Richard Attias & Associates is a global strategic consulting firm that creates and implements ideas initiatives and platforms in line with our clients’ vision. Our mission is to help nations, governments, leaders, and corporations support their global influence, catalyze innovation, and facilitate the global exchange of ideas and projects. Under the active leadership of its founder and chairman Richard Attias, RA&A has built an international reputation with governments and corporations by creating unique and action-driven platforms.
Headquartered in New York and with branches on every continent, Richard Attias & Associates’ mission, as well as that of the New York Forum Institute - its not-for-profit foundation - is to mobilize and create borderless communities for economic growth and job creation, by encouraging innovation and defining new business models.
Recent initiatives led by Richard Attias & Associates include: New York Forum® and New York Forum® AFRICA, The Doha GOALS Forum, the Global Food Security Forum, The Global Entrepreneurship Summit, The Francophonie Summit and Francophonie Economic Forum, The Egypt Economic Development Conference, BUILD Africa Forum and The Climate South Initiative.
Previously, Richard Attias was the exclusive producer of the World Economic Forum meetings including the Davos Forum for 15 years, and the co-founder of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) and the Nobel Laureates conference. He founded several companies including Publicis Live, and headed Econocom Group in France and Japan.
Early 2014, WPP, the world-leading communications group, took a minority stake in Richard Attias and Associates.
Having been established in 2003 as a Sports City project, Aspire Zone Foundation (AZF) today works to develop sports champions, promote healthy lifestyles, provide sports medicine services, and galvanize the sports economy of today and of the future. Aspire Zone Foundation (AZF) is a pioneering international sports project, thanks to its member organization which embraces Aspire Academy, Aspetar and Aspire Logistics. All these corporate entities were unified by Emiri decree in 2008.
Located in Doha, Aspire Zone Foundation (AZF) boasts international-standard services and hosts global sports events – all of which contribute to the vibrant sports economy of Qatar. Aspire Zone is home to some of the world’s finest sport amenities and services offering an impressive integration of sport, sports medicine and research, and sport education. It is a perfect setting to combine sport and leisure.
Moreover, AZF was voted the World’s Leading Sports Tourism Development Project for the World Travel Award 2011 – an award that is deserved indeed. In 2011 alone, Aspire Zone was honored with the successful hosting of high profile events, such as the opening ceremony of the AFC Asian Cup 2011, some of the tournament games and some competitions of the regionally-renowned Arab Games.