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Since its launch in 1985, Emirates Airline has received more than 500 international awards in recognition of its efforts to provide unsurpassed levels of customer service.

The airline has experienced rapid and consistent growth, above 20 percent a year on average and has been profitable for the last 24 consecutive years. Financially self-sustained and unprotected, Emirates carried 34 million passengers in the 2011-12 financial year – almost three million more than the year before – and declared a net profit of US$ 409 million, the Group’s revenue increased by 17.8 percent reaching a remarkable new level at AED 67.4 billion (US$ 18.4 billion).

Emirates is the world’s largest international airline in scheduled passenger kilometres flown. It is based in Dubai, one of the few cities in the world that pursues an open-skies policy, and operates alongside more than 140 other airlines in free and fair competition. Its all wide-bodied fleet of over 185 aircraft includes eight freighters and is among the youngest in the skies. The airline plans to more than double its size by 2020. Emirates operates services to over 125 destinations in 74 countries in Europe, North America, South America, the Middle East, Africa, the Indian subcontinent and Asia-Pacific Visit Emirates online at:

Foundation Partner  

Falcon and Associates is an independent strategic advisory and implementation company established to deepen the understanding and appreciation of the vision of Dubai both nationally and internationally. Falcon delivers initiatives to help with the long-term strategic positioning of Dubai as part of the UAE by partnering with businesses and government departments to deliver specific social, economic and trade-related goals



Strategic Partner  

Dubai Sports Council was established in 2005 and is the premier Sport's Governing Body in the Emirate of Dubai. It is spearheaded by H.H. Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Sports Council.

The Council aims to develop the sport's sector by raising awareness of sports within the diverse communities of the Emirate, regulating and controlling the environment in which sports are played and by setting general sport policies to help improve the standard of the local clubs and sporting community and also hosting international events that will support our strategic plan in positioning Dubai as the Hub of dynamic sport movement in the region. Therefore our support to the Host Cities Summit is to promote Dubai as the Destination for Sport Events & Tourism.



Gold Partner  

Dubai Duty Free opened for business on December 20th 1983 and over the past 29 years has become one of the largest airport retailers in the world in terms of turnover.

Its founding principal of providing travellers with a first class retail experience in a shopper-friendly environment and a diverse range of merchandise holds true to this day.

With strong marketing and a series of innovative promotions, 
Dubai Duty Free maintains a high profile through a range of sponsorships, which focus on business, leisure and sporting events. The operation is committed to promoting Dubai as the best tourist destination and raised the benchmark for airport retailing in the Middle East. 

Networking Break Sponsor  

A sprawling city inside Dubai, Dubai Sports City is self-contained in every conceivable way. Famed for its state-of-the-art sports venues that regularly host international sporting events, Dubai Sports City prides itself in a host of world-class sports academies and recreational sports workstations. This purpose-built city also houses international schools, healthcare centres, hotels, business parks, community centres, shopping complexes and entertainment hubs. Dubai Sports City is continuing to develop and is becoming one of the most sought-after places to live in Dubai. Currently home to over 12,500 residents.

Already, fully operational is the 25,000-seat capacity Dubai International Stadium, an 18-hole championship golf course The Els Club – Ernie Els’ first golf course design concept in the Middle East, the International Cricket Council (ICC) head office, Sports Village which includes the ICC Academy, Football Academy, Rugby Park and Fit Republic. The Victory Heights golf course villa community, set on the fairways of the prestigious Els Club golf course, is thriving, and also located in DSC is the Bradenton Preparatory Academy, an American curriculum school managed by GEMS Education that has been open since 2009.

Dubai Sports City is the perfect place for families to come and enjoy life to the fullest extent.

Supported By  

In November 2013, the United Arab Emirates won the right to host the World Expo in Dubai in 2020.  This will be the first time that the World Expo is staged in the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia (MEASA).

Dubai’s World Expo is held under the theme of Connecting Minds, Creating the Future, echoing the powerful spirit of partnership and co-operation that has driven the UAE’s success in pioneering new paths of development and innovation. Through this theme, Expo 2020 Dubai will serve as a catalyst, connecting minds from around the world and inspiring participants to mobilise around shared challenges, during a World Expo of unprecedented global scope, under the sub-themes of: Mobility, Sustainability & Opportunity.

