The first Arab SportsTech Forum concluded last Thursday at Aspire, with the aim of enabling companies, teams and individuals to excel in the sports industry.
"The launch in Doha, the Qatari capital, is a confirmation of its position as a leading sports and sports technology hub," a press statement noted.
More than 14 speakers and experts on both practical and academic levels participated in the forum, with presentations and four discussion panels where key topics were discussed, including: the impact of smart tracking and analysis on the performance of athletes, startups in the sports technology sector: opportunities and challenges, rethinking investment in sportstech and e-sports, and next generation of fans engagement.
Malik Shishtawi, CEO of Mangusteen, the organising company of the forum, said: “The global sports technology market size was estimated at $11.70bn in 2020 and is expected to reach $13.74bn in 2021, and at a CAGR 17.75% to reach $31.21bn by 2026.
"Arab SportsTech Forum 2022 Qatar is a platform to meeting key players and leaders from the sports tech, eSports and sports world in Qatar and the world, and to discuss latest trends and solutions in the industry."
The forum presented case studies and lessons learned from real world, most notably the story of Qatar’s early innovation - more than 16 years ago- through the use of robots for camel racing instead of children, which contributed to saving children and protecting the history of this sport, which constitutes one of the main features in the heritage of the Arab Gulf, the statement noted.
More than 100 participants attended the event from both the government and private sectors, and it also witnessed active participation from investors and entrepreneurs who enriched the conversation.
The eevent was supported by Aspire Zone Foundation, Qatar Financial Centre, Qatar SportsTech and LaLiga Tech.
To learn more about the event and to follow up on upcoming editions, visit the official website of the conference at
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