iSportconnect has announced that the first Summit of 2018 will take place in the Chinese capital Beijing on March 26-27.
The two-day event will bring together an elite group of C-level executives working at premier sports rights holders and brands in the world’s major cities, representing a unique opportunity for delegates to experience the learning and networking benefits of iSportconnect’s exclusive invitation-only event concept.
With a content programme incorporating panels and interviews focusing on building sports businesses, education, health and grassroots football development, those in attendance will learn about China’s impressive growth in the sports market and gain insight into how the nation can learn valuable lessons from the Western world.
Additionally, a series of workshops will give the audience a chance to develop their skills and best practices in regards to sponsorship, fan engagement, social media and international events.
Tom Glick, Chief Commercial Officer at City Football Group, has been confirmed as a guest speaker and is set to detail how an inventive approach has helped propel the organisation to the pinnacle of the footballing world. A full lineup of speakers will be confirmed in due course.
The two-day event will take place at the iconic National Aquatics Centre – dubbed the Water Cube – which proved to be a key venue at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and is set to host curling at the 2022 Winter Olympics.
Attendees will receive a guided tour of the spectacular swimming venue while breakout sessions, plus an evening networking reception, will ensure delegates can exchange ideas with some of the most influential people in the global sports industry.
Chatham House Rules will be in operation, promoting a relaxed environment in which to forge new relationships, discuss potential partnerships and mull over future business opportunities.
iSportconnect will also be staging Directors’ Summits in other major cities such as Lausanne, Dubai, Madrid and Paris throughout 2018.