FT/IFA Business of Football Summit

Platinum Sponsor

Credit Suisse AG is one of the world's leading financial services providers and is part of the Credit Suisse group of companies (referred to here as 'Credit Suisse'). As an integrated bank, Credit Suisse is able to offer clients its expertise in the areas of private banking, investment banking and asset management from a single source.

Credit Suisse provides specialist advisory services, comprehensive solutions and innovative products to companies, institutional clients and high net worth private clients worldwide, and also to retail clients in Switzerland.

Credit Suisse is headquartered in Zurich and operates in over 50 countries worldwide. The group employs approximately 46,900 people.

Platinum Sponsor

WISeKey Liber - One Mobile App, One Ecosystem for Millions of Football Followers

The Swiss leading Information security specialist WISeKey, one of the World Economic Forum Global Growth Companies and its partner in Latam, WISeKey Liber, are at the forefront of social media initiatives in partnershipwith leading Football clubs to launch “WISFans Connect”. WISFans is a unique mobile platform allowing football lovers, even those without a social account, to follow and interact socially with star players. It cuts through the noise and gives fans real-time interaction with their favourite players, and fun features such as comparing their resemblance to players with biometrics. WISFans is a partnership with leading Football clubsto harness the content that they and their players create via social media platforms, andfurther enrich this with exclusive content from current players and club legends, thus empoweringtheirfans’ mobile experience, and creating a rich Social CRM platform.

The first sport club in the world to launch WISFanswas FC Barcelona,with the FCB Connect application, and its rapidly expanding with many other clubs as a revolutionary business strategy designed to engage brand supporters in collaborative conversations to provide mutually beneficial value in a trusted and transparent environment.WISeKey has also signed Real Madrid C.F. for the exclusive distribution and rights to the club’s mobile content in China.

Gold Sponsor

Aspire Academy is a globally recognised national sports academy for the development of Qatar’s athletically talented boys.  The internationally renowned sports programs and facilities are a symbol of Qatar’s sporting ambitions and pride.

Aspire Academy provides integrated sports development, sports science and academic learning for scholarship boys from Grade 7 (12 - 13 years) to Grade 12 (17 - 18 years).  Additionally, Aspire delivers an ambitious health and lifestyle program for the community delivering over 25,000 classes per annum.

Silver Sponsor

Security, Safety and Integrity in sport are critical and complex practices and the need to share knowledge, best practice and experience has never been greater.

The International Centre for Sport Security (ICSS) is a ground-breaking organisation, which aims to become a global hub of expertise. Our clients and partners include event organisers, governments and bidding nations, infrastructure owners, sport associations, leagues and clubs. We focus on four specific areas: security & risk advisory, training, research & knowledge gathering and sport integrity. As a not-for-profit organisation with its headquarters in Doha, Qatar, the ICSS has no private or governmental interests and all profit is re-invested into its core activities

Our vision: secure, safe and clean sport.

Official Automotive Sponsor

Audi arrived to Brazil on November 18th, 1993, when F1 championship winner Ayrton Senna signed on the company’s headquarters, in Ingolstadt, Germany, an operational agreement between Senna Import and Audi AG.

In March 2005, Audi AG took over 100% of the business in Brazil and created Audi Brasil Distribuidora de Veículos, opening a new phase targeted at strengthening the success achieved by the brand since its arrival to Brazil. The initiative also represented renewed commitment from Audi with the country and the acknowledgement of the importance of the Brazilian market for the company’s global business strategy.