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CONFERENCE

On 29 June 2018, the Higher School of Economics (HSE), the International Center for Sports Studies (CIES), and the FIFA Master Alumni Association (FMA), with the support of the Football Union of Russia (FUR), will organise an international conference called “Sport and Future” in Moscow.

The event will gather representatives from international sporting organisations, leading experts on sports and the heads of international and national football federations, leagues and clubs in order to discuss current trends in developing the worldwide sports industry, sports governance, technology and innovation.

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Programme*

8.30 – 9.30 Reception, accreditation, breakfast
9.30 – 10.15 Opening

Official Welcome Words from FIFA, Minister of Sport, Russian Football Union, HSE, CIES and FMA

10.15 – 11.30 Panel 1: The new sports digital world

Panellists: 

  • Fabio Coelho (VP at Google Inc., President at Google Brazil)
  • Claude Ruibal (Executive Director, Digital at Infront Sports & Media)
  • Luis Vicente (Leader, Digital Transformation & Innovation Project at FIFA)
  • Mikhail Demin (CEO at NTV Plus)

Moderator: Pedro Trengrouse, Professor at FGV and FIFA Master Alumni

11.30 – 12.00 Coffee break

12.00 – 13.15 Panel 2: The new generation of sport managers

Panellists:

  • Javier Zanetti (Vice President at FC Internazionale Milano)
  • Leonardo Araújo (football manager, former player and FIFA World Cup winner)
  • Liliya Borisova (General Manager at the Bulgarian Basketball League)
  • Thabo Stiles Ntshinogang (CEO at Botswana Premier League).

Moderator: Irina Baranova, Media Relations at FIFA, Coordinator CIES, and FIFA Master Alumni

13.15 – 14.15 Lunch Break 

14.15 – 15.30 Panel 3: Improving sports governance

Panellists:

  • Andrey Vlasov (Deputy Technical Director at Football Union of Russia)
  • Angelo Rigopoulos (Head of National Associations Governance at UEFA
  • Nodar Akhalkatsi (Director of Executive Office General Secretary at FIFA)
  • Pierre Cornu (CIES President and judge at the Court of Appeals in Neuchâtel, Switzerland).

Moderator: James Kitching, MD at Kitching Sports and former Head of Sports Legal Services, Disciplinary and Governance at AFC, and FIFA Master Alumni

15.30 – 16.00 Coffee break 

16.00 – 17.15 Panel 4: The real impact of E-Sports

Panellists:

  • Ralf Reichert (CEO at ESL)
  • Christian Volk (Head of Digital Marketing at FIFA)
  • Dmitry Smit (President at Russian E-Sports Federation)
  • Dmitriy Kuznetsov (Director of the Higher School of Law; Head of HSE/CIES/FIFA “Executive programme in sports managment”; Member of Sate Duma Expert Council)

Moderator: Zeynep Gencaga, E-Sports consultant and host of TV show “Misclick” and FIFA Master Alumni

17.15 – 17.45 Presentation: The Road to 2022 

Presentation by the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy, Qatar 2022 

17.45 – 18.00 Closing 

HSE, CIES and FMA 

 

*Programme subject to change

Venue

Azimut Hotel Olympic Moscow
Olimpiyskiy Prospekt, 18/1, Moscow, Russia.

When: Friday, 29 June 2018, from 9h to 18h.

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Registration

Access to the Conference is by invitation only.

News

REPRESENTATIVES OF THE GLOBAL SPORTS INDUSTRY ATTEND SPORT AND THE FUTURE CONFERENCE

Fri. 01 June 2018

Less than two weeks remain until the start of the 2018 FIFA World Cup™, which is being held in Russia for the first time in history. During the tournament, the international conference Sport and the Future will take place in Moscow, starting on 29 June. The event will gather over 300 representatives from international sporting organisations, leading experts on worldwide sports and the heads of international and national football associations, leagues and clubs.

In the build-up to the event, a memorandum on the joint organisation of the conference was signed on Friday 1 June by the International Centre for Sports Studies (CIES), FIFA Master Alumni Association (FMA), the National Research University Higher School of Economics (HSE) and the Football Union of Russia (FUR).

Continue reading this press release.

Media

Information about media accreditation is available upon request via email sportandfuture2018@fifama.org.

Please note that for logistical and space reasons, only limited number of media representatives will be able to attend the conference. We will cover the event through our digital platforms. For more details, please contact us by sportandfuture2018@fifama.org or phone +7 495 772 95 67.

Contact

For any enquiries, please contact us by email.

The HSE CIES FIFA Master Alumni Conference: Sport & Future is co-organised by International Center for Sports Studies (CIES), the FIFA Master Alumni Association and the Higher School of Economics (HSE), with the support of the Football Union of Russia.

HSE logo -'Sport and future' conference 2018
International Centre for Sports Research logo -'Sport and future' conference 2018
FIFA Masters Alumni logo -'Sport and future' conference 2018
Russian Football Union logo -'Sport and future' conference 2018