A delegation from the Abu Dhabi International Boat Show (ADIBS) managed by Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC) attended Boot Düsseldorf, one of the largest premier marine shows for yachting, watersports and fishing currently underway in Düsseldorf, Germany.
The ADIBS team’s participation, alongside partners British Marine and Superyacht UK, is aimed at increasing awareness of industry prospects within the burgeoning leisure marine industry. The UAE capital set to host the inaugural edition of ADIBS from 17 to 20 October 2018 at ADNEC.
Saeed Al Mansouri, Director of IDEX, and organiser of ADIBS, said: “We are delighted with the tremendous interest ADIBS 2018 has already generated among the attendees, representing several prominent names in the maritime industry. In hosting the show, we aim to provide an unrivalled opportunity for boat manufacturers and marine companies and stakeholders to showcase their latest offerings.”
Organised by ADNEC in association with British Marine, ADIBS is expected to draw the participation of 150 exhibitors and 30,000 visitors. Catering to marine industry professionals, boating enthusiasts and families that enjoy a great day out on the water, the event will feature 75 boats berthed at the on-site show marina that has been lately extended to increase capacity in order to meet demand.
Local and international marine industry related companies who have already confirmed their participation in ADIBS 2018 include: Al Suwaidi Marine, ART Marine, Azimut, Bayliner, Belize, Beneteau, Benetti, Bertram, Boston Whaler, Cantieri di Pisa, CRN, Custom Line, Delma Marine, Ferretti Yachts, Greenline Yacht Interiors, Hanse Yachts, Hatteras, IMG Boats, Integrity Boats, Itama, Jeanneau, Lagoon, Mercury, Mochi Craft, Monte Carlo Yachts, Monterey, Pershing, Prestige Yachts, Riva, Riviera, Savage Lighting, Sea Ray, Sunseeker, Williams Jet Tenders, and The World of Yachts and Boats.
Among the sponsors of ADIBS 2018 are Abu Dhabi Department of Culture and Tourism, Al Suwaidi Marine, Mercedes EMC, Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), Integro, Delma Marine, Marine Concept, Emirates Palace, Greenline Yacht Interiors and Agility Logistics.
Through generating considerable overseas interest in ADIBS and its offering, ADNEC seeks to promote Abu Dhabi as a global leisure marine industry hub in line with the objectives of the Abu Dhabi Economic Vision 2030 that includes a large-scale expansion of the city’s marinas from 32 to 45. With a rich and diverse marine life, the emirate boasts 400 kilometres of coastline and over 200 islands.
The ADNEC Group comprises Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC), Al Ain Convention Centre, ExCeL London, Capital Centre, Capital Gate, Hyatt Capital Gate Hotel, Aloft Abu Dhabi and Aloft London ExCeL. The Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre offers 133,000 square metres of interconnected floor space to meet the requirements of a wide variety of events and exhibitions. Equipped with state-of-the-art facilities and built to international standards, the venue attracted 1.5 million people across 480 events in 2016.