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VSI the co-founders of the Masters in Sporting Directorship is returning to Manchester
Manchester’s iconic MediaCityUK is set to host VSI’s third global summit for Sporting Directors. Industry power brokers, elite northern powerhouse business leaders and politicians will descend on the city’s cutting edge technology hub on September 12 to debate strategic leadership of a global sporting city. Sport is cut deep in the Manchester's DNA. Its two footballing giants need no introduction while British cycling is proud to be housed in the spectacular velodrome. Old Trafford Cricket ground, home of Lancashire CC is one of the truly great Test arenas in the world.
The 2002 Commonwealth Games were a key turning point in the Manchester regeneration project. The event cemented the relationship between sport, business and politics which has been at the heart of Manchester’s remarkable transformation. From the National Football Museum to the Etihad Campus, sporting and business collaborations continue to bring in visitors, fund vital developments and attract major international investment. Moving forward, these partnerships have a key role to play in further strengthening the local economy and developing the next generation of sporting, business & political leaders. Fifteen years on from the Commonwealth Games, the VSI Sporting Directors Summit will provide an excellent opportunity to reflect on the city’s many accomplishments and to look ahead to the future.
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This unique day of thought leadership will showcase world class examples of strategic leadership sport, business & politics.
Exploring real world case studies of strategic leadership across the global landscapes of sport, business and politics
Keynote sessions and discussion panels from the main players who are actively succeeding.
What to expect
An opportunity for leaders in sport to develop their knowledge and skills within a high-calibre peer group, participants are immersed in the world of high performance leadership. Participants will explore their personal leadership philosophy before discussing how to manage talent, build high performing teams and drive change. Sessions will be run by the leading high performance experts in the sports industry.
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Registration and Coffee
James Cooper, Sky Sports
Andy Burnham, Greater Manchester Mayor
Mayor of Manchester: Manchester in the future
Sir Howard Bernstein interview: Manchester a global sporting city
Interviewed by Frank McKenna on how Manchester’s economy has grown on the world map through Manchester’s sports orgs and business community. Specific focus on the regeneration of east Manchester through the commonwealth games & Manchester City Football club and how sport, business & politics can continue to drive sustainable growth for greater Manchester
Refreshments and Networking Event
Professor Chris Brady: business of sport to Manchester
Chris will speak about the financial impact sport and business has on Manchester and surrounding cities delivering case studies that evidence the drivers thriving cities and communities and how this impacts sport, business and life.
Panel discussion facilitated by James cooper:
If McGregor had won, perhaps the boyhood United fan would have thanked Man City
It all started in 2008 when the Carrington training centre was not fit for purpose at Manchester City, Platt Lane was too small for the modern day academy and the land in East Manchester and its stadium needed regeneration and development ….but who thought this might lead to inspiring Las Vegas to become the capital of sports in the USA. Garry and Nick will tell the story of how a well thought out vision became a reality.
Garry Cook, Senior Global Sporting Director
Garry Cook is a British sports executive, having worked for Manchester City between 2008 and 2011 and Nike between 1996 and 2008. Cook recently worked for the mixed martial arts organization the UFC.
Nick Smith, Senior Global Sporting Director
Nick Smith - Born in South Africa, a Director and key leader of the Pro Leisure group. Responsible for the MCFC infrastructure projects and the UFC MMA performance institute.
Q&A from audience
Panel discussion facilitated by Frank McKenna
Close of summit - James Cooper, Sky Sports
Close of Conference
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