The Higher Organizing Committee of the Abu Dhabi International Hunting and Equestrian Exhibition (ADIHEX) has announced that the 18th edition of the exhibition, initially scheduled to hold between 29th September and 3rd October 2020, has been rescheduled for September 2021, with the theme ‘Sustainability and Heritage… A Reborn Aspiration’.
The 18th edition of ADIHEX will be organised by the Emirates Falconers’ Club at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC), under the patronage of HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler’s Representative in Al Dhafra Region and Chairman of Emirates Falconers’ Club.
The decision to postpone the exhibition for a year was made in consideration of the COVID-19 pandemic, to ensure the health and safety of all participants and visitors.
Chairman of the Higher Organizing Committee of the exhibition, H.E. Majid Ali Al Mansouri, has revealed major changes for exhibitors and visitors, including enhancing the quality of its exhibits, products and unique innovations from the world of hunting and equestrian; maintaining ADIHEX’s profile as the largest annual event of its kind in the Middle East and Africa.
The comprehensive expansion plan also includes improving the content of the event by providing innovative services, technologies, activities and events with a renewed vision, strengthening the exhibition’s role in preserving the UAE’s heritage, promoting sustainable hunting, as well as organising more environmental, heritage, art, educational and awareness-raising activities.
ADIHEX continues in its effort to achieve its mission by developing long-term plans and preparing for the coming 50 years with an ambitious vision which looks towards the future.
This, combined with a commitment to excellence and competitiveness, will align the exhibition with the government’s directives to enter the new phase with determination and persistence.
As the number of exhibitors has multiplied more than 16 times over the past editions, ADIHEX 2019 hosted more than 650 companies and brands from 41 countries in an exhibition area of 45,000 square meters.
ADIHEX also enjoys great popularity around the world and is awaited by many year after year, as a record of more than 1,500,000 people visited the exhibition over the past 17 editions.
ADIHEX is a non-profit event initiated in Abu Dhabi by the UAE’s Founding Father, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, who honoured the first edition in 2003 by visiting the event.