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FIFA president named as headline speaker at Dubai conference

Gianni Infantino will appear at the 12th edition of the Dubai International Sports Conference later this month

FIFA president named as headline speaker at Dubai conference
FIFA President Gianni Infantino. (JACK GUEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

FIFA president Gianni Infantino will head the list of speakers at the 12th edition of the Dubai International Sports Conference (DISC), it has been announced.

The two-day conference will be held at Madinat Jumeirah on December 27-28, and will conclude with the Dubai Global Soccer Awards, the premier Awards for world football.

The conference, organised by the Dubai Sports Council, will feature Infantino for the third time, after addressing the Conference in 2015 while serving as UEFA secretary general, and again last year in his first year as FIFA president.

In 2015, while running for the FIFA presidency, he outlined his plans for restructuring FIFA, while in 2016 in his first year as president he announced the plans to expand the World Cup to 48 teams. 

It is expected that he will again use the opportunity to announce FIFA’s major initiatives in investment in football for the coming year.

Saeed Hareb, secretary general of the Dubai Sports Council, said: “We are delighted to be welcoming world leaders in football to Dubai to discuss the future of the sport both locally and globally. The sharing of their expertise and experience contributes significantly to the continued growth and development of the sport in the UAE and GCC, and we are honoured to host the Dubai International Sports Conference again this year.”

Infantino will also be a guest of honour and an Award presenter at the Dubai Globe Soccer Awards which will be staged on December 28, recognising the best performances of the season from players, coaches and administrators.

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