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About WASM 2023

The World Association for Sport Management (WASM) is pleased to announce its fourth conference  to be held in Doha Qatar,  from  March 5-8, 2023, co-hosted by Qatar University (QU) and Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU).

This year’s theme “Bringing the World Together: Global and Local Perspectives on Sport Management” will bring together students, scholars, practitioners, and professionals from around the world to share expertise and knowledge about the global sport business industry.

The conference focuses on sport business practices, issues, networking, collaborations, management, and marketing of global sport business after the COVID-19 pandemic, which offers a platform for the international exchange of ideas, best practices, and scientific inquiries. With sport being a microcosm of our society, the conference will serve as a platform to advance research aimed at solving our critical challenges.

The exploration of themes will provide new insights and inspire inter- and cross-disciplinary, and cross-national and cross-regional collaborations that will inspire the future of sport management. 

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Important notice

The WASM Executive Board and the local hosts have been closely monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic situation and its impact on global travel. Qatar has successfully implemented a comprehensive strategy to manage and control the COVID-19 pandemic situation, mainly through vaccinations.

Given this information, the WASM Executive Board and its Doha hosts have made a decision to host the conference physically with no alternative delivery format.

About Organizers

About Qatar University 

Qatar University is one of the leading institutions of academic and research excellence in the GCC region. It provides high quality undergraduate and graduate programs that prepare competent graduates, primed to shape the future of Qatar.

The organization's strong relationship with Qatari society is reflected in its community service efforts and in its vibrant research portfolio that addresses relevant local and regional challenges, advances national goals towards a knowledge-based economy, and contributes actively to the needs and aspirations of the society.

About Hamad Bin Khalifa University 

Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU), a member of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science, and Community Development (QF), was founded in 2010 to continue fulfilling QF’s vision of unlocking human potential. A homegrown research and graduate studies, the university acts as a catalyst for positive transformation in Qatar and the region while having a global impact.

HBKU building

Located within Education City, HBKU seeks to provide unparalleled opportunities where inquiry and discovery are integral to teaching and learning at all levels utilizing a multidisciplinary approach across all focus areas.

HBKU is committed to actively contribute to achieving the Qatar National Vision 2030 by building and cultivating human capacity through an enriching academic experience and an innovative research ecosystem. Through applying creativity to knowledge, students will have the opportunity to discover innovative solutions that are locally relevant and have a global impact.

At HBKU our students, faculty, staff, partners, and leadership  all share a common belief in the power of higher education and research to make a positive impact on the development of nations. More information at 

About Qatar

Qatar has been an independent sovereign state since 1971. Qatar comprises an 11,500 square kilometer peninsula extending northwards into the Arabian Gulf. It has 563 km of uninterrupted coastline. The country’s population stands at 2.69 million and its capital city is Doha.

Local time is GMT/UCT + 3 hours. There are no daylight savings adjustments.

Qatar has a desert climate with year-round sunshine, very hot summers and mild winters. Mean monthly temperatures range from 17°C in January to 36°C in July, sometimes reaching highs of 40°C+ during the summer. Rain is infrequent, falling in brief showers mainly in winter.

  • Capital: Doha
  • Population: 2.69 million
  • Area: 11,500 sq. km
  • Language: Arabic
  • Religion: Islam
  • Currency: Riyal
  • Power Connection: The power plugs and sockets are of type D and G. The standard voltage is 240 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz.

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