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Celebrating the power of skills with just one year to go before WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017

16 October 2016

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Under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017 brings this prestigious international competition to the Middle East for the first time.

This week marks one year to the date when Abu Dhabi will host the world’s greatest vocational skills competition.

To celebrate reaching 12 months in the countdown to WSAD2017, the Emirates Palace hotel welcomed members of the WSAD2017 team for the launch of a worldwide social media campaign as “WorldskillsAD” on Instagram and Twitter.

Mr. Ali Al Marzouqi, President of EmiratesSkills said: “Social Media is a powerful channel to introduce the national and global audience to Abu Dhabi WorldSkills 2017. We are proud to have launched our official Social Media channels for this event, marking the one year countdown to this important competition.

“With only one year to go, Abu Dhabi is ready to show that the 44th Competition will be an exciting event not to be missed, celebrating the power of vocational skills to build nations and aiming to strengthen the country’s economic future”.

WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017 is expected to be the largest WorldSkills Competition yet, with a record 1,300 Competitors from 76 Member countries invited to compete at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) from 14 – 19 October 2017.

The event will be a landmark for the United Arab Emirates, boosting awareness of training and educational opportunities for young UAE nationals in the vocational sector.

The 44th WorldSkills Competition will be the biggest and most complex event ever held at ADNEC, attracting around 10,000 international visitors and 150,000 from the UAE.