World Corporate Summit Improving the world through business 21 November - 15 December 2022 World Corporate Summit Improving the world through business 21 November - 15 December 2022

A Platform for Impact

Twenty Days of Deal-Making

Key business leaders will join together at the crossroads of international business for invite-only closed door discussions and deal-making on changing industry dynamics, challenges and opportunities, supported by Dubai’s Department of Economy and Tourism.

The Summit will span 20 days with over 100 roundtables across finance, business, media, technology and industry verticals with an overarching theme of sport.

The discussions will be accompanied by a full roster of networking events, excursions and galas. Attendees join for 3-5 days on average.

SPORTS EDITION

Sport, a vehicle for empowerment

Overlapping with the World Cup being held just 45 minutes away in neighboring Doha,
this year's Summit will intertwine themes of sport, its universality and its power to boost business and impact lives.

Stakeholders


Top Media and Advertising Firms

Global Top 5000 Corporations

Global Top Investment Funds

Global Top Football Sponsors

Global Top Football Clubs and Leagues

UAE Institutions and Corporations

Expert Speakers

Abdulla Bin Touq Al Marri
Abdulla Bin Touq Al Marri
HE Minister of Economy of the United Arab Emirates
Aftab Ahmed
Aftab Ahmed
Regional Director, International Finance Corporation
William Meaney
William Meaney
CEO, Iron Mountain
Pierre Samaties
Pierre Samaties
Partner and Global Co-Head of Crypto Economy, Roland Berger
HE Marwan Jassim Al Sarkal
HE Marwan Jassim Al Sarkal
Founder and CEO, Al Mur Investment
Nikos Stathopoulos
Nikos Stathopoulos
Partner and Chairman, Europe, BC Partners
Abdulfattah Sharaf
Abdulfattah Sharaf
CEO, HSBC Bank Middle East, UAE & International Markets
Richard Teyssier
Richard Teyssier
General Manager, Puma Europe
Javier Tebas
Javier Tebas
President, La Liga
Vincent Labrune
Vincent Labrune
President, Ligue de Football Professionnel (LFP)
Luigi De Siervo
Luigi De Siervo
CEO, Lega Serie A
Steve Parish
Steve Parish
President, Crystal Palace FC
Alan Pace
Alan Pace
Chairman, Burnley FC, and CEO, ALK Capital
Brian Bilello
Brian Bilello
President, New England Revolution
Nicolas Julia
Nicolas Julia
Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder, Sorare
Fernando Roig
Fernando Roig
CEO, Villarreal FC
Robert Eenhoorn
Robert Eenhoorn
CEO, AZ Alkmaar
Luca Allam
Luca Allam
Chief Executive Officer, PHD Media MENA (OMNICOM Group)
Mark Bayer
Mark Bayer
Director, Operations Strategy Unit, Roland Berger
Nick Di Donato
Nick Di Donato
CEO, Liberty Entertainment Group
Rabeth Khan
Rabeth Khan
CEO MACOMM (Official Affiliate of Dentsu in Bangladesh)
Benoit Marotte
Benoit Marotte
Chief Marketing and Communications Officer, Decathlon
Aaron Kirman
Aaron Kirman
President, International Luxury Estates, Compass
Alessandro Barnaba
Alessandro Barnaba
Partner, Merlyn Advisors
Bilal Sabouni
Bilal Sabouni
Managing Director MENAT, Guidepoint
Gilda Perez-Alvarado
Gilda Perez-Alvarado
Global CEO, JLL Hotels & Hospitality
Tom Erlich
Tom Erlich
Head of EMEA Media and Internet Investment Banking, Barclays
Guillermo Pastore
Guillermo Pastore
Chairman, Special Division Reinsurance Brokers
Dawn Ostroff
Dawn Ostroff
Chief Content Officer, Spotify
Sanjeev Madavi
Sanjeev Madavi
Group Chief Digital Transformation Officer, Khimji Ramdas
Philippe Piat
Philippe Piat
President, Union Nationale des Footballeurs Professionnels
Jerome Perlemuter
Jerome Perlemuter
General Secretary, World Leagues Forum
Alberto Colombo
Alberto Colombo
Deputy General Secretary, European Leagues
Bill Carter
Bill Carter
CEO, ALM
Cyril Linette
Cyril Linette
CEO and Founder, The Fellow Company
Libby Hikind
Libby Hikind
Founder and CEO, GrantWatch
Robin Vermaat
Robin Vermaat
CEO and Founder, RV Consultancy
Ali Omar
Ali Omar
Director of Sports Events, Dubai Sport Council
Saad Benani
Saad Benani
Managing Director, Investment Banking MENA, Deutsche Bank
Maite Ventura
Maite Ventura
Managing Director MENA, La Liga
Waldemar Kita
Waldemar Kita
President, FC Nantes and President, Vivacy Laboratories
Loic Fery
Loic Fery
President, FC Lorient and CEO, Chenavari
Paul Roy
Paul Roy
Founder and CEO, Galaxy Racer
Tariq Ahmed Nizami
Tariq Ahmed Nizami
Founder and CEO of CEO Clubs Network

