QU will host the World Association Sport Management Conference in 2022

Doha: For the first time in the Middle East and North Africa, Qatar University (QU) will host the 4th Congress of the World Association of Sports Management (WASM).

The three-day conference will start from March 19 to March 21, 2022. Professionals, students, scholars and practitioners from around the world will gather in Doha to share their knowledge, experiences and expertise on the global sports industry.

Commenting on Qatar’s hosting of the international science and sports event, the Dean of the College of Education, Professor Ahmed Al Emadi, said: “This international conference is organized by Qatar University in cooperation with the Hamad Bin Khalifa University, and under the generous patronage of HE Sheikh Joaan bin Hamad Al Thani, Chairman of the Olympic Committee. It is expected that more than 150 scholars in the field of sport management will attend, and its program includes a large number of seminars, workshops and research posters related to the theme of sport management. It is expected that a large number of those interested in sports affairs will attend the conference, especially since it will be held before the 2022 World Cup in Doha.

At the time of writing, over 200 abstracts have been received for the 2022 conference.

This year’s theme is “Bringing the World Together: Global and Local Perspectives on Sports Management”. The conference focuses on sports business practices, issues, networking, collaborations, management and marketing of global sports business after the COVID-19 pandemic, which provides a platform for the international exchange of ideas, best practices and scientific requests. With sport being a microcosm of our society, the conference will serve as a platform to advance research aimed at solving our critical challenges.

The exploration of themes will provide new insights and inspire interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary, transnational and cross-regional collaborations that will inspire the future of sports management.

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