The Sport Business Summit,
Abu Dhabi


In partnership with


Yas Marina Circuit

21 – 22 January 2020

The Sport Business Summit,
Abu Dhabi


In partnership with


Yas Marina Circuit

21 – 22 January 2020

The Sport Business Summit,
Abu Dhabi


In partnership with



Yas Marina Circuit

21 – 22 January 2020

The Sport Business Summit,
Abu Dhabi


In partnership with


Yas Marina Circuit

21 – 22 January 2020

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 The Connection Point

Where East meets West, North meets South, and Leaders meet each other. 450 Leaders to be precise.

Whether you want to hear how teams connect with fans, how fans connect with brands, how brands connect with events or how Abu Dhabi connects with the rest of the world – this two-day edition of The Sport Business Summit across 21 – 22 January is the platform to put you and your business on the map.


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Confirmed Speakers

Why Attend?

450 Leaders

Whether you’re listening to one of our 20+ speakers or turning to the executive next to you in the 450-person audience, inspiration and new business relationships won’t be hard to come by. Connect with the best in sport business (in the glorious sunshine) this January.

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The Venue

Yas Marina Circuit, one of the world’s most technologically advanced racetracks and home to the region’s annual Grand Prix, isn’t your usual conference setting. Experience the future of sport in the fast lane and even have your own (running) race on the track.

Convinced yet?

Golf Tickets

Make those complimentary, hospitality tickets while you’re at it. Prior to the Summit, you’ll have the opportunity to attend the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship on 19 January; and attendance is on us. After all, they do say that golf and networking go hand in hand…

2019 Championship Highlights

The Experts

Abu Dhabi Sports Council, the organisation that helps to host and stage the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship, the ITU World Triathlon Series and more, are partnering with us once again to help build your company’s strategy in the Middle East.

Meet our Partners

Who Attends?

2019 Event Speakers

Lord Sebastian Coe

President, IAAF

H.E Mohammed Khalfan Al Romaithi

Chairman, General Authority for Sports, Abu Dhabi

Keith Pelley

Chief Executive Officer, The European Tour

Aarti Dabas

Formerly Head of Digital, International Cricket Council

Peter Silverstone

Commercial Director, Arsenal FC

Moya Dodd

Chair, Women’s Football Committee, Asian Football Confederation

Kim McConnie

Director of Marketing – Sport, Foxtel

Mark Arthur

Chief Executive Officer, Yorkshire County Cricket Club

John Robinson

President and Chief Operating Officer, 100 Thieves

Marisol Casado

President, International Triathlon Federation

Boutros Boutros

Divisional Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications, Marketing & Brand, Emirates

Ed Thorne

Partnerships Director, Hilton

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2019 Learnings

"Progress occurs when there's dialogue; and there's nothing more important than gathering people in the room to find new ways to grow and develop sport."

Moya Dodd
Chair, Women's Football Committee, Asian Football Confederation

"The level of speakers are leaders in their field and that’s really important."

Aarti Dabas
Former Head of Digital, International Cricket Council

"I’m privileged to have been invited to speak at the Leaders Summit."

Keith Pelley
Chief Executive Officer, PGA European Tour


The Sport Business Summit, Abu Dhabi 2020

Do you have an app?

We do indeed.

The Official App will launch in January – once you’re signed up you’ll receive an email with your login details.

The event looks great, but how can I apply the key takeaways back in the office?

We take notes so you don’t have to.

Our editorial team will provide on-the-day write-ups covering all the content delivered on-stage and our marketing team will distribute little snippets and tidbits from the day’s run of play across social channels.

What is the dress code?

Business attire.

Do attendees get the opportunity to attend any of the Abu Dhabi Golf Championships?

That’s correct.

We’re providing complimentary, hospitality passes to the final day of the tournament (Sunday 19 January).

Golfers confirmed include Shane Lowry (2019 tournament winner and current Open champion), Tommy Fleetwood (2018 tournament winner), Sergio Garcia (2017 Masters Champion) and Brad Koepka (4-time Major champion).

I’m interested in attending, how can I secure a pass?

Click here to enquire to attend and a member of the team will be in touch to discuss attendance.

When and where is the conference taking place?

Yas Marina Circuit, home to the annual Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, is the venue for the Summit across 21-22 January.

Do you have discounted rates on hotels during the event week?

We do.

We’ve secured the most competitive prices for your stay please click here to book via our Official Online Accommodation Partner Hotel Planner.

What do I need to bring with me for registration?

Your delegate badge will be available for collection on-site at the event – please bring your confirmation email and proof of identification.

I’m an international attendee – do I need a VISA for my visit?

Yes, you will need a Tourist, Transit or Visit Visa prior to the trip.

You can apply for a VISA free-of-charge here.

I’m press, how can I get accredited for the events?

You can email [email protected] to apply for accreditation.

What time is the speaker I’m interested in on-stage?

You can find out the most up to date timings of all sessions by using our online agenda here.

If you are attending the event you can also download the event app which will give you the most up to date session timings. The app will be live 2 weeks before and 2 weeks after the event.