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These organisations and companies were part of the world’s biggest vocational skills competition and invested in the future of the UAE. Thank you!

Find out the benefits of sponsorship.

Why sponsor?

WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017 brings the world’s biggest vocational skills competition to the MENA region for the first time in October 2017.

International visitors

Backed by Government organizations, educational institutions and leading industry and business partners, WSAD2017 supports the UAE’s vision of a thriving post-oil economy by preparing a generation of talented young Emiratis for the jobs of the future.

With a target audience of Emirati teenagers and their parents, the event will feature around 50 Skill competitions and have-a-go activities in six core skill sectors.


Spectator at a WorldSkills event

Benefits of sponsoring


Strong visibility amongst key audiences, including:

  • Business leaders
  • Decision makers
  • Policy makers
  • Competitors, students, trainees, educators, teachers
  • Local and international media

Brand positioning

Excellent opportunity to position your products and services as industry leaders in your respective fields and a target audience consisting of:

  • Experts
  • Technicians
  • Competitors
  • Decision makers

Networking opportunities

WorldSkills Abu Dhabi provides you with on-site networking opportunities alongside the Skill competitions, including:

  • An Opening Ceremony attended by industry leaders, VIPs, government contacts, participants, and the WorldSkills International Board of Directors and team.
  • A Closing Ceremony to award the winners’ medals winners, also attended by the above demographic of guests
  • A customized conference program tailor-made for the region
  • VIP lounges
  • Sponsors-only areas

Branding opportunities

Get access to the regional market through:

  • A 360 marketing campaign that will span all traditional and digital marketing and advertising platforms across the UAE and the GCC region, with support from WorldSkills International.
  • Opportunities to place your logo on the event website, event branding and collaterals, advertising material, press conferences, event handbooks and many other channels.
  • One of the world’s largest recruitment platforms that will access the best young talent from around the globe.
  • A global audience of over 150,000 visitors in addition to over a million followers through social media and digital platforms.
  • A dedicated floor space to engage visitors with your brand through interactive/’have-a-go’ activities.

Contact us

For sponsorship opportunities or more information, please get in touch with our team by emailing

WorldSkills International is proud of its Global Partners, who include world leading companies like Samsung and Stanley Black & Decker. Learn more about becoming a WorldSkills International Global Partner or email Alexander Amiri at for more information.