Pinsent Masons Partner With the Second Edition of the iSportconnect Directors’ Club, Dubai

October 28, 2014

Leading international law firm Pinsent Masons is set to become Official Legal Partner for the Middle East iSportconnect Directors’ Club: Dubai, taking place on 12th November 2014.

Supported by Dubai Sports Council and in association with INTERACT Events, the second edition of the Directors Club Dubai will gather the key stakeholders in sport business in the UAE. 

The event will be hosted at Falcon and Associates’ offices in the heart of Dubai’s city, the Dubai International Financial Centre.

With a strong presence in the region and an industry leader worldwide, Pinsent Masons is a perfect fit with the Directors Club in Dubai, where high-level discussion takes place to shape the future of the industry. 

Key regional and international sporting decision makers will discuss how the sports industry can help to ensure sport is sustainable and can drive further business in the Middle East.

Directors Club attendees are key stakeholders and sport business decision makers working within the UAE market.

Participating organisations include; UAE Rugby Federation, Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, Dubai Sports Council, Golf in Dubai, Dubai Holding, Oman Sail, PGA European Tour, Falcon and Associates, Dubai Tourism, ICC, Daman/Activelife, Automobile and Touring Club, Dubai Sports City, UAE Association of Sports, Du amongst many others.

“It’s a pleasure to have Pinsent Masons as an Official Partner of the Middle East iSportconnect Directors’ Club Dubai.  Pinsent Masons share the same objective to help to shape and grow the sports industry in the region and we are delighted to work with them this year.” commented Michael Cunnah, iSportconnect Chairman.

James Earl, Head of Sport – Gulf Region, Pinsent Masons said, “There is no question that the Gulf region is a crucial hub within the international business of sport. It continues to drive growth domestically, whilst increasingly enabling international investment. The continued success of the Directors’ Club initiative and the calibre of the speakers and organisations it attracts is testament to this.

“Our belief in the region is reflected through our strong presence in the Gulf, with significant offices in both Dubai and Doha, alongside 18 offices internationally and we share the vision of a dynamic future for the region where the business of sport is a driver for investment.”

The Dubai Directors Club is a part of the Middle East series of Clubs. Dr Ahmad Al Sharif, Secretary General of Dubai Sports Council will open the event with a welcome to delegates and a short speech, to be followed by a keynote speech and a high-level panel debate.

Further information on the iSportconnect Directors Clubs can be viewed on the website

About Pinsent Masons

Pinsent Masons is a global 100 law firm employing over 2,500 people in total, including over 1,500 lawyers.

The firm has operates out of Doha and Dubai and its office network extends across the major international business and financial centres of London, Munich, Paris, Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Singapore in addition to key business centres in the UK. The firm also launched a presence in Turkey in 2013.

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INTERACT is an independently owned business events specialist, focused on the sports business industry. 

Through the organisation of business events, conferences, sports activities, workshops and training events, we educate and inspire our participants, whilst providing profitable business opportunities.

We aim to combat some of the major challenges in sport to help the growth of the industry in the Middle East, whilst also embedding sport into the lives of the local community.

Our team are well connected, energetic, creative, passionate and experienced event professionals, who deliver a high level of service tailored to our market.