Conference Theme & Panels

PANEL 1 – DEVELOPMENT OF COMMUNITY  & CULTURE, THE ROLE THAT SPORTS PLAY

With the goal of developing a unique sports culture within the UAE, this panel will discuss the importance of developing the social infrastructure necessary to support this initiative.

The discussion will compare the UAE’s standing to other countries, and emphasize the importance of focusing on traditions, culture and values and how they tie in with sports.

PANEL 2 -A BLESSING IN DISGUISE - SPORTS & SPECIAL NEEDS 

This panel will include presentations by parties active in the Special Needs sports field to share their experiences and discuss the issues and hurdles that arise from integrating individuals with special needs into the sports landscape.

Speakers will include inspirational Paralympic gold-medalists, as well as UAE-based organizations supporting individuals with special needs.

PANEL 3 - SPORTS SPONSORSHIP

For many commercial and non-commercial entities sports sponsorship has always been a first-tier marketing strategy. In this panel we will hear from the pioneers and drivers in female sports sponsorship about the mark it made and the benefits it provided to their companies; and what it means to their brands to be associated with these athletes and initiatives.

PANEL 4 - ROAD TO THE OLYMPICS  2016 

This panel will discuss all the preparation and hard work that will go into preparing for the 2016 Rio Olympics. All aspects, from the organisational to the mental and physical will be discussed. The panel will share their previous experiences at the Olympics the effect that has had on their professional development as athletes or administrators, and made them better representatives of their countries on the world stage.

PANEL 5 – BREAKING RECORDS, BREAKING BARRIERS 

A series of success stories from women around the world; that have impressively overcome an array of different obstacles.

This panel will seek to empower and inspire women to believe that there is no barrier that is impossible to overcome.

INTERNATIONAL CASE STUDIES FOR SPORTS WITHOUT BARRIERS

 We invite all researchers, students to join this international conference, where research, knowledge, and ideas can be efficiently presented and shared. The Conference provides a platform to present your research ideas. We connect academics, researchers and professionals from the entire world.