Soccer stars set to boost Dubai Sports Confab

28/12/2011 - Dubai Investment News Posted by Bob Brunskill
Soccer stars set to boost Dubai Sports Confab

Dubai's credentials as a leading sports hub are set to be given a significant boost by two of the biggest names in world football.Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo and Serie A legend Alessandro Del Piero have been confirmed as key speakers at the sixth annual Dubai International Sports Conference.The event will take place at the Intercontinental Hotel of Festival City in Dubai later this week.Ronaldo, who burst on to the scene at Sporting Lisbon and became a household name at Manchester United, is widely regarded as one of the best players in the world at present and his attendance at the event is sure to attract a lot of attention.Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Crown Prince of Dubai and chairman of the Dubai Sports Council (DSC), said: "DSC has earlier started mobilising the sports sector to join the field of professionalism as an inevitable consequence for sports development in the area and the world in general."Accordingly, we have decided to organise an international sports conference to be joined by world experts and specialists to show experiences and meet sports sector's members in UAE/provide visions and tackle means to enhance local sports corporations."