Expo 2020 Dubai is expected to attract 25 million visits, 70 per cent of which will be from overseas. This will be the first Expo in which the majority of visitors stem from beyond a nation’s borders. Running from 20 October 2020 through 10 April 2021, the Expo will launch the country’s Golden Jubilee celebrations and serve as a springboard from which to inaugurate a progressive and sustainable vision for the coming decades.



Official Supporter  

Vision of Success

As a leading global sport , cricket will captivate and inspire people of every age, gender, background and ability, while building bridges between continents, countries and communities.

Strategic Direction

A Bigger Better Global Game targeting more players, more fans, more competitive teams.

Our long-term success will be judged on growth in participation and public interest and the competitiveness of teams participating in men's and women's international cricket.

Mission Statement

Leading World Cricket by:

  • Providing a world class environment for international cricket
  • Delivering "major' events across three formats
  • Providing targeted support to Members
  • Promoting the global game.


Logistics Partner  

24 Degrees represents a new generation of DMCs in the UAE and Oman. Founded in 2010, we brought together a dynamic and creative team which has been at the forefront of MICE tourism development in the region for over 20 years. With sales offices in the UK, Germany, Benelux and USA, we operate business from a range of multi-national companies and industry sectors including automotive, pharmaceutical, financial services, sports, and film production. Our strong relationships with local suppliers enable us to deliver great value innovative products.

24 Degrees offers a turn-key solution, working closely with our clients to create and deliver exceptional experiences and events, from concept design, to seamless delivery and post-event evaluation.

Our services include: Online registration and delegate management system, event planning and execution, logistics, exhibition build and sales, team-building and motivational experiences.

Our cosmopolitan team is a true reflection of both our clients, and the destinations in which we operate.



AV Partner  

The art of communicating a message to the right audience, saying the right things at the right time and in the aesthetic way is a philosophy followed by Showtech.

The force behind Showtech is its founder-director, Mr Shaji George. A long time industry veteran, he has been credited with knowing the business inside-out. Showtech began its journey in 1998 and since then, Mr Saji and his team have been creating magic for clients not onlu in the UAE but across the Middle East.

With a philosophy of nurturing business relations and promising mutual growth, Showtech has come a long way in its journey to be recognised as a one-stop-solution for event production for corporations in the Middle East. From the initial briefing, the team of designers and technicians will take your concepts to the extreme and turn them into a reality. Built on the principles of trust and transparency, Showtech works dedicatedly, designing bespoke solutions that are viable and successfully implemented.

Videography by  

Future Events & Production (FE&P) is a UAE based company since 2009 specialising in events concept creation and execution. We offer total solutions for events ranging from concept, administration, stage set-up, lighting effects, audio visual, photography and video production. 

We are mostly dealing with a corporate market of student seminars, national and international conferences, exhibitions, fashion shows, gala dinners, inaugurations ceremonies, products launching, trade fairs and open houses. 

Future Events & Production (FE&P) is also in the stages of wedding panning, destination weddings, special occasion celebrations, TV commercials, fashion shows and musical shows.

Mobile App Partner  

ShowGizmo allows event organisers, presenters, exhibitors, sponsors and attendees to seamlessly communicate and interact effectively with each other, creating a better experience for event attendees and providing conference organisers and exhibitors real time data to accurately measure their ROI.

Branding Partner  

ICON defines, designs and delivers brand and live experiences across a wide range of sport, retail, public sector and corporate programmes worldwide.
Our work in local, regional and international events spans no less than five decades, and during this time we have gained a thoroughly detailed understanding of the expectations of federations, organising committees, sponsors and promoters alike as well as a genuine confidence in our ability to meet the levels of quality associated with the world’s most prestigious events.

With the backing of our parent company Chime Communications, we have widened our portfolio of services, the scope of our creative and technological capabilities and have also continued to develop our supply chain to deliver high profile international projects to an even higher standard. As a company we continually evaluate how we operate and though the core fundamentals remain the same, there is a constant evolution and refinement in this process.

As part of the evolution we have within the last two years expanded our already sizeable network in the Middle East, covering production, installation and logistics. We have more capacity than any single supplier can offer, reducing risk to the programme and ensuring the best products with value for money.
Our exceptional expertise of delivering branding programmes facilitates the unique ways in which we can showcase our clients’ events and locations as world class.

