Opened by Regional President, Ayman Abdel Wahab of SOMENA, and Sheikh Saud Bin Abdul Rahman Al Thani, Secretary General of the Qatari Olympic Committee, the meeting was attended by delegations of 19 states.
The meeting reviewed SOMENA’s executive plan of activities for the year 2012, the SOMENA Eighth Regional Games 2014, accreditation, fees, grants, and athlete census in 2011. The meeting also discussed a number of prominent issues like marketing, partnership development and fundraising.
On another note, a joint session was held with members of the SO Family Conference which was held aside the productive meeting. During the meeting, Regional President , Ayman Abdel Wahab said the region was expecting to obtain the rules regulations of the World Cup – Rio 2013 event, which will be held in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro at the same venues that will host the upcoming 2014 World Cup tournament.