

108

REVERSE VENDING MACHINE (RVM)

3

3%

We deployed One LFC machine in 2017 for food waste recycling and ADNEC has diverted 55 tons of food waste from the landfill. For 2019, a new LFC machine was operated to handle food waste from the main kitchen in the Wedding Hall.

4

158

LIQUID FOOD COMPOST

2018

2019

Reverse vending machine (KG)


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ENVIRONMENT ENERGY In 2012, ADNEC undertook a study to identify ways to make ADNEC’s energy use more efficient and in doing so reduce the company’s carbon footprint and negative environmental impact. The study reviewed the lighting use through Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre’s 12 exhibition halls. It specifically included reviewing the current light fittings, the weight implications on the ceiling for changing to LED lights and the life cycle of the old versus new LED lights.

Electricity Consumption and Carbon Dioxide Emissions 2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Electricity (mwh)

22.7

19.2

16.8

19.2

21.3

20.2

22.03

CO2 emissions due to electricity tons

11.6

9.8

8.6

9.9

11.2

10.35

11.30

* Numbers are based on specific formula for converting from Kilowatts to CO2 emissions as per as per the EAD Inventory.

SOLAR PV SYSTEM (PHOTOVOLTAIC SYSTEM) In alignment to its efforts of adopting environmental sustainability practices, ADNEC has been investing in developing an infrastructure that uses elements of solar power as a source of energy. In collaboration with Masdar City and as part of one of their initiatives, we installed solar panels on top of our key parking areas to be used as a power source for elevators. This project covers 1,000 square meters on Car Park B. We continuously measure the yield generated by the ADNEC Solar PV system and regularly inspect its performance.

WATER CONSUMPTION Water consumption is one of the key areas in environmental sustainability where we need to keep monitoring. The table below summarises our consumption of water across ADNEC. As we are an events venue, our total number of water consumptions changes and fluctuates as per the venue’s calendar of events which changes from year-to-year and from quarter to another. Water saving mechanisms were initiated with Aerator/flow regulators in the last quarter of 2019 for all washbasins, kitchen taps and toilet trigger sprays at ADNEC. Approximately 1400 cubic metres of water was reduced around the venue and we are expecting significant water saving in following months to come.

CHILLED WATER Chilled water is where water is pumped through an air handler, which captures the heat from the air, then disperses the air throughout the area to be cooled. 2013

2014

2015

Normal Water Consumption (taps, toilets, garden, showers, etc) (m3)

132,837

113,340

166,091

Chilled Water (tons of refrigeration per Hours) (m3)

21,226,126

24,686,084

35,391,082

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2016

2017

2018

179,647

197,021

201,788

18,900,870

20,082,713

18,477,487

2019 22,488

20,788,178


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ENGINEERING SERVICES Engineering Services successfully completed and delivered five major projects on time and within budget that ultimately enhances the quality of the Venue and aims to provide better facilities and services to our clients, visitors and relevant stakeholders.

2019 Completed Projects

Capital Gate lighting

Replacement of grandstand tension cables (6 arches)

Central Plaza power upgrade

Outdoor contractors toilets

Aloft kitchen enhancement of emission system


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HEALTH AND SAFETY OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY OUR HEALTH AND SAFETY APPROACH ADNEC has a dedicated Health and Safety team responsible for developing, implementing and maintaining ADNEC’s safety management system with the objective of improving the company’s health and safety performance and raising HS awareness and compliance in all our operations. It is the duty of ADNEC employees, business partners, contractors and service providers to comply with the safety measures required by UAE and International law, and those established by ADNEC. ADNEC’s corporate compliance includes:

w HS Management System that is compliant with all elements and w w w w

mechanisms of the Abu Dhabi Occupational Safety & Health System Framework (OSHSAD SF) HS Site and facilities inspections HS Training for employees HS Internal audits and facilitating external 3rd party audits. HS Health awareness campaigns and initiatives.

