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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, taking place in Paris on 6 and 7 October. A feature of the event will be a Global Summit related to Football Performance & Science, organized by Aspire Academy, which will bring together leading football and performance optimisation specialists under one roof. In parallel, a reverse meeting exhibition will give European sport industry suppliers the opportunity to meet representatives of the most prestigious Qatari authorities and companies, paving the way for future partnerships.

The event will be held on: 

6 October: 10:15am to 6.30pm

7 October: 8:30am to 6.00pm


Football Performance & Science Summit: Because excellence is not an option

The sport world’s most influential figures will meet eminent members of the scientific community to discuss football in the perfect setting, the City of Light. In a bold move by Aspire Academy, this two-day summit will host no fewer than 150 participants from football federations, professional clubs, and national teams. They will present their vision of the training methods that create champions and help them set out on promising careers. During this conference held on 5 and 6 October, Pavillon Cambon will become the epicentre of the football universe and the starting point for an incredible project that aims to build up a leading network of sport performance experts. This network’s members will understand that chance has no place in top-level sport, and that the only way to attain excellence is through the optimised quest for performance.


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

In parallel with the Global Summit, the ASPIRE4SPORT exhibition will host some 300 guests. This event will serve 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 – will be present at what promises to be one of the biggest 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 will take place this year in central Paris, where the programme will play out alongside the Football Performance and Science Summit. The organisers, Aspire Zone and IFP Qatar Ltd, have designed the ASPIRE4SPORT exhibition as a new kind of collaborative platform, where business networking takes place in a more open environment than is usually found at these kinds of events.

Programme highlights (a gala dinner, lunches and coffee breaks) will allow participants to build one-to-one relationships. The programme also features 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, organisers have adopted a pragmatic approach that involves requiring all visitors to state the aims of their visit. ASPIRE4SPORT will then connect different participants by providing them with a programme listing scheduled meetings relevant to their goals.

Over two days of intense networking, Pavillon Cambon will play host to 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 !