Gullit and Hingis confirmed for ASPIRE4SPORT Star Chats

Doha – Qatar, Nov 06: ASPIRE4SPORT 2012, the Middle East’s leading sports business congress and exhibition, can confirm that former world number one tennis player, Martina Hingis, will be a key speaker at the event next week, alongside Dutch football legend, Ruud Gullit.

Hingis, the Swiss tennis star, who won five Grand Slam singles titles and spent 209 weeks as the number one player in the world, will take part at ASPIRE4SPORT 2012 in one of the conference’s ‘Star Chats’.

Last year Hingis was named one of the ‘30 Legends of Women’s Tennis: Past, Present and Future” by Time magazine and she now joins an illustrious list of stellar sporting names attending ASPIRE4SPORT 2012.

Gullit, a former European and World Footballer of the Year who captained the Netherlands national team to victory at Euro 88, will be taking part in a special ASPIRE4SPORT ‘Star Chat’ on 14th November.

The Dutch football idol, who had a glittering playing career winning the European Cup with AC Milan, will be discussing world football’s big issues with Rafael Benitez, former UEFA Champions League winning manager with Liverpool F.C., Gérard Houllier, former football manager of the French national team and Liverpool F.C., and John Barnes, Liverpool F.C. and England hero.

ASPIRE4SPORT 2012 will attract some of the world’s top sports business experts to Doha, Qatar next week. Hosted in Qatar’s world class Aspire Dome from 12th to 15thNovember 2012.

ASPIRE4SPORT 2012 is the only event of its kind in the region and provides a unique occasion for sport’s leading decision makers in the Middle East and around the world to connect, network and capitalise on real business opportunities.

ASPIRE4SPORT 2012 is proud to have the Qatar 2022 Supreme Committee as its Principal Sponsor. Senior officials from the Qatar 2022 Supreme Committee, as well as theQatar Olympic Committee, Qatar Football Association, Qatar Stars League, Qatar Foundation and Katara will be available for individual pre-arranged networking opportunities.

With its new slogan, ‘Connecting Business & Sport’, ASPIRE4SPORT 2012 will feature three unique conference programmes:

 Aspire Med: Featuring discussions on sports science and sports medicine [12th November];

 Aspire Tech: A conference on technology and sport [13th November];

 Aspire Build: Focused on infrastructure and stadium development [14th – 15th November].

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