‘The Movement’ was set up with a vision to be the premier forum for stakeholders from around the globe to meet and explore prospective business opportunities in a rapidly growing Indian sports industry.
In recent years, the sports industry in India has experienced remarkable growth and the Indian market is fast becoming a key destination for investors globally. Centered around the vast commercial potential of the Indian sports industry, The Movement is an annual event, with each edition based on a relevant core theme, influenced by prevailing circumstances.
The Movement provides a platform for rights-holders, top businesses, policy makers and industry professionals to come together and engage, interact and explore potential investment and business opportunities within sport.
The third edition of The Football Movement is scheduled to be held on 22 and 23 February 2018 in Mumbai. Like the successful events of 2016 and 2017, the conference will aim to provide attending delegates with the best possible opportunity to network & explore potential business opportunities in football.
The emphasis of The Football Movement this year will be to facilitate relevant, meaningful dialogue around the business of football and create real opportunities for attendees to strike up long-term partnerships. Once again, the Indian delegates will include key decision makers from leading corporates, brands and the football industry itself - clubs, league and federation representatives, broadcasters as well as officials of relevant government bodies. From the UK, we expect attendance from the Premier League, Club representatives, as well as industry experts who will be invited as guests of the conference.
It is important that the theme for the third edition captures the current mood of the country’s football ecosystem and addresses the most pressing questions surrounding the industry.
With the Indian Super League now midway through its fourth season, and the proposed restructuring of the leagues in process, the Indian football industry stands at a crossroads. The initial boom and glamour of the ISL has stabilized and all stakeholders are now looking ahead to the medium / long term plan as far as their respective businesses are concerned. The most pressing question surrounding almost all the stakeholders is the commercial sustainability and viability of the football industry in India, both as a whole and in individual industry sectors.
Keeping this in mind, the theme for The Football Movement 2018 will focus on ‘Commercial Sustainability and the Growth of Football in India. The aim is to analyze the football industry as a whole and get a 360-degree perspective from all the stakeholders about the issues they currently face from a commercial sustainability perspective and the road ahead for each sector.
The Department for International Trade (DIT) is a UK governmental department responsible for promoting British trade across the world and ensuring the UK takes advantage of the huge opportunities open to it. The DIT is responsible for developing, coordinating and delivering a new trade and investment policy to promote UK business across the globe as well as developing and negotiating free trade agreements and market access deals with non-EU countries.
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|Registration and lunch||13:00|
|Panel Discussion: Key Factors to Measure Commercial Sustainability||14:20|
|Panel Discussion: Football Development||15:05|
|Tea / Coffee Break||15:50|
|Breakout Sessions (running parallel):
|Special Session: Learnings from Other Sports||17:15|
|Panel Discussion - Broadcasting||11:00|
|UK Companies Presentations and Announcements||12:15|
|Panel Discussion: Sponsorship and Long-Term Partnerships||14:30|
|Tea / Coffee Break||15:15|
|Breakout Sessions (running parallel):
|Panel Discussion: Fan Engagement||17:15|
The theme will be addressed, focusing on one industry sector at a time. The commercial realities, current health and key challenges faced by each sector will be addressed in the different sessions and will include a broad discussion on that particular service sector. Each session will include all of the various stakeholders, who make up that particular industry sector and get their respective views and perspectives as far as the potential future is concerned.
There will be a renewed emphasis on smaller scale, participative workshops, giving delegates the chance to ask questions of presenters and pick the sessions that feel most relevant to them. This will give attendees a real chance to be more integrally involved in the event.
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