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Abu Dhabi conference licensing goes online

New e-system to be rolled out on 20th September

Abu Dhabi conference licensing goes online
Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority has confirmed that conference licensing will be available online from 20th September.

The licensing procedure for all exhibitions and conferences held in Abu Dhabi will be available online from 20th September, according to the Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority. "This will make the process seamless, efficient and fast," said Nasser Al Reyami, ADTA's director of Tourism Standards, the division responsible for implementing licensing, classifications, policies and procedures in line with international standards.

Licences are required for all exhibitions with floor space of over 1,000 square metres and have commercial elements such as space sales and event sponsorship.

"The licence can be provisionally granted for up to five years subject to annual renewal," explained Al Reyami.

Licensing is also compulsory for all conferences, meetings or workshops which will be attended by multi-representational delegates and where an attendance fee is levied.

"A conference that includes a small exhibition is covered by a conference licence as long as the gross exhibition space is less than 1,000 square metres," said Al Reyami.

Organisers who want to apply for licences can now fill in the forms at www.abudhabitourism.ae.

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