Global Sport Summit 2009

Today the Economist Conferences and the NFL are holding a “summit” to address some big issues in global sports.  While I wish the conference was a bit more inclusive – many of the projected speakers and attendees are the same folks at the World Congress of Sport -the topics are important and the timing especially prescient.

You can learn more about the conference at

Topics to be discussed at the Summit include two especially relevant to this blog.

• The power of sport
• Developments in sports sponsorship
• Broadcasting rights and wrongs; time for re-valuation?
• The worldwide economic outlook
• How are business models evolving?
• The role of the Head Coach in achieving success
• Reaching out to a new generation of fans
• Sport as an engine of social regeneration

The summary of the 2008 Summit can be found here.

The Global Sport Summit