iSportconnect Directors’ Club to Debut in Abu Dhabi Today

November 10, 2014

The first ever edition of the iSportconnect Directors’ Club in Abu Dhabi will take place today at Yas Viceroy, Abu Dhabi.

Directors in the world of sport will gather together in a closed-door meeting to discuss the current trends and challenges in sports business in the Middle East.

The new Chief of Yas Marina Ciruit and ADMM, Al Tareq Al Ameri will be joined by Brian Lott, Executive Director, Group Communications of Mubadala as speakers at the iSportconnect Directors’ Club.

The event is held in association with INTERACT, a specialist business events company in the UAE.

This high level invitation-only Club, hosted by Yas Viceroy and supported by Musco Gulf Lighting, IEC in Sports, Harlequin Arena Group and Icon Prolab focuses on ‘Building Sustainable Events in the Middle East.‘ The critical issues and challenges when doing business in sport in the region will be discussed.

An impressive panel of high-profile speakers will participate in an interactive Question-Time debate.

The debate will be followed by a networking reception and Dinner at Atayeb restaurant on Yas Viceroy’s terrace overlooking the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix race track which will host the final Grand Prix of the season just two weeks later.

DATE: Monday 10th November 2014, Yas Viceroy,Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, UAE

TIME: 3.00pm – 6.30pm: Directors’ Club Discussions, Ballroom, Yas Viceroy

6.30pm– 9.30pm: Dinner Atayeb Resturant, YasViceroy


The Directors Club facilitates business by gathering the leaders of sport together to discuss and debate the real challenges the industry needs to address in the region.

The Directors Club will give leaders the opportunity to voice their honest concerns in a closed door environment, with no media present.

The event aims to produce outcomes and results, which will shape the industry’s future so that collectively, with the support of the government, we can work together to ensure a cohesive strategy for sport, in turn increasing the ROI for sport business

The event takes place every 6 months in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. 2015 will see the Directors Club launch events in Saudi Arabia and Qatar.

Who is Attending?

Confirmed attendees so far include;

Kareem  Nagy Hassan, CEO, Al Ain Club Investment Company

Ahmed Barakat, Commercial and Operations Director, Al Qattara Investment, Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium

Ahmed Abdulla Al Qubaisi, Director of Marketing and Communication, Abu Dhabi Sports Council

Nick McElwee, Director of Sales and Marketing, ADMM, Yas Marina Circuit

Nick Cottage, Head of Sponsorship, Etihad

Michell Chai, Director of Competitions, UAE Pro League /Arabian Gulf League

Bence Hamori, Corporate Account Manager  – Commercial, Du

Chris White, General Manager, Yas Links

Omar Dandash, Head of Marketing, Abu Dhabi Sailing and Yacht Club


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