The FIFA/CIES International University Network organizes several conferences during each academic year at the PILLAI/FIFA/CIES Executive Programme in Sports Management on essential themes in the world of sport. World-renowned experts are brought in to conduct these conferences and share their knowledge of the global sports industry.

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Sport Event Management & Entrepreneurship Opportunities

Expert Speaker – Mr. Martin Kaswurm, CEO & Founder Chaka2 Event Management Agency

Communication Strategies for the Olympic Games

Expert Speaker – Mr. Saint-Clair Milesi, Communications Director Paris 2024 Olympic Bid

UEFA HatTrick Programme

Expert Speaker – Ms. Valentina Mercolli, HatTrick Programme Manager at UEFA

Sports Events & Hospitality

Expert Speaker – Ms. Lena Schoeps, Events & Hospitality Manager, Mercedes – AMG Petronas Formula One Team

Venue Management at Major Football Events

Expert Speaker – Mr. Zach Joseph, Venue Expert 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar

Digital Sports Marketing

Expert Speaker – Maxime Lebessou, Vice President, Global Digital at Sport five

The Commercialisation of the UEFA Champions League

Expert Speaker – Mr. John Barton, Director of Sponsorship Sales of Team Marketing AG

FIFA’s Digital Journey

Expert Speaker – Mr. Alex Stone, Head of FIFA’s Digital Channels and Co-Editor of the

Analysis of the FIFA Regulations on the Status and Transfer of Players and Procedural Rules

Expert Speaker – Mr. Ennio Bovolenta, Head of Integrity, FIFA

Organising the Greatest Show (Summer Olympics) on Earth

Expert Speaker – Mr. Pierre Ducrey, Olympic Games Operations Director, International Olympic Committee (IOC)

Sports Sponsorships and Fan Engagement

Expert Speaker – Mr. Aayush Dabas, Sponsor Relations, International Cricket Council (ICC)