Occupational Health and Safety policy

ADNEC has established a Safety Management System (SMS) which includes HS committee, policies and procedures. For the events and exhibitions section, which makes up the core business function of ADNEC and has developed H&S rules and regulations which include the following for the guidance and support of all our stakeholders.

w ADNEC Health and Safety Rules and Regulations / Organisers Handbook w Regulatory codes of practices to guide and assist the Organisers on key health and safety aspects of the business. It must be noted that every Department in ADNEC including Capital Hospitality and ADNEC Services have a representative in HS Committee.

HEALTH AND SAFETY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (SMS) ADNEC’s SMS has been approved and accredited by the OSHAD (Occupational Safety and Health Abu Dhabi) Centre. This initiative was developed to regulate and maintain an occupational health and safety culture in the exhibition and event sector both at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre and across the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. In addition to complying with legal UAE requirements, a positive health and safety culture within the exhibition and event sector in Abu Dhabi enables ADNEC to manage and control risks sensibly, minimise accidents and ill health and reduce related costs to our businesses.

EMPLOYEE SAFETY ADNEC is committed to maintaining high standards of safety and welfare for all its employees. All members of staff are provided with:

w A safe place to work w Clear and consistent health and safety policies and standards w A management team that is accountable for implementing agreed safe systems of work w Safe work equipment w Training to equip all staff with the necessary knowledge to allow them to work safely

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HEALTH AND SAFETY PLANS (CONTRACTORS) A segment of our suppliers (service providers, contractors and subcontractors) are evaluated and selected by ADNEC on the basis of their capability to establish and implement a satisfactory safety system as well as their safety record. During tendering, they have to submit a safety plan and to be fully responsible for the occupational health and safety of their works, including the subcontractors’ safety. They have to implement a safety plan, review it at least once a year, and keep appropriate records of their own safety inspections and audits. The table below summarizes the incident rates among contractors during their work at ADNEC venues and premises (during build up and break down of events).

Incidents among contractors (ADNEC and event) Description

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Minor injuries

89

46

26

24

22

13

4

22

Medium injuries (returned to work next day)

14

7

12

10

8

13

14

19

Medium injuries (3 days off )

1

0

2

0

0

10

2

3

Major injuries (more than 3 days off )

0

1

0

1

0

3

0

0

104

54

40

35

30

39

20

44

Total

Training given to the Contractors included H&S and fire safety during events and exhibitions.

+14% 1549 1330

743 104 532

54 40 2012 2013

35

30

2014 2015 2016

39

20

44

428 440

2017

2018

2019

2013

Incidents among contractors (ADNEC and event)

2014

551

2015 2016 2017 2018 Complex structures checked

2019

Health and Safety also reviews and check contractors working during events. This includes auditing and inspecting the stands for their structural stability and safety. The number of structures inspected in 2019 was 1,549.


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HEALTH AND SAFETY HEALTH AND SAFETY (CUSTOMERS) ADNEC has adopted best practices to ensure the health, safety and welfare of its visitors, organisers and exhibitors through:

w Codes of Practices as part of ADNEC’s Organiser Handbook, as well as Health and Safety rules and regulations for

all our stakeholders, which are all available online and are also communicated to the organisers at contract stage.

w ADNEC conducts training and safety inductions as well as holding regular contractor meetings and site

inspections. Indicatively, an ADNEC Safety Day and Work in Heat Campaigns organised and conducted by ADNEC H&S team.

w ADNEC’s operations team is trained to recognise any hazards or issues and manage these before an incident occurs. This is achieved through proactively monitoring all areas and hazards, and documenting the risk assessment and control plan.

w ADNEC carried out several health and safety campaigns to promote the health and safety culture in ADNEC, and create awareness amongst serviced partners and contractors. The campaigns included the following:

w w w w

w w w w

Stress Campaign Ramadan Safety Campaign Safety in Heat Programme Breast Cancer Awareness

