Doha GOALS Forum kicks off today
Doha: Under the patronage of the Emir of Qatar, H H Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, the third edition of the Doha GOALS Forum will open at Aspire Academy here today.
Doha GOALS is the premier platform for world leaders to advance social and economic change through sport.
The event will welcome leaders from around the globe who will come together to discuss the four main topics for this year’s forum — engaging youth, innovation and creativity, empowering people and the role of sport in the Middle East and North Africa.
Speakers at this year’s Doha GOALS Forum began arriving yesterday and include legends of sport such as George Foreman, Lord Sebastian Coe, Boris Becker and Oliver Kahn. Also scheduled to speak at the opening of the Forum are H E Ali Bongo Ondimba, President of the Gabonese Republic, and French Minister of Youth Affairs and Sport Valerie Fourneyron.
The Doha GOALS Forum also includes a student ambassador programme, which brings more than 350 students to the event to engage with industry leaders to provide inputs for initiatives.
The programme, launched at the first Doha GOALS in 2012, has been incredibly successful and has inspired students to create their own initiatives using the knowledge and contacts gained from attending Doha GOALS as well as their own creativity.