We’d like to invite you to participate in an exclusive online conference taking a deeper look into the Portuguese football industry. The Portuguese Football Business Online Conference, which takes place from Wednesday 24th to Friday 26th June, features some of the industry's leading names from the home of the current European champions. From law to business development, and from scouting to agencies, a whole range of football industry disciplines will be discussed.

Names include Sofia Moura from the Portuguese Football Federation; Liga Portugal’s Joao Medeiros Cardoso and Nuno Azevedo e Cardoso from Sporting Clube de Portugal.


Day 1
  • 16:00 Welcome
    Dr. Alex Chrysanthou (UCFB) and Gustavo Spanholi (International Relations, FA)

  • 16:15 Football Business Keynote - Portuguese non-professional Championship
    Rui Anjos (President, RD Agueda; Commercial Director, Global Media Group), Frederico Lisboa (Communications and Marketing VP, RD Agueda) and João Vicente (Administration and Sports Law VP, RD Agueda)        

  • 17:00 Commercial Keynote - Portuguese international football business development
    Nuno Azevedo e Cardoso (Head of International Business Development, Sporting Clube de Portugal)      

  • 17:30 Agency Session – Football agency/intermediaries- issues in Portugal
    ​​​​​​​Artur Fernandes (President Portuguese Agents Association) and Vitor Gonçalves (General Manager, ProEleven)

    18:00 Breakout Rooms
Day 2
  • 16:00 Portuguese Football Federation - Commercial growth - how to build a portfolio in football
    Sofia Moura (Commercial Director, Portuguese Football Federation)
  • 16:30 Football Development - Portuguese scouting
    Francisco Gomes Da Silva (Board Member, National Association of Portuguese Football Scouts)

  • 17:00 Football Development Keynote - Football media rights management in Portugal
    ​​​​​​​Rui Alexandre Jesus (President, Portuguese Association of Sports Lawyers)    

  • 17:30 Breakout rooms 
Day 3
  • 16:00 Football Law Keynote - Portuguese Football Law- investment in sport
    ​​​​​​​Gonçalo Almeida (Founding Partner, Almeida, Dias Associados)

  • 16:30 Liga Portugal Keynote - Liga Portugal presentation
    João Medeiros Cardoso (Sponsorship and Commercial Director, Liga Portugal)
  • 17:00 Portuguese Guest Speaker - FIFA
    João Fonseca (Business Analysis Manager, FIFA)

    ​​​​​​​17:30 Breakout Rooms