08:30 - 10:00
09:30 - 10:00
Pedro Proença; Rui Moreira
10:10 - 10:20
Opening of the 1st International Conference on Sports Foundations
10:10 - 10:50
Helena Costa; Miguel Farinha; Miguel Ribeiro; Tiago Pinto
Football transfers - From extraordinary to ordinary income (powered by EY)
One of the main sources of income in football is the transfer of players between clubs. There are a number of clubs that have adopted a model based on training and buying players, developing them and then selling them at a high profit. In recent years, however, we have seen the emergence of other sources of income that have changed the strategy of some clubs. The testimonies of Helena Costa (Head of Recruitment at Watford FC), Miguel Ribeiro (President of FC Famalicão) and Tiago Pinto (General Manager at AS Roma) will reflect different contexts focusing on these themes.
10:30 - 11:10
Alex White; Inês Maia Sêco; José Soares; Matt Parish
How can socially responsible foundations be financially sustainable? (1st International Conference on Sports Foundations)
Funding for foundations and organisations is essential to ensure sustainability and good performance in terms of social responsibility. In this panel, Matt Parish (CEO of LFC Foundation), José Soares (Chief Association Executive at Integrated Dreams) and Alex White (Acting CEO at Premier League Charity Funds) discuss issues such as brand positioning, attracting partners and the funding model for foundations, moderated by Inês Maia Seco (Executive Coordinator at Sporting CP Foundation).
11:00 - 11:40
Jon Prada Monsalve; Mads Davidsen; Thiago Scuro; Tiago Lopes
The philosophy of the game in a multi-club structure
One of the innovative approaches of recent years involves the "multi-club" method, bringing together several clubs from different countries in a structure with unique specifications. From shared ideals to each team's style of play, Tiago Lopes (CEO of Casa Pia), Mads Davidsen (Head of Football at Right to Dream) and Thiago Scuro (Sporting Director at AS Monaco) will discuss how different clubs within a single structure maintain their identities while striving for collective success.
11:10 - 11:40
Tips for finding a job in football (workshop by iWorkinSport)
João Frigeiro, CEO of iWorkinSport, will give you the best tips if you want to work in the football industry.
11:20 - 11:50
Jorge Caiado; Miguel Ribeiro
Liga Portugal's machine learning platform: how to maximize stadium attendance and TV viewership?
Jorge Caiado and Miguel Ribeiro, from GlobalSolver, will discuss how artificial intelligence can help increase attendance both in stadiums and on television broadcasts.
11:20 - 11:50
Jurgen Griesbeck; Robert Zitzmann
The social power of football - Making every sponsorship count (1st International Conference on Sports Foundations)
This panel, featuring Jürgen Griesbeck (Co-Founder of Common Goal) and Robert Zitzmann (Managing Director & Partner at Jung von Matt Sports), will explore how football, as a unifying global force, offers unique opportunities for brands to drive positive social change and reach diverse audiences through strategic sponsorship. Effective sponsorship strategies, corporate social responsibility and why football is seen as a powerful tool for brands to make a difference in the world will be discussed.
12:00 - 12:30
Antero Henrique; Rui Orlando
How to manage the sustainable growth of a football league? The Qatar Stars League case
The Qatar Stars League is a competition in clear development, in a region of the globe where football is growing. In this panel, Antero Henrique, Sporting Director of the Qatar Stars League, will discuss the specifics of this true case study, analysing the progress the competition has already made and envisaging its future.
12:00 - 12:40
Ana Sanjuanbenito; Elena Montoro; Hanspeter Rothmund; Jorge Miranda; Pilar Castillo Cid
How can Clubs, Organizations and Communities work together for a better world? (1st International Conference on Sports Foundations)
The work of various organisations in football is essential to the success of social responsibility and environmental sustainability. On a panel moderated by Jorge Miranda (SL Benfica Foundation), Pilar Castillo Cid (Betis Foundation), Ana Sanjuanbenito (Real Madrid Foundation), Hanspeter Rothmund (Football is More Foundation) and Elena Montoro (LaLiga Foundation) will discuss the crucial role of football in communities and the importance of the relationship between foundations and clubs, the media and other stakeholders.
12:00 - 12:30
Luís Miguel Henrique
The economic value of ethics and its impact on the football industry (masterclass)
This masterclass by lawyer Luís Miguel Henrique (Macedo Vitorino) will serve to reflect on the financial impact of ethics in an industry with a global reach such as football.
12:10 - 12:40
Carla Vicente; Rui Alexandre Jesus
Esports - Hero or Villain? (PT)
The growing importance of eSports in the world of sport is clear, but it is often seen as the villain in the story. Rui Alexandre Jesus and Carla Vicente (Legal Adviser at Ombudsman) will reflect on the present and future of eSports.
