The inaugural GIS Miami Global Sports Summit will take place in April 2022, during the academic Spring Break. Primarily based at the Inter Miami CF Stadium, the summit will be based around specially tailored talks, exclusive networking opportunities and visits specific to the US sports industry, as well as ample opportunities to take in live sport in this fantastic city.

The Inter Miami CF Stadium is home to Major League Soccer’s 25th franchise, whose ownership group is composed of former England captain David Beckham, Jorge and Jose Mas as well as Marcelo Claure and Masayoshi Son.

GIS is busy confirming the schedule for the week and can announce that it is discussion with all of the Major League sports franchises in the city of Miami with the aim of incorporating as many of them as possible into the week of activities. The city is a sporting hub and features world-renowned teams such as Miami Heat (NBA), Miami Dolphins (NFL), Miami Marlins (MLB), and Florida Panthers (NHL), as well as GIS’s fantastic partners Inter Miami CF (MLS).

Please note: Booking will open to UCFB and GIS students and alumni at 5pm on Tuesday 18th January on the UCFB Online Store. We are expecting very high demand for spaces to attend this Summit, and we are working with limited capacities. A set number of spaces will be allocated to different year groups, and these spaces will then be available on a ‘first-paid’ basis.

All students and alumni will have the opportunity to book to attend the Summit.

The dates of the 2022 GIS Miami Global Sports Summit will be April 18th – 25th.

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What will the Summit include?

  • Enhance your knowledge of the US sports industry from professionals working at some of the biggest organisations in Florida;
  • Understand and see first-hand how sport operates in one of the biggest and most successful markets in the world;
  • Network with industry decision-makers and enhance your employment opportunities in the US sports industry;
  • Experience incredible live sport at some of the world's best stadiums and arenas.

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Traded between Spain, Britain and then the US, Miami started to become the important tourist destination it is today in the early 20th century as people began to discover its year-round climate and idyllic coastline. This is when the building boom started and the rich and famous began moving into the area, first in spectacular mansions and later the art deco architecture found near South Beach. The 21st century has seen Miami become one of, if not the, world’s key cruise destinations, serving over 20 cruise companies and 60 different passenger ships.

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Do you prefer going to the beach or shopping? Maybe you’re a history buff? Unsurprisingly, Miami caters for all. Downtown Miami is known for its collection of both historic and modern buildings, and Little Havana is famed for its Latin galleries and bustling restaurants. Head over to Miami Beach to experience the glamour this city is famed for: Ocean Drive, South Beach, the historic Art Deco district – just remember your sun cream.

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Dolphins, Heat, Marlins, Panthers and now Inter Miami. One thing Miami isn’t short of is elite sports franchises playing in North America’s leading leagues.

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The Global Institute of Sport utilises a network of global stadium venues. Inter Miami CF Stadium, plus Global Study Hubs at New York’s Red Bull Arena, Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Toronto FC’s BMO Field and the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) allow students to truly immerse themselves in the world of sport.

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