Adverse weather Blood Donation Health Week Blood sugar levels OSHAD World Safety Day

Health and Safety Incidents (Customers) Description

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Minor injuries

88

73

13

3

4

2

16

3

Medium injuries (returned to work next day)

14

14

4

4

2

0

10

2

Medium injuries (3 days off )

0

0

0

0

0

0

7

0

Major injuries (more than 3 days off )

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Fatalities

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

10.4

7.4

1.4

0.6

0.2

0.19

2.6

0.16

Incident Rate per 100,000 visitors

Training Sessions Conducted Trainings Heart saver First Aid CPR AED

Participants 35

Helideck Fire Fighting

12

IOSH Working Safely

23 AACC

Introduction to Process Safety Management- PSM

1

IPAF Training for Operations

26

Highfield International Level 2 Award in Risk Assessment

1

incident investigation1

1

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1.4 2013

2.6 0.6

0.25 0.19

2014

2015

2016

0.16 0.28 2017

2018

Incident Rate per 100,000 visitors

2019


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HEALTH AND SAFETY UPDATES w Successful management of IDEX 2019,WFES, Tawdheef, Nile Property, Artificial Intelligent, Special Olympics,

Custom Car Show, International Book Fair, ADIHEX, JILI, Eid Al Adha Show, Bride Show, International Security Alliance Live, 24th World Energy Summitt, Eurotier Middle East, Cphi, Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards, FIP, EST, Tawteen, Heritage Show, UAE elections, World Road Congress, World Medical congress, National Service, Abu Dhabi Fintech, Concept, Big Brands, International Franchise, International Jewelry, Najah, Game Show, IB Global, ADIBS and VIP Weddings.

w Stress at work circular was published on MYWeb. w Ramadan Campaign conducted for the staff w Safety in Heat Campaign conducted w First Aid courses conducted w Blood Donation Campaign w Firefighting courses conducted w Successful Fire Drills carried out with all ADNEC and Al Ain staff, contractors and tenants coordinated with Civil Defence and the score was 100%

w 1549 Complex Structures reviewed & inspected by ADNEC Structural Engineer.


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HEALTH AND SAFETY KEY ACTIVITIES - ADNEC Causes

ADNEC Staff Contractors Organiser Visitors

Grand Total

Equip. / property damage

0

0

0

4

4

Minor cut injury or abrasions

1

13

1

4

19

Fall from height

0

2

0

0

2

Manual handling

0

5

0

0

5

Penetrating injury (needle stick, puncture wound)

1

5

1

0

7

Slip trip and fall

1

6

1

2

10

Struck by falling object

0

3

0

1

4

Burn

0

1

0

0

1

Grand Total

3

35

3

11

52

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KEY ACTIVITIES - Al AIN CONVENTION CENTRE Causes

AACC Staff

Contractors Organiser

Visitors

Grand Total

Equip. / pr operty damage

0

0

0

0

0

Minor cut injury or abrasions

4

0

0

0

4

Fall from height

0

0

0

0

0

Manual handling

0

1

0

0

1

Penetrating injury (needle stick, puncture wound)

0

0

0

0

0

Slip trip and fall

0

0

0

3

3

Struck by falling object

0

0

0

0

0

Burn

0

0

0

0

0

Others

1

0

0

0

1

Grand Total

5

1

0

3

9


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GROUP PHOTOS NISSAN PATROL 2020 GLOBAL LAUNCH

NICKELODEON KIDS CHOICE AWARDS AND WORLD OF NICKELODEON

SPECIAL OLYMPICS WORLD GAMES ABU DHABI

ADIPEC 2019

IDEX 25TH EDITION

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ADIHEX 2019

WORLD ROAD CONGRESS

WORLD FUTURE ENERGY SUMMIT 2019

GAMESCON

MOE AI COMPETITION

BETT MEA


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