Have you ever seen anything like this before?
The Corporate Draft is an event for Fortune 500 companies, to draft (recruit) the very best leaders and managers in America. We must bring this concept to Europe! The Corporate Draft is an economic stimulus opportunity, using recruitment as its platform, with attending companies marketing their corporate strategies and economic responses to consumer, investor and labor markets.
Each corporate participante pays 30,000 USD for all Corporate Draft services include, very cost effective for the recruitment of any executive.
Check the Corporate Draft Gameday Program.
Another idea that brings the Sports expressions to the business world. Got to be an amazing experience!
This week, i finished reading the amazing book of Ivan Misner, Mike Macedonio and Mike Garrison. As a recent regional assistant for BNI in Portugal, i wanted to read a few books from Dr. Misner.
Ivan Misner puts in a very simple writing the fantastic way to do business . The ordinary stories of normal people and the way business networking have changed their professional lives with just a few concepts is simply captivating. The book covers 49 questions or misconcepts that are truth or delusion.
You will start to wonder… is that simple?
Today, I was formally invited to give a seminar at Birkbeck College - London University in October on the theme of:
* The Governance & Regulation of Portuguese Football: A Recent History.
You can find details of the Sports Business Seminar programme at:
The Centre for the International Business of Sport (CIBS) staff from the University of Coventry (UK)presented a couple of working papers in their home page:
A collaborative strategic model: The only way forward for African sport? – The CIBS Working Paper Series – no.1
The role of the smaller sports organisation in the ‘mediated sports production complex’: Defining a media strategy for the British Basketball League – The CIBS Working Paper Series – no.2
Ambush marketing in sport: An assessment of implications and management strategies – The CIBS Working Paper Series – no.3
The circumstances in which English football clubs become insolvent – The CIBS Working Paper Series – no.4
Walking Advertisements: Tennis’ Grand Slam Committee and Adidas – The CIBS Working Paper Series – no.5
SportBusiness Sports Event Management Awards
12th November 2008
Novotel St Pancras, London
Rushmans will organize another major event this year. The only awards recognising excellence in the global sports event management industry. http://www.eventmanagementawards.com
The International Sports Event Management Conference (ISEM) is presented by Rushmans, and is taking place in London on the 12th of November.
ISEM has been developed to deliver key information and contacts to all those involved in hosting and managing sports events and the companies which service and supply them.
The conference will consist of a series of keynote addresses, specialist presentations and panel discussions, each designed to deliver essential insight from participants with many years’ experience in the specialist disciplines involved in the event management process.
An Exhibition will be held at the same time with a comprehensive list of services and products which supports and enhances the work of sports event managers. Business networking sessions will be tailored to maximise exhibition footfall and the opportunities to circulate.
Last week, i have visited the University of Tore Vergata, Rome – Italy for a lecture in the Masters of Economics and Management of Sport. I met very nice people ans delivered a lecture about Sport in Portugal – from a management point of view.
Me and Prof. Cherubini (Director of the Masters Program)
The class of the Masters will all students.
During the stay, i went to the main places in Rome. Of course, i had to go the St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican.
A visit to the Colloseum was also mandatory. Impressive!
and also to the Trevi Fountain. The number of people around was incredible. so many people…
In Roma, be a Roman. I was feeling a truely Italian…
See other post about the event: scam in the world of sports
Friday, 13 June, BT Centre, London, UK
Sport and Technology conference will show sports organisations how to make money from new technology. Sports organisations like any others are very aware of the possibilities that new technology opens up but doubts remain as to sustainable new business models.
This year the Sport and Technology conference tackles this issue head on drawing on the experience of telecom giant BT, sports internet specialists SOTIC and Perform, International Federation, FIBA and broadcast leader Sky. Their invaluable advice will help you weigh up the dilemma of free versus paid for content and examining the strength of advertiser funded models. Discover new models around social networking and how they can be used to boost your fan base and whether free content is a price worth paying.
Speakers from the US PGA Tour and mobile phone company Orange join the panel to help you evaluate sponsorship of sport on mobile TV and how virtual animation offers a new route to market for sponsors.
Showcase of new technological solutions to enhance events and a review of the opportunities presented by a digital Olympic Games with speakers from London 2012 and Sochi 2014 plus the chance to network with others in the industry. All together this will be a day not to be missed.
Today, i would like to tell you about a new revelation on Internet: www.futebolfinance.com. This portal is dedicated to economics and finance in football covering all global business. In just two months, more than 100.000 web users have came to the website.
As part of my recent activities, i am a partner of this upcoming reference on the world of football. Come and visit us!!
Latest update 24th of May – Due to webhosting problems, Futebol Finance will be online again on the 26th. Sorry for this inconvenience.
On the 10th of June, the AISTS in partnership with the ISEA (International Sports Engineering Association), the City of Lausanne, and the EPFL (Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne), is pleased to invite you for the 2008 Sustainable Design in Sport Forum.
