FT/IFA Business of Football Summit


Financial Times Live, the global conferences and events arm of the Financial Times newspaper, gathers pre-eminent public and private sector decision-makers, visionaries and strategists from the world’s most important economies and industries for a wide range of interactive, agenda-setting programmes that combine the power of on-site discussion and networking with the flexibility of live-streamed and on-demand broadcasting. Chaired by senior journalists from the Financial Times and its group publications, the summits, conferences and strategic forums organised by FT Live provide audiences with the opportunity to listen to and interact with speakers of the highest calibre in lively and stimulating debates that cover the key issues of our time. The Financial Times in 2013 celebrates 125 years as one of the world’s leading global business news organisations. With more than 600 journalists worldwide, the FT has a combined print and online average daily readership of 2.1 million people worldwide and a combined paid print and digital circulation of more than 600,000. FT.com has over 5 million registered users.

The International Football Arena has been hosting events, fostering debate and inspiring exchange between decision makers in the business of football for over a decade. It started in 1999, with the IFA conference in Zurich, which has taken place annually ever since.

Around 150 global decision makers in football congregate in Zurich for cutting-edge information, high-level networking and bilateral meetings. Since 2007, the IFA has also been present in Asia (2007/08 IFA conference Beijing, 2009 IFA conference Kuala Lumpur, 2010/11/12 IFA roundtable New Delhi and 2012 IFA roundtable Tokyo). Today, IFA enjoys a reputation of being the leading organiser of exclusive events for football`s global players.