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Event Agenda

November 21

11:00 Opening Ceremony 11:30 Press Conference 11:30 Networking and Buffet-Style Lunch 12:30 Dialogue 1 - Emerging markets: Politics, Trends, Risk and Impact 13:30 Dialogue 2 - Inclusivity and Tolerance in Business and Policy-Making 14:45 Dialogue 3 - A New World: Post-pandemic investment opportunities 16:15 Dialogue 5 - Investing in Change: Investment, Corporate Social Responsibility, and Profit generation 19:15 Guest arrivals for Gala and Networking 20:00 Opening Gala Dinner

November 22

09:00 Dialogue 1 - Client is king: Bringing back customer satisfaction 09:00 Dialogue 2 - Intelligence and effective leadership 10:30 Dialogue 3 - The post-pandemic future of tourism and hospitality 10:30 Dialogue 4 - The Future of E-Commerce: 10 trends for the next decade 12:00 Buffet-Style Lunch 13:00 Dialogue 5 - Success Stories: Women in business 13:00 Dialogue 6 - The Future of Retail: Key predictions 14:45 Dialogue 7 - The Path to Sustainability 14:45 Networking

November 23

09:00 Dialogue 1 - Remote working, digitalisation and the future of the workplace 09:00 Dialogue 2 - Well-being society: Health, wellness and consumer behaviour 10:30 Dialogue 3 - Top trends in Health and Pharmaceuticals 10:30 Dialogue 4 - Talent: Creating a nurturing environment for the world’s leading minds 12:00 Buffet-Style Lunch 13:00 Dialogue 5 - Achieving Digital Transformation: Evolving for the 21st century 14:45 Dialogue 6 - Technology's role in healthcare and society 16:15 Networking

November 24

09:00 Dialogue 2 - Leveraging the Power of Social Media for Business and Sports 10:30 Dialogue 3 - Winning the Game: Building a global brand 10:30 Dialogue 4 - Design thinking: From insights to viability 12:00 Buffet-Style Lunch 12:00 Invite-Only Lunch Meeting 13:00 Dialogue 5 - Entrepreneurship: Keys to success 14:45 Dialogue 6 - Predicting the future: Identifying emerging global trends 14:45 Dialogue 7 - Creativity in the Era of Big Data 16:15 Networking

November 25

09:00 Dialogue 1 - Agritech: Solving future food challenges 09:00 Dialogue 2 - The challenges of business innovation 10:30 Dialogue 3 - AI: Fueling an operational and commercial revolution 10:30 Dialogue 4 - Emerge as a leader in a hyper-saturated industry 12:00 Buffet-Style Lunch 13:00 Dialogue 5 - The great opportunities and challenges of the metaverse 13:00 Dialogue 6 - What’s next? Emerging technologies 14:45 Dialogue 7 - Space exploration: the next generation of dreamers 16:15 Networking

November 28

09:00 Dialogue 1 - Fintech: Disrupting economies, companies and careers 09:00 Dialogue 2 - Building a new diversified investment portfolio for a changing world 10:30 Dialogue 3 - The Great Reshuffle: The new international economy 10:30 Dialogue 4 - Opportunities and challenges in blockchain and cryptocurrency 13:00 Dialogue 5 - Changing the world: Philanthropy as a tool to make your corporate vision possible and better your public image  14:45 Dialogue 6 - Unexpected outcomes: Crisis management 14:45 Dialogue 7 - Finance as a Catalyst for Change 16:15 Networking 19:15 Guest arrivals for Gala and Networking 20:00 Gala Dinner

November 29

10:00 Excursion (Optional Facility Visit) 14:00 Excursion (Optional Facility Visit)

