Every year each of our hubs hosts an annual Global Sports Summit, bringing together students, alumni and leading sports industry professionals in some of the most advanced sports and entertainment venues in the world.

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These immersive sports experiences will be based around tailored talks and workshops, featuring sports professionals from the pitch, from the boardroom and from behind the scenes of the sports industry, as well as cultural visits around each city and the opportunity to attend a live sporting event.

Hosted at Inter Miami CF's DRV PNK StadiumNew York’s Red Bull ArenaToronto FC’s BMO Field and the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), our Global Sports Summits enable groups of students and graduates to further enhance their knowledge of the international football and sports industry from professionals working at some of the biggest organisations in the sector.

Networking centres in Dubai, Mumbai, Shanghai and Singapore also provide unprecedented international opportunities for students, delegates and graduates to network with their peers and the wider sports industry community.

Our global summits

The schedules at our global hubs will be based around four themes:

  • From the pitch – hear from those who contribute towards the playing side of sport such as coaches, match analysts and sports scientists;
  • From industry – find out more from those who’re responsible for what happens behind the scenes, including marketing managers, agents and media officers;
  • From the boardroom – learn about how the big decisions are taken at clubs and organisations from the likes of chief executives and chief finance officers;
  • Cultural activities – this will include visits to national landmarks, leading sporting venues and at least one live sports fixture (subject to fixture lists).

Guest speakers for the summit will be confirmed ahead of each event, but attendees will be able to hear from the leaders and key personnel at some of world's leading leading sports and clubs.

What to expect from a Summit
Live sport experiences

Experiencing live sport will form a key part of the Summit, here are some examples of events our students have attended on past Summits:

  • NBA: Miami Heat v Orlando Magic
  • Major League Baseball: NY Yankees v Minnesota Twins
  • Major League Soccer: Toronto FC v Chicago Fire
Guest speakers

On past Summits our students have heard from speakers working at some of the biggest sporting organisations across the world, including:

  • New York Yankees
  • Tennis Australia
  • RB Leipzig
  • Toronto FC
  • New York Jets
  • Inter Miami CF
  • Toronto Maple Leafs
  • US Soccer
  • Melbourne Cricket Ground
Behind the scenes access

Getting behind the scenes of major sporting organisations will form a key part of the Summit. This will include access all areas tours of stadiums, arenas and training facilities and meeting key staff.

City experiences

Free time will be built into the schedule of the week and there will be ample opportunity for students to explore what the city has to offer.

Networking opportunities

Networking with key players in the sports industry will form a central part of the Summit. There will be opportunities to meet with senior leaders and decision-makers from major sports organisations, providing an excellent chance for attendees to build connections and build their personal brand whilst learning about the local sports market.

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