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Sports as Business Conference
After the success in 2015, the Sports as Business Conference will return to Rio de Janeiro at the House of Switzerland Brazil 2016. In collaboration with the University of St. Gallen, swissnex Brazil is supporting the third edition of this conference, which discusses the globalized business environment of sports and its legal implications.
This year our focus will be on the re-organization of Brazilian football and on how the momentum of Rio de Janeiro 2016 can be used to turn Rio into a cluster for international sports events. Furthermore, we address the combination of sports and education as well as entrepreneurship.
Various renowned national and international experts will enrich the conference giving speeches, acting as discussants or moderators of panel discussions. Most importantly, we will give plenty of room for discussion and create a superb platform for networking and insightful conversations. The entire conference will be simultaneously translated. Last but not least, the conference location, the House of Switzerland at the border of Rio’s famous Lagoon with a breathtaking view to Corcovado, is an attraction on its own.
The conference will take place from 09h00 to 18h00.
|09.00||dd||Registration and welcome coffee|
|10.00||First panel: A new legal and economic framework for Brazilian football|
|Keynote by Otavio Leite (Deputado Federal, President of PSDB/RJ)|
|Moderation: Walter Mattos, journalist, editor, and owner of Lance!|
|13.30||Second panel: Learning from other sports cities|
|Keynote by Philippe Leuba (Government Council of the Canton of Waadt, Head of the Department of Economics and Sports): Lausanne as the capital of international sport:|
|Moderation: Jean-Loup Chappelet (IDHEAP University of Lausanne)|
|14.30||Third panel: Sports and entrepreneurship|
|Keynote and case study by young entrepreneur Wiktor Bourée: Co-founder of Technis, a startup that revolutionizes Teniss and winner of 8 startup awards.|
|Moderation: Peter Graber (Board member of the Lemann foundation)|
|16.15||Fourth panel: Sports and education|
|Keynote by Jean-Loup Chappelet (IDHEAP University of Lausanne): What kind of sport for education?|
|Moderation: Gioia Deucher (CEO, swissnex Brazil)|
|17.30||Closing remarks Peter Sester (Lemann Professor of Law & Economics at University of St. Gallen)|
Please make sure you will attend the event after you register, as spaces are limited.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch with:
+55 (21) 3806 2146