Programme Agenda

Programme Agenda


“The Year of Tolerance ... Serving the Environment .. A message of tolerance to the future of mankind”:

A joint workshop against Illegal Against Illegal Trade in Birds of Prey
Organised by: 
International Association for Falconry and Conservation of Birds of Prey
Supported by: 
Emirates Falconers Club & International Fund for Houbara Conservation

Date: 27th August, Tuesday

09:30 - 10:00 Registration Coffee and snacks 
10:00 - 10:15 Welcome Remarks
  • Gary Timbrell, CEO, International Association for Falconry and Conservation of Birds of Prey
  • Omar Fouad Ahmed, Project Manager, Emirates Falconers' Club
10:15 - 10:45 Keynote Speech H.E. Majid Al Mansouri
President, International Association for Falconry and Conservation of Birds of Prey and Secretary General of the Emirates Falconers' Club
10::45 - 11:00 Coffee  
11:00 - 13:00 Afternoon Sessions
Chairman of Session 1
Dr. Adrian Lombard, Co-Chair IUCN Thematic Grop Sustainable Use and Eco Systems
Speakers Session 1
Laura Aguado, Coordinator, CMS/Bern Convention Task Force on Illegal Killing, Taking and Trade of Migratory Birds
Ibrahim Khader, Director, BirdLife Middle East Secretariat & Rob Sheldon, Chairman, Ornithological Society of the Middle East
Alexander Sorokin, Head of Scientific Center, Biodiversity Preservation under All-Russian Scientific and Research Institute of Environment Protection 
Mátyás Prommer, Herman Ottó Institute Nonprofit Ltd 
Yehya Khaled, Director General, Royal Society for Nature Conservation (Jordan)
13:00 - 14:30 Lunch   
14:30 - 17:00 Panel Discussion
Chairman of Session 2
Dr. David Scallan, Director General FACE
Speakers Session 2
Janusz Sielicki, Steering Committee, EURAPMON (Research and Monitoring for and with Raptors in Europe) 
Prof. Robert Kenward, Doctor of Science,
Nyambayar Batbayar, Director, Wildlife Science and Conservation Centre of Mongolia 
Gemma Bakewell, UK veterinarian
Andrew Dixon, Research Scientist, Reneco

*Subject to change without prior notice.

  • Preservation and conservation of unique wildlife
  • Addressing the challenges brought about by illegal killing and trafficking of birds
  • Equine Rescue and other animal welfare initiatives in the region

ADIHEX Workshop Series

Day 1 - August 27, 2019

Theme : A series of workshops and presentations on the latest trends and best practices in the eleven sectors that make up ADIHEX 2019
11:30 - 12:15 Registration

Hunting Guns Workshops, Hall 11

Arts & Crafts Workshops, Hall 9

Falconry, Veterinarian, Hunting and Equestrian Workshops, Hall 7

11:00 - 11:10 Welcome Remarks Master of Ceremonies in each Workshop
11:10 - 14:30 Morning Sessions  Animal Welfare Workshops*
  • Tina Al Qubaisi on Equine Rescue by Al Dhabian Equestrian Club
  • Afraa - Cloud 9 on Pet Rescue
  • Veterinarian workshops
  • Environment Agency of Abu Dhabi's Animal Shelter Programme
  • Selected Exhibitors 
14:30 - 16:00 Afternoon Session Latest innovations and best practices in hunting, equestrian, veterinarian and falconry sectors
16:00 - 16:30 Coffee Break  
16:30 - 18:00 Panel Discussion TBC