| Sep 24, 2014

The 7th edition of the Leaders Sport Business Summit has sold out once again, Leaders have revealed. Taking place in two weeks’ time on the 8-9 October 2014 at Chelsea FC in London, the event set to be a huge success with the speaker line-up featuring some of the sport industry’s most influential people.

The 1500 person summit examines a host of different subjects pertinent to the world of sport business. The agenda includes sessions led by some of the football industry’s top executives with the line-up featuring big names such as Gianni Infantino, General Secretary, UEFA; Shaikh Salman, President, Asian Football Confederation; Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, Chairman of the European Club Association (ECA) and Chairman at FC Bayern München; Erick Thohir, Owner and President, Inter Milan; Umberto Gandini, Vice Chairman, ECA and Organising Director, AC Milan; Pedro López Jiménez, Vice Chairman, ECA and Vice President, Real Madrid CF; James Pallotta, Owner, AS Roma; Christian Seifert, CEO, German Bundesliga and more.

The influence of digital and technology in sport is also big on the agenda, with Leaders bringing Melissa Rosenthal Brenner, SVP Digital Media, NBA; Dave Coplin, Chief Envisioning Officer, Microsoft; Dave Finocchio, Co-Founder and General Manager of Bleacher Report; Glenn Miller, Head of Sport and Entertainment Media Partnerships EMEA at Facebook; Russell Wolff, Executive Vice President and Managing Director, ESPN International; Ajaz Ahmed, Founder & CEO, AKQA; Sundance DiGiovanni, Co-Founder & CEO, Major League Gaming, to the stage.

The event will take an in-depth look at brands and sponsorship, with sessions delivered by industry heavyweights including Hans Erik Tuijt, Global Activation Director, Heineken; Amber Steele, Director of Football and NBA Management, Coca Cola; Christian Deuringer, Director Global Brand Management, Allianz; Roel De Vries, Corporate Vice President and Global Head of Marketing, Communications and Brand Strategy, Nissan; Claire Williams, Deputy Team Principal, Williams F1; and Dermot Boden, Chief Brand Officer, Citigroup.

Encapsulating everything sports business, the summit will also see Sir David Brailsford, Team Principal, Team Sky; Olympic Diver, Tom Daley; Paul Stretford, Player Agent for Wayne Rooney and brothers, Tim Leiweke, President and CEO, Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment and Tod Leiweke, Chief Executive Officer, Tampa Bay Sports and Entertainment, take to the stage.

As in previous years, Leaders have now implemented a waiting list system for the sell-out flagship event, open to those still interested in attending. Widely considered the world’s most prestigious sport business summit, the event will welcome representatives from over 45 sports, 50 countries and 120 brands.

James Worrall, CEO, Leaders commented: “We’re thrilled that the event has sold out yet again. It really is the ultimate platform for anyone in sport who wants to deepen their knowledge and build new relationships with other senior professionals throughout the industry.”

The Leaders Sport Business Summit is an exclusive invite only event, with 1500 places available to Director level executives in sport worldwide. To join the growing waiting list for the event, or to learn more about the Leaders Sport Business Summit, please enquire below.


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