We provide an outstanding, tailored, end-to-end service to help our clients generate revenue, raise awareness and create lasting impressions with their customers.

Media Partners  

Vision Magazine is published quarterly by Touchline FZ-LLC on behalf of Falcon and Associates. Offering fresh perspectives from Dubai, Vision brings together some of the world's most influential writers, commentators and thought leaders for insightful analysis of art, culture, business, finance, lifestyle, sport and innovation topics. Recent cover stars have included United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and actor and director Kevin Spacey, while our expert commentators have included TED Talks creator Richard Saul Wurman, WIRED Executive Editor Greg Williams and Africa Rising founder Ndaba Mandela. With a print-run of 60,000, Vision is distributed in airline lounges in all major cities around the world. It is also available across Emirates' network of international lounges, on board key international airlines, at exhibitions and conferences such as Davos.



SportsPro is the leading sports business media company in print, digital and events. Focused on the commercial, political, and operational aspects of sport worldwide, the monthly magazine is complimented by manifold sector-specific publications, a comprehensive sports industry website, news app, and a growing portfolio of global events.

Offering top-level, behind the scenes insight and in-depth profiling of the industry’s leading figures, SportsPro is an essential tool for executives and investors across every sport and on every continent.

Vision & Mission Statement

  • To deliver the most detailed, insightful and valuable content to the global sports industry
  • To consolidate SportsPro’s position as the only truly global sports business multimedia outlet.
  • To leverage the brand, the company’s international network, and its journalists’ experience and expertise to deliver knowledge and value through best-in-class editorial and events.

Brand / Product USP’s

  • Connecting senior executives, influencers and ideas across the sports industry, SportsPro operates at the highest levels of sport worldwide
  • SportsPro’s editorial output is consistently exceptional and retains its journalistic integrity
  • SportsPro’s printed publications are delivered to the highest design and production standards in the industry
  • SportsPro offers access to executives that no one else can reach, and a window into global sport’s corridor of power.


Since 1998 has been your leading source of news and information about Olympic bids and other major host city bids.  As the first publication of its kind available exclusively online, reports from the bid cities and the sites of major bid presentations and meetings. publishes the original BidIndex, the de facto standard Olympic bid evaluation model that has correctly given top scores to the previous four winning bids in advance of the election results.

Trusted for its credibility, experience and insightful commentary, is often quoted in mainstream media and has become a go-to source for industry insiders.  Follow @gamesbids today!



The IWG is an independent coordinating body comprised of renowned experts in the field and representatives of key stakeholder organizations from various regions of the world. The Brighton Plus Helsinki Declaration on Women and Sport (2014) serves as the guiding force of the IWG.  It has neither a permanent body premised on any statute nor has a permanent domicilium.  Its domicilium changes every four years on the basis of the host of the next IWG Conference


  • To promote the awareness of girls and women on sport and physical activity issues and to monitor the adoption and implementation of the Brighton Declaration and subsequent IWG legacies for action by governments and international and national organisations worldwide
  • To develop and support the implementation of a strategic plan in accordance with the IWG mission.
  • To serve as a contact and reference point internationally, focusing on developments in women and sport and facilitating networking and the exchange of information.
  • To support national, regional and international networks for women and sport development.
  • To seek the inclusion of issues related to women and sport on the agendas of major international conferences.
  • To act as a steward of the quadrennial IWG World Conferences on Women and Sport.
  • To ensure effective IWG management and development.


"Leading the world with the latest Olympic News since 1992"

Unmatched reporting and comprehensive analysis make Around the Rings the most respected and dominating leader in news coverage of the elite sports industry. With more than 20 years’ experience, ATR is uniquely positioned to provide advertisers with a highly targeted platform for reaching the most powerful decision makers in Olympic and world sport.



The International Live Events Association, a chapter of the International Special Events Society, is the association for event industry professionals that are passionate about knowledge, networking and event creativity. ILEA provides a platform for the best practitioners in the creative event industry to connect and share ideas. Membership grants access to a global network of 5000 event professionals, monthly educational and networking events and a platform for professional promotion of yourself and company.