Enticing opportunities: The role of Industrial Partnerships in a shifting economic landscape.


Welcome to the Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal

The 532-room Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal – owned by Abu Dhabi National Hotels (ADNH) – is the first property in the United Arab Emirates capital city for the hotel operator and promises to deliver the iconic luxury lifestyle experience which the brand is renowned for.

The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal features 447 luxurious guestrooms and suites, as well as 85 private villas. Set amidst beautifully landscaped gardens with its own private beach overlooking the Grand Canal, the hotel consists of ten stately buildings arranged in a crescent formation, complemented by artfully designed water features throughout the 230,670 square meter (57 acre) property. A key highlight of The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi is the one and two-bedroom villas, each ranging in size from 90 to 130 square meters (968 to 1,400 square feet), and complete with spacious outdoor terraces. The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi provides 2,182 square meters (23,484 square foot) of flexible meeting space, including a magnificent 1,550-square meter (16,685 square foot) ballroom that is divisible by three, with an additional 14 individual meeting rooms.

PO Box 91888, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Telephone: +971 2 818 8888

Fax: +971 2 818 8088

For more information, please visit:

Website: www.ritzcarlton.com

Directions to the venue – Click for link to Google Maps



From Abu Dhabi International Airport

–  Drive out of the airport following signs to Abu Dhabi

–  At the roundabout, take the second exit onto the Abu Dhabi- Sweihan – Al Hiyar road ramp

–  Keep right at the fork and merge onto Abu Dhabi- Sweihan – Al Hiyar road

–  Continue onto 30th Street

–  Keep right at the fork to exit Musaffah bridge

–  At the roundabout take the 2nd exit

–  You will be under The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi arches, proceed straight up the driveway to the hotel

From Abu Dhabi Corniche

–  Head southwest in the direction of Emirates Palace on 1st street/Corniche road towards 30th street/Al Khaleej Al Arabi   street

–  Turn left onto 30th street/Al Khaleej Al Arabi street following the sign

–  Continue straight following signs to Musaffah Bridge/airport

–  After Musaffah/Al Ain/Dubai sign stay right and take Corniche exit

–  At the roundabout take the third exit

–  Continue straight, the Grand Mosque will be on your left and The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi will be on your right

–  At the roundabout in front of The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, take right, go through the arches and proceed straight up the   driveway to the hotel

From Dubai

–  Travel on Sheikh Zayed Road and follow the signs to Abu Dhabi for 150 km

–  Follow signs to Abu Dhabi/Maqtaa Bridge

–  After you pass the coin- shaped building, take the exit to the right towards Maqtaa Bridge

–  Stay right then take the exit towards Abu Dhabi following the Zayed Sports City sign

–  Go straight until you cross Maqtaa Bridge

–  Turn right immediately off the bridge (you will see the Falcon Club sign)

–  Immediately turn right, you will be facing the Canal

–  The road will bend right and take you under the bridge

–  Go straight through the first roundabout

–  Take left at the next roundabout

–  You will be under The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi arches, proceed straight up the driveway to the hotel

Welcome to ADIOC 2017

Tawazun Economic Council is greatly honored to welcome you to the Abu Dhabi International Offset Conference (ADIOC 2017) which will be hosted in our beautiful city of Abu Dhabi, the capital of the UAE under the theme “Enticing opportunities: The Role of Industrial Partnerships in a shifting economic landscape”. 

Under the Patronage of


Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi

Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces

HE Saif Mohamed Al Hajeri
Chief Executive Officer, Tawazun Economic Council and
Tawazun Holding
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Matar Ali Al Romaithi
Chief Officer, Industrial Devt Unit Tawazun Economic Council
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Bilal Aktas
Head of Industrialization Department, Undersecretariat of Defence Industries
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Dr. Dhafir Awadh Bader Al Shanfari
Chief Executive Officer, Omani Authority for Partnership for Development
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Lieutenant Colonel Dong-Woo Kim
Deputy Director of Offset Division, Defense Acquisition Program Administration Korea
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