GIBTM unaffected by sheikh's death

The final day of GIBTM was unaffected by the death of Sheikh Ahmed bin Zayed Al Nehayan.

Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority business tourism/MICE manager Gillian Taylor said his death would not affect the show, and added: "The last day is always quieter".

GIBTM's gala evening event took place last night, although entertainment was dropped as a mark of respect.

The event, which was expected to attract 800 GIBTM guests, was notably subdued as many local delegates did not attend.
 
The body of Sheikh Ahmed bin Zayed Al Nehayan, who was ranked 27th on Forbes' list of the world's most powerful people last year, was reportedly been found yesterday following an air-crash last week.

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