Arab-German Sports Summit

Arab-German Sports Summit

MHM organises (in cooperation with Ghorfa) the Arab-German Sports Summit, the first and unique discussion and networking event for developing the Arab-German sports market. The premiere of the forum was on 4 - 5 April 2019 in Hotel Adlon Kempinski in Berlin.

In a variety of formats, 200 top-class guests from the worlds of politics, business, sports, media, science and society discuss highly relevant current themes as well as future challenges of German-Arab sports and economic relations.

The aim of the event is the development of a sustainable dialogue between the Arab countries and Germany with regard to supporting and developing sports and the sports industry. The summit strengthens the exchange and the network of high-ranking representatives from business and society in the Arab world and in Germany in wide-ranging matters relating to sports. The platform also serves to expand the German-Arab economic bonds with a particular focus on supporting sports in both regions.

Among the guests and speakers at the 1st Arab-German Sports Summit were:

  • Dr. Thomas Bach, President, IOC
  • Olaf Bauer, Executive Vice President, Lagardère Plus
  • Abdullah Al Bishri Health & Safety Manager, Supreme Committee, 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar
  • H.E. Dagmar Freitag, Chairperson of the Sports Division, German Parliament
  • Maria Hoefl-Riesch, Triple Olympic Champion, Ski Alpin
  • H.E. Sheikh Joaan Al Thani, President, National Olympic Comittee Qatar
  • Andreas Jung, Chairman, FC Bayern München
  • Stefan Klos, CEO, PROPROJEKT
  • Stephan Mayer, State Secretary in Parliament, Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community
  • Dr. Peter Ramsauer, former National Minister / President, Ghorfa Arab-German Chamber of Commerce & Industry
  • Thomas Roman, CEO, Röder Zelt- und Veranstaltungsservice
  • H.E. Sheikh Saoud Al Thani Botschafter, Ambassador of Qatar in Germany
  • Prof. Dr. Valter Di Salvo Director Football Development and Research
  • Honey Thaljieh Corporate Communications Manager, FIFA

Contact & Inquiry

Please address any and all inquiries about the event, partnerships, sponsorings, contents and programme, to:

Dr. Andreas Bergmann
MHM Majors GmbH
Schwarzseestraße 14
A-6370 Kitzbühel
+43 5356 72226-0

Arab-German Sports Summit:

“The international sports branch today faces diverse challenges. In order to seek and find solutions which will forge a way to the future and create a positive impact on sports, a far-reaching exchange of thoughts and visions is imperative. The Arab-German Sports Summit provides such a unique platform for discussions and international exchange of Arab and German stakeholders.”