October 11, 2019
Elite sports stars expected to participate in the conference, which will be held on 18 November under the theme of ‘Tolerance and Peace in Sport’.
The Association of IOC Recognised International Sport Federations (ARISF) has pledged its full support to the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum (MBR) Creative Sports Award in its launch of the International Sports Creativity Conference.
One of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, the conference will be held in Dubai on 18 November 2019, with the theme of “Tolerance and Peace in Sport”.
ARISF began working with the MBR Creative Sports Award in 2017 after a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between the two parties, to encourage athletes to promote values and integrity of sport through the event. ARISF’s mission has always been to unite, promote and support the IOC Recognised International Sports Federations.
HE Mattar Al Tayer, Chairman of the Award’s Board of Trustees, has approved the list of speakers for the conference, which includes a number of prominent Olympic champions as well as young athletes with huge potential.
“The International Sports Creativity Conference is a new addition to Dubai’s sports calendar,” Al Tayer said. “Sport plays a big role in spreading the message of tolerance and peace among people, and is also a means to strengthen relationships and the spirit of co-operation and co-existence between the different components of a community.
“Based on the instructions of our wise leadership and the directives of HH Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, Chairman of Dubai Sports Council and the Patron of the MBR Creative Sports Award, and guidance of HH Sheikh Ahmed Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, President of the UAE National Olympic Committee and Chairman of the Award, the MBR Creative Sports Award has always sought to inspire and encourage creativity and innovation in the sports sector, not just the UAE and the Arab world, but around the globe.
“Today, with the launch of the International Sports Creativity Conference, we have added another dimension to the MBR Creative Sports Award, and the focus of the inaugural edition of the conference will be tolerance and peace in sports.
“The guest list includes influential leaders of the sports movement, as well as decorated world and Olympic champions, who are an inspiration for children growing up around the globe.”
Following the announcement, ARISF President Raffaele Chiulli said:
“I would like to thank Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum for his leadership and passion for sports and its values. Sports nourish people’s feelings for contemporary issues like social inclusion, tolerance, diversity and peace through sport. I would like to thank the MBR Creative Sports Award for recognising this very important and relevant theme.
Promoting and implementing development programmes in line with this theme will be key to the future. Sport provides education opportunities and has the power to unite in diversity, regardless of faith, race, culture, beliefs, gender and ability. ARISF is aligned in its passion for promoting these opportunities and the MBR Creative Sports Awards team has our full support in realising its vision.”
The Conference is scheduled to be held at Hilton Al Habtoor hotel, and the names of the speakers and the official programme will be revealed in due course.