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Incoming trade mission from Qatar, 23 – 25 September

In March 2019 OSF, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Dutch Embassy in Doha (Qatar), organized a successful sports business trade mission to Qatar. Due to this trade mission and the general interest of Qatar in the Dutch sports business, a delegation from Qatar will visit the Netherlands for an incoming trade mission from 23 – 25 September 2019.

The delegation from Qatar will consist out of several companies, among others Aspire Zone, Qatar Development Bank, Qatar Financial Centre and the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy already confirmed their participation.

Aspire is initiating a Sport accelerator program that aim to establish a pioneer sport business hub that brings together elite sport businesses under one roof. It is a dedicated sector within Aspire Zone established to leverage Qatar’s status as a global sports business hub by creating new business opportunities for the private sector, attracting foreign investment and developing Qatari entrepreneurs. Through these activities, the Sport Accelerator will increase the share of the sports sector in Qatar’s economy, in support of Qatar National Vision 2030.

The objective of their visit is to attract Dutch sport business companies in the sports areas mentioned below. They are looking for Dutch sports companies interested in having a presence in Qatar and with a strategic vision to internationally expand. Sports Accelerator program aim to attract companies in the following sports area:

  • Event management & promotion
  • Sports development
  • Sports organizations & associations
  • Venue operations & maintenance
  • Sports goods & equipment manufacturers
  • Sports commercialization
  • Sports tourism
  • Clubs, federations & leagues
  • Sports consultancy & legal
  • Sports medicine & research
  • Any other activities surrounding the sport industry

If you would like to receive more information or if you want to participate or organize a similar event in the Netherlands for your organization, please do not hesitate to contact us via the contact page.


About the Aspire Sport Accelerator

The Sport Accelerator is located at the Aspire Zone, which is a unique sport, sports medicine, research and education destination for the international sports industry.

The Sport Accelerator, called Qatar SportsTech, is the leading accelerator program for innovative companies in the sports industry. It is an unparalleled platform for startups to proactively scale up their business and demonstrate their product to leading corporations, leading sporting events and the ever-growing sports community.

So far 15 international companies joined this sport business hub, they aim to have a total of 70 business sports companies. Selected companies will be all located within Aspire zone in one building and they will receive lot of incentives (low rental cost, 100% ownership, etc.) and business sport from Aspire.