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World Stadium Congress 2012

Design and development of world class stadiums

Date: 03 - 06 June 2012
Venue: Doha, Qatar

Following the phenomenal success of the 2011 edition and in line with Qatar's vision of delivering the best ever world cup, Stadium and Venue Design and Development Qatar returns 03-06 June 2012 as the new and improved World Stadium Congress and Awards - Hosted in Qatar.

With massive preparation needed to deliver major global sporting events host cities must develop world-class stadiums that comply with a specific regulations and requirements. The congress will bring together industry experts to assist in the design and development of world-class Stadiums. They will meet influential members of host countries, government and local organising committees.

Highlights of the 5 day event include case studies on:
• Designing and Delivering Basra Sports City
• Pursuing LEED Platinum for the Estádio Nacional de Brasília
• Outlining the success factor of Stade de Suisse

Confirmed speakers (Selection):

  • Walter Gagg, Director, FIFA
  • Diogo Taddei, Stadium Technical Consultant, FIFA 2014 Brazil Local Organising Committee
  • Slbodan Delic, Venue Technology Management and Result Services, Sochi 2014 Organising Committee of the XXII Olympic Winter Games and XI Paralympic Winter Games
  • Kate Bidwell, AFC Match Commissioner, Asian Football Confederation and Venue Manager New Zealand 2012 Rugby World Cup
  • Eugene Van Vuuren, Former Technical Advisor, FIFA 2010 South Africa World Cup
  • Colin Gibson, Head of Media and Communications, International Cricket Council
  • Rania Tarabay, Executive Secretary, Bahrain Football Association
  • Amed al Jolo, Chairman, Qatar Society of Engineers
  • Abdullah Mohd Al Baker, Consultant, Ministry of Municipality and Urban Planning Qatar
  • Salah Mubarak, Head of Department of Civil and Technical Engineering, Qatar University

The FIFA 2022 World Cup has acted as a catalyst for sporting development in Qatar and with over 140 Stadiums currently under construction or nearing completion Doha is the perfect Venue to meet and discuss sport venue development.

World Stadium Congress Awards
The award will honor the outstanding achievements by leaders in the international stadium design and development industry who have contributed to the latest innovations in design, have paved new ways for venue functionality and technical ability and have develpped integrated masterplans and iconic sporting venues.

The awards categories are designed to recognise stadium architects, consultants, masterplanners, developers, engineers, and specialised solution providers. Nominations must be submitted in the required format specified above within each of the categories. Each company or individual can send nominations for as many categories as they deem fit, there is no limit how many awards you can nominate a project for.

• Engineering excellence in stadium development
• Most sustainable stadium design concept
• Most innovative use of technology in stadium design
• The best integrated stadium masterplan
• The best multifunctional stadium design
• The world's most iconic and culturally significant stadium

Deadline for nomination: 18 March 2012

For advice on awards applications email:
For further information see the website:

The World Stadium Awards Gala dinner will take place at the Sheraton Hotel, Doha on Monday 4th June 2012.

Further Information:

Organizer: IQPC

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