Second Dubai Directors’ Club Caps off a Successful Week in the Middle East
By iSportconnect | November 14, 2014
The Directors’ Club Dubai, in association with INTERACT, closed a successful week of the Middle East series of iSportconnect Directors’ Clubs.
The Dubai Directors’ Club took place on Wednesday 12th November, held at the prestigious Falcon and Associates’ office overlooking the Burjj Khalifa.
The event was supported by the Dubai Sports Council and gathered 60 key stakeholders in sport business.
Attendees came from a range of organisations including; Golf in Dubai, Dubai Duty Free, Liverpool FC, Dubai Sports Council, Dubai Sports City, UAE Rugby Federation, Pepsi, Oman Sail, Dubai Racing Club, Monster Energy, Falcon and Associates, Daman, International Cricket Council and many more.
One of the highlights of the afternoon included an interview with the Secretary General of the UAE Rugby Federation, Qais Abdulla Al Dhalai who was clearly passionate about growing the game of rugby and talked about how they are integrating the sport into the Emirati culture through grassroots development and initiatives with the community.
Following Qais’ interview, the panel of speakers discussed the major concerns in the region, including sponsorship, local participation and obesity issues.
The panel featured Salah Tahlak, SVP Communications, DDF & Tournament Director, Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, David Graham, CEO, Oman Sail, David Spencer, Strategic Advisor, Golf in Dubai and Frank G. Gabriel Jr, Executive Director – Racing, Dubai Racing Club
Suggestions were put forward by the attendees and speakers to solve some of the bigger concerns to take to government entities and drive the sector forward.
The event closed with more networking at the Reception and Dinner on Ritz Carlton DIFC’s Garden Terrace.
The third edition of the Directors’ Club Dubai will take place in May 2015.
More pictures below
iSportconnect Founder and CEO Sree Varma with delegates from International Cricket Council at the event
Delegates are welcomed to the second Directors’ Club Dubai
Delegates at the Directors’ Club Dubai
Qais Abdulla Al Dhalai (Secretary General of the UAE Rugby Federation, left), Salah Tahlak (SVP Communications, DDF & Tournament Director, Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, centre)
Networking again in full flow between delegates