IEEE Global Communications Conference
9-13 December 2018 // Abu Dhabi, UAE
Gateway to a Connected World

Special Events


Date: Sunday, 9 Dec 2018
Time: 18:00 – 20:30
Location: Exhibit Hall 4/ADNEC

Come join your colleagues for an evening of networking and fun at the IEEE GLOBECOM 2018 Opening Reception. Join us in Exhibit Hall 4 at ADNEC where you can tour the exhibits, sample a wide selection of food and enjoy cultural shows and music.



Date: Monday, 10 Dec 2018
Time: 12:00 – 13:30 (doors open at 11:45)
Location: Al Maa-red Hall/ADNEC

The Awards Ceremony honors the achievements of IEEE and IEEE Communications Society members with a myriad of paper awards for their various contributions to the society. The Society’s major paper awards recognize outstanding and original papers published in IEEE ComSoc journals and magazines, which essentially enlarge the field of communications engineering; for example, open new lines of research, envision bold approaches to communication and formulate new problems to solve. Award recipients discover, extend, or complement technological advancements in education, industry, research and service.

This event is included with the full conference registration.  Luncheon tickets will be collected to ensure eligibility for event attendance. Additional tickets are available for purchase. Please see the registration page for more details.



Date: Tuesday, 11 Dec 2018
Time: 19:00 – 22:00
Location: Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi

Emirates Palace is a lavish property is world renowned for its unparalleled Arab-esque essence, and award-winning 5-star hospitality and authentic local experiences. Located in the heart of Abu Dhabi, Emirates Palace is outstanding in both its design and offerings. From a 1.3 km pristine private beach to landscaped pools and a private marina overlooking a natural bay, the iconic hotel was found to be the perfect venue for a once-in-a-lifetime conference banquet dinner.

Please be sure to meet at the buses pickup location at 18:30 to go to Emirates Palace.

In respect of the local culture, please abide by the dress code inside the Palace, which is a smart casual clothing style or the traditional Arab national dress. Please kindly refrain from wearing shorts, Bermudas, Flip Flops, open shoes or any other skin-exposing garment.

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