Details for International Football Arena Beijing

International Football Arena Ltd is bringing its symposium to the Grand Hyatt Beijing, China, on 15-16 May 2007 to focus on the Chinese market with an international perspective. The event has garnered support from the Asian Football Confederation, Titan Sports newspaper and the Western Returned Scholars Association of Chinese Overseas, the largest non-governmental organisation in China. However the number of participants is limited to 250.

Topics for discussion on the first day include models is best suited for the Chinese Professional League; European Clubs in China; Beijing 2008 Olympics and the benefit for Chinese football; the future of Chinese sports business; the FIFA Women’s World Cup China 2007; and women’s football in the spotlight. The second-day Forum China topics include the Swiss youth development program and its results; German Bundesliga licensing procedure; Club relationships in Asia (Bayern Munich - Urawa Red Diamonds, Japan); sports medicine; sports law; and China and the World Cup 2018.

Confirmed speakers include: Umberto Gandini, Organizational Manager, AC Milan; Mohamed Bin Hammam, President of the Asian Football Confederation; Mary V. Harvey, FIFA, Director Developmen; Danny Jordaan, CEO, 2010 FIFA World Cup Organising Committee South Africa; Peter Kenyon, CEO, Chelsea FC; Tim Leiweke, President and CEO, Anschutz Entertainment Group; Tumi Makgabo, Communication Manager 2010 FIFA World Cup Organising Committee South Africa; Christian Seifert, CEO, German Bundesliga; Maozhen Su, Coach of China Olympic team; and Jilong Zhang, Director Beijing 2008 Sports Department, Vice President Chinese Football Association (CFA).

More details from Antje Hembd, Project Manager IFA Beijing 2007. Email: