Investopia, the global investment platform launched by the UAE Government in September 2021, announced that it will host a special event under the theme “The Future of Investment in Sports” within the context of the FIFA World Cup 2022.
The event will be hosted in partnership with the World Corporate Summit (WCS) on 7-8 December in Dubai.
This was announced during a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signing ceremony between the two parties, in the presence of H.E. Abdulla Bin Touq Al Marri, UAE Minister of Economy and Chairman of Investopia, and was signed by Mr. Mohamed Naser Al Zaabi, CEO of Investopia and Mr. Bernard Caiazzo, President of the World Corporate Summit.
The event, that will take place in December 2022, will bring together key decision-makers from the world of football and sports investors globally, and include peer-to-peer dialogues and networking sessions on the future of investments in the sports sector in the light of its current big opportunities.
Commenting on the agreement, Mohamed Naser Al Zaabi said: “The world of sports has been witnessing a lot of changes driven by various factors such as alternative financing, technology, and sustainability. Therefore, we aim, through this talk and through our collaboration with the World Corporate Summit, to bring together leaders from football leagues, football sponsors, and sports funds, to discuss the changes impacting the sports industry and to explore investment opportunities and partnerships that will shape the future economy of sports.”
For his part, Mr. Bernard Caiazzo said: “The world of sport has evolved more in the last five years than in the previous 20 years, becoming more corporatized and inciting significant interest from investors. Just 45 minutes by plane from the World Cup matches, which are being held for the first time in the Middle East, we have the unique opportunity to bring together the world of Sport and Business in Dubai within the framework of Investopia to define what the next decade of sport will look like.”