Innovation in Sport: Exploring the Future of Sport
Wednesday 19 October 2016
Jumeirah Creekside Hotel, Dubai, UAE
08.30 Registration and Refreshments
09.15 Welcome: Opening Remarks from INTERACT and Forum Moderator
Sally Corander, Managing Director, INTERACT
Tom Urquhart, Television and Radio Presenter, Dubai Media Incorporated
09.30 Opening Government Keynote & Q&A: Dubai Strategic Plan for Sports 2016 – 2021
An overview of Dubai Sports Council’s strategy, objectives and activities, including an important announcement and details of an upcoming initiative.
- Exploring eight key initiatives due to be implemented in Dubai’s sports sector over the next 5+ years
- How these initiatives fit into the broader strategy of Dubai and how DSC will take them forward
- Announcement of the first initiative and opportunities for private sector involvement
H.E. Saeed Hareb, Secretary General, Dubai Sports Council
10.15 Sportsperson’s Perspective
In this exclusive, one of a kind session, a young UAE’s sportsperson will share the challenges they have faced on their path to success in local and international sporting arenas. They will also give their own views on innovations in the UAE sports industry that did and could have made that journey easier.
10.40 Speed Networking
10 minutes to meet as many of your peers as possible in our speed networking session.. Bring plenty of business cards!
10.50 Refreshments Break & Networking
Carry on your discussions from the speed networking session over a coffee and croissant.
11.20 International Keynote Presentation: London as the “FitTech Capital of the World”
London has proved it can host the most prestigious sports event in the world after the Olympics in 2012. Now find out how London Sport plans to harness the power of digital to prove that it can also deliver for grassroots sport, and how digital fits into the government’s five year strategy: “Towards an Active Nation”.
Peter Fitzboydon, CEO, London Sport
11.50 Interactive Panel Discussion: Challenging the Industry to Think Differently.
How Digital Innovation is Changing Sport, Why it is so Important and How it Can Improve Your Business
During this interactive discussion, we bring together leaders in sport to open debate with all delegates on a number of key points. Following the panel, we will break out into groups to discuss in more detail.
How are we using digital to accelerate participation at a community level? What is being done in this space to make sport more accessible to the wider inactive Dubai community?
How can we inspire youth to adopt a healthier lifestyle through the digital world? What is being done to engage millennials? How do we communicate successfully with this generation?
DEVELOPING NEXTGEN BUSINESS LEADERS
Growing sport in Dubai means encouraging innovation in the business of sport and the next generation. Is there enough being done to encourage and inspire young business minds in sport business?
INNOVATION IN SPONSORSHIP ACTIVATION
Not just another sponsor: In tough times, how can you engage brands through innovative and unique partnerships?
THE RISE OF eGAMING & FUTURE SPORTS
With the new World Future Sports Federation formed in Dubai, what impact will Future Sports and other technology based activities have on traditional forms of sport. The eSports industry is predicted to generate global revenues of $500 million by the close of 2016. Find out what opportunities will arise in this exciting area.
Anas Bukhash, Board Member, Dubai Sports Council, Founder, Bukhash Brothers, and Co-founder, Ahdaaf
Craig Fletcher, CEO, Multiplay
Gareth Mordey, Managing Director, East Sports Management (ESM)
Malav Shroff, President, Asian Sailing Federation, and Board Member, World Olympians Association
Salah Tahlak, Senior Vice President – Corporate Communications, Dubai Duty Free
13.00 Interactive Break Out Sessions
Forum attendees will form break out groups to further discuss the panel session topics. The objective of each group is to report back with one suggested initiative that can be taken forward by a dedicated group to enhance the Dubai sport industry.
13.30 Break Out Groups Report Back to the Forum
13.55 Closing Remarks
14.00 Lunch and Networking
15.00 Close of Sport Industry Forum Dubai 2016