Dubai Directors’ Club Secures Nolan Partners & IEC in Sports as Partners

May 20, 2014

iSportconnect, the world’s largest private network for sport business professionals, has announced partnerships with leading global media company IEC in Sports and leading executive search firm, Nolan Partners to join the Directors’ Club in Dubai as partners.

Supported by Dubai Sports Council and in association with INTERACT, the first ever iSportconnect Directors’ Club Dubai will gather a key group of high level sport business professionals including PGA European Tour, Turkmenistan National Olympic Committee, Falcon and Associates, Red Bull, Pepsi, Oman Sail, Dubai Expo 2020, Abu Dhabi Sports Council, ADMM, Pro League Committee amongst others. Decision makers will discuss how the sports industry can help to drive business in the Middle East.

IEC is a media company active in distribution of television rights globally to sport events to a wide variety of media platforms. The company’s archive boasts more than 5,000 events dating back to 1993. IEC in Sports is truly seen as a major global player in the sports television business and has offices in Stockholm, Lausanne, Sydney, Hong Kong and Dubai to provide turnkey, focused and strategic service to its clients.

‘’The iSportconnect Directors Club Dubai is an excellent initiative; to share knowledge and experience with how best to develop the business and attraction of sport in the region.  IEC in Sports operates globally in sports media and has an office presence in Dubai.  We see huge potential for enhancing the reputation of the Emirates through sport and look forward to playing an active role for many years to come’’ said Peter Angell, COO of IEC in Sports.

Nolan Partners was founded in 2006 to address the gap in the market for an executive search firm focused wholly and exclusively on working with clients in sports and related sectors, such as betting & gaming, to help them find executives for business leadership roles. The firm works on an international basis with clients that range from world famous sporting clubs, governing bodies, professional leagues, venues, agencies, broadcasters and the major corporate organisations involved in sport. Nolan Partners have a proven track record of not only identifying talent from within the industry, but also of bringing talent from the wider commercial world into senior business roles in sport.

Nolan Partners operate on a global basis, including extensive work in the Middle-East, where they have successfully conducted several searches for senior executives for prestigious sporting organisations. Therefore, they are a perfect match for the ‘Driving sport in the Middle East’ discussion at the Directors’ Club.

Paul Nolan, Managing Director of Nolan Partners said: “We are delighted to be partnering with iSportconnect for their inaugural Directors’ Club in Dubai and we are looking forward to the opportunity to build our brand awareness in the Middle-East through this partnership.”

The first ever iSportconnect Middle East Directors’ Club will take place on May 29, 2014 at the Amwaj Rotana Hotel in Dubai, UAE and includes an impressive panel of high-profile speakers participating in an interactive Question-Time debate and an exclusive networking reception.

This unique invitation-only Directors’ Club, focuses on ‘Driving Business in the Middle East Through Sport.‘ The event allows rights holders and sponsors in the Middle East a fantastic, open discussion platform. Our high profile audience can network in a closed-door environment and discuss their challenges and the latest topical debate in the sports business here in the region.

The Directors’ Club in Dubai has also partnered with GL Events for the event.

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