13Dec2018
15Dec2018

Global Sports Show 2018 (GSS 2018)

at Mumbai

Please find below the invitation mail received from the times group to participate in the event - "Global Sports Show", scheduled from the 13th - 15th December 2018, in Mumbai, India, conducted by the Times Group. The 3rd edition of The Times of India – Global Sports Show 2018 (GSS 2018), scheduled from 13th to 15th December 2018 in Mumbai, India. The event is organized by the Times of India and the Economic Times, The Times of India is India’s largest media conglomerate and the Economic Times is part of the 175 years old legacy. The global sports business has significant growth prospects for the future. According to a recent A. T. Kearney study the worldwide sports industry today is more than USD 620 billion spanning across various businesses right from food, sporting goods, infrastructure, sporting events, rights owners, leagues and federations. With the successful culmination of the previous two editions and with the intent of building a bright future for the sports fraternity, the third edition of GSS 2018 will focus on the dynamic sports environment and open the gates to sports enthusiasts and businesses alike, so as to encompass a wider and stronger outreach as well as gather insights on how to deal with critical issues. We cordially invite a high level delegation from Netherlands comprising of Sports Authorities, Leading Sports Personalities, Buyers from the Sports Sector, Sports Leagues, and Business Leaders from the business of sports to the GSS 2018. We believe the esteemed presence of a delegation representing Netherlands will add great significance to this important event. We are also pleased to offer: • Complimentary space to showcase Buyers and Sport Enterprises from Netherlands seeking to collaborate with India at the Summit. • Air fare and Hospitality to leading buyers from Netherlands seeking to collaborate with India • Netherlands to present its cultural sports at the GSS which in turn offers an exceptional platform for promoting the sports tourism of your country. Mentioned herein is the link to the post show report for your perusal - GSS 2018 Post Show Report.pdf A one-of-a-kind platform the GSS 2018 will witness the convergence of national and international league organizers, team owners, associations, policy makers, marketers, investors, broadcasters, sports organizations, manufacturers, sports tech solutions providers, related federations, governing bodies and leading stakeholders to engage with peers involved in sports and the business of sports to discuss the trends, opportunities, challenges and innovations in the sports value chain. The GSS 2018, has been designed with an enhanced and strategically aligned curricula, which comprises of an all-encompassing exhibitor category, focused conferences, workshops, B2G, B2B and B2C meetings as well as live action zones for sports enthusiasts to participate in a bevy of activities. Attached is a brief and tentative agenda for your kind reference. The sports sector has witnessed a number of recent developments, which have contributed to significant growth in the segment. Further establishment of new leagues in football, hockey and less established sports such as kabaddi are changing the face of sports. Players are getting a global stage to showcase their talent and viewers are getting the opportunity to get more involved in their favourite sports. The Times of India – Global Sports Show (GSS) 2018, has been designed with an enhanced and strategically aligned curricula, which comprises of an all-encompassing exhibitor category, focused conferences, workshops and a live action zone for sports enthusiasts to participate in a bevy of activities. As special features to GSS 2018, there will also be a dedicated Sports Start Up, Tech & Innovation Zone, Focused Hosted Buyer Meets and a Charity Dinner which will be inclusive of a Felicitation Ceremony to acknowledge the top contributors to Sports in India. The unique approach of The Times of India – Global Sports Show caters to a B2B, B2G (Business to Government) as well as the B2C segment, and will bring together top brands, corporates, associations, federations, policy makers, sports management companies and leading stakeholders who are a part of the sports value chain, under one roof, to help India realize the dream of becoming a truly international sports nation with world class infrastructure. GSS 2018 will help accentuate the vision to create a sustainable sporting eco system through infrastructure development, attracting investments in the sports sector and overseas marketing. Focused zones include Business Zone, Knowledge Zone, Workshop Zone and the Action Zone BUSINESS ZONE | EXHIBITION: An unparalleled platform to showcase your products and services. A 3 day sports exhibition featuring more than 100 + exhibitors with over 10,000 sports products on display with 20,000 + visitors. The focus being positioned on sports enthusiasts as well as business houses which will ensure exchange of information and strategic networking, spread across an area of 7,500+ sq. m. KNOWLEDGE ZONE | CONFERENCES: Carefully designed strategic conferences bringing together the leading stakeholders, decision makers and thought leaders from different facets of the sports industry and across the globe. Catalysing the Khelo India movement: Foster discussion in line with the ‘Khelo India initiative’, the need to elevate sports from a grass root level, current state of affairs and what needs to be done to ensure we achieve this vision. Listen to some of the best minds from India’s sports fraternity and get to understand the actualities of where exactly do we stand and what needs to be done. Global Sports Marketing Forum (GSMF): The future of sport in India is changing and this has major implications on federations, right holders, sports broadcasters and corporate brands who wish to use it as a medium to communicate with the fans and widen their outreach. To maintain growth, it’s important to get stakeholders to drive this industry for a sustainable future. This forum is programmed in a way that stakeholders from the Indian as well as the global sports business ecosystem come together to create an engagement driven and immersive knowledge sharing platform with the motive to catalyse and leverage sports. Global Sports Tech Summit: Advanced technologies have influenced every aspect of our lives, and sport is no exception to this. Recent years have witnessed steady introduction of technology within the domain of sports which are focused at amplifying athlete performances through analytics and advanced training methods as well as the fan’s engagement experiences. Through an array of panel discussions and real time case studies the conference will provide