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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 Marketplace Awards collected more than 350 guests for a celebratory night at W Resort Terrific Ball Area.

Top practitioners from throughout the area descended on the Palm to witness victories in 18 classes. Winners in 11 sections ended up picked by an independent panel of judges, made up of sector industry experts picked out for their know-how in the Middle East, while four ended up picked by general public vote and there had been 3 unique honorary trophies.

The last part was headlined by ‘Sports Character of the Year’ from official media partner Twitter – who also provided a bespoke branded hashtag. Leading Emirati soccer commentator Faris Awad took household the trophy.

A substantial ovation was reserved on Tuesday for Crew Angel Wolf when introduced with the ‘Spirit of Activity Award’ for tireless get the job done marketing an inclusive, lively lifestyle for people of willpower. Co-founder Nick Watson sent an inspirational speech, alongside son Rio – born with a scarce chromosome condition – and daughter Tia.

“Our total purpose is to make guaranteed young children like Rio, a boy with determinations, are incorporated in the group,” the father reported.

“But that neighborhood has embraced us – and that is each individual a single of you right here.”

SPIA 2022 was additional supported by YouGov Sport, a global athletics, sponsorship and entertainment investigation corporation which functions with sports activities important stakeholders to unlock meaningful, actionable insights. A agent from Qutek – a enterprise who combine wise technology into the particular health care and wellness regimes of people’s every day lives – was current to hand out gongs.

A gala ceremony was assured by the assist of award-profitable agency Memories Situations Management. The official hydration lover was Mai Dubai.

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

Mai Dubai x Promoseven Athletics Marketing gathered ‘Best Sponsorship Collaboration of the Year’, ‘Best Recreation Sports activities Facility of the Year’ was provided to Zayed Sports Metropolis and the Mubadala Group Cup presented by Healthpoint been given the ‘Best Athletics Event CSR Initiative of the Year’.