ASPIRE4SPORT Congress & Exhibition 2014 : The global platform of the sport business Industry

ASPIRE4SPORT Congress & Exhibition 2014 is a two-day exclusive event and networking session that took place in Paris on 6 and 7 October. The event featured a Global Summit related to Football Performance & Science, organised by Aspire Academy, which brought together leading football and performance optimisation specialists under one roof. In parallel, a reverse meeting exhibition organised by Aspire Zone and IFP Qatar, gave European sport industry suppliers the opportunity to meet representatives of the most prestigious Qatari authorities and companies, paving the way for future partnerships.

The ASPIRE4SPORT exhibition: A unique opportunity to meet Qatar’s sport industry leaders

The ASPIRE4SPORT exhibition hosted some 300 guests. This event served as a business platform that aims to create networking opportunities for European and Qatari sport industry professionals. A wide range of Qatari and Middle Eastern government organisations and companies have chosen to attend this event to meet Europe’s leading players in this field. For the latter, just meeting the highest-ranking Qatari dignitaries, is a unique business opportunity.

Representatives from all sport business sectors – including construction, sport medicine, logistics, event management, communication and technology – were present at what was one of the largest sports events in autumn 2014.

Since the event’s creation in 2010, it has been held in Qatar. As part of its strategic plan, ASPIRE4SPORT took place this year in central Paris, where the programme has played out alongside the Football Performance and Science Summit. We have designed the ASPIRE4SPORT exhibition as a new kind of collaborative platform, where business networking takes place in a more open environment than the one usually found at these kinds of events.

Programme highlights (a gala dinner, lunches and coffee breaks) allowed participants to build one-to-one relationships. The programme also featured scheduled meetings with Qatari organisations present at Pavillon Cambon, including the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy, Qatar Football Association, Aspire Academy, Qatar Stars League and Aspetar.

To ensure the event’s success, we have adopted a pragmatic approach that requires all visitors to state the aims of their visit. ASPIRE4SPORT then connects different participants by providing them with a programme listing scheduled meetings relevant to their goals.

Over two days of intense networking, Pavillon Cambon hosted face-to-face talks between all participants. A unique event with ambitious goals, prestigious exhibitors and visitors, plus an exceptional location – the perfect recipe for developing fruitful partnerships!

Over 850 appointments were made during the two-day event, generating very positive feedback on site.


ASPIRE4SPORT will return to its original format in December 2015, in Qatar.