Every year each GIS global hub hosts an annual Global Sports Summit, bringing together students, alumni and leading sports industry professionals in some of the most advanced sports and entertainment venues in the world.

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These immersive sports experiences will be based around tailored talks and workshops, featuring sports professionals from the pitch, from the boardroom and from behind the scenes of the sports industry, as well as cultural visits around each city and the opportunity to attend a live sporting event.

Hosted at Inter Miami CF StadiumNew York’s Red Bull Arena, Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Toronto FC’s BMO Field and the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), our Global Sports Summits enable groups of students and graduates to further enhance their knowledge of the international football and sports industry from professionals working at some of the biggest organisations in the sector.

GIS networking centres in Dubai, Mumbai, Shanghai and Singapore also provide unprecedented international opportunities for students, delegates and graduates to network with their peers and the wider sports industry community.

Frequently asked questions

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UCFB FAQs | Our global hubs in New York, Atlanta, Toronto and Melbourne

We’re sure you have questions about our global hubs and summits, so we’ve put together some handy FAQs which we think tells you everything you need to know about our events, costs and more...

Our global hubs

The schedules at our global hubs will be based around four themes:

  • From the pitch – hear from those who contribute towards the playing side of sport such as coaches, match analysts and sports scientists;
  • From industry – find out more from those who’re responsible for what happens behind the scenes, including marketing managers, agents and media officers;
  • From the boardroom – learn about how the big decisions are taken at clubs and organisations from the likes of chief executives and chief finance officers;
  • Cultural activities – this will include visits to national landmarks, leading sporting venues and at least one live sports fixture (subject to fixture lists).

Guest speakers for the summit will be confirmed closer to the event, but attendees will be able to hear from the leaders and key personnel at some of world's leading leading sports and clubs.

Global networking centres

GIS' global networking centres in the UAE, Singapore, China and India provide unprecedented international opportunities for students and graduates to network with their peers and the wider sports industry community.

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