FLASH Entertainment Maintains its Position as Market Leader in Live Events Across the Region

Feb 16, 2016, 03:00 ET from Flash Entertainment

ABU DHABI, UAE, February 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --

Region's leading 360-degree live events company awarded Live Science, INNOVATOR Show 2016 and Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship in the first quarter of 2016  

Continuing its legacy as the region's premiere live events company, FLASH Entertainment has been awarded three new projects: INNOVATOR Show 2016, "Live Science" and the Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship 2016. All three events will take place in Abu Dhabi in association with Government organizations across sport, education and science and technology sectors.

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"All three events reinforce FLASH Entertainment's two distinctive lines of business. We have affirmed our position as the region's leading entertainment company by importing the biggest artists to the region and providing 360 degree event services and expertise to deliver best in class events on behalf of our clients," said John Lickrish, CEO, FLASH Entertainment.

The company's robust portfolio of long term clients includes: Crown Prince's Court, UAE National Day Committee, Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority, Abu Dhabi Technology Development Committee, Executive Affairs Authority and the UAE Jiu-Jitsu Federation.

FLASH Entertainment's dedication to excellence stems from a pool of 60 qualified and experienced staff, supplemented by a strong supply chain focused on value delivery and cost efficiencies.

"Live Science"  

The Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC) and Mubadala Development Company (Mubadala), the Abu Dhabi-based investment and development company, bring "Live Science", a joint initiative that brings together aspiring engineers, scientists and curious UAE youth.

On 31 January, 2016, "Live Science" launched at Mushrif Central Park in Abu Dhabi. The event welcomes the UAE youth to discover and learn about aerospace, science and technology innovations and runs until 5 March, 2016.

"Live Science" combines Boeing's Above and Beyond interactive science exhibition, exploring transformative innovations in aerospace, and a series of workshops presented by "lema?", the informal science education programme, organized by Abu Dhabi Technology Development Committee (TDC) and held under the patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Shamsa bint Hamdan bin Mohamed Al Nahyan, wife of the Ruler's Representative in the Western Region.

For additional information and a complete schedule, please visit http://www.weyana.ae/livescience

INNOVATOR Show 2016  

INNOVATOR Show is an annual event organized by the Abu Dhabi Technology Development Committee (TDC), a government entity supporting the development of human capital in the science and technology sectors in the Emirate. This is the third year that FLASH has been awarded to run the end-to-end event management for the gathering that celebrates the forward thinking contribution of budding inventors.

The upcoming INNOVATOR Show runs from 3 - 4 March at the Abu Dhabi Corniche, East Plaza and will bring together UAE-based talented individuals - DIYers (tinkerers, tech enthusiasts, do-it-yourself builders, crafters, car tuners, IT programmers and designers) who have the opportunity to showcase their remarkable projects and innovations covering a wide spectrum of science, technology, design and arts. The event will also feature signature projects, inspirational speakers and entertaining shows for all to enjoy.

Registration is now open at http://www.innovator.ae

Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship 2016  

The UAE Jiu-Jitsu Federation has appointed FLASH as the event producers for the 8th annual World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship which takes place every year in Abu Dhabi. This year's Championship will take place in April and is the fourth year this prestigious sporting event has been managed by FLASH.

The Championship held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, welcomes the most internationally diverse line up of male and female players from more than 100 different countries. Participation at the annual Championship represents the pinnacle of achievement for Jiu-Jitsu players.

In total, FLASH Entertainment has delivered 260 major events, 28 industry awards and more than 4,000 days of live events in the eight years since its inception. The company continues to grow and branch out to different markets to bring audiences a plethora of non-stop entertainment with events held in Dubai, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Lebanon.

FLASH started its 2016 calendar of events with two sold out shows. In January, Russell Peters performed in front of packed audiences in Dubai and the February shows for Disney in Concert: Frozen sold out to Abu Dhabi crowds.

Other FLASH events this season include the region's first Disney in Concert: Frozen in Abu Dhabi at the du Forum opening this weekend until February 20 and at Biel in Beirut on March 5 and 6. Tom Jones returns to the du Forum on April 15 for his third performance in the Capital. Tickets available at http://www.ticketmaster.com and Virgin Megastores.

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Based in Abu Dhabi, FLASH Entertainment (#ThinkFLASH) is the region's premier live events company, with a proven track record in delivering world-class events from movie premieres and classical shows to international sports events and megastar music concerts. FLASH offers comprehensive event management solutions from concepts and designs through to coordinating every stage of production. The company is committed to providing the region with diverse entertainment programmes, grass roots creativity and stimulating the local economy and events industry.

Since 2008, FLASH has diversified its business portfolio developing entertainment that has seen close to 6.4 million fans through the doors. Partnering with leading international sports and entertainment organizations such as Live Nation, Cream and UFC, the company is well on its way to achieve its mission of growing from the region's premier live events company, to a globally recognized peerless entertainment organization. FLASH owns a 10% stake in UFC and manages a multi-million-dirham portfolio of assets including the du Arena and du Forum on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi. For more information visit http://www.thinkflash.ae or email info@thinkflash.ae


INNOVATOR Show is a unique event that will be held on 3-4 March 2016 at East Plaza, Abu Dhabi Corniche. The event will bring together more than 200 UAE-based talented individuals - DIYers (tinkerers, tech enthusiasts, do-it-yourself builders, crafters, car tuners, IT programmers and designers) who have built something exciting based on the use of science or technology to showcase their unique creations. The event will feature 150 Innovator projects, signature makers, inspirational speakers and entertaining shows for all to enjoy.

INNOVATOR Show 2016 celebrates and recognizes the forward-thinking contribution the DIY movement brings to the UAE. INNOVATOR Show will connect like-minded UAE talents: the creation and sharing of ideas and know-how.

INNOVATOR Show 2016 is organized by the Abu Dhabi Technology Development Committee (TDC), the government body responsible for supporting and supervising the development of Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) within the Emirate.


The Abu Dhabi Technology Development Committee (TDC) was established in 2009 to encourage, support and supervise the development of Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. It functions as a multi-stakeholder government coordinating body interfacing between government, business and academia to realize Abu Dhabi Science, Technology and Innovation Vision in building a sustainable and diversified knowledge-based economy, well integrated into the global ecosystem.

TDC aims to support embedding STI within the fabric of Abu Dhabi, through the custody of the STI Policy and the execution of key strategic initiatives in different areas, such as human capital. Five key policy areas have been identified as critical, and in which TDC perform an active role, to facilitate and support the development of a vibrant Science, Technology and Innovation base in Abu Dhabi:

  • Human capital: by Investing in developing a world-class talent base in Abu Dhabi
  • Research and development: by supporting the development of Abu Dhabi's R&D capabilities
  • Enterprise development: by Supporting the development of vibrant innovative enterprises in Abu Dhabi
  • Infrastructure: by Enabling the creation of infrastructure for dynamic STI communities
  • Laws and regulations: by promoting improvements to laws and regulations that will advance innovation in Abu Dhabi

And as part of its efforts, TDC has initiated various initiatives including:

  • Takamul Program
  • The Abu Dhabi Science Festival
  • Lema? Science School Outreach Program


"lema?", which when translated means "Why?" in Arabic is among TDC's key strategic science promotion initiatives designed to inspire the Abu Dhabi youth in science and technology as part of a wider plan geared towards building a talent base in STI. The program is organized to tour public and private schools in Abu Dhabi City, Al Ain and Al Gharbia engaging over 15,000 students from grades 3 to 5 and their teachers with informal science learning demonstrations and experiences.

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