The Italian Football Business Online Conference, which takes place on Tuesday 1st and Wednesday 2nd December, features some of the Italian football industry's leading names. From law to business development, and from scouting to agencies, a whole range of football industry disciplines will be discussed.

Names include Christoph Winterling Commercial & Marketing Director, Bologna and Walter Sabatini Sporting Director at Bologna & former Sporting Director of Inter, Roma and Lazio.

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Day 1
  • 17:00 Welcome from UCFB
  • 17:10 Football Law Keynote- The impacts of COVID-19 on the Italian football industry
    Paolo Marsilio (Solicitor, LegisLAB)
  • 17:40 Commerce/Marketing panel- Commercial challenges and opportunities for medium sized serie A clubs: local/non-local partnerships and private funding 
    Christoph Winterling (Commercial & Marketing Director, Bologna) and Frederico Zurleni (Chief Revenue Officer, Udinese) Moderator: Nick Wilde
  • 18:20 Agency Session- Operating as a football intermediary in Italy: regulatory and practical issues
    Marco Tieghi (CEO, Sports Generation) and Edoardo Revello (Sports Generation).
    ​​​​​ Moderator: Dr Alexander Chrysanthou
  • 18:50-19:20 Breakout Rooms


All times are GMT

Day 2
  • 17:00 Day 2 Introduction 
  • 17:05 Football Law panel- "Barbarians at the gate": new investors into the Italian football world- opportunities and challenges
    Luca Ferrari (Global Head of Sports, Withers) Giancarlo D’Ambrosio (Partner, Latham & Watkins). Moderator: Dr Alexander Chrysanthou
  • 17:45 Football Development Keynote- COVID-19, scouting evolution and foreign ownership in Serie A
    Walter Sabatini (Sporting Director, Bologna, former Sporting Director of Inter, Roma, Lazio). Moderator: Alessandra de Tommaso
  • 18:10 Serie A Keynote - “Da riva a riva”: crafting a brand new international vision of a 100 year old Italian Club
    Stefano Melis (Commercial Manager, Cagliari Calcio) Moderator: Michael Anagnostou
  • 18:40 Closing comments
    Alexander and Alessandra
  • 18:45-19:15 Breakout rooms

All times are GMT

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