LONDON: Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, Chairman of the European Club Association (ECA) and Chairman at FC Bayern München; Umberto Gandini, Vice Chairman, ECA and Organising Director, AC Milan and Pedro López Jiménez, Vice Chairman, ECA and Vice President, Real Madrid CF will speak at the Leaders Sport Business Summit on October 8-9 at Chelsea FC in London.

Joining forces on stage for a one off panel session, the three senior executives will be joined by 1500 leading sports professionals from across the globe for an exclusive debate about the current state of European club football.

The trio join a world-class speaker line-up that includes: Gianni Infantino, General Secretary, UEFA; Jeffrey Webb, President, CONCACAF; Shaikh Salman, President, Asian Football Confederation; Erick Thohir, Owner and President, FC Internazionale Milano; Hans Erik Tuijt, Global Activation Director, Heineken; Thierry Weil, Marketing Director, FIFA; Dave Coplin, Chief Envisioning Officer, Microsoft; Melissa Rosenthal Brenner, SVP Digital Media, NBA; James Pallotta, President and Chairman, AS Roma; Sir David Brailsford, Team Principal, Team Sky; Christian Deuringer, Director Global Brand Management, Allianz; Christian Seifert, CEO, German Bundesliga;  Joshua Harris, Owner, Philadelphia 76ers and New Jersey Devils and more.

Coinciding with the ECA’s board meeting, which will be held as part of the Leaders Sport Business Summit, all of the ECA board members will also be in attendance at the flagship event. Uncovering the highs and lows of the European game, Karl-Heinz, Umberto and Pedro’spanel session will explore the challenges and issues currently faced by the European club game, including issues around Financial Fair Play, relationships with governing bodies and other key topics at the top of European club football’s agenda.

James Worrall, CEO, Leaders, commented: “We’re really excited to be hosting this discussion. Speaking from the top, Karl-Heinz, Umberto and Pedro will provide a really clear perspective on the European game. Europe plays a vital role in the development of football and this session presents a great opportunity to learn about the issues facing the industry from those at the very helm of the game.”

The Leaders Sport Business Summit is an exclusive invite only event, with 1500 places available to Director level executives in sport worldwide. To register your interest for the event, or to learn more about Leaders Sport Business Summit, please contact one of the team on +44 (0) 207 042 8666 or visit the Leaders website.

Isis Martin

Marketing and Communications Executive

+44 (0)20 7042 8666