12:40 - 13:20
Esteban Granero; João Pinto; Julian Smith; Mariano Lopez; Preeti Shetty
Data that Drives Football: Sporting Significance and Fan Interaction
Data analysis has become extremely important in every industry in recent years. In this panel, Esteban Granero (Founder and CEO at Olicip), Mariano Maroto López (President of Ac. Viseu), Preeti Shetty (CEO of Upshot System and Director at Brentford FC) and Julian Smith (LaLiga Tech Globant) will discuss how data is being used to create more engaging, customised and interactive fan experiences, changing the way fans connect with their favourite teams.
12:40 - 13:20
Emiliano Ventura; Filipa Pereira; Roberto Carlos; Sérgio Gomes
Overcoming adversity for high-performing athletes (powered by TrueClinic)
Emiliano Ventura (Director of the Bioperfomance Centre in Madrid), Roberto Carlos (Former Brazilian International Player) and Sérgio Gomes (Clinical Director at Al-Ittihad FC) will discuss inspiring stories of high-performance athletes who have faced significant challenges in their careers and have overcome obstacles with determination and resilience. This panel will offer valuable insights on the mindset, overcoming injuries and necessary support strategies for athletes to achieve success, making them true inspirational voices for all lovers of the game.
12:50 - 13:20
João Rodrigues; Rui Viegas
"Love for the city, love for the club!": SC Farense's growth and vision for the future
Past, present and future of SC Farense. From the fall to district football, to the revival and return to the top flight. The development of one of the largest academies in the country and the ambitious project to turn the Faro club into a stronghold of the Algarve and southern Portugal.
12:50 - 13:20
Carolina Pettersson Ruiz; Jacopo Romeo; Marisa Nobre; Teresa Santos
Green clubs (1st International Conference on Sports Foundations)
Teresa Santos (Sustainability Manager at FC Porto), Jacopo Romeo (Head of Communications at Udinese Calcio) and Carolina Petterson (Executive Director of We Play Green) will discuss the importance that clubs and organisations place on environmental sustainability, focusing on infrastructure and measures taken to reduce carbon footprints, as well as the economic relevance of these positions. The panel will be moderated by Marisa Nobre (Marketing and Communications at EGF).
14:30 - 14:40
Emanuel Macedo de Medeiros; Pedro Proença
Opening of the SIGA Football Integrity Forum
14:40 - 15:10
Miguel Prates; Patrick Morais de Carvalho
Os Belenenses: the road to happiness
The historic Belenenses have returned to professional football. A panel discussion on the journey back from district football to professional football, the end of TPOs (Third Part Ownership), the consequences and risks, the centralisation of media rights and free competition in football.
14:40 - 15:20
Alexandre Miguel Mestre; José Sampaio e Nora; Matilde Costa Dias; Paulo de Mariz Rozeira
Sports justice - The future of the Court of Arbitration for Sport
The Portuguese Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) is the main decision-making body in Portugal when it comes to sports justice. The challenges of the present and future of TAD will be the focus of this panel discussion, which will include lawyers José Sampaio e Nora, Alexandre Mestre and Matilde Costa Dias, who will also address issues such as the framework of CASA in the Portuguese legal framework.
14:40 - 15:20
Emanuel Macedo de Medeiros; Fernando Veiga Gomes; Giovanni Tartaglia Polcini; Richard Weber; Sandra Lopez
Football in Europe & beyond: Integrity vision 2030 (SIGA Football Integrity Forum)
What is the future of Football in Europe? And what role does integrity play in it? Multi-industry leaders will discuss Anti-Corruption, Financial Transparency and other pressing topics on Sport Integrity. SIGA’s Football Integrity Forum aims to create a shared vision of the paths the most popular Sport in the world must take to ensure it is played in a clean and safe environment.
14:40 - 15:20
Cale Hooker; Commodore Cromwell; Fred Antunes; Joe Condon; Petrit Berisha; Robby Yung
Web3 2.0 in football
This innovative panel will seek to explain how technology, connectivity and football are converging in an unprecedented way. Fred Antunes, co-founder of RealFevr, Commodor Cromwell, co-founder of Rause House DAO, Petrit Berisha, Creator of Sporting Crypto, Robby Yung, CEO at Animoca Brands and Cale Hooker, Head of Global Talent at One Future Football will discuss the growing importance of decentralised networks, structures such as blockchain and fan engagement platforms in football in a panel moderated by Joe Condon, co-founder and managing partner of SEG3.
15:20 - 15:50
Bruno Vitorino; Eduardo Pedrosa Marques
SCUT towards success: the revival of Torreense
The historic SCU Torreense have returned to professional football, with a three-year project that has brought the Torres Vedras club back from the Campeonato de Portugal to the Liga Portugal SABSEG, and with a defined strategy brimming with ambition.
