Padel Best Expo 2024: Monte-Carlo hosts inaugural edition. PADEL BEST EXPO

Padel Best Expo, the inaugural international event held in Monte-Carlo from 7-9 April, brought together top padel players, football legends, and athletes to celebrate Italian excellence with tournaments, workshops, and discussions.

Louis Ducruet, representing Monaco, and football legends Fabio Cannavaro and Andriy Shevchenko, inaugurated the Padel Best Expo in Monte-Carlo. Mathilde Le Clerc and Roberta Ceccarelli were also present at the event, which underlined the inclusiveness and solidarity of padel.

Andriy Shevchenko signed 60 padel racquets for charity at the 'Autograph' event, with the proceeds benefiting  going to Football for Ukraine, of which he is an ambassador. Padel Best Expo is also partnering with Fight Aids Monaco, under the patronage of H.S.H. Princess Stéphanie, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary.

"I am delighted to be able to play an active part in this project by joining forces to support an important humanitarian cause. I believe that spreading the padel is a great way to open a new front in raising awareness," said the former Milan and Dynamo Kiev striker.

Roberta Ceccarelli, CEO of Bsg and Padel Best Expo, commented: "Padel Best Expo is a great padel show with an international vocation. Fun is the driving force behind the event and a great attraction to also highlight the values of solidarity and the valorisation of international sport and production excellence". 

Alessandra Locatelli, Minister for Disabilities of the Italian Republic, congratulated the participants for "creating an extraordinary and inclusive event." "It is important to hold competitions that highlight and promote our athletes, giving wheelchair athletes the chance to compete and prove how that their value and sporting competence is at the highest level. It makes us really proud," she added.

The FIP Rise Monaco and Givova Five Padel Cup will feature professional athletes, wheelchair paddlers and former football stars such as Andriy Shevchenko, Fabio Cannavaro, Gigi Di Biagio, Ciro Ferrara, Marco Borriello, Nelson Dida, Sébastien Frey or Fabio Quagliarella. The technical director was Roberto Agnini, with coach and expert Saverio Palmieri, and Chiara Pappacena and Giorgia Marchetti as Padel Best Expo ambassadors.

Football legends and celebrities at Padel Best Expo 2024. PADEL BEST EXPO
Football legends and celebrities at Padel Best Expo 2024. PADEL BEST EXPO

In the Padel Forum section, dedicated to the culture, the programme includes discussions, workshops and meetings with experts, athletes, coaches, celebrities, and companies, all of whom will enrich the exhibition with their valuable contributions. 

Padel Best Expo focuses on networking, welcoming entrepreneurs and industry operators to present market innovations, and paying tribute to Italian excellence. 

Attendees included Alessandro Moggi, President of the EA7 World Legends Padel Tour, Angelo Massone of Henoto SpA and L'Arsenale, as well as representatives of sponsoring companies and exhibitors such as Padel Galis and Italian Padel, highlighted the excellence of their respective sectors. 

Based in Italy, Bsg was responsible for the conception, organisation, promotion, and management of the Padel Best Expo, with the aim of raising the profile of the padel industry at an international level and encouraging its continued expansion.