WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017 – Business Event in Abu Dhabi
WorldSkills Abu Dhabi is the 44th competition and will be the largest event ever held at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC).
Abu Dhabi was awarded the right to host the WorldSkills Competition in 2017 at the WorldSkills General Assembly in 2013 making UAE as the first country in the Middle East to host a WorldSkills Competition that takes place every two years in a different city around the world.
There are currently 75 member countries and regions in Worldskills, most of whom are likely compete in Abu Dhabi, including a strong UAE team. There are expected to be nearly 50 skill Competitions, with the UAE planning to enter contestants in over 30 of them.
The event, which is under the patronage of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, is expected to attract over 10,000 international visitors, including contestants and their families, experts, officials and journalists.
WorldSkills Abu Dhabi will inform and inspire a new generation of Emiratis to explore and embrace the opportunities offered by vocational skills and training with the support of Emirates Skills and ACTVET, the Government body responsible for promoting training and education for young nationals.
The many thousands of overseas visitors and participants will enjoy an unprecedented opportunity to network and learn more about the economic background and expertise of the countries who form the WorldSkills family. WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017 will boost relations and the exchange of knowledge between GCC countries, nearby Asian states and the MENA region.
Oct 15 to Oct 18, 2017
Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, Abu Dhabi