15:30 - 16:10
Alberto Colombo; Katie Simmonds; Paulo de Mariz Rozeira; Roberto Armelin; Vítor Vale
The good governance championship - What does success look like? (SIGA Integrity Forum)
Good Governance is one of the four pillars of SIGA. In the first Football Integrity Forum, Paulo de Mariz Rozeira, Head of Legal at Liga Portugal, will share his views on the recent certification process the organisation underwent with SIGA to achieve Bronze level in the SIGA Rating and Verification System (SIRVS). Alberto Colombo (European Leagues), Roberto Armelin (São Paulo FC), Vitor Vale (SIGA Audit & Compliance Committee) will discuss the topic and share their views with SIGA’s COO, Katie Simmonds, who will moderate the panel.
15:40 - 16:20
André Bernardo; Daniel Sá; Marco Castellaneta; Piers McDermott; Tiago Madureira
How can the sports crossover generate more fans and marketing revenue?
Marco Castellaneta (Head of Digital Media at Juventus), André Bernardo (Chief of Strategy and Operations Officer at Sporting CP), Piers McDermott (Head of Digital at Brighton Hove and Albion FC) and Tiago Madureira (Former Executive Director at Liga Portugal) will discuss intersectional strategies where different sports come together and how these innovative collaborations can create marketing opportunities, attract new audiences and increase revenues. The importance of the brand, the fan experience and the power of sport for the masses will be some of the topics addressed by the speakers.
16:10 - 16:40
Miguel Prates; Paulo Lopo
How Estrela Amadora made a comeback in Portuguese Football
Estrela Amadora have risen from the ashes and returned to the top flight of professional football. From the renovation of the iconic Estádio José Gomes, to training and regaining an emotional connection with the fans, Estrela Amadora are living through an exciting time and are looking to cement their place in the Liga Portugal Betclic. The panel includes a presentation that will be provided later by Estrela Amadora.
16:20 - 17:00
Katie Simmonds; Martin Bland; Matt Zarb-Cousin; Ricardo Domingues; Stephanie Eichenberger
SIGA Solutions for Sports betting integrity & responsible gambling (SIGA Football Integrity Forum)
Moderated by SIGA’s Global COO, Katie Simmonds, this panel will focus on: Sports Betting Integrity and showcase the solutions SIGA has developed to ensure it. How to regulate the betting market? How to protect the fans, while ensuring Sport remains free from criminal infiltration and match-fixing? Matt Zarb-Cousin (co-Founder and Director of external affairs at Gamban), Ricardo Domingues, President, APAJO, Martin Bland, Development at Epic Management Risk, and Anti-Match-Fixing Expert at UEFA, Stephanie Eichenberger, will provide their own insights.
16:20 - 16:40
Rui Costa; Vanda Cipriano
Talking with the President of SL Benfica - Video (powered by Sport TV)
An interview with Rui Costa, the former Benfica star and current President of SL Benfica, will be discussing aspects of the Reds that are transversal to the club
16:30 - 17:10
Jordan Gardner; Luís Vicente; Michael Broughton; Miguel Cardoso Pinto; Troels Bisgaard Vig
Traditional clubs vs investor groups: Will football clubs become multinational corporations?
Recent years have seen huge investment in football around the world, leading to a clash between traditional structures and the latest investment groups. This is a pivotal topic for the present and future of the beautiful game, which is increasingly expanding internationally, with a key question as a starting point: will football clubs become multinational corporations? This and other questions will be answered by experts Jordan Gardner, Consultant at Twenty First Group, Luís Vicente, Chairman at APEX Capital, Michael Broughtin, Sports Investment Partner at LLP and Troels Bisgaard Vig, Managing Director at Better Holding.
16:50 - 17:30
João Medeiros Cardoso; Miguel Bento; Nádia Reis; Pureza Sousa
Driving Successful Partnerships: Sponsorship and Commercial Strategies (powered by Continente)
Miguel Bento (Chief Marketing Officer at SL Benfica), Pureza Vasconcelos e Sousa (Contry Manager - Portugal at Betclic Group) and Nádia Reis (Director of Communication and Social Responsibility at MC Sonae) will discuss the commercial and sponsorship strategies that have driven success in conjunction with the football industry. With the beautiful game playing a central role in culture and the economy, these industry experts will share their perspectives on how to establish profitable and successful partnerships.
16:50 - 17:20
Professional Football in Brazil and Portugal
With experience at some of Brazil's top clubs, Klauss Câmara is one of the faces of Santa Clara's new project. The differences and similarities between Brazilian and Portuguese professional football, and what the two countries can learn from each other.
17:10 - 17:20
Emanuel Macedo de Medeiros; Ivan Bravo
Signing ceremony: Memorandum of understanding SIGA - Aspire Academy (SIGA Football Integrity Forum)
17:20 - 18:00
Andy Gowland; Matthias Becher; Michael Broughton; Rafaele Petruzzo; Stefano Petruzzo
The power of non-league football
Addressing the foundations of football, this panel will discuss the role of non-professional football in local communities and as a breeding ground for talent. Innovative and unusual strategies will certainly be revealed to explain the countless success stories of a sector that is often overlooked but plays a central role in the world of sport. Brothers Stefano and Rafaelle Petruzzo (Hampton & Richmond), Mathias Becher (Stuttgart Kickers Sv) and Andy Gowland (Lewes FC) will be discussing the innovative strategies of their respective projects in another exciting panel discussion.
