IFF 2018 – PREAMBLE

SPORTZPOWER KNOWLEDGE SERIES

The India Football Forum is the flagship property of the SportzPower Knowledge Series (SKS), an ongoing programme designed to benefit the industry's multiple stakeholders through direct or indirect participation.

SKS has organised multiple sports-focused forums during the previous five years. While the India Football Forums have been a constant, SKS has also delivered the India Cricket Forum and the India Golf Forums. In 2013, SKS also organised our first multi-sport conference with the landmark India Pro Leagues Forum.


Agenda

Venue

Novotel,

Mumbai
  • 9.30 a.m. onwards
  • 30.Nov.2018

REGISTRATION

Venue

Novotel,

Mumbai
  • 10.30 a.m.
  • 30.Nov.2018

Opening Remarks by Conference Host THOMAS ABRAHAM and Conference Moderator ARUNAVA CHAUDHURI

Venue

Novotel,

Mumbai
  • 10.40 a.m.
  • 30.Nov.2018

KEYNOTE ADDRESS ON CONFERENCE THEME

RAJIV MATHRANI, Head, Marketing, Star Sports

Venue

Novotel,

Mumbai
  • KNOWLEDGE SESSION
  • 11 am
  • 30.Nov.2018

“Building A Viable Football Ecosystem”

  • Championing sustainability of Indian Football Leagues
  • Clubs crucial to game's growth in their catchment areas
  • Football Academies, Youth Leagues Bridge between Talent Discovery and Pro Arena
  • International best practices
  • KEYNOTE ADDRESS
    NITIN KUKREJA, CEO, IQuest Enterprises

    PANEL DISCUSSION

  • JOSE ANTONIO CACHAZA, Country Manager India, LaLiga
  • NITIN KUKREJA, CEO, IQuest Enterprises
  • KUSHAL DAS, General Secretary, All India Football Federation
  • G SRINIVVASAN, Group Head, Marketing and Strategy, Reliance Sports
  • ASHISH SHAH, CEO, Delhi Dynamos FC
  • KEYNOTE ADDRESS
    JOSE ANTONIO CACHAZA, Country Manager India, LaLiga

    Venue

    Novotel,

    Mumbai
    • 12-12.15 pm
    • 30.Nov.2018

    TEA BREAK

    Venue

    Novotel,

    Mumbai
    • 12.15 pm
    • 30.Nov.2018
    KEYNOTE ADDRESS
    PRASANA KRISHNAN, EVP & Business Head, Sports Cluster, SPN India

    Venue

    Novotel,

    Mumbai
    • 12.35 pm
    • 30.Nov.2018
    KEYNOTE ADDRESS
    ANEESH MADANI, Head, Sports Partnerships APAC, Twitter

    KNOWLEDGE SESSION


    “The Future is Digital”

  • Broadcasters upping their game
  • Social Media Redrawing Sports Broadcasting Rule Book
  • Millennials redefining sports consumption
  • Sports Integrity Challenges and Opportunities

  • PANEL DISCUSSION

  • PRASANA KRISHNAN, EVP & Business Head, Sports Cluster, SPN India
  • ANEESH MADANI, Head, Sports Partnerships APAC, Twitter
  • LV KRISHNAN, CEO, TAM Media Research
  • PIYUSH KUMAR, Founder, Rooter
  • NILESH KULKARNI, Director, International Institute of Sports Management
  • Venue

    Novotel,

    Mumbai
    • 1.45 pm
    • 30.Nov.2018

    LUNCH

    Venue

    Novotel,

    Mumbai
    • 2.30 pm
    • 30.Nov.2018
    KEYNOTE ADDRESS
    KEVIN SIM, Head, APAC, Bundesliga International

    KNOWLEDGE SESSION


    “Putting The Fan Front and Centre”

  • Getting It Right On Air And In Stadia
  • Youth Connect Critical to Take Football Pan India
  • Unique Strategies For Using Social Media in Sports Marketing
  • Ways Brands Can Draft Modern Sports Fans

  • PANEL DISCUSSION

  • KEVIN SIM, Head, APAC, Bundesliga International
  • VARUN TRIPURANENI, CEO, Kerala Blasters FC
  • HRISHIKESH SHENDE, Director Emerging Markets - Heartbeat Sports & Basketball, adidas
  • YANNICK COLACO, Vice President & Managing Director, NBA India
  • INDRANIL DAS BLAH, CEO, Mumbai City FC
  • Venue

    Novotel,

    Mumbai
    • 3.15 pm
    • 30.Nov.2018
    KEYNOTE ADDRESS
    HRISHIKESH SHENDE, Director Emerging Markets - Heartbeat Sports & Basketball, adidas

