Tuesday 15th November 2022


Wednesday 16th November 2022

About the Keynote Speaker

Richard Scudamore
Former Executive Chairman & CEO
The Premier League

From 1999 until the start of 2019, Richard Scudamore was the Chief Executive and then Executive Chairman of the Premier League, the most watched football league in the world.

During his time at the Premier League, Richard was a Founding Trustee of the Football Foundation – a charity funded by the Premier League, The FA, and the UK Government which has installed or improved over 3,000 community sports facilities across the UK. He was Chairman of the World League’s Forum and co-chaired the UK Government’s Sports Business Council.

Under his leadership the organisation used the strong platform provided by its 20 Member Clubs to successfully increase interest in the competition, grow revenues in the UK and internationally, and invest in and support football development at all levels of the sport.

Richard currently sits on the advisory Board of The Ryder Cup; is a Director of Monterosa (digital engagement technology) and provides advice to a number of sports organisations and private equity companies.

Things to do in Abu Dhabi Around The Sport Industry Forum

The Sports Industry Forum takes place this year, during an exciting week in Abu Dhabi. Explore what the capital has to offer while you’re here with “not to be missed” events!

The inaugural Bike Abu Dhabi Festival takes place across the emirate on Monday 7 November – Sunday 13 November (Bike Abu Dhabi Festival | Experience Abu Dhabi). Watch races and the BMX competition, or join some of the many community rides taking place regularly across the city through the Bike Abu Dhabi portal (Bike Abu Dhabi).

Support our home team as the UAE national team take on Argentina in a pre-world cup friendly on Wednesday 16 November (UAE vs Argentina (Friendly match) | Visit Abu Dhabi) followed by the world famous Abu Dhabi Grand Prix beginning Thursday 18 – Sunday 20 November (Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2022 – F1 Race (

In a first for the region, The Lion King is coming to Yas Island, Abu Dhabi exclusively at Etihad Arena from Wednesday 16 November – Saturday 10 December (The Lion King Musical 2022 in Abu Dhabi – UAE – Buy Tickets – Etihad Arena).

For more information on what’s on in Abu Dhabi visit

Sport Industry Forum Abu Dhabi will take place on

Tuesday 15 – Wednesday 16 November 2022
at The WB Abu Dhabi by Hilton

We hope you can join us!