17:20 - 18:00
Duarte Gomes; Ivan Bravo; Joaquim Evangelista; Nuno Perestrelo; Patrick Morais de Carvalho
Youth development & protection in football (SIGA Football Integrity Forum)
Developing and protecting the Youth is the primary purpose of Sport. As such, the SIGA Universal Standards provide the perfect guidelines for sports organisations to fulfil their mission. Nuno Perestrelo, SIGA’s Director of Communication and Media will be joined by high-level experts in this field, such as Ivan Bravo, CEO of Aspire Academy, Joaquim Evangelista, President of the Portuguese Players Union (SJPF) and Vice-President of FIFPRO Europe, Patrick Morais de Carvalho, President of C.F. “Os Belenenses”, and former FIFA referee, Duarte Gomes.
18:00 - 18:10
Emanuel Macedo de Medeiros
Closing remarks (SIGA Football Integrity Forum)
09:00 - 17:00
09:30 - 10:20
Borja Janáriz Sánchez; Daniel Sá; Jesus Bueno; Mark Pannes; Thyr Rodrigues
Improving the fan experience by redesigning sports venues (powered by LG)
To achieve a top-notch experience for fans, you need top-notch sporting venues. Exploring architectural and technological innovation, Mark Pannes (Circuit of the Americas), Jesus Bueno (Legends International), Borja Janáriz Sánchez (LG) and Thyr Rodrigues (UEFA) will look at the influence of interactive systems, comfort and accessibility to create memorable environments in stadiums and arenas, combining technology and sporting spectacle. The panel will be moderated by Daniel Sá (IPAM Porto).
09:30 - 10:10
Arianna Criscione; Bruno Cheyrou; Pedro Malabia Sanchis; Richard Laverty
How can the various stakeholders support and invest in Women's Football as a way of ensuring equality and sustainability of the sport?
Gender equality and the sustainability of women's football are key issues for the sport. In this panel, Arianna Crisciane (N3xt Sports), Bruno Cheyrou (Olympique Lyonnais) and Pedro Malabia Sanchis (Liga F) will discuss how governments, sports organisations, sponsors and society in general can play a key role in creating opportunities, investments and policies that strengthen women's participation and development in the world of football, thus contributing to a more inclusive and equitable environment in women's football.
10:00 - 10:30
André Duarte Costa
Sporting Succession in Football (masterclass by Almeida, Dias e Associados)
A sports law masterclass presented by André Duarte Costa, a lawyer at Almeida, Dias e Associados.
10:20 - 10:40
Joana Oliveira; Rui Melo; Thairo Arruda
This panel will delve into the technological innovations that are transforming the world of sport, by exploring how facial recognition technology is revolutionising security, stadium management and the fan experience in the world of football.
10:20 - 11:00
Beatriz Alvarez; Jerome Perlemuter; Margarida Batlle Y Font; Richard Laverty
How can the excitement and attention from FIFA Women's World Cup 2023 translate to more consistent support for professional domestic leagues and clubs? (powered by Teammate Football Management)
The 2023 Women's World Cup set all-time records in terms of audience and stadium attendance. Now, we need to be able to harness the attention given to the sport and Jerome Perlemuter (Secretary General of the World Leagues Forum), Beatriz Alvarez (President of Liga F) and Margarida Batlle y Font (Director for Women's Football at Sporting CP) will discuss ways to keep up the momentum and visibility of the players after the World Cup, encouraging continued investment, sponsorship and community engagement to strengthen national competitions and women's football teams.
10:30 - 11:10
Giovanni Solazzi; Ignacio Beristain; Luís Vicente; Zeljko Karajica
Multi-club structures - Football's new empire?
This panel aims to encourage discussion on the evolution of the football scene by exploring the emergence and impact of multi-club structures. Giovanni Solazzi (VP & MD of Blue Sports Group), Don Dransfield (Football CEO of 777 Partners), Zeljko Karajica (CEO of SEH Football) and Ignacio Beristain (President of Estoril-Praia) will analyse how strategic alliances between different clubs can redefine the boundaries of football and look the benefits of sharing resources, knowledge and talent in an interconnected ecosystem in a panel moderated by Luís Vicente, Chairman of APEX Capital.
10:50 - 11:10
Fan Engagement, Rewards & Gamification. Catch & Go Augmented Reality Business Case
Passive consumption in a particular match or game is fading into the past. Today, the spectators are as involved as the players, that's where out-of-the-box marketing campaigns come into the picture. Augmented Reality tech offers authentic, high quality and scalable experiences that lets fans enjoy complementary brand experiences inside a venue or even in the street. Catch @ Go is disrupting branding and promotional activation with their new AR solution. Join this talk and get to know their solution.
