Sport, innovation and philanthropy to unite at first-ever Padel Best Expo

The brand-new three-day Padel Best Expo show will be taking place in and around the Grimaldi Forum in just over a week’s time. Here’s what to expect from the event.

The Grimaldi Forum is gearing up for the premiere of the Padel Best Expo, which will be held from 7th to 9th April.

The fresh new concept from Italian company BSG is essentially a celebration of all things Padel, a sport experiencing rapid international growth and a boom in popularity, through a blend of competitions, networking opportunities, exhibitions and social impact initiatives.

Roberta Ceccarelli, the CEO of BSG says, “This first edition will be a homage to Italian excellence… The Padel Best Expo will bring knowledge, innovation and new trends to the forefront in order to highlight and promote Padel in its entirety.”

Roberta Ceccarelli, CEO of BSG. Photo supplied

The event is structured around three pillars: an exposition on the sport of Padel, the FIP Rise Monaco of the Cupra FIP Tour 2024 and the Givova Five Padel Cup. This latter event will feature five tournaments suitable for a range of abilities, from club-level competitions to tournaments for wheelchair athletes, women, youth players and VIPs from the sports and business sectors. High-profile participants, such as former AC Milan striker Andriy Shevchenko, will add some star power to the event.

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The Barbagiuans of Monaco, led by Louis Ducruet, are also set to participate.

“I’m delighted that the Barbagiuans are taking part in this prestigious event, in the presence of a host of celebrities,” said Ducruet. “Padel is a fast-growing sport. Hosting such an international event in Monaco is a real opportunity to continue its development in the Principality.”

A notable aspect of the Padel Best Expo is its commitment to social causes: a portion of the proceeds will benefit Fight Aids Monaco, which was founded by Princess Stéphanie in 2004, and footballer Shevchenko will also be promoting the ‘Football for Ukraine’ movement.

Hervé Aeschbach of Fight Aids Monaco said of the event, “Taking advantage of major sporting events to get health messages across is a great way of reaching a wide audience. That’s why Fight Aids Monaco’s visibility at the Padel Best Expo is a real opportunity.”

Tickets to the Padel Best Expo are available here.


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