(WFI) World Football INSIDER rounds up the latest news on upcoming football business conferences.
EWS Congress on Sport, Business and Ethics
Registration is now open for the “Sports, Business and Ethics – a Situation Analysis” congress.
The congress is presented by FIFA subsidiary Early Warning System GmbH along with the “Swiss Sports Forum.”
FIFA president Sepp Blatter, financial expert Oswald Grübel, Wall Street journalist Jens Korte, philosophy professor Peter Sloterdijk, and many more will speak at the event.
Topics to be discussed include match-Fixing, sports betting, as well as protecting the overall integrity of sport.
“This congress is an opportunity to bring together key stakeholders and discuss topical matters relating to ethics in sport,” says EWS CEO Urs Scherrer.
“The threats to sport are diverse. Match-fixing is one such issue that has made headlines around the world in recent weeks. It highlights the need to strengthen cooperation between sporting organisations and the relevant legal authorities to tackle this serious scourge.”
The congress will take place on April 5 in Zurich, click here for registration information.
Alexey Sorokin, CEO of Russia 2018’s World Cup organising committee, has joined the speaker line-up for the Soccerex European Forum in Manchester, April 10-11.
He will take part in a one-to-one session and share his thoughts on the LOC’s preparations for 2018. “The forum is a coming together of football’s premier business minds and gives Russia 2018 Local Organising Committee a chance to meet old friends and make new ones against the backdrop of one of football’s most successful cities,” he said.
“By 2015 the eyes of football fans across the world will begin to turn to Russia 2018. Before then, our focus will be on nurturing Russia’s support of a FIFA World Cup held throughout our diverse country. This means building on the enthusiasm and passion Russian people have for football and world-class sport and involving them in our vision of delivering a FIFA World Cup from the whole heart.”
La Liga’s CEO Francisco Roca is another addition to the conference. He will headline the panel “Rise of the Armchair Supporter.”
To find out more about the European Forum click here, or contact +44 (0)208 742 7100.
Soccerex’s Global Convention will take place on November 23-27 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
The convention will feature over 4,500 of football’s “most senior decision makers,” and “will be the culmination of four years of business development ahead of the 2014 FIFA World Cup and 2016 Olympic Games.”
To register for Soccerex’s Global Convention click here, or call +44 (0)208 987 5522 for more information.
Sport for All
The 15th IOC World Conference on Sport for All will focus on partnerships, social benefits as well as sports facilities and public spaces.
The event will take place April 24-27 in the Miraflores district of Lima, Peru.
Speakers include IOC president Jacques Rogge, Timothy Armstrong, Penny Ballem, Mayor of Vancouver, IOC members, and many more.
“Sport for All is a movement promoting the Olympic ideal that sport is a human right for all individuals regardless of race, social class and gender,” said Jose Quinones, President of the Peruvian Olympic Committee.
“It is an honor for the Peruvian National Olympic Committee to host the 15th IOC World Conference on Sport for All, which will bring together, recognized agents of social change to share with us their experiences and best practices aimed at promoting the culture of sport as a healthy and positive lifestyle.”
Click here for registration information.
International Football Arena Zurich
The 2013 International Football Arena conference in Zurich will take place on October 28-29.
“The global world of football is moving fast. Sometimes one needs to take a break from the daily agenda in order to clear one’s mind and exchange ideas with handpicked decision-makers from clubs, leagues, associations, sponsors, agencies and the media,” said the International Football Arena Conference in a statement.
Speakers and panels will be announced in the coming months. Registration for the conference is invite only.
Compiled by INSIDER’s Aaron Bauer
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