About WASM 2023 | Hamad Bin Khalifa University

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.  

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.