| Jul 17, 2019

After two years in Beijing, Leaders, the premium global conference and publishing organisation in sport, are partnering with the Premier League, the Department for International Trade, Aspire Zone and Endeavor China to bring the world-renowned Sport Business Summit to Shanghai, on 18 – 19 July. Government officials, investors, brands and sports rights holders will have the opportunity to connect, share insight and do business with international sponsors, clubs, leagues and broadcasters involved or investing in China.



The two-day Summit will welcome 300 attendees, host over 20 international speakers and will delve into the evolving global sports market, while providing a glimpse into the growing sports market in China.



Day 2 (Friday 19 July) will be dedicated to the football industry, with the Premier League and the Department for International Trade partnering with Leaders to create The Premier League Football Forum. Top executives from Premier League clubs will be in attendance, including representatives of Manchester City and Wolverhampton Wanderers who, alongside Newcastle United and West Ham United, will be playing in the Premier League Asia Trophy in Nanjing on 17 July and Shanghai on 20 July.



James Worrall, Leaders Founder and CEO, commented: “The market in China is continuing to grow rapidly and there is a genuine need for people both inside and outside of China to connect, share insight and do business. We’re excited to be back. Huge credit goes to the team at Aspire Zone, Endeavor China, the Premier League and the Department for International Trade for their incredible support and collaboration and we look forward to welcoming their executives amid the excitement of The Premier League Asia Trophy.”



Louise Cantillon, Head of Sports for the Department of International Trade, said:


As two great sporting nations, the UK and China have much to learn from and share with each other. The UK is home to many of the world’s most iconic sporting teams, institutions and training facilities – making it the ideal partner for sports development. The Department of International Trade is delighted to be working with the Premier League and Leaders on The Premier League Football Forum. With participation from leading industry experts, the Forum provides an exceptional platform to foster further UK-China collaboration in football.




The speaker line-up represents a mix of Chinese and International organisations, including:


Richard Masters, Interim Chief Executive, Premier League


Ferran Soriano, Chief Executive Officer, City Football Group


Michael Ma, Chief Executive Officer, Endeavor China


Scott O’Neil, Chief Executive Officer, Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment


Chloe Targett-Adams, Global Director of Business Promotions, Formula 1


Richard Garlick, Director of Football, Premier League


Eric Wei, Vice President, Category Marketing, Nike


Michael Roche, Executive Director, Singapore Grand Prix


Sky Sun, Director, Wolverhampton Wanderers


Pei Le, Owner, Team WE


Derek Chang, Chief Executive Officer, NBA China


David Wang, Chief Executive Officer, Chinese Basketball Association


Ma Guoli, Special Advisor to the Commissioner, China Basketball Association


Johnson Yeh, Managing Director, Greater China, RIOT Games

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Zhong Naixiong, Founder, Nenking Group and Owner, Guangzhou Long Lions



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