Successful Bid CEO and General Secretary of Supreme Council for Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup returns for an exclusive interview at Leaders in Football

Hassan Al-Thawadi, the highly respected former CEO of Qatar’s successful bid to host the FIFA World Cup in 2022 will address 1,000 director level stakeholders from 45 countries attending the fourth annual Leaders in Football conference on 5th and 6th October 2011.

In an exclusive in depth interview, Al-Thawadi will address some highs and lows of running a World Cup campaign as well as the big challenges and opportunities facing Qatar as the first Gulf state to organise a World Cup in the history of the competition.

Al-Thawadi was instrumental in delivering a compelling campaign which focussed on Qatar’s potential to unite the world behind an accessible and safe tournament with impressive stadia and purpose built infrastructure.

Al-Thawadi is the latest in a list of world figures confirmed to speak at fourth edition of Leaders in Football making it the must attend event in the sports business calendar. These include FIFA Executive Committee members, HRH Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein, Dr Michel D’Hooghe and Jim Boyce; UEFA General Secretary, Gianni Infantino; Chairman of Chelsea FC, Bruce Buck; the independent Chairman of The Football Association, David Bernstein; former Prime Minister of Belgium and now Chairman of the UEFA Financial Fair Play Panel, Jean-Luc Dehaene; Owner of Stoke City FC and Bet 365, Peter Coates; Chairman of Sunderland AFC, Niall Quinn; Jamie Carragher, Vice-Captain, Liverpool FC; PierluigiCollina, former World Cup Referee and Member, UEFA Referees Committee; and Chairman of the Football League Greg Clarke.

Leaders in Football in now very close to sell out and takes place within the Leaders Sports Summit, a coming together of 5 leading conferences including Sponsorship, Digital Sport, Performance and the business of Horse Racing, over 5th and 6th October at Chelsea FC. For more information visit www.leadersinevents.com, contact enquiry@leadersinevents.com or call +44 (0) 207 042 8666.

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