FT/IFA Business of Football Summit


Chelsea Football Club is one of the world’s top football clubs, with 391 million estimated fans across the globe. UEFA Champions League winners in 2012, Chelsea FC followed that success by lifting the UEFA Europa League trophy in 2013. Formed in 1905, Chelsea is London’s most central football club, based at the iconic 42,000-capacity Stamford Bridge stadium.

Nicknamed ‘The Blues’, Chelsea are three-time Premier League champions and have also lifted the FA Cup seven times, the Football League Cup four times, the UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup twice, the UEFA Super Cup once and the Football League Championship once, in 1955.

As well as boasting some of the world’s most recognisable players, Chelsea has also invested in its future with a state-of-the-art Academy and training centre in Cobham, Surrey. Since its opening in 2007, the club has reached four FA Youth Cup finals, lifting the trophy twice.


Supporting Partners

EUBrasil is a Brussels based non-profit-making association created with the aim of supporting the development of fruitful business, political and cultural links between the European Union and Brazil.

It is a membership-based organisation, composed of three parts: the ‘business’ part - the EUBrasil Board - represented by the Members Companies, the ‘political’ part, that includes members of the European Parliament and finally, the ‘academic’ part - the Advisory Board - that gathers professors and specialists from all over the world.

Since the beginning of our activities we have focused our work on the promotion of the bilateral dialogue between these international actors, publishing papers, organizing working dinners and seminars on specific topics, following the activities of the Brazilian Government and those of the European Institutions.

Follow us on twitter: @EUBrasil
Linkedin Group: EUBrasil


iSportConnect.com is the largest global private network of Sport Business Executives where membership is exclusive and follows a strict door policy. It is the one stop platform for any quintessential Sport Business Industry executive.
iSportconnect.com provides great opportunities for online business networking, news, market data & analysis, columns, discussions/opinions, and listings of events, jobs & market place opportunities.

The online platform is complemented by the ‘Directors’ Club’: exclusive, members only events consisting of director level sports business individuals where attendees can network face-to-face and discuss relevant topics with a panel of experts. In addition to this, we have recently launched the ‘Masterclass’: unique events to learn from and interact with some of the most knowledgeable executives in the sports business industry. 


SportsPro Media delivers the latest news and insights from the business of sport through SportsPro magazine, the SportsPro DailyDeal e-bulletin and the website – www.sportspromedia.com. Published eleven times a year, SportsPro magazine is targeted specifically at the senior decision-makers who determine the future development of the world’s major sporting competitions, events, properties and sponsors.

The magazine is supported by the DailyDeal e-bulletin which broadcasts to 8,000 executives the latest deals within the sports industry, five days a week, every week. In addition, the website www.sportspromedia.com is one of the main online portals for the industry, receiving upwards of 120,000 visitors per month. As such, no media outlet has greater access to the industry’s key players and properties, or greater knowledge as to what fuels and drives this lucrative industry


Twitter: @SportsPro_Mag


Insideworldfootball.com is a leading web-based magazine and daily email news service for the business and politics of football. Relaunched after a change of ownership, the magazine has rapidly developed to become a "must read" for football administrators, sports journalists, sponsors and football aficionados around the world who want to know more about what's going on behind the scenes in world football.

Sports writers from Russia (RT, Russia Today television network) and the Middle East (Al Jazeera television) have joined the ranks of our columnists, as has John Yan who heads the sports section of one of China's top three internet portals. Authors David Owen (formerly sports editor of the Financial Times) and Mihir Bose (formerly Sports Editor at the BBC) contribute weekly, while Andrew Warshaw (formerly sports editor of the European newspaper), is the magazine's Chief Correspondent. African football is covered by Osasu Obayiuwana.

In addition to its daily e-newletters, we will introduce a weekly magazine and a unique statistics sub-site within the next few months.


Twitter: @insidewldftball


Valor Econômico is the biggest and most influential media for business, economics and finance in Brazil.  Always informed, Valor’s readers are ready to identify opportunities that lead to the best deals in business.

Valor Econômico publishes, daily, five books with the best coverage of market movements, in addition to special issues that study economic scenarios of Brazil and the world. The entire content, plus news updated in real time, is available in digital platforms: internet, smartphones and tablets. Valor also promotes events that discuss the most important and strategic themes in the business community.