iSportconnect Partners with the International Sport Business Congress

By Community | June 11, 2014

iSportconnect, free viagra the world’s largest private network for sport business professionals, ed ed has joined up with the International Sport Business Congress (ISBC) to support the two-day event which sees a host of top sports minds sharing their expertise. 

A host of high-profile sports business experts from the UK and overseas, symptoms including Manchester City Council Chief Executive, Sir Howard Bernstein MBE, and Soccernomics author Professor Stefan Szymanski, will speak at the event, taking place at Liverpool’s BT Convention Centre on Thursday, July 17, and at Manchester’s Etihad Stadium, on Friday, July 18. 

The iSportconnect announcement comes just days after a partnership was launched with UK Trade and Industry for the Congress, which supports the range of international sports business experts taking part. 

Former Vice-Chair of London 2012, Sir Keith Mills, will join the panel for a discussion on how sport can positively impact urban communities. He will be joined by Rio De Janeiro Professor, Sandra Jovchelovitch, who teaches at the London School of Economics and is an expert on urban communities and social change; and Jene Elzie, Vice President of Marketing for the NBA.

Taking place as part of this year’s major International Festival of Business in Liverpool, the Congress focuses on the interplay between cities, brands and sport. The North West of England is the home of several of the world’s most iconic sports brands and events and the Congress will bring the two sport rival cities of Liverpool and Manchester together for a spectacular programme of sports business leaders. 

Speakers over the two days include

  • – Sir Howard Bernstein – CEO, Manchester City Council 
  • – Ian Ayre – Managing Director, Liverpool Football Club
  • – Robert Elstone –  CEO, Everton Football Club
  • – Ian Edmondson – Head of Major Events, London & Partners
  • – Paul Samuel – Executive VP Europe, AEG Global Partnerships
  • – Nick Varley – Founder, Seven46
  • – Dr Tom Markham – Manager EMEA Football, Sport and Leisure, PwC
  • – Maurice Watkins CBE – Senior Partner and Head of Sport, Brabners
  • – Dr Geoff Pearson – Football Industry Group, University of Liverpool
  • – Professor Stefan Szymanski – University of Michigan
  • – Professor Greg Whyte OBE – Liverpool John Moores University
  • – Professor Keith George – Head of RISES, Liverpool John Moores Universtiy 

Richard Morris, International Sport Business Congress Event Director, said: “Joining up with iSportConnect is great for highlighting the excellent line-up of speakers at the event. The Congress is really gathering momentum now and this link up comes on the back of the partnership with UK Trade & Investment, which is fantastic in recognising the impact and opportunities sport presents for business and economic development.  Sport is huge and universally enjoyed and sport business is becoming a massive talking point, so we are delighted to be bringing international experts to the North West.” 

Michael Cunnah, Chairman of iSportconnect, added: “It is great to partner with the International Sport Business Congress. I’m looking forward to the event already.” 

The International Sport Business Congress is in partnership with Liverpool Vision, Marketing Manchester, and the University of Liverpool, creating a unique event in a region where sport has achieved global success and recognition and where the business of sport is one of the key drivers of the local economy. 

For tickets visit http://www.internationalsportbusinesscongress.com/registration. Use promo code ‘early bird’ to get 20% off. 

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