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SPIA 2022 winners crowed at gala ceremony at W Hotel, Palm Jumeirah

SPIA 2022 winners crowed at gala ceremony at W Hotel, Palm Jumeirah

A blockbuster ninth edition of the Sports Market Awards gathered much more than 350 friends for a celebratory evening at W Lodge Wonderful Ball Room.

Leading practitioners from throughout the region descended on the Palm to witness victories in 18 groups. Winners in 11 sections were being picked by an independent panel of judges, produced up of industry professionals picked out for their abilities within the Center East, when 4 have been picked by general public vote and there were being a few unique honorary trophies.

The previous element was headlined by ‘Sports Individuality of the Year’ from formal media associate Twitter – who also supplied a bespoke branded hashtag. Top Emirati football commentator Faris Awad took household the trophy.

A big ovation was reserved on Tuesday for Team Angel Wolf when presented with the ‘Spirit of Activity Award’ for tireless function advertising and marketing an inclusive, active lifetime for men and women of willpower. Co-founder Nick Watson sent an inspirational speech, alongside son Rio – born with a exceptional chromosome ailment – and daughter Tia.

“Our full goal is to make certain little ones like Rio, a boy with determinations, are bundled in the local community,” the father mentioned.

“But that local community has embraced us – and that is every 1 of you right here.”

SPIA 2022 was further more supported by YouGov Sport, a international sports, sponsorship and amusement investigate firm which works with sports activities key stakeholders to unlock meaningful, actionable insights. A agent from Qutek – a company who integrate clever technologies into the particular health care and wellness regimes of people’s day-to-day lives – was present to hand out gongs.

A gala ceremony was assured by the assistance of award-profitable agency Memories Occasions Administration. The formal hydration associate was Mai Dubai.

Noteworthy triumphs provided System 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2021 finishing a double with ‘Best Admirer Engagement at a Qualified Sports Event’ and ‘Best Sporting activities Celebration of the Year’.

Mai Dubai x Promoseven Athletics Advertising and marketing gathered ‘Best Sponsorship Collaboration of the Year’, ‘Best Recreation Sports Facility of the Year’ was presented to Zayed Sports City and the Mubadala Local community Cup presented by Healthpoint obtained the ‘Best Sports Party CSR Initiative of the Year’.