November 30

09:00 Dialogue 1 - Industry, innovation and infrastructure 09:00 Dialogue 2 - Opportunities in Real Estate and Sports Real Estate 10:30 Dialogue 3 - Resilience and Inclusivity in Global Supply Chains 10:30 Dialogue 4 - Building long-term sustainability: Solutions for business 12:00 Buffet-Style Lunch 12:00 Invite-Only Lunch Meeting 13:00 Dialogue 5 - Globalisation in a changing world 14:45 Dialogue 6 - Building assets for future generations 14:45 Dialogue 7 - Restoring trust in business: Courting the next generation of consumers 16:15 Networking

December 1

09:00 Dialogue 1 - Leveraging the power of social media for business 09:30 Dialogue 2 - The Power of Media in Society 10:30 Dialogue 3 - Intelligence and effective leadership 11:00 Dialogue 4 - Music and Culture: Challenges and Opportunities 12:00 Buffet-Style Lunch 13:00 Dialogue 5 - Harnessing CSR for business growth 14:15 Dialogue 6 - Living the experience: The Future of post-pandemic live entertainment 14:45 Networking

December 2

10:00 Excursion (Optional Facility Visit) 14:00 Excursion (Optional Facility Visit)

December 5

08:00 Invite-Only Breakfast Meeting 09:30 Dialogue 1 - Breaking the glass ceiling: Women in Sports and Business 09:30 Dialogue 2 - Leveraging the Power of Social Media for Business and Sports 11:00 Dialogue 3 - The globalisation of sport 11:00 Dialogue 4 - Data: Quantifying Success 12:30 Buffet-Style Lunch 12:30 Invite-Only Lunch Meeting 13:30 Dialogue 5 - How will sports sponsorship evolve over the next decade? 15:00 Dialogue 6 - What does it take to win? 15:45 Networking 16:30 Excursion (Stadium Visit)

December 6

09:30 Dialogue 1: Football and Lessons in leadership 09:30 Dialogue 2: Sports: New avenues of digital fan and customer engagement 11:00 Dialogue 3: A New Era: State-owned and sponsored super sports 11:00 Dialogue 4: Valuation and Investments in Player assets in Football 12:00 Buffet-Style Lunch 12:30 Invite-Only Lunch Meeting 13:30 Dialogue 5: Digital rights: a new era of player monetization 13:45 Invite-Only Board Meeting 15:00 Dialogue 6: Traditional vs. Streaming: The New Broadcasting Landscape 16:45 Sunset Networking Session

December 7

09:00 Invite-Only Breakfast Meeting 09:00 Dialogue 1 - Fully captured audiences: revenue diversification in sports 10:30 Dialogue 2 - Shaping the Future of Football: Balancing tradition and evolution 10:30 Dialogue 3 - Creating the next big stars: Academy roadmaps 12:00 Buffet-Style Lunch 13:00 Dialogue 4 - A Team or a Club?: The Corporatization of Sports 13:30 Dialogue 5 - Winning the Game: Building a global brand 14:45 Dialogue 6 - Making the rules: Financial Fair Play and Sports market regulation 16:15 Networking 19:15 Guest arrivals for Gala and Networking 20:00 Gala Dinner

December 8

09:00 Invite-Only Breakfast Meeting 10:00 Dialogue 1 - Harnessing the Media Power of Sports for Business 10:00 Dialogue 2 - Building the Smart Stadiums of the Future 11:00 Dialogue 3 - Sports: The Next Big Thing for Private Equity 11:00 Dialogue 4 - The Intersection of Technology and Health in Sports 12:00 Buffet-Style Lunch 13:00 Dialogue 5 - The Transformative power of blockchain 13:00 Dialogue 6 - Achieving Sustainable Development through Sports 14:00 Dialogue 7 - Unique Assets: Alternative Opportunities in Sports Finance 14:00 Dialogue 8 - The Future Now: Innovation in Sport 15:00 Dialogue 9 - Kingmaker: Creating Global Champions in Sport 16:00 Networking

December 9

10:00 Dialogue 1: Successes and Challenges of SPACs and IPOs in Sports 10:00 Dialogue 2: Diversification: Securing revenue against market fluctuations 11:00 Dialogue 3: A New World: Post-pandemic investment opportunities 11:00 Dialogue 4: Achieving the greater good: The intersection of business and social responsibility 12:00 Buffet-Style Lunch 13:00 Dialogue 5: The impact of sustainable finance 13:30 Dialogue 6: How can today’s leaders prepare for growth and innovation in a changing world? 14:00 Networking Session

