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GBS Sports Management students attend World Football Summit 2018


On September 24th and 25th, five GBS Sports Management Students lived an unforgettable experience as the school sponsored them in order to attend the 2018 World Football Summit in Madrid, the premier international platform where the entire global football industry meets.

Accompanied by GBS professor Frank Hendrickx, the students got to attend conferences, seminars, workshops and networking events with top industry leaders, football club owners, and even some of the sport’s biggest legends, such as O Fenômeno himself, Ronaldo! 



Over two days, the Madrid Teatro Goya played host to 80+ countries, 2300+ attendees, 90+ speakers, and 160+ sport club representatives. Highlights of the event included talks by Juventus F.C. Chairman Andrea Agnelli, San Francisco 49ers President and CEO Al Guido, President of LaLiga Javier Tebas and, of course, former Brazilian superstar player and Real Valladolid F.C. Chairman Ronaldo Nazário.



The wealth of information and experience shared during those two days is immeasurable and GBS is happy to have helped its students gain an up-close and personal access to Football’s elite.