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Paris Espace Grande Arche Venue to Host Famed Sportsbiz '08 Event

Paris Espace Grande Arche Venue to Host Famed Sportsbiz '08 Event ( Renowed international sports marketing forum will be held in Paris this month with the top World Leagues participating – September 17-19 2008.

SPORTSbiz is the global sports business&media convention (management, marketing, stadia, media&broadcasting) focusing on the three sectors conference, exhibition and event, create synergies also between the sport core market and sport related branches. The conference takes place on all three days of the SPORTSbiz convention at the famous Espace Grande Arche venue in Paris la Defense. International industry representatives will be discussing topics of concern both now and in the future to the sport industry business. SPORTSbiz convention is trend barometer for the economic and political development in the sports industry.

A host of leading Clubs, Leagues, Sponsors, Agencies, Tournaments… have already confirmed their presence at SPORTSbiz 2008 this year's must attend event in the sport industry.

Paris SportsBiz ‘08 will see a global cross section of brands and rights holders convening for 3 days, including Carlsberg, Sony, Siemens, Coca Cola, McDonald’s, AC Roma, FC Juventus, PSG, RCD Espaniol, CSKA… providing an unparalleled opportunity for all industry decision makers. With over 3.000 delegates having already confirmed their presence at Paris SportsBiz ‘08, this year’s event will be the hub of the sport business industry.

This year's Conference Programme is set to be the most illustrious.
With topics being discussed this year ranging from Sport Marketing and Sponsorships to Integrating Media Rights; the 3 day Conference Schedule will provide a valuable point of learning for all within the Sports Industry.

Convention key topics: key themes of Financing Sport; Organize, Promote and Host Sport Event; Players Representing; Contract Negotiations; Broadcasting; New Technologies; Sport Marketing&Sport Sponsorship; Licensing &Media Rights; Psychology of Game – Psychology of Players.

To view the Conference Program, please visit the SportsBiz convention web site

Clubs, Leagues, federations 23%…. Agencies, Sponsors 36%…. Media&New technology 21%…. Stadia 20%

Chief Executives, Vice Presidents, Directors, Chairman’s, Marketing, Commercial, Sporting, Financial Directors, Board Members, Operations, IT, Hospitality, Stadium Managers, Press Officers, PR, Administration, Coaches, Scouts, Brand Managers, Official Sponsors, Licensors, Licensees, Marketing Agencies, Advertising Agencies, Research, Consultant, Management, Consultant, Evaluation, Purchasing, Insurance, Right Holders, Sport Tourism, Schools, Author, Global Broadcasters, Publishers, Commentators, Media Experts, Online and Mobile Networks, Photographers, TV Channels, Radio, Gaming, Cable Operators, Telecommunication, TV Right, Wireless, Network Operators, Security, Event Managers, Stadia Tech, Artificial Turf, Stadia Suppliers, Construction, LED Displays, Stadia Designers, Ticketing, Perimeter, Stadia Advertising, Sport Installation, Sport Equipment, Health, Safety…

Steve Bradley, Board Director, HILL AND KNOWLTON; Terry Cecil, President and CEO, ISC; Sam Rush, Chief Operating Officer, WASSERMAN MEDIA GROUP; Joan Cusco, Managing Director Beach Soccer, FIFA; Richard Dorfman, Managing Director, A1GP; Ian Forbes, Chief Executive Officer, FIA GT; Carlos Alberto Tores, Captain of Brazilian Dream team 1970; Rildo Da Costa Menezes, Former Brazilian National Team player; Marcelo Teixeira, President, FC SANTOS, Leo Rabello, President, ABAF, Chris Woerts, Marketing Director, FC FEYENOORD; Stephane Thuillier, Marketing Director, PSG PARIS SAINT GERMAIN Fabio Santoro, Marketing Director, LEGA CALCIO EsteveCalzada, Former Chief Marketing Officer, FC BARCELONA Andrea Caloro, Director of Licensing, AS ROMA Nikos Lepenioitis, Marketing Director, OLYMPIACOS Marco Fassone, Marketing Director, FC JUVENTUS Adolfo Bara, Marketing Director, RCD ESPANYOL BARCELONA Adam Mehl, Marketing Director, DALLAS MAVERICKS Ted Johnson, Marketing Director, MINESSOTA TIMBERWOLVES Blain Skinner, Marketing Director, LA LAKERS Kosta Iliev, Sport Director, FIBA EUROPE Raymond Bauriaud, Marketing Director, BASKETBALL FEDERATION FRANCE Sergey Kushchenko, President, CSKA Gianluca Trisolini, Marketing Director OLIMPIA MILANO Pedro Galvan, Marketing Director, EUROLEAGUE Andrea Bassani, Director of Televizion, EUROLEAGUE Fabien Grobon, Sponsoring Director, ROLAND GARROS Jim O'Toole, President and CEO, POWERBOAT P1 Luis Carulla, Marketing Director, IAAF Anthony Edgar, Head of Olympic Games Media, IOC Lon Rosen, VP Sports, WILLIAM MORRIS AGENCY Philip Button, VP Global Sports, WILLIAM MORRIS AGENCY Guillaume Huard, Marketing Director, ATOS ORIGIN Alexei Nikolaev, Director for Europe, BEST Andre Mika, VP Broadband and New Media, NHL Marcel Cordes, Executive Director, SPORT+MARKT Stefan Felsing, Executive Vice President, SPORTFIVE Dan Harrington, Owner, COUCHMAN HARRINGTON ASSOCIATES Nic Couchman, Owner, COUCHMAN HARRINGTON ASSOCIATES Dr. Rogan Taylor, Director, UNIVERSITY OF LIVERPOOL Paul Wright, Director of Sales, SKY Roch Pellerin, Managing Director Europe, ESPN CLASSIC Eric Siereveld, Director Media Sales, SONY Keld Strudahl, Chief Marketing Officer, CARLSBERG Ellen Lucey, Director Sports Marketing, COCA COLA COMPANY Francesco Moneta, President, EGG EVENTI Maurice Tollenaar, VP Media Rights, SPORTFIVE Lynn Lashbrook, President, SPORT MANAGEMENT WORLDWIDE Larry Katz, Director, SPORT TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH LABORATORY…etc.



