Dubai: The 2nd Edition of Dubai Equestrian Procurement Forum was recently inaugurated by Sheikh Rashid bin Dalmook, Chairman of Dubai Racing Club.
The Forum which is hosted by Meydan Grandstand, Dubai is expected to bring together 700+ industry players including more than 250 stables, 350 buyers, and 75 suppliers, sellers, breeders, service providers, technology partners, and professionals under one roof.
Organized in conjunction with Dubai World Cup Carnival’s Super Saturday, 2nd Edition of Dubai Equestrian Procurement Forum follows an extremely successful 1st Edition of the Forum organized less than 6 months ago (October 2021).
Touring the exhibition after the inauguration, Sheikh Rashid bin Dalmook interacted with exhibitors who travelled from across the globe to take part in the coveted event.
2ND DUBAI EQUESTRIAN PROCUREMENT FORUM
The two-day event includes an exhibition, conference, seminars, workshops and product demonstration for the buyers while manufacturers are showcasing new technology and innovative products. The event concludes on the 6th of March 2022.
The event will mark a new beginning for the $400 million Equine industry that is set to grow from strength to strength from a number of initiatives by Dubai Racing Club and Dubai Equestrian Club – the two large stakeholders of the industry.
The Dubai Racing Club Chairman further added that, “We are extremely proud to organize the second edition of the event, which brings the equestrian industry together under one roof to discuss new business opportunities and developments in the sector. Guided by the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, this event is rapidly growing in stature and participation. We look forward to creating new initiatives like this to support the industry both regionally and internationally.”
TREMENDOUSLY POTENT INDUSTRY
Considered to be a fairly new equine industry, UAE and GCC equestrian market will continue to grow in the coming years with the new initiatives by Dubai Racing Club and Dubai Equestrian Club and through greater integration with the global equine industry players.
Manufacturers and suppliers of equine industry products from all over the world are engaging with buyers and stable owners in the GCC to conclude long-term deals to continuously supply new products.
The 2nd Edition of Dubai Equestrian Procurement Forum hosts a series of panel discussions and presentations on industry issues and opportunities and participants will have the opportunity to win more than 250 giveaways and prizes.
Sharing his thoughts about the event, Major General Mohammed Essa Al Adhab, Board Member and General Manager of Dubai Equestrian Club and Dubai Racing Club, observed that, “This event has brought various equestrian suppliers and procure products that will help all the players in this growing industry. The regional and international suppliers are showcasing their best offerings at this exclusive gathering of equestrian professionals from across the GCC.”
Dubai Equestrian Club and Dubai Racing Club, the two largest horse racing organizations in the Middle East, are uniting to host the Dubai Equestrian Procurement Forum at the Meydan Racecourse, the largest horse-racing hub in the Middle East.
Commenting on the event’s success, Mr. Noel Greenway, Managing Partner, Great Minds Event Management, stated that, “The high level of success of the Dubai Equestrian Procurement Forum, is a result of a great teamwork that brought the industry stakeholders closer that will change the industry and help it grow faster.
“Organizing the second edition in quick succession demonstrates the strong commitment by all stakeholders and participation to the region’s equine industry and also reflect the market opportunity for all suppliers.”