Embracing Sports in the UAE: Building Domestically, Expanding Globally


WHEN November 19-20, 2014
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM WHERE NYUAD Campus, Conference Center WHO NYU Abu Dhabi Institute Open to the Public

See November 19 for companion evening program.

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.

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

Image: Rob Alter / CC-BY-SA-2.0

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

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In Collaboration with

Abu Dhabi Sports Council
NYU Sports & Society Program

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