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The LaLiga Summit is an exclusive event for GIS students, giving you access to some of the brains behind Spanish football’s leading division.

The three-day online event, set to take place in September 2020, will look at three aspects of the football business - The Pitch, The Boardroom, The Industry – and how LaLiga is facing up to the new season post-COVID-19. Representatives from the Premier League and MLS will also be in attendance to offer further expert insight on the new sporting landscape and how clubs, players and fans will play their part in immediate future of the game.

With guest speakers taking part in a panel discussion via webinar, each day is dedicated to one aspect of the football business and will last approximately one hour. Read on to find out more about each aspect of the Summit.

Additionally, GIS is delighted to announce that from 2021 this annual event will take place in Spain as a fully immersive LaLiga Summit experience. This will allow GIS students to see first-hand what makes the league one of the most popular and commercially successful in world sport. Further details of the 2021 Summit will be confirmed closer to the event.

Further details of the 2020 LaLiga Summit:

The LaLiga Summit, co-organised by GIS and LaLiga Business School, will take place in September 2020 with BBC Sport’s Mark Clemmit hosting each panel discussion. Find out more below:

The Pitch

From new training regimes to innovative group methods, this session will look at coaching and player development across the three leagues and how those concerned have adapted to the new ‘normal’.

The Boardroom

The panel will look at how clubs have adapted their marketing and business strategies in an environment where fans cannot attend matches and interact with their clubs.

The Industry

This session will focus on leadership and governance, taking a deeper look at the effectiveness of this in the football industry during the COVID-19 crisis, as well as what’s needed from those in-charge to ensure the industry survives the coming season.