10:50 - 11:20
André Sousa Martins; Rui Fontes
The Marítimo's World
A journey into the world of Marítimo. The academy, the bet on youth development, the relationship with the fans and a stadium that's always full. The vision and strategy behind the club's proximity to its associates and the community.
11:10 - 11:50
Patrick Lopes; Thairo Arruda;
New Investments in Brazilian Football: SAFs, Leagues and Management (powered by CONFUT)
Thiago Arruda (CEO of SAF Botafogo) and Gabriel Lima (Cruzeiro-SAF) will take part in a panel discussion that will explore the opportunities and challenges associated with the evolving investment scene in Brazilian football and the growing importance of Football Limited Companies. Topics such as the development of football in the country, strategies for attracting solid investment and the sustainable growth of Brazil's most beloved sport will be covered.
11:20 - 12:00
Alexander Guede; Daniel Sá; Pierdamiano Tomagra; Robbie Lyle; Roger Brosel
What is the winning strategy for the future of sports streaming?
Alexander Guede (MediaPro), Robbie Lyle (ArsenalFan TV), Roger Brosel (La Liga) and Pierdamiano Tomagra (Seria A) are the speakers on a panel that promises to delve into the fast-changing world of football broadcasting by analysing the strategies that will define its success in such a rapidly evolving industry. On the table will be topics such as customised experiences, global accessibility, exclusive content and resources that increase engagement as key components of a triumphant strategy.
11:20 - 11:50
Miguel Ribeiro; Pedro Mendonça
The success story of FC Famalicão
The success story of FC Famalicão, with the testimony of President Miguel Ribeiro.
11:30 - 12:00
29 years of Presidency: The transformation of portuguese football
On the way to his 30th anniversary as President of CD Nacional, Rui Alves, one of the most experienced executives in professional football, reviews the past and present of the industry and looks ahead to the main challenges facing the game in the coming years.
12:00 - 12:50
Adrian Docea; Commodore Cromwell; Luís Vicente; Lukas Röhle; Peter Holm; Sam Kaplan
Power of football and fan participation
The fans are a central part of the beautiful game, inseparable from the sport as a whole. Lukas Röhle, CEO & Co-Founder at Prematch, Peter Holm, CEO at Tonsser, Adrian Docea, CEO at Nordensa, Commodore Cromwell, Co-Founder at Krause House DAO and Sam Kaplan, Co-Founder at Fantera, will address issues such as fan engagement, the creation of stadium atmospheres, social media interaction, the influence on club decisions and the promotion of social values through football.
12:00 - 12:30
António José Silva; Manuel Marinheiro; Vitor Félix; Vítor Serpa
High performance and sporting excellence
High-performance sport has concepts that are transversal to all disciplines. Manuel Marinheiro (Portuguese Motorcycling Federation), Vitor Félix (Portuguese Canoeing Federation) and António José Silva (Portuguese Swimming Federation) will reflect on the various principles and strategies that can be applied to the football industry, based on the successes achieved by sports federations in Portugal, covering topics such as the training of athletes, planning and management models.
12:10 - 12:30
Frederico Varandas; Vanda Cipriano
Talking with the President of Sporting CP (powered by Sport TV)
On the day he celebrates five years as president of Sporting CP, Frederico Varandas will discuss the Lisbon club's project.
12:40 - 13:00
Pedro Pinto; Pedro Proença
Liga Portugal as a central agent for the growth of Professional Football in Portugal
The President of Liga Portugal, Pedro Proença, will speak directly about the growth of professional football in Portugal in recent years in what will be a unique and valuable testimony.
14:20 - 15:00
Jesus Bueno; Mark Pannes; Michael Broughton; Paulo Barbosa Almeida
Entertainment, monetization & sports
The interplay between entertainment, monetization and sport is key to the success of the football industry in recent years. In this panel, Jesus Bueno (CEO & President at Legends), Mark Pannes (President at Circuit of Americas) and Paulo Barbosa Almeida (COO at 7egend) will discuss innovative strategies for monetizing sports content, including streaming, eSports and branding, while highlighting success stories and challenges faced by leagues, teams and brands.
14:30 - 15:10
Gonçalo Almeida; Pedro Neto; Pedro Pinto; Raquel Sampaio
The FIFA football Agents regulations: Main changes and challenges (powered by Almeida, Dias & Associados)
The latest revisions and challenges related to FIFA's Football Agent Regulations are of the utmost importance. In this panel, Gonçalo Almeida (Founding Partner and Lawyer at Almeida, Dias e Associados), Raquel Sampaio (Founder at Teammate Football) and Pedro Neto (CEO at Made in Football) will look at the main changes to the regulatory framework, and discuss their implications for football agents, players and clubs.
14:30 - 15:10
André Viana; Francisco Espanã
The pioneering case of SCB Innovation Hub
Presentation dedicated to SC Braga's sports technology acceleration programme.
