Conference Embracing Sports in the UAE : Building Domestically, Expanding Globally

Open to the Public


Time 8:30am - 4:30pm

Location NYUAD Saadiyat Campus, Conference Center

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Under the patronage of H.E. Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan Minister of Culture, Youth and Community Development

In partnership with the Abu Dhabi Sports Council

Over the last five, years the UAE has hosted several global elite sports events, bolstering the country's domestic success and enhancing its international identity. In the coming years, the UAE will continue to augment domestic sports participation and infrastructure, engage international fans, and expand media coverage while navigating critical challenges that include gender equality and injury-related health risks. As a timely precursor to the Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, this conference brings together international sports luminaries, sports business magnates, and top government officials to identify the risks, keys to success, and the legacies of mega sports events in the UAE.

For futher details on conference sessions and speakers please click here.

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RSVP required
. Limited registration will open to the general public on Tuesday, November 11.

Honorary Chairs

John Sexton President, NYU

Dennis Di Lorenzo Harvey J. Stedman Dean, NYU School of Professional Studies

Convened by

Arthur Caplan, Lee Igel, Wayne G. McDonnell,
Arthur R. Miller
 (Chairman), Brendan Parent, Ted Shaker
Board of Directors, NYU School of Professional Studies Sports and Society Program, a part of the School's Tisch Institute for Sports Management, Media, and Business

In Collaboration with

NYU School of Professional Studies Sports and Society

Abu Dhabi Sports Council