Get Set For The 2020 Financial Times Business Of Football Summit
March 2, 2020
Football is the world’s most popular sport, and, also, one of the most active sectors globally for deal-making. Whether it is M&A, private equity investment, stadium financing, media rights, sponsorship contracts, player transfers, or salary packages, the business of football has become a multi-billion dollar economy. And as with many other major asset classes, there are disruptive forces that are shifting the goalposts – challenging established systems and creating new opportunities for growth.
Building on its inaugural event in May 2019, the FT Business of Football Summit returns to renew its unique exploration into all of football’s key income streams, bringing together the biggest names in the industry to debate the financial future of the beautiful game.
Leading investors, club and league executives, regulators, broadcasters, sponsors, advisors and other key influencers will share expert insights and often surprising stories to give structure and colour to the major issues affecting the football economy.
The summit will explore the new technology that is transforming the way the sport is both consumed and played, radical proposals to expand regional and global tournaments, the continuing efforts by regulators to level the financial playing field, and the enormous growth potential for the women’s game following the success of the 2019 World Cup.
The Financial Times is once again bringing together football leaders with investors, bankers, broadcasters and other key stakeholders to discuss the changing shape of the football economy and the outlook for football as an asset class. Join to:
- Network with a high-level audience of football leaders and influencers
- Hear from club and league executives, and major investors
- Discuss how new technology platforms will change access to football
- Examine how big clubs can remain competitive and how smaller ones can stay in the race
- Explore the most attractive opportunities amid a wave of private equity and corporate investor interest