International companies from the sports business industry will receive the unique opportunity to meet influential Qatari sports organisations in Europe following confirmation that the ASPIRE4SPORT Congress and Exhibition will be hosted in Paris from 6-7 October this year.

Following four successful years of creating opportunities for international companies to meet the middle east’s sport business industry in Doha, this year’s event will be a reverse meeting style where Qatari companies will present to international suppliers their plans and requirements, paving the way for future partnerships.

President of ASPIRE4SPORT Mr. Ali Salem Afifa said: “It has always been part of ASPIRE4SPORT’s long term strategy that we take the event to another region to help open up further opportunities for suppliers to meet the key stakeholders of Qatar’s sports business industry.”

“Each year the event has continued to grow and we felt that this year was the right time to host ASPIRE4SPORT in Paris.”

Top level Qatar sports entities will include the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy, Qatar Olympic Committee, Aspire Zone Foundation, Qatar Football Association, Qatar Stars League and more.

To coincide with ASPIRE4SPORT, representatives of the world’s top football clubs, federations and teams have been invited to participate in a Global Summit related to Football Development and Science, organised by Aspire Academy.

Mr. Afifa added: “As society becomes ever more demanding, talent and performance owe nothing to chance. In today’s quest for excellence, in sport or anything else, all areas of expertise are fair game. This is why the directors of Aspire Academy decided to bring together all the best performance optimisation specialists from the worlds of football and science, in a single forum.”

This two-day summit will host no fewer than 150 participants from football federations, professional clubs, and national teams, and some of the greatest figures in world sport They will present their vision of the training methods that create champions and help them set out on promising careers.

Expressions of interest for companies wishing to attend ASPIRE4SPORT can be made through