December 12

09:00 Dialogue 1-Building a better society through technology 09:00 Dialogue 2-Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and the Future of Employment 10:30 Dialogue 3-Predicting the future: Identifying emerging global trends 10:30 Dialogue 4-Unexpected outcomes: Crisis management 12:00 Buffet-Style Lunch for all attendees 12:15 Invite-Only Lunch Meeting 13:00 Dialogue 5-King-Makers: Building the Future’s Unicorns 14:45 Dialogue 6-Business etiquette for a new world: The future of interaction 14:45 Dialogue 7-Disruption: Technology and the Human Future 16:15 Networking Session

December 13

09:00 Dialogue 1–Rethinking Global Supply chains 09:00 Dialogue 2-Long-term opportunities in renewable energy 10:30 Dialogue 3-The Path to Sustainability 10:30 Dialogue 4-The Future of Automotive: EV, new technologies and other keytrends 12:00 Buffet-Style Lunch 13:00 Dialogue 5-Thinking outside the building: Innovations that will change construction 14:45 Dialogue 6-Industrial innovation: Next generation of manufacturing 14:45 Dialogue7-Entrepreneurship: Keys to success 16:15 Networking Session

December 14

09:00 Dialogue 1-The Future of TV: Streaming, investments and the hunt for viral content 09:00 Dialogue 2-Emerge as a leader in a hyper-saturated industry 10:30 Dialogue 3-The importance of purpose-led storytelling for brands 10:30 Dialogue 4-Social Media: Creating and Sustaining Community 12:00 Buffet-Style Lunch 13:00 Dialogue 5-Winning the Game: Building a global brand 13:30 Dialogue 6 - Achieving the greater good: The intersection of business and social responsibility 14:45 Dialogue 7 - Success Stories: Women in business 16:00 Networking Session

December 15

11:00 Closing Ceremony 11:45 Press Conference 11:45 Networking and Buffet-Style Lunch 12:30 Dialogue 1 - Investing in Emerging Markets: Trends, Risks and Impact 13:00 Dialogue 2 - Global fiscal policy, taxation, and business 14:15 Dialogue 3 - Keys to success: Effective leadership 14:45 Dialogue 4 - Building Global Capitals of Business 16:00 Dialogue 5 - Threat assessment: What will be the biggest threats to business in the next decade 16:15 Networking Session 19:15 Guest arrivals for Gala and Networking 20:00 Closing Gala Dinner

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Investopia: The Future of Sport

December 7th and 8th, 2022

Co-organized with the Ministry of Economy of the United Arab Emirates and chaired by His Excellency the Minister of Economy, Abdulla Bin Touq Al Marri, the 2nd edition of Investopia will bring together the world’s leaders in sports and finance to build partnerships that will shape the future economy of sport

The Palace Hotel Downtown, Dubai

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THE PALACE HOTEL
DOWNTOWN DUBAI

Built on the edge of a lake on the Old Town Island, this award-winning hotel in Downtown Dubai highlighting local culture is centrally located and a distinguished location for memorable events with the backdrop of the Burj Khalifa and enchanting city views.

Destination Dubai

At the crossroads of East and West

In just 50 years of existence, Dubai has become a regional capital, major financial center, world-renowned tourist destination, and global transport hub with one of the most connected and strategically located airports in the world.

Host of the Universal Exposition 2020, Dubai is at the forefront of technology, innovation, sustainability and mobility.

Dubai has been a leader in the COVID pandemic, with one of the highest vaccination rates and lowest infection rates in the world and high-level medical infrastructure, while keeping its borders open to travelers.

Dubai has been a leader in the COVID pandemic, with one of the highest vaccination rates and lowest infection rates in the world and high-level medical infrastructure, while keeping its borders open to leisure and business travelers.

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Luxury Accommodation

One of the cities with the most 5-star hotels in the world, Dubai has something for everyone, whether you prefer beach front luxury, downtown liveliness, desert calm, minimalistic functionality or spacious villas. Summit attendees benefit from discounted rates with leading establishments and airlines.
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Daily Air Shuttle to World Cup Games

Located just 45 minutes from Doha, the World Corporate Summit will make VIP flights available exclusively for attendees to attend World Cup Games every day. We wholeheartedly support Qatar’s organization of the FIFA World Cup 2022.

President's Message

"By bringing together the major players of the world of sport and business in Dubai to share in the passion of football while exploring investment opportunities, during the biggest international sporting event, we are laying the foundation for a more inclusive and modern World Economic Forum, with the support of Dubai's Department of Economy and Tourism."

- Bernard Caiazzo, President, World Corporate Summit

“The future belongs to those who can imagine it, design it, and execute it. It isn’t something you await, but rather create.”

- His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai
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Submit your interest

The World Corporate Summit is invitation-only, but you may submit your interest for consideration or contact us and we will get back to you promptly.