15:10 - 15:50
Andrés Garcia; Mariana Cabral; Natalia Arroyo; Pauleta Encinas; Richard Laverty
From youth to professional: Developing, protecting and enhancing talent in Women's Football
The specificities of women's football are also addressed in terms of talent development. This panel will look at key strategies for developing young talent in women's football and discuss the protection and equal opportunities measures needed to ensure a fair and inclusive environment.
15:20 - 16:00
Alexandra Willis; Amr Elrawi; Caroline Buckland; João Medeiros Cardoso
Fan Engagement by Oracle
Connecting with fans is one of the strategic axes for ensuring the success of a sports organisation. In this thought-provoking discussion, which will feature Amr Elrawi (Director at Oracle), Caroline Buckland (Head of Fan Experience at Oracle Red Bull Racing Team) and Alexandra Willis (Director of Digital Media and Audience Development at the Premier League), strategies ranging from digital interaction to on-site events will be explored, aimed at furthering the relationship between fans and their teams, organisations and athletes, with insights into how customisation, exclusive behind-the-scenes access and emerging technology can intensify the emotional bond and increase fan participation.
15:20 - 15:50
Diogo Vilares Morgado
The Ecosystem of BeSoccer Pro (masterclass by BeSoccer Pro)
BeSoccerPro will present its innovative scouting analysis and management tool.
15:40 - 16:20
Alonso López Fuentes; Anselmo Ruiz; José Miguel do Carmo; Miguel Almeida Ferreira
It's all about Data
José Miguel do Carmo (Data Analyst at SC Braga), Anselmo Ruiz (Data Analyst at Chelsea FC) and Alonzo López Fuentes (R&D&I Football at Sevilla FC), in a panel moderated by Miguel Almeida Ferreira (First Team Data Analyst at Sporting CP) will analyse and discuss the importance of data collection and analysis for the performance of a professional football team, highlighting its relevance in an industry that is constantly evolving.
16:00 - 16:40
Workshop: How to stay a healthy leader in times of crisis?
Celine Beaurain (Founder & Personal Development Coach at Daring Success) will lead a workshop on the difficulties of being a leader in times of crisis, with advice and tips for everyone.
16:00 - 16:40
Estrela Paulo; Francisco Lampreia; Luís Vicente; Patrícia Morais; Tânia Ribeiro Cunha
Player 360: Unleashing potential on and off the pitch (powered by Best Sports Agency)
The reality of football in recent years, calls for a comprehensive approach to the player development, focusing not only on their skills on the picth but as well on strategic pilars off pitch.
We will discuss the importance to develop a 360º strategy around player image, on a professional and personal level, focusing on short but as well mid and long term approach, preparing them for the present challenges but as well for the post competition life.
The event will also target the development and importance of female football and the challenges and opportunities on the athlete’s image management.
16:30 - 17:10
Ana Bispo Ramires; Ivo Miguel Nunes; Joana Teixeira
How do external and internal factors affect the health and physical preparation of elite athletes?
In this in-depth and informative panel, we will explore the complex interactions between internal and external factors that shape the health and fitness of elite athletes.
16:30 - 16:50
António Salvador; Rui Orlando
Talking with the President of SC Braga (powered by Sport TV)
The sustained growth of SC Braga over 20 years, described by President António Salvador.
16:50 - 17:20
The Football Business Academy (FBA): Empowering Careers in the Football Industry
16:50 - 17:20
David Aganzo; Joaquim Evangelista; Patrice Evra; Ricardo Pereira
Post-career: the importance of hanging up your boots when your career is still active
Former France international Patrice Evra, Portugal international and Leicester City FC player Ricardo Pereira and FIFPro President David Aganzo will discuss the importance of preparing for the end of a player's career in a high-profile panel that will cover topics such as investment and academic training.
17:10 - 17:50
Mitchell van der Gaag; Nuno Figueiredo; Pedro Mendonça; Rodrigo Magalhães
Youth Footall: how to detect and find the best talent?
In this engaging and informative panel discussion, Mitchell Van der Gaag (Assistant Coach at Manchester United), Rodrigo Magalhães (Academy Technical Coordinator at SL Benfica) and Nuno Figueiredo (Technical Director of the Cristiano Ronaldo Academy at Sporting CP) will discuss the complexities and strategies behind identifying and searching for the most promising young talents in the world of football. The advanced tools, assessment methods and scouting networks that clubs, academies and talent scouts use to discover and develop future stars will be discussed here. We will also look at the challenges of identifying talent in a competitive and globalised scenario and discuss how clubs can create development programmes for young players that prepare them to shine on football's biggest stages.
17:20 - 18:00
Alexandrina Cruz; Helena Pires; Raquel Moura Tavares; Sofia Oliva Teles
Women are increasingly present in leadership positions in football and, in particular, in Portuguese football. In this panel, you'll be able to hear the personal experiences of Helena Pires (Coordinating Executive Director of Liga Portugal), Alexandrina Cruz (President of Rio Ave FC) and Sofia Teles (Competitions Director of the Porto Football Association), in a panel moderated by Raquel Moura Tavares (Senior Associate at PRA).
