Posted on July 30, 2018

Katara's International Hunting and Falconry Exhibition (S'hail) has signed a five-year partnership and twinning agreement with the famous British 'The Game Fair' exhibition which is being held at Warwickshire, England until July 30. The agreement comes as part of the organising committee of S'hail exhibition's strategy to promote it and draw in more international contribution and participants. 

In a bid to capitalise on falconry's soaring popularity around the world, the international agreement twins the Falconry Village at The Game Fair with S'hail, which will take place in Qatar in September. Dignitaries from Qatar, including chairman of the S'hail organising committee Dr Khalid bin Ibrahim al Sulaiti, S'hail Exhibition Manager Abdulaziz al Sayed and vice-chairman of the organising committee Mohammed Abdullatif al Misnad, were joined in the Brewin Dolphin Main Arena by The Game Fair Managing Director James Gower and Mayor of Stratford-upon-Avon John Bicknell as a symbolic flag exchange took place in front of a large crowd. 

S'hail has a significant presence at this year's festival of the British countryside. S'hail is now Falconry Village sponsor and official partner of The Game Fair Enclosure the exclusive area reserved for gold and platinum package holders. Organised in consultation with CJ's Birds of Prey, the Falconry Village has always been a popular part of The Game Fair. Both The Game Fair and S'hail were keen to highlight, compare and contrast the appeal and importance of falconry in the UK and Qatar, while focusing both on education and celebration of heritage.

Gower said, "We believe that a love for the outdoors should be enjoyed by everyone, far and wide. Therefore, it is right that we join hands with another superb event overseas. We see this as a long-lasting relationship spanning many years." Sulaiti said,"It was one of the best ceremonies in the world. We are happy to sign an agreement with The Game Fair for five years, to exchange experience between the two parties."

source: Qatar Tribune