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  • Congratulations! The football forum was indeed a success from all front. It was my pleasure to be part of it.,
    - 2016

  • "I found the Forum insightful and informative. It is good to see focus brought to the global game of Football in India and only by discussing the key issues and opportunities will we grow the game here. The quality of the panel speakers was good and the topics were relevant in the exciting build up to the 2017 FIFA u-17 World Cup being held in India",
    - 2016

  • "I found the India Football Forum, 2016 quite insightful, informative and relevant. With the 2017 u-17 World Cup less than 12 months away, the panel of speakers provided some really useful ideas on continuing the growth and development of the beautiful game in India",
    - 2016

  • Neel Shah

    CEO,Shivajians

    “I thoroughly enjoyed my experience at the India Football Forum. The event provided a fantastic platform to network, hear about important Indian football news and share about the work DSK Group is doing to support the growth of the beautiful game with a room full of industry leaders and media. I applaud Thomas and his team at Sportzpower for their efforts to execute and build this conference year after year.”,
    - 2016

  • Thank you for having me. As always, it was a pleasure to attend the support the Forum.

    This year’s speaker list was very impressive and the great thing about the content generated from then Forum is a lot of it is implementable and realistic. If there’s follow-through by the speakers and the Sports Ministry, it will go a long way to ensure the growth of sports in the country. The other impressive bit about the conferences hosted by you is the punctuality; all sessions start and end on time, which is a refreshing change for all of us.

    Congratulations on hosting such a fruitful conference once again.,
    - 2016

  • Javier Ceppi

    Tournament Director,FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017

    Thank you for inviting me to the forum, had been part of it as a member of the audience in 2014 and it was a thoroughly entertaining experience to be on the other side of the table this time.

    The big takeaway from the Forum is that there are many different stakeholders trying to do whatever is necessary for the betterment of Indian Football, and it is always possible to be on the same stage with them and understand their concerns and listen to their ideas as to what can be done to keep improving the game here in India.,
    - 2016

  • SUNANDO DHAR

    CEO, I-League

    I compliment you and your able team for organizing such a unique interactive session on football. Wishing you all the very best and assuring full co-operation in any of your future initiatives

  • SHAJI PRABHAKARAN

    Regional Development Officer, South & Central Asia, FIFA

    You deserve all credit for organising a much-needed platform for stakeholders of the game to interact, communicate and deliberate solutions for better future of the game in India. I must tell you that it was well organised and attendance was also very encouraging

  • MARCUS LUER

    Founder & CEO of Total Sports Asia (TSA)

    Well done on the conference and best of luck for the future

  • PETER LEIBLE

    Chief Representative Asia Pacific, DFL Sports Enterprises (BUNDESLIGA)

    It was important for me to bring this time my colleague from Borussia Dortmund with me and he was impressed with the network he could get through this forum

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Tues

November 2016

Conference Programme


9.30 AM Onwards Registration
10.00 AM Welcome Address by CONFERENCE CHAIR Ayaz Memon
10.10 AM INAUGURAL ADDRESS :

CHIEF GUEST Shri VIJAY GOEL
Honble Minister of State (Independent Charge),
Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports
10.20 AM SPECIAL ADDRESS :
10.30 AM KEYNOTE ADDRESS :

Mr NITIN KUKREJA, CEO (Sports), STAR India
10.45 AM TEA / COFFEE
11.00 AM KNOWLEDGE SESSION

Big Events as Force Multiplier
Hosting major events that are commercially advantageous, and raise the profile of the game in India and India’s presence on the International Stage. Social and economic legacies of U-17 World Cup 2017 both vitally important.
  • RAJIV YADAV, Secretary, Sports, Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports
  • RAJESH KAUL, President, Distribution and Sports, Sony Pictures Networks India
  • DAVE THOMAS, Managing Director, adidas Group India
  • JOY BHATTACHARYJA, Project Director, 2017 U-17 World Cup
  • Section 1:
    Section 2:
    12.00 PM KEYNOTE ADDRESS :
    ALEX PHILLIPS, Head of Stakeholder Affairs, UEFA - Seconded to AFC
    12.15 PM KNOWLEDGE SESSION

    Building the Future
    Provide high quality leadership and support for member federations and the participating community, which continually raises the overall standard, provides opportunities for all, and fosters lifelong support for the game.
  • ALEX PHILLIPS, Head of Stakeholder Affairs at UEFA - Seconded to AFC
  • NITIN KUKREJA, CEO (Sports), STAR India
  • SHAJI PRABHAKARAN, Regional Development Officer, FIFA
  • KUSHAL DAS, General Secretary, All India Football Federation
  • SHIRISH KULKARNI, Executive Director, DSK Developers, President LFC International Football Academy – DSK Shivajians
  • JITENDRA JOSHI, Co-founder, Director, SportzConsult
  • Section 1:
    Section 2:
    1.00 PM LUNCH
    2.15 PM KEYNOTE ADDRESS :

    SUNDAR RAMAN, CEO, Reliance Sports
    2.30 PM KNOWLEDGE SESSION

    Infrastructure Development
    Hosting the World Cup calls for large changes in infrastructure. Ensuring that the effects of this event on host India are primarily positive would be a major step for the industry.
  • SUNDAR RAMAN, CEO, Reliance Sports
  • UDIT SHETH, Managing Director, TransStadia
  • JAVIER CEPPI, Tournament Director, Local Organising Committee, U-17 FIFA World Cup 2017
  • NIKHIL SHARMA, COO at Anglian Management Group, Director at Shillong Lajong FC
  • NEEL SHAH, CEO, DSK Shivajians
  • Section 1:
    Section 2:
    03.45 PM KEYNOTE ADDRESS :

    VINIT KARNIK, National Director – Entertainment, Sports & Live Events, ESP Properties
    04.15 PM TEA / COFFEE
    04.30 PM KEYNOTE ADDRESS :

    VICENTE CASADO SALGADO, Director General I Managing Director, International Development, LaLiga
    KNOWLEDGE SESSION
    Leagues as Grassroots Development Drivers
    Managing a National Competition that is commercially viable and sustainable, is highly popular, and is a distinctive and innovative entertainment option in Indian Sport.
  • VICENTE CASADO SALGADO, Director General | Managing Director, International Development, LaLiga
  • SUNANDO DHAR, CEO, I-League
  • HRISHIKESH SHENDE, Director – Football & Basketball, adidas India
  • INDRANIL DAS BLAH, CEO, Mumbai City FC; Founding Partner CAA KWAN
  • GAURAV GOKHALE, Business Head, Football, Star India
  • Section 1:
    Section 2:
    Section 3:
    05.45 PM VOTE OF THANKS
    06.00 PM Onwards COCKTAILS
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    July 2016


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    Nov. 2016


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