FT/IFA Business of Football Summit

Opening Address
Joseph S. Blatter
What the Future Holds
for World Football


FT/IFA Business of Football Summit 2013

17 June 2013| Copacabana Palace, Rio de Janiero, Brazil

Financial Times and the International Football Arena would like to thank the attendees of their first Business of Football Summit which took place on the 17th June 2013 in Rio de Janeiro.

Against the backdrop of preparations for the 2014 World Cup and a rapidly evolving business landscape, this event proved to be a be a timely and unrivaled opportunity for an international audience of 250+ football business executives, corporate sponsors, broadcasters and football authorities to gain an in-depth analysis of the current business climate for global football, and to network with peers. 


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Summit Chair Keynote Speaker
Roger Blitz
Sports Correspondent
Financial Times
Joseph S. Blatter
Other speakers included

Martin Broughton, Chairman, Sports Investment Partners & Chairman, British Airways
Ron Gourlay, CEO, Chelsea Football Club
Edward Lange, CEO, Allianz Brazil

Eduardo Paes, 
MayorRio de Janeiro

Aldo Rebelo, Minister of Sport, Brazil
Marcel SchmidChairman, International Football Arena
Alexey Sorokin, CEO, LOC, Russia 2018
Ricardo TradeCEO, Brazil 2014 World Cup
Hassan al Thawadi, Secretary GeneralQatar 2022 Supreme Committee
Jérôme Valcke, General Secretary, FIF

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Who Attends?

CEOs, CFOs, Finance Directors, Business Executives, Corporate Sponsors, Broadcasters, Sporting Media, Stadium Builders, Architects and Sporting Business-Service providers.

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