17:30 - 18:00
Patrice Evra; Pedro Pinto
Life is a Winning Game: Patrice Evra's Stellar Footballing Journey
Having made 80 appearances for France and winning the Champions League with Manchester United in 2008, Patrice Evra, now an investor, will join us in the TSF stage to share his stories.
18:00 - 18:30
Jorge Nuno Pinto da Costa; Rui Cerqueira
Talking with the President of FC Porto (powered by Sport TV)
More than 40 years of success. The President of FC Porto will talk about his four decades at the helm of the Dragons.
19:00 - 04:00
FÉ Wine & Club
TFS Night Out - FÉ Wine & Club
- After TFS 2023 until 04:00 AM
- DJ starting at 8:30 PM
- Free Entrance
- Happy Hour during the Live Broadcast of:
- European Championship – Germany 2024
- Group Stage: Slovakia vs Portugal
- Consumption Card
- Night Club starting from 11:30 PM: 2 Dance Floors with DJs
09:00 - 14:00
09:40 - 10:20
Javier Tebas; Jon Prada Monsalve
Talking with the President of LALIGA
A unique conversation with the President of LaLiga, Javier Tebas, as he discusses the key issues facing Spanish and European football.
09:50 - 10:30
Fábio Martins; Luís Castro; Pedro Emanuel; Pedro Mendonça
World football's emerging leagues: Analysing the Saudi Pro League
The testimonies of Pedro Emanuel and Fábio Martins (Al Khalejj) and Luís Castro (Al-Nassr FC) set the scene for a panel discussion on the reality of the main emerging market in global football: Saudi Arabia.
10:00 - 10:40
Manuel Queiroz; Vítor Pinto; Vitor Santos; Vítor Serpa
The sports press (written) and the challenges of the future
This panel will discuss the fundamental role of the written sports press in the digital age and the challenges it faces. It will discuss how technological changes and social media have affected the way we consume sports news and how sports newspapers need to adapt to remain relevant and sustainable.
10:30 - 11:00
Jon Prada Monsalve; José María del Nido Carrasco
Sevilla FC: Renewing themselves to become UEFA Europa League kings
Sevilla FC Vice-President, José María del Nildo Carrasco, takes the stage to explain the strategy behind the Spanish club's quest to become the most successful club in the UEFA Europa League.
10:40 - 11:20
Fábio de Santis; João Fonseca; Luis Filipe Menezes; Mark Pannes;
How can the structure of domestic leagues evolve to become globalised?
The globalization of football is a reality in the vast majority of the world's top competitions, and the trend has been growing in recent years, particularly with the inclusion of new markets on the world stage. Exploring topics such as the international expansion of leagues, television broadcasts and the global involvement of sports brands, speakers Luís Filipe Menezes (Chamber of Commerce and Industry Arabic-Portuguese), João Fonseca (FIFA) and Fábio De Santis (For Media Sports) will analyse the strategies of the major sports organisations to reach international markets and increase revenues across geographical borders.
10:40 - 11:10
Masterclass: Communication, Media & Journalists: a constantly changing relationship
José Quintela (Researcher in Communication Sciences at ISCTE-IUL/CIES) will discuss the decisive role of the relationship between journalists and organisations.
11:00 - 11:40
Fernando Veiga Gomes; Pedro Barbosa; Pedro Honório Silva; Tiago Fernandes
Digital Sports Governance - Sports vs Esports Federations
The specificities of Esports in terms of governance will be the main focus of a panel that will include Tiago Fernandes (President of the European Esports Federation), Pedro Barbosa (Former Esports player) and Fernando Viega Gomes (President of the International Association of Lawyer's).
11:30 - 11:50
António Miguel Cardoso; Vitor Santos
Talking with the President of Vitória SC
President António Miguel Cardoso will join us to explain everything that defines and represents Vitória SC.
11:30 - 12:10
Dolores Silva; Paulo Fontes; Rosalía Ortega Pradillo; Sónia Carneiro
Fighting Discrimination and Abuse in sport
This panel aims to explore the strategies and challenges of combating discrimination and abuse in the world of sport. Crucial issues will be addressed, from racism and gender discrimination to harassment and abuse, and good practices and solutions will be shared to promote equality and respect in sports venues, thus contributing to fairer and more ethical sport.
12:00 - 12:20
António Gaspar Dias; Rui Melo
Context Costs in Professional Football: what it costs to be competitive
FC Penafiel are one of the mainstays of professional football and have one of the most experienced chairmen in the industry at the helm of the board. Portuguese football has one of the least favourable contexts in Europe, especially in terms of taxation, which causes major constraints for clubs trying to compete. How can Portuguese Clubs remain competitive?