CARLOS ALBERTO TORES the great Captain of the Brazilian Dream Team confirm today them attendance on upcoming SportsBiz 2008.

Carlos Alberto Torres (born July 17, 1944, Rio de Janeiro) is a former Brazilian footballer, one of the most highly regarded defenders of all time. He captained Brazil to victory in the 1970 World Cup and is a member of the World Team of the 20th Century, as well as the U.S. National Soccer Hall of Fame.

RILDO DA COSTA MENEZES one of the all-time best defender.

Also known as Rildo (born in Recife, January 23, 1942) was a former Brazilian footballer, one of the all-time best defender lateral for Santos F.C. with Dalmo and Geraldino . One of the last players of Santos Golden Era, with Pelé , Pepe , Coutinho , Clodoaldo and many others, in career (1959–1977) played with Íbis , Sport Recife, Botafogo , and closed among with Pelé at New York Cosmos in US. Three time winner of Săo Paulo State Championship (1967, 1968, 1969) and two time winner Rio de Janeiro State Championship (1961, 1962), with Brazilian Team played 36 games from 1963 to 1969 scored one goal in 1966 FIFA World Cup in match with Portugal, losses 3–1.

“Initiative to hold SPORTSbiz conference is very important. Sports is a very significant part in everyday life of all people in world. In fact, athletes teach us not only how to win, but rather how to win in a fair game. They are models for young people. The SPORTSbiz conference would help identify ways to assists our clients, to make their careers successful, secure and healthy. It is even more important for those countries which just want to join the international community of civilized sports management. This conference will show them ways to move towards this aim.”

Alexei Nikolaev
Director for Europe, BEST
BEST – Blue Entertainment Sports and Television (ex SFX Sports Group)

“Events such as SportsBiz are vital to our industry, as these events gather the decision makers… those who are leading the industry with ideas. The ability to share these thoughts in an open forum is important not only to an audience, but to the presenters themselves, as it is often at these meetings we are able to converse in great detail about the methods and practices of our own organizations. I'm looking forward to speaking at SportsBiz and know without question the conference and platform will be a huge benefit as I look ahead in the development and strategy of our core media businesses.”

Andre Mika
Vice President, Broadband and New Media
NHL, National Hockey League

“SPORTSbiz 2008 will be the highest level corporate and sport event of the worldwide Sport Business Industry. Olympiacos Basketball Club is thrilled to participate in this convention along with the most important members of the Sport Industry. I am positive that SPORTSbiz will be, for 3 days, the center of the world of sports and will offer the opportunity to many high level representatives to exchange ideas, initiatives and proposals regarding the future of Sport Industry. I am looking forward to present our experience and ideas for basketball, Euroleague and International Sport Business and analyze our thoughts and beliefs for the future of sport industry!”

Nikos Lepenioitis
Executive Marketing Director
Olympiacos Athens

“I believe The SPORTSbiz Convention in Paris is an excellent opportunity to be able to see where the sport business industry stands today as it provides a great experience sharing forum and great networking moments.”

Pedro Galvan
Sponsorship and Marketing Director

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Press Contact: Anne Marie Narboni- LIVEMEDIA PR for SportsBiz 08

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