The next Sport Industry Forum Dubai will take place on Wednesday 25 September 2019. Full details will be available here shortly.

2018’s Sport Industry Forum Dubai brought together over 100 senior professionals to discuss how sport at all levels – from elite through to grassroots – can be used as an enabler to encourage the wider community to get active.

Highlights included:

  1. Panel discussion on the AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019 – how the UAE used the tournament to engage new audiences and get more people playing football
  2. Alison Oliver, CEO of the Youth Sport Trust, on success stories form her work and interventions in the UK that can apply to the UAE
  3. An exclusive Dubai Fitness Challenge 2018 panel exploring the plan for last year’s challenge – how to ensure a legacy of continuous community sport and exercise all year round
  4. An opening speech from H.E. Saeed Hareb, Secretary General of Dubai Sports Council, including information on DSC’s groundbreaking “10x” project – Dubai Sports Gate
  5. Roundtable working groups on increasing community engagement and participation, and true legacy

The next Sport Industry Forum Dubai will take place on
Wednesday 25 September 2019.

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