By Tom Degun at the Aspire Dome in Doha

Aspire Sports Dome Doha Qatar1November 11 - Former world number one tennis player Martina Hingis, Real Madrid legend Raúl and London 2012 Olympic super heavyweight boxing champion Anthony Joshua have been confirmed as key speakers at the Aspire4Sport 2012 conference, which opens here tomorrow.

The conference will be held in Qatar's Aspire Dome (pictured top) until Thursday (November 15) and it will be titled "Connecting Business and Sport in the Middle East".

The conference will be the third edition of Aspire4Sport with over 3,000 delegates, including 500 sports industry leaders and 250 accredited media professionals, set to be in attendance.

Other key names in attendance will be former Liverpool managers Rafael Benítez and Gérard Houllier, former Liverpool players John Barnes and Ian Rush and Dutch football icon Ruud Gullit.

In addition, host country boasts an impressive list of delegates with Qatar Olympic Committee general secretary Sheikh Saoud Bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani, Qatar Football Association President Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Bin Ahmad Al-Thani and Qatar 2022 Supreme Committee general secretary Hassan Al Thawadi scheduled to speak.

The event the will see the Qatar 2022 Supreme Committee as Principal Sponsor while the event is the only event of its kind in the region and provides a unique occasion for sport's leading decision makers in the Middle East and around the world to connect, network and capitalise on real business opportunities.

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