published at Monday 24 March 2014

PR6 - WISE combines an attractive Forum programme with two gala nights

WISE, the International Convention for Careers in Sports is very pleased to release its final Forum programme. Split over two days (May 7 and 8), attractive panels around “Continuing Education”, “Human Resources”, “Excellence in Reconversion”, “Governance in Sports”, “Knowledge Transfer”, “Innovation”, “Sponsorship” and “Communication” in sports among others will be presented. A motivational speech from WISE Ambassador Colin Jackson, Athletics Legend & Sports Media Professional, will welcome all participants on both days.

Lausanne, April 4th 2014 – Here below a non-exhaustive list of topics that will be discussed :

- “How to Organise a Football Match at UEFA” – Sébastien Leclerc, Head of Club Competitions Commercial Operations, UEFA - “Leaders of Today in Events” – Debbie Jevans, Chief Executive, Rugby World Cup 2015, Former LOCOG Director of Sport, Patrick Baumann, Secretary General, FIBA and others - “Rio 2016 : Past, Present and Future” – Carlos Arthur Nuzman, President Rio 2016 and Agberto Guimaraes, Sport Director Rio 2016 - “My Vision of Sponsorship – Jean-Claude Biver, Chairman of Hublot’s Administrative Board - “Sport Science”, “Sport Law”, “Sport & Culture”, etc.

On the evening of May 6, there will be an opening night presented by CIES (International Centre for Sports Studies) including sport industry celebrities as well as local politicians. The main topic of this event will be related to “The Heritage of Big Sports Events”, with an outstanding panel of speakers.

A second gala night, the “Wednesday WISE Fever” will be organised on May 7, where awards in different categories such as sport sciences, best event organiser, innovation in sport, etc. will be presented under the eye of Christophe Dubi, IOC Sports Director, who will be doing opening remarks on the theme “The IOC’s support to the athletes in career transition”. The evening will be followed by music and drinks.

Both events will be concluded by a cocktail with the aim to connect all people interested in careers in sports and its industry and develop a strong network of expertise.

The news is the possibility to register for only one day of conferences instead of a full package for the whole duration of the event.