Posted on May 14, 2016

Ooredoo has today announced it will be the Lead Sponsor for the sixth edition of Qatar’s World Stadium Congress, set to take place in Doha from 16-19 May at the Westin Doha Hotel & Spa.

The World Stadium Congress, which is organised in partnership with the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy, aims to discuss the importance of the design and delivery of world-class sporting infrastructure around the world. At this year’s event, Ooredoo will demonstrate the progress being made on developing “smart stadium” solutions for venues that will host major sporting events, and help make Qatar a leading sporting destination.  

Waleed Al-Sayed, Chief Executive Officer, Ooredoo Qatar, said: “We are delighted to be working with the World Stadium Congress to showcase the connected services, integrated systems and centralised management solutions that will deliver a next-generation stadium experience for fans and visitors. Developing the infrastructure and knowledge-base that will enable the construction of smart solutions is a key part of our vision to become a leading ICT innovation engine for Qatar.”

Ooredoo will hold a twenty-minute innovator session at the Congress, which will cover the company’s guidance on how to architect effective partnership models for mega tournaments, in order to deliver an amazing stadium experience for fans and all other stakeholders. Part of the company’s vision is to utilise the Ooredoo Supernet to take sports into the future of immersive media, meaning it will no longer matter what seat people have in the stadium. Thanks to the company’s solutions, it aims to provide a service that enables users to watch live replays from multiple angles, check the latest stats and use their mobile device to have a more exciting and interactive experience.

Ooredoo has demonstrated its experience and expertise in connecting world-class ICT infrastructure on major national projects including Lusail City, Hamad International Airport, Katara, Souq Waqif and more. This sponsorship is part of the company’s ongoing initiative to support sports and technological innovation in Qatar. Ooredoo has provided Internet services and connectivity at major sporting events this year, including the Exxon Mobile Tennis tournament in 2016, and aims to showcase the latest technology plans at the congress.

The World Stadium Congress will have a host of discussions, panels, presentations, networking and educational opportunities for participants. This year’s event is set to be the biggest ever, with world-leading architects, solution providers and stadium operation consultants attending from around the world. For more info on the World Stadium congress, go to