Mumbai: The Times of India Global Sports Business Show promotes international participation and features international speakers, who will highlight the scope of sports ecosystem and its various benefits.
With the ever changing need of adapting healthy routine and lifestyle, it is certain that sports is good for the society and people. However, with the increased prominence of sports, sports industry has also proven to be beneficial for the business too. The sports sector has a huge scope and the market has flooded with various start-ups, company tie-ups, league events, CSR activities, increased investments contributing to global trade and monetary benefits.
The global sports market, comprising of infrastructure, events, training and manufacturing and retail of sports goods is estimated at INR37.8–44.2 Lakh crore (USD600–700 billion), accounting for approximately 1 per cent of the global GDP. And India’s sports industry is expected to boom in the next 5-7 years and aimed to touch $10 billion.
Earlier, sports was considered as an activity for entertainment, playful time and physical and mental well-being. It’s growing significance has escalated business opportunities for investors in various fields: Fashion, Infrastructure, Technology, Food & Beverage, Health, Tourism and also increased the demand for its services.
It has been observed that sports is not only perceived as a contributing factor to the nation’s GDP but it also helps in refining human resources, economy and social structure of a country.
To highlight the world-wide importance of sports, The Times of India Global sports show has successfully managed to appeal international participation:
Niccolo Campriani, 3 times Olympic gold medallist, Italian Olympic Shooter
Colin Gibson, Director Communications, Asian Football Confederation
Andreas Kufner, Head of International Brand Management, FC Bayern
Gunter Pfaque, Global Football, Football Consultant
Barbara Smit, Sports Journalist & Author, France
Eduardo Demaestri, President, Argentine Super League of Volleyball, Buenos Aires Argentina
Ms. Mar Peire- Vice President AFYDAD- Spanish Sport Industry, Founder & CEO COOLCASC S.L.
Innovation in Football
Nicolas Evans, Group Leader Football Quality Programme, FIFA
Peer Niclas Naubert, Head of Global Marketing, Digital & Communications, Bundesliga International
Sebastian Bacher, Head of Football School and Pedagogical Head of TSG Academy, TSG 1899 Hoffenheim
Daniel Marchwinski, CEO, GoalControl
Prof. Dr. Dr. Matthias Lochmann, Division of Sport and Exercise Medicine, Department of Sport Science and Sport, Friedrich-Alexander-University of Erlangen-Nuremberg Germany
Julien Denis, CEO, Exerlights