Sport Industry Forum Dubai 2018-03-12T12:01:46+00:00


The theme for the most recent Sport Industry Forum Dubai, held on 16 January 2018, was “Legacy Building in Sport: Towards a Sustainable Future”.

The forum brought together 100 senior professionals, from major international events to community and grassroots initiatives, to discuss workable solutions to building a sustainable future for Dubai based sport.

Highlights included:

  1. H.E. Saeed Hareb, Secretary General of Dubai Sports Council, providing for the first ever time data from their newly commissioned report on Dubai’s sport sector
  2. Issam Kazim, CEO of Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM), speaking about getting over 780,000 people active through the Dubai Fitness Challenge
  3. Helen Rowbotham, Director of Innovation for British Rowing, sharing her work on broadening the appeal of a niche sport in the UK and engaging the masses
  4. Waleed Al Hosani, CEO of Arabian Gulf League, and Jonny Tungen, Founder & MD of The Royal Emirates Sports Academy, discussing ways to guarantee a sustainable future for their sports and activities
  5. Roundtable working groups highlighting priorities for true legacy building in Dubai sport

The next Sport Industry Forum Dubai will take place on
Tuesday 18 September 2018.

We hope you can join us!


Why are the Sport Industry Forums so valuable?

  1. The Sport Industry Forums gather key stakeholders in the UAE to learn from each other, effect change in the industry and drive new initiatives in sport
  2. The forums are for senior professionals only, director level and above. Seniority of attendees is guaranteed
  3. The audience is capped at 100 decision makers in sport business. Guests are attending through invitation only
  4. We do not invite media to attend to encourage open and honest discussion
  5. Our Sport Industry Forum Working Groups meet between forums to address a key challenge discussed at the Forum and implement tangible, coordinated solutions

Who will attend?

Senior directors working in sport, health, fitness and physical activity from:

  • Government
  • Federations and clubs
  • Rights holders
  • Brands
  • Event organisers
  • Venues
  • Agencies