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Doha GOALS Exec Producer Says Forum Will Explore Global Options After L.A. Success

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 07 / 29 / 15

The Doha GOALS Forum will most likely be held in Doha next year, but the advisory board will explore several possibilities for the global sport conference, including holding it in other countries and hosting regional conferences, said Richard Attias, executive producer of the forum. A decision on th...

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