Abu Dhabi International Sports Exhibition from April 9

ABU DHBAI — Some of the top sports personalities from the UAE and the GCC region will speak on the future development of sports in the region when the Capital hosts the Abu Dhabi International Sports Exhibition 2013 from April 9 to 12.

By James Jose

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Published: Fri 29 Mar 2013, 12:15 AM

Last updated: Sat 4 Apr 2015, 9:06 AM

This is the second edition of the event and more than 100 local and international exhibitors, around 70 sports teams, 300 athletes in various sports along with the organisation of 15 discussion panels will take part.

The Exhibition is being organised by the UAE Jiu Jitsu Federation and supported by the Abu Dhabi Sports Council (ADSC).

“Speakers who will debate include Shaikha Shamsa Al Maktoum, Women’s Volleyball Groups Supervisor, Nada Zeidan, the first female GCC rally driver and archer in the Asian games, Ian Walker, Olympic medallist and skipper of Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing in the Volvo Ocean Race, Vincent Gaillard, Director General of Sport Accord, Mohamed Al Kamali, President of the UAE Olympic Committee, Prince Abdulaziz Turki Al Faisal, Saudi Falcons race champion, Walter Lechner, Promoter and founder of the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge, Khaled Al Qubaisi, Abu Dhabi Racing and many more,” Nada Khamees, Manager of ADISE 2013, said on Wednesday.

The exhibition will witness the participation of companies, international brands, sports federations, sports clubs, government entities, sports equipment manufacturers, sponsors, sports events organisers, sports and stadiums marketing agencies, and others.

The exhibition will also feature this year two exclusives sports shows which include Christophe Hamel’s first extreme trampoline performance in the Arab World along with the world’s most famous French athletes, Crazy Dunkers, presenting their Olympic Games and football World Cup performances.

Furthermore, the exclusive sports event will offer a variety of sports activities which include boxing, football freestyle and martial art performances. The exhibition will include many stands and different sports activities, and will witness the participation of leading organisations and media in the UAE such as the Abu Dhabi Sports Council, TCA Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi Sports Channel, Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Creative Sports Award represented by Dubai Sports Council, Dubai Sports Channel along with more than 15 sports organisations and federations.

ADISE’s list of exhibitors includes Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi Motor Sports Management, Wadi Adventure, Adventure HQ, Seadoo water bikes, Can- Am, Outdoor UAE and many others.

ADISE 2013 will also witness in the indoor activities related to fitness the following: Get Moving Fitness and Spa Centre, Medfit, and Nutrition Zone while the list participants in the sports section include Al Boom Marine Services, Direct Trading, Fun Ride Sports along with various other exhibitors that will showcase their products and services to visitors of the event.

“The Abu Dhabi Sports Council, headed by Shaikh Nahyan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, provide continuous support and sponsorship of sports events in Abu Dhabi, where the Council put in all its efforts into the success of the second Abu Dhabi International Sports Exhibition, after witnessing great success in the previous year. The exhibition holds the name of our beloved Capital whereby we offer all our capacities to promote its role, position and mission on the world map of sports,” Mohammed Ibrahim Al Mahmood, vice president of the General Authority for Youth and Sports and General Secretary of the Abu Dhabi Sports Council, said in a statement.

Fahad Ali Al Shamsi, board member of the UAE Jiu-Jitsu Federation, highlighted the importance of the educational role that will be played by this year’s exhibition through discussing a number of major sports-related issues such as providing bids for large sporting events, increasing the number of attendees at sports events and emphasising the role of the media in the promotion and sponsorship of local sports. In addition, the event will shed light on the importance of building a strategy for the development of the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) in the region, encouraging women’s sports in the UAE, developing motor racing, sports safety along with discussing special topics on football and the positive relation between sports and health.

james@khaleejtimes.com



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