Abu Dhabi: The International Council on Archives (ICA) Congress will take place for the first time in the Middle East, with Abu Dhabi hosting the event from October 9–13, 2023. The event, themed ‘Enriching Knowledge Societies,’ will be organized by the National Library and Archives at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC).
The ICA Congress in Abu Dhabi in 2023 will focus on the importance of information availability and accessibility in modern society. The upcoming sessions will focus on sub-themes including peace and tolerance, emerging techniques, electronic records, electronic solutions, trust and evidence, Access and memories, sustainable knowledge, sustainable planet, archives and records, and climate change.
Over 5,000 participants from more than 130 nations are expected to attend the event, along with 50 companies and 15 exhibiting countries. The event will serve as a premier forum for participants from around the world to network and explore collaboration opportunities.
The cultural program of the congress includes organizing a series of visits for the participating delegations to a set of heritage and cultural sites, civilizational landmarks, and distinguished destinations in Abu Dhabi. The primary goal of the program is to showcase the emirate’s distinctive elements and elevate its global cultural and tourism prominence.