Société Générale to sponsor FT Sport Industry Summit 2007

15th August 2007

The Sport Industry Group and the Financial Times are delighted to unveil investment bank Société Générale as a panel sponsor for the FT Sport Industry Summit 2007 on 1st November.

Société Générale has signed up as a commercial partner of the Summit which will attract a host of leading practitioners from the business of sport to the Cumberland Hotel in central London.

The bank has signed up to sponsor the panel entitled ‘Sport’s Big Issues – The Business Leaders’ Debate’ – a discussion which will feature some of the world’s most high-profile heavyweights from the worlds of business and sport discussing the foremost challenges in the relationship between business and sport.

The panel is one of an array of debates, interviews and keynote addresses outlined for the day in which sport’s top decision-makers from government, governing bodies, broadcast and media, sponsorship, finance and business will all return to discuss the key issues affecting the industry at the second annual FT Sport Industry Summit.

Among the speakers already confirmed for this year’s Summit include Dick Pound, chairman of WADA and former IOC vice president; Nick Fry, CEO, Honda F1 Racing; David Gill, CEO, Manchester United; Brian Barwick, chief executive, The Football Association; and Paul Deighton, CEO, London 2012 organising committee LOCOG.

These leaders represent a selection of the industry’s key protagonists, from all across the globe, who will make up the panels at the FT Sport Industry Summit 2007, offering their insight and experience to the array of delegates from all sectors of the sport industry who will gather for this year’s event.

“Société Générale is excited to serve as a panel sponsor for the second year in a row at the FT Sport Industry Summit. The Summit is an ideal venue for decision makers in the sports world to exchange ideas and address relevant themes,” commented Randall Campbell, Managing Director, Head of the Sports Advisory and Finance Group - Société Générale Corporate Investment Bank.

For more information on the FT Sport Industry Summit 2007 or to book delegate places please contact the Sport Industry Group on 0207 240 7702