In this regard, the Forum aims to:
· present and promote environmental sustainability best practices, solutions and strategies that are of direct relevance to the sports industry,
· engage all participants coming from sports industry, research, and relevant associations and sports governing bodies, in active discussion about the challenges, solutions and benefits of sustainable design and development,
· encourage an interactive and stimulating atmosphere throughout.
Further info: AISTS
This past week, i did a lot of business networking. and of course, i took some ideas from the best people and in the best place. I attended a Business Breakfast at 6h45 on Friday with BNI Innovation (one the Portuguese chapters in Portugal). I had a great meeting with a lot of contacts and a close look on how this organization is shaping to become a powerful and highly successful worldwide. The growth of BNI has been quite impressive!
The award of the week has to be Ivan Misner’s blog. According to the blog, Dr. Ivan Misner is the Founder & Chairman of BNI, the world’s largest business networking organization.
BNI was founded in 1985. The organization has over 5,000 chapters around the world. Last year alone, BNI generated 5.5 million referrals resulting in $2.2 billion dollars worth of business for its members.
The blog has great tips and ideas about business networking. It is absolutely necessary to subscribe the blog!! The insights and analysis to the importance of this powerful way to make business, will change the way you do it.
I give a couple of extra links to get you into Business Networking:
The Web’s Largest Selection of Networking Downloadables
International Networking Week
Business Networking Groups Around the World
Seminars, Training, and Coaching on Networking
Free Articles on Business Networking by one of the World’s Leading Experts
Books on Business Networking
Recent economical, societal as well as communicative changes have had a
strong and sustainable effect on communication within, with and about the
sport industry. The 6th German Congress for Sports Economics and Management
addresses economic and management problems arising in various fields and
organisations of the sport industry at the intersection of sport, media and
communication. The following aspects are dealt with in particular:
(1) Theoretical approaches in media economics and communication management in sport,
(2) findings of empirical studies about economic and management problems arising at the intersection of sport, media and communication,
(3) current communication challenges within, with and about the sport industry experienced from the point of view of practitioners (clubs,
associations/federations, organisers, media, advertising agencies etc.),
(4) practical models and concepts in communication management of various sport organizations and media companies. Additionally to the above mentioned topics presentations on related research in sport economics and sport management are also welcome.
Call for Abstracts
All scientists – particularly young scientists – researching in relevant disciplines (economics, communication and sports science) and practitioners working in various fields of the sport industry are invited to submit abstracts for presentations. Authors should email abstracts (one page written in Microsoft Word with line spacing 1.5, and 2.5 cm margins on each side) by March 31, 2008 to Dr. Sebastian Kaiser (email@example.com). Presentations should be no longer than 20 minutes.
The German Congress for Sports Economics and Management is regarded to be one of the world leading sport management congresses and provides scientists and practitioners with a great opportunity for presenting and discussing relevant research as well as networking. Congress organiser is the Institute of Sport Economics and Management of the German Sport University Cologne (Deutsche Sporthochschule Köln).
This week, i present the award to the recently published book of Richard Irwin, William Sutton and Larry McCarthy - Sport Promotion and Sales Management, 2nd Edition.
Human Kinetics new best selling book will give students a great preparation for careers in the industry, and professionals will learn best practices from ticketing to sponsorship, preparing a sales force, retaininig and upselling existing products to customers, use sponsorships as a sales incentive and service and activate sponsorships. This book features new topics:
§ Two new chapters on sport sponsorship that include negotiation, nurture, and activation sponsorship.
§ 9-step “eduselling” process – sales model (William A. Sutton) that will help readers increase product utilization and satisfaction by teaching how to use tickets and sponsorships to achieve business objectives
§ roles of sales and sponsorship as integral parts of developing a successful sport business
§ technology chapter - e-commerce and technological innovations
Today, i lecture for a group of students from Master 1 in Lille University. I spoke about Sport in Portugal & Spain.
I have a lot of information to send them, so maybe some of that, will be shown here.
After that, me and Professor Claude Sobry, Diamantis (Greek colleague) and an Algerian Professor went to the 3 Brasseurs. We had a great time…
Tomorrow, i will visit Dunquerque
(north of France, to the North Sea).
Winning strategies in the fast-changing world of sport
The 2008 International Leaders in Sport Conference is fast approaching, and availability is limited.
Registrations are filling up fast for this important, bi-annual event, scheduled for 2-4 April in Auckland. The 2008 International leaders in Sport Conference is a unique opportunity to engage personally with international experts and to discuss strategies that will help you stay ahead in the fast-changing world of sport and recreation. An exciting line-up of internationally-renowned speakers has already been secured, so don’t miss this important event.Sky City, Auckland, New Zealand
2 - 4 April 2008This conference is hosted by SCORS (Standing Committee on Recreation and Sport) and SPARC (Sport and Recreation New Zealand).
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
May 28 – 31, 2008
Hosted by The Department of Sport Management at Brock University is pleased to welcome the world to Toronto for the 2008 NASSM conference. Good Sport Makes Good Business has been selected as the conference theme and the organizing committee is planning to schedule of activities and opportunities related to managing sport. http://www.nassm.com/NASSM2008/