DOHA, Qatar, June 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Second edition of Forum will again be held at Aspire Academy
The second edition of Doha GOALS - Gathering of All Leaders in Sports - will be held in Qatar on December 9 - 11, 2013. The Forum will be held at the Aspire Academy, and more than 1,000 people are expected to attend.
Doha GOALS was created last year under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, the Emir of Qatar, and has been designed by the Aspire Zone Foundation and Richard Attias & Associates.
The initiative was created as a call to action that will bring together hundreds of key influencers from all spheres of life to assess the role of sport as a tool for social progress and economic development. This year's edition will include presentations from initiatives that were given the green light as a result of last year's gathering.
Sheikh Faisal Al Thani, Executive Director of Doha GOALS said: "The first edition of Doha GOALS led to 456 ideas and initiatives from the 1,600 members of our community. We look forward to hearing how some of them have been put into action 12 months on."
Richard Attias, executive chairman of Richard Attias and Associates, said: "The focus for this year's Forum will be to look at how ministries of sport and the private sector can work together to achieve more, as well as how we can deliver concrete solutions through sport to some of the world's biggest social challenges."
About Aspire Zone Foundation
Having been established in 2003 as a Sports City project, Aspire Zone Foundation (AZF) today works to develop sports champions, promote healthy lifestyles, provide sports medicine services, and galvanise the sports economy of today and of the future. Aspire Zone Foundation (AZF) is a pioneering international sport project, thanks to its member organisation which embraces Aspire Academy, Aspetar and Aspire logistics. All these corporate entities were unified by Emiri decree in 2008.
Located in Doha, Aspire Zone Foundation (AZF) boasts international-standard services and hosts global sports events; all of which contribute to the vibrant sports economy of Qatar. Aspire Zone is home to some of the world's finest sport amenities and services offering an impressive integration of sport, sports medicine and research, and sport education. It is a perfect setting to combine sport and leisure.
Moreover, AZF was voted the World's Leading Sports Tourism Development Project for the World Travel Awards 2011; an award that is deserved indeed. In 2011 alone, Aspire Zone was honoured with the successful hosting of high profile events, such as the opening ceremony of the AFC Asian Cup 2011, some of the tournament games, and some competitions of the regionally-renowned Arab Games.
About Richard Attias & Associates
Richard Attias & Associates is a strategic communications firm that provides private consultancy and idea initiatives. Our mission is to help leaders, corporations and nations build their global influence, catalyze innovation and lead the global exchange of ideas. Using our strategic and operational expertise, we create interactive platforms, living laboratories of human capital, and historic cultural exchanges that help foster positive change for the global community.
Some of the work that RAA has created or produced in the last year includes: New York Forum® and New York Forum® AFRICA; APEC CEO Summit in Hawaii; The New York Times Schools for Tomorrow, Energy for Tomorrow and Opportunities for Tomorrow conferences; Global Food Security Forum in Morocco; Global Competitiveness Forum in Saudi Arabia; Qatar - US Business Forum in New York; Conference of Nobel Laureates; and African Securities Exchange Association Summit.
Richard Attias is a global influencer and was the exclusive producer of the World Economic Forum meetings, including the Davos Forum for 14 years and the co-founder of the Clinton Global Initiative. With offices in New York, Paris, Doha, Rabat and Beijing, the RAA mission is a "call to action" to all global leaders, by creating borderless communities, and facilitating business opportunities for growth recovery through the New York Forum Institute, a not-for-profit Foundation.
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