a realistic insight on tech enabled transformation and the possible future of Sports in India. International Perspective: Sustainability Through Innovation – The Future of the Sports Industry Gain insights from latest global trends in the sports business. A dedicated session that brings together leading sports figures, marketers and entrepreneurs to exchange ideas and network in an unprecedented environment. A platform for the exchange of ideas, concepts, case studies and reflections that address sports industry local needs and global issues. Learn about the development of new skills of sports industry professionals and those who are eager to associate with sports. Establish specific insights into the role of sports in today’s business world. Lay the foundation for cross industry collaboration with the sports industry in an aim to reach global standards. Audience Profile: Army Sports Institute | Aspiring sports persons | Athlete sponsoring associations | Coaches | Digital Content | Dealers & Distributors | E- commerce | E-Sports | Fan Experience Agency | Government representatives | Grassroots Academies | Indian Olympic Association | Leisure Sports Management agencies | MNCs & Corporates | N.G.Os | National Olympic Committee members | National Sports Federations | Physical Trainers | Physiotherapist | Public Sector Companies | Real Estate and Infrastructure | Right Holders/Private Sports Event/League Owners | School & Colleges | Sport Nutritionist | Sports Authority of India | Sports Brand Ambassadors | Sports Brands | Sports Broadcasters | Sports Club and academies | Sports consultants | Sports Enthusiasts | Sports Federation | Sports Associations | Sports Franchise Owners | Sports Investment Companies | Sports League owners | Sports League Representatives | Sports management agencies | Sports Medicine Institutes | Sports Medicine practitioners | Sports Medicine students | Sports Merchandisers | Sports Nutrition students | Sports Performance labs | Sports Policy makers | Sports Science Institutes | Sports specific fitness trainers | Sports Team owners | Sports technology providers | State Sports federations | Young athletes WORKSHOP ZONE | ALLIED EVENTS: A series of unique activation and consumer engagement activities designed to give the customers a chance to experience products and brands first hand. The workshop is designed to turn participants into top-notch players. The Instructors will guide the participants through exercises and skills development methodologies, which in turn, will help perfect their own playing techniques What’s instore for you? • Best practices from leading sports academies • In depth understanding on the correct methodologies • Focused sessions on fitness programs - diet and nutritional guidance • Insights on mental and physical development of athletes • Efficiently identify potential, motivate and nurture talent • Get to know about the latest equipment and training plans • Understand the tactical and social aspects of a good game play ACTION ZONE | MATCHES: A live entertainment zone with a dynamic mix of matches from popular sports and with a few renowned sports celebrities interacting with the audience (Celebrity Spotlight). SPECIAL FEATURES | TOI-GSS 2018: Hosted buyers program – a strategic enabler to convert real time business propositions through a highly focused networking channel. The Hosted Buyers Programme will bring fourth top-level buyers to meet with the exhibitors of their choice for focused one-to-one appointments. Qualified buyers will be our VIP guests and receive travel, accommodation, catering and many other benefits. Participation is free of charge and subject to strict qualifying criteria. Charity dinner & Felicitation – a specialised networking event with renowned corporates and sports personalities to felicitate some of the top brands which have made a positive contribution to elevate sports in the country. At the Charity Dinner, tables will be auctioned to top corporates in real time, and the proceeds generated will be handed over to the Ministry of Sports and Youth Affairs, towards the upliftment of the Sports in India. The Felicitation ceremony will bring to focus some of the biggest brands and names which have had a positive impact on the sports ecosystem in India. Be it for sponsorship of national players and teams, development and maintenance of sports infrastructure, sports CSR initiatives and a few other pre-decided criteria’s. The related processes for authentication for the Charity Dinner auction and filtration of the received nomination, will be overlooked and curated in close association with one of the big four auditing firms. Interactive Sports Tech Arena – a dedicated zone with live and interactive display of the latest technological advancements in Sports. Be it Tech-enabled performance boosters, Artificial Intelligence and Virtual Reality which is not just restricted to gaming, but also as training & diagnosis, Application based models, Smart wearables, etc. The Sports Start-up block – A focused space with a limited number of subsidised ‘Start up pods’ will be made available to those who qualify and meet the approval process which will be set up by one of the Big Four auditors. The enterprising entrepreneurs with their scalable business models, will not only to get access to potential customers, but also be given an opportunity to make a ‘slick pitch’ to a panel of investors in front of a large audience. The Inno Tribe Zone – a thoughtfully aligned arena which will showcase some of the most advance and innovative sports products as well as apparels on offer. Access to this specialized zone will be exclusive only for the existing exhibitors at GSS. The products to be showcased, will also go through a selection process which will be monitored based a few pre-decided parameters and only once it is approved will the exhibitor be permitted to display the products. These products will be will be strategically positioned alongside a detailed features listing as well as provide a real time demonstration to the array of potential customers and clients at GSS 2018. As a special value add, we would also have a feature page on the showcased product placed in specifically branded ‘GSS Inno Tribe communique’ which will be distributed to the major stakeholders in the sports business value chain – associations, clubs, regulatory representatives, sports management agencies, sports league teams, etc. Awaiting your valued response. Thanking you Yours Sincerely Queenie Nair | Director, PR & Alliances Economic Times – Edge | India Leadership Council (ILC) 1st floor, Vakratunda Corporate Park, Vishweshwar Nagar, CTS No 256, Off Aarey Road, Next to Udipi Vihar, Goregaon East - 400063 M : +91 9892500860 T : +91 22 62337842 E : queenie.nair@timesgroup.com