12:00 - 12:50
António Caçorino; Barbara Bergeaud; Cale Hooker; Luís Vicente; Pedro Pinto
How APEX, an athlete-driven investment company is backing innovation in Sports, Media & Entertainment
APEX is an investment company that partners with professional athletes to invest in the Sports, Media, and Entertainment industry. APEX has recently launched the Elite Performance Fund, a sports dedicated vehicle backed by professional athletes across F1, Premier League, Liga Portugal, WSL, and more. APEX is investing in technology and innovation that can service and shape the future of sports.
12:20 - 13:00
Adalberto Almeida; Euler Victor; Helton Arruda; Marcos Senna; Mauro Silva
Fighting Racism in Football: The Leadership Role of the Great Figures (powered by MOVER Futebol)
This insightful panel will analyse how influential personalities from the world of football play a crucial role in the fight against racism in the beautiful game. The objective is clear: to provide an in-depth reflection on how football leaders and iconic figures can inspire positive change, promote diversity and inclusion, and combat racism, in order to challenge the stereotypes and misconceptions that persist in this global sport.
12:40 - 13:10
Armando Marques; Joaquim Paulo
The return of the União de Leiria: the strategy behind the resurgence of history
The historic club from the city of Leiria, União, has been reborn from the ashes and is now back in professional football, following the fulfilment of an ambitious and bold commercial strategy by the new administration which, combined with sporting performance, has put the club on the road to success and a city once again united with the club.
13:00 - 13:30
Cláudio Couto; Hugo Silva Nunes; Sandra Parente; Sara Lourosa
The centralisation of Media Rights
The process of centralising media rights is absolutely essential for the future of professional football in Portugal, and is crucial for the sustainability of the industry. This panel will analyse the challenges that a centralised model will bring to national football, leveraging media rights and guaranteeing better conditions for all clubs, and how this process will influence the dynamics between clubs, leagues, fans and operators, with a comprehensive view of the resulting implications.
14:20 - 14:50
Pedro Mendonça; Vítor Murta
Boavista FC: 120 years of pride and tradition
In the year that Boavista celebrate their 120th anniversary, it's important to look at the past, present and future of this historic club, who have been national champions, winners of five Portuguese Cups and three Cândido de Oliveira Super Cups.
14:30 - 15:20
Anouk Mertens; Luís Vicente; Peter Hutton; Rodrigo Samwell; Sara Lourosa
New Models to improve fan engagement, participation and experience
Featuring Luís Vicente (Chairman, APEX Capital), Anouk Mertens (Global CEO, NEO Studios), Rodrigo Samwell (CCO, ESL FACEIT GROUP) and Petter Hutton (Executive, Saudi Pro League), this innovative panel will explore the latest trends and strategies to increase engagement, participation and fan experience in the world of football by analysing how emerging technologies such as virtual reality, e-sports and fan data are shaping new models of fan engagement in a deeper and more significant way.
14:40 - 15:10
Beto Pimparel; Duarte Gomes; João Capela
Is Tech The Future Of Refereeing In Football?
This panel will present a stimulating discussion that addresses the growing role of technology in the field of sports refereeing. This panel explores how technological innovations such as VAR (Video Assistant Referee) and Goal Line Technology are revolutionising the way decisions are made in football matches, ensuring greater accuracy and fairness. It also looks at the challenges and opportunities that this trend represents for the future of football and how technological changes could impact the world's most popular sport.
15:30 - 16:10
Carlos Carvalhal; Henrique Calisto; Paulo Sousa; Vítor Pereira
The ascendancy of the Portuguese Football Coach
Portuguese coaches are now a global brand. With representatives in the world's most important championships, they present successful results. Carlos Carvalhal, Vítor Pereira and Paulo Sousa are the members of this panel who will explain the Portuguese coach's special characteristics and their journey to the top of the world.
15:40 - 16:10
Armindo Monteiro; Luís Montez; Sara Lourosa; Tiago Gouveia
Challenges for Football as an entertainment industry
Football is increasingly competing with other entertainment industries. What can football do to gain an edge on its competitors? What are the current trends? Is there a tax gap in football compared to the rest of the industry? Entrepreneurs Armindo Monteiro (Business Confederation of Portugal) and Luís Montez (Music in the Heart), joined by Tiago Gouveia (FC Porto), will answer these and other questions on a panel moderated by Sara Lourosa (EY).
16:10 - 16:40
André Pinotes Batista; Daniel Fontoura; Nuno Gonçalves; Pedro Mendonça
This informative and dynamic panel will look at the influential role of commentators in analysing and narrating sporting events. We will discuss their responsibility in shaping public opinion and sports entertainment, as well as the challenges they face in an era of real-time information and social media that demands speed and accuracy in their analysis.
16:30 - 16:50
Ricardo Rocha; Roger Schmidt
Talking with the head coach of SL Benfica (powered by Sport TV)
The 2022-23 National Champion coach of SL Benfica, Roger Schmidt, takes the TFS Stage for an interview not to be missed.
16:50 - 17:00
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