(MENAFN- Memac Ogilvy) London, Doha. November 24 - Leaders in Sport (“Leaders”) and beIN MEDIA GROUP (“beIN”) will next week host Leaders Meet: Qatar 2022, inviting guests from across the global sports industry to Qatar for its inaugural event in the country.
The premium global sports conference, held over 28 and 29 November, will hear from a range of high-profile, influential speakers from across the world of sport, showcasing the transformation of Qatar as a first-class sports destination.
beIN’s flagship sports network beIN SPORTS is the official broadcaster of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022TM in 24 countries across the Middle East & North Africa (MENA) and in France.
The speaker line-up for the event includes Nasser Al-Khater, Chief Executive Officer at FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™; Yousef Al-Obaidly, Group CEO of beIN MEDIA GROUP; Colin Smith, Chief Competitions and Events Officer at FIFA; Chatri Sityodtong, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at ONE Group; former Al-Shahania, AC Milan & Manchester City Player, Nigel de Jong; Pierluigi Collina, Chairman of FIFA Referee’s Committee; Alexandra Chalat, Director Community Engagement and World Cup Legacy at the Qatar Foundation; Lolwah Al Marri, President of the Qatar Women’s Sports Committee; and former England national team manager, Roy Hodgson.
Others speaking at the summit include representatives from the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy, Formula 1, Qatar Motorsport & Motorcycle Federation, Qatar Olympic Committee, Aspire Academy, European Club Association, amongst several others.
The event comes just one week after Qatar, beIN, the sports and entertainment industry, and football fans around the world celebrated the one-year-to-go milestone, counting down to the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022TM.
Leaders Meet: Qatar 2022 will be opened by Hassan Al-Thawadi, Secretary General of the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy, setting the scene for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022TM, on Day 1.
On Day 2, beIN MEDIA GROUP’s Group CEO Yousef Al-Obaidly will address guests and attendees. All sessions will be live-streamed on beIN and Leaders digital channels, as well as via the Leaders Meet Portal.
beIN’s MENA headquarters, and its state-of-the-art studios, will host the second day of the two-day conference (29 November), that will include sessions offering a preview into the operational elements to broadcast the World Cup to a global audience, lessons learned from hosting the first-ever Grand Prix in Qatar, and an insight into the achievements of women’s sport in Qatar, amongst a number of others.
Guests will also learn more about the global broadcaster’s beINSPIRED initiative that aims to provide a greater platform to under-represented sports and talent, with a particular focus on women’s sport.
Leaders Managing Director, Laura McQueen, commented: “It’s a hugely exciting time for Qatar as we pass the one-year-to-go countdown until the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022TM kicks-off and Leaders is delighted to host its first event in the country to mark the occasion. Leaders Meet: Qatar 2022 is a unique opportunity for guests joining in-person and online to hear from an unprecedented line-up of sport industry executives who will be at the heart of delivering the biggest sporting event in the world this time next year”.
Mohammed Al-Bader, Managing Director of beIN Channels-MENA, said: “It is an honour for us to host so many distinguished guests from the world of sport at the beIN MENA studios in Doha. Qatar has transformed as a destination for sport: we are proud that beIN has been at the heart of this transformation, both as one of the biggest broadcasters in global sport, and one of the biggest investors in sport more broadly, from premium rights acquisitions to showcasing underrepresented groups. We hope this prestigious event will demonstrate the range of expertise that has gone into the making of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022TM”.
McQueen added: “We are extremely grateful to our delivery partners, beIN MEDIA GROUP, Generation Amazing, and Josoor Institute, alongside our host partners, Aspire Zone Foundation, that have enabled us to bring this premium event to Qatar. We hope it will be the first of many as Qatar continues to lead the way for global sport destinations”.
To join Leaders Meet: Qatar 2022 and better understand the opportunities for the global sports industry, connect and learn from the who’s who of football, and share insights with international sponsors, clubs, leagues, and broadcasters involved or investing in Qatar, you can easily secure your digital pass here.
In-person passes for day one are very limited, but to enquire to secure one of the few remaining, please register your interest here.
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