ADNEC signs agreement with Abu Dhabi Ports to launch international boat show

AADNECThe signing ceremony of the agreement. (Image source: ADNEC)The Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC) has signed a strategic sponsorship agreement with Abu Dhabi Ports to launch the Abu Dhabi International Boat Show (ADIBS) from 17 - 20 October 2018

The boat show will be held in association with British Marine, the membership organisation for the UK leisure, superyacht and small commercial marine industry. The agreement aims to enhance Abu Dhabi’s position as a prominent leisure marine luxury yachts tourism destination.

Mohamed Juma Al Shamsi, CEO of Abu Dhabi Ports Company, said, “Abu Dhabi has been witnessing a growing number of passengers at its cruise terminal area over the last few years. The pioneering edition of the Abu Dhabi International Boat Show, which is set to attract exhibitors and visitors from around the world, will contribute in the ongoing efforts to introduce the unique features offered by Abu Dhabi and the UAE’s marine tourism sector.”

For his part, Humaid Matar Al Dhaheri, CEO of ADNEC, said, that these partnerships represent an important step towards ensuring the success of the inaugural edition of the Abu Dhabi International Boat Show, which is expected to be a breakthrough event in the leisure marine and luxury yachts industry. The event offers long-term partnerships to make Abu Dhabi a global destination for leisure marine tourism taking into consideration that the emirate boasts over 200 islands, stunning coastlines and beaches.

Among the sponsors and partners of the ADIBS are the Abu Dhabi Department of Culture and Tourism, Al Suwaidi Marine, Mercedes - Emirates Motor Company, Integro, The Captain’s Club, Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), Jalboot, Delma Marine, Marine Concept, Hydro Water Sports, Greenline Yacht Interiors and Emirates Palace Hotel.

ADNEC is one of the leading events destinations for international exhibitions and conferences. It aims to increase business tourism and raise Abu Dhabi’s profile as a leading destination for MICE industry in the MENA region in line with the objectives of Abu Dhabi Economic Vision 2030 and in support of its economic diversification strategy.

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