Sport IP Forum set to bring together world’s leading experts for pioneering event on management of sports rights and intellectual property

This coming 22nd and 23rd November Valencia plays host to the Sport IP Forum 2017, an international event that is set to be a pioneer in the treatment of news and trends relating to the management of rights in the field of sport and the production and distribution of content.

Event takes place on 22nd and 23rd November, organised by Feria Valencia and the Global Sports Innovation Center powered by Microsoft and will feature a combined forum and exhibition plus activities specifically for start-ups.

At the Sport IP Forum 2017, the top international experts will be reflecting on the present and the future of intellectual property through a series of lectures that will tackle the sector’s two big challenges in this area: the management of rights relating to competitions and the management of athletes rights. The event will also look at the implications of evolving technology in this field, again with regard to the production and distribution of content.

The congress is a top level event dedicated to image rights and how technology affects the way in which rights are managed in the field of sport. Set to take place at the trade fair Feria Valencia on 22nd and 23rd November.

International speakers from major media and leading brands and companies from the sports industry from 12 different countries, have already confirmed that they will be participating in the Sport IP Forum. Tristan Chen, editor in chief at HUPU Sports, the largest sports website and online community in China; Ryan McCumber, director Global Sports Analytics at KPMG; Xavier Bidault, commercial director Basketball at IMG; Ex US marine Steve Gera, who is a consultant for clubs such as Real Madrid C.F. and owns an investment fund that backs start-ups in the world of sport; Thomas Margoni, senior lecturer at the universities of Glasgow and Harvard and Premier League partner; Miguel A. Hernández, of Prime Time Sports, the first agency to start representing Youtubers; and Chris Overholt, chief executive officer of the Canadian Olympic Committee, are just a few examples of the names featured on the programme for the Sport IP Forum 2017, a pioneering international congress created by Feria Valencia and the Global Sports Innovation Center powered by Microsoft (GSIC).

Other entities that already confirmed their participation are Microsoft Sports, Fox Sports, Discovery Eurosport, Pons IP, Octagon, ASSER, International Sport Law Centre, Seven League, Sportradar, Gains Group, Wildmoka, Blinkfire Analytics, Europe Institute of Leiden Law School, San Diego State University and Garrigues Sports & Entertainment, along with the NFL, the Premier League, NBA, Major League Baseball, Volvo Ocean Race, ACB, Shift Active Media, Lagardère and Teneo Sport, amongst others.

Their  presence means that for two days Valencia (Spain) will be the global capital of knowledge regarding the management of rights in the sports industry.

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