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1st International Sport Management Symposium

1st International Sport Management Symposium

Thursday 15 March 2018, 10:00-17:00

at UCLan Cyprus, 12 – 14 University Ave. Pyla, 7080 Larnaka

The Centre for Entrepreneurial Development Alliance and Research (CEDAR), under the auspices of Cyprus Sport Organisation (CSO) and of the Cyprus Association for Sport Management, is hosting the 1st Sport International Management Symposium, on Thursday 15 March, 2018.

Symposia, often held for specific occasions, date back in 416 BC. The Greek symposium, which was a key Hellenic social institution, served as a forum to debate, plot, boast, or to simply revel with others. This is our intention too: students, academics as well as practitioners will (e-)meet to share specific solutions to current challenges sport industry is faced with.

The format of the presentations will follow a Harvard Business Review style, in that all speakers will present three sections, with one PowerPoint slide per section: (1) a situation/context, (2) a problem/issue, (3) a solution. Each student presentation will be 6-minutes long, followed by 3-minutes for questions. Invited academics and practitioners for the Round Table will follow the same ‘format’, albeit in a more flexible fashion.


10:00-10:15 Welcome notes
Dr Christos Anagnostopoulos, CEDAR, Co-Director & Assistant Professor in Sports Business Management at UCLan Cyprus
Mr Leondios Tselepos, Member-at-Large at Cyprus Sport Organisation

10:15-10:45 Goal for Life: Beyond a mere social entrepreneurial undertaking?
Mr Constantinos Charalambides, Former Football Player- Captain of APOEL FC and Cyprus National Football Team

10:45-11:00 Refreshments / Networking

11:00-12:00 Students Session:
Facilitator: Mr Denis Pressler
• Matthew Harvey – Politics in sport: A case study on Chinese Taipei
• Robert-Dean Fairfield – ‘Getting qualified’: Examining the challenges facing English football coaches
• Eamon Hasoon – British hockey: Olympic success and mass participation
• Thomas Haynes – Contemporary challenges and the structure of US soccer
• Luke Greenfield – The effects of doping on stakeholders in athletics
• Joseph Larkin – ‘A step too VAR’? Examining technology-assisted officiating in football

12:00-12:15 Refreshments / Networking

12:15-12:45 Topic Title: Football’s TV billions continue to rise, but is the game about to eat itself?
Dr Rob Wilson, Principal Lecturer and Subject Group Leader; Sport Business Management, Sheffield Hallam University, UK (via Skype).

12:50-13:30 Round Table: Managing Sport is Dead; Long Live Sport Management!
Facilitator: Dr Christos Anagnostopoulos
• Dr Joel Rookwood (UCLan UK);
• Dr Antonis Alexopoulos (European Cyprus University);
• Mr Denis Pressler (UCLan, UK)
• Mr Leondios Tselepos (Cyprus Sport Organisation);
• Mr Stelios Potamitis (Cyprus Association for Sport Management);
• Dr Efstathios Christodoulides (UCLan Cyprus)

13:35-13:55 Can Football Unite the World?
Mr Kyriakos G. Kyriakopoulos, Eleven Campaign Managing Director

14:00-15:00 Lunch

15:00-17:00 The Other World Cup: Football Across Borders (A documentary produced and narrated by Dr Joel Rookwood)