    Venue

    Novotel,

    Mumbai
    • 3.30 pm
    • 30.Nov.2018

    TEA / COFFEE

    Venue

    Novotel,

    Mumbai
    • 3.45 pm
    • 30.Nov.2018
    INDUSTRY PRESENTATION
    ELBERT D'SILVA, Head-Partnerships, BARC India

    Venue

    Novotel,

    Mumbai
    • 4 pm
    • 30.Nov.2018

    KNOWLEDGE SESSION


    “Internet & Mobile keys to Experiential Nirvana”

  • Connecting To The Consumer In A Fast Evolving Media Landscape
  • OTT the new broadcast reality
  • Leveraging Mobile to Deliver on Business Objectives
  • Analytics the game changer

  • PANEL DISCUSSION

  • UDAY SODHI, EVP and Head, Digital Business, SPN India
  • VINIT KARNIK, Business head, ESP Properties
  • CHIRAAG PAUL, Founder & CEO, Proem Sports Analytics
  • HOTSTAR Representative
  • Venue

    Novotel,

    Mumbai
    • 4.45 pm
    • 30.Nov.2018

    VOTE OF THANKS

    Speakers

    KEVIN SIM

    Head, APAC

    Bundesliga International

    JOSE ANTONIO CACHAZA

    Country Manager India

    LaLiga

    KUSHAL DAS

    General Secretary

    All India Football Federation

    PRASANA KRISHNAN

    EVP & Business Head

    Sports Cluster, SPN India

    NITIN KUKREJA

    CEO

    IQuest Enterprises

    INDRANIL DAS BLAH

    Founding Partner KWAN

    CEO Mumbai City FC

    ANEESH MADANI

    Head, Sports Partnerships APAC

    Twitter

    HRISHIKESH SHENDE

    Director Emerging Markets - Heartbeat Sports & Basketball

    Adidas

    YANNICK COLACO

    Vice President & Managing Director

    NBA India

    LV KRISHNAN

    CEO

    TAM Media Research

    NILESH KULKARNI

    Director

    International Institute of Sports Management

    ASHISH SHAH

    CEO

    Delhi Dynamos FC

    G SRINIVVASAN

    Group Head

    Marketing and Strategy, Reliance Sports

    UDAY SODHI

    , EVP and Head, Digital Business

    SPN India

    ELBERT D'SILVA

    Head-Partnerships

    BARC India

    RAJIV MATHRANI

    Head, Marketing

    Star Sports

    PIYUSH KUMAR

    Founder

    Rooter

    VINIT KARNIK

    Business Head

    ESP Properties

    CHIRAAG PAUL

    Founder & CEO

    Proem Sports Analytics

    ARUNAVA CHAUDHURI

    Sports Consultant & Football Strategist

    SNAPSHOTS IFF 2017

    What They Think About Us

    DAVE THOMAS

    Managing Director, adidas Group India

    ‘‘I found the Forum insightful and informative. It is good to see focus brought to the global game of Football in India and only by discussing the key issues and opportunities will we grow the game here. The quality of the panel speakers was good and the topics were relevant in the exciting build up to the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup being held in India’’

    JAVIER CEPPI

    Tournament Director, LOC|FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017

    ‘‘Thank you for inviting me to the forum, had been part of it as a member of the audience in 2014 and it was a thoroughly entertaining experience to be on the other side of the table this time. The big takeaway from the Forum is that there are many different stakeholders trying to do whatever is necessary for the betterment of Indian Football, and it is always possible to be on the same stage with them and understand their concerns and listen to their ideas as to what can be done to keep improving the game here in India.

    JOSE ANTONIO CACHAZA

    Country Manager India, LaLiga

    "India Football Forum is a great opportunity exchange ideas with many of the main characters of Indian football. From football organizations to sponsors and broadcaster they all meet there. It was a truly engaging experience and surely I'll be back in future events."

    SHAJI PRABHAKARAN

    President Delhi United Football Club & Delhi Soccer Association

    "You deserve all credit for organising a much-needed platform for stakeholders of the game to interact, communicate and deliberate solutions for better future of the game in India. I must tell you that it was well organised and attendance was also very encouraging."

    INDRANIL DAS BLAH

    CEO, Mumbai City FC; Founding Partner CAA KWAN

    ‘‘The other impressive bit about the conferences hosted by you is the punctuality; all sessions start and end on time, which is a refreshing change for all of us. Congratulations on hosting such a fruitful conference once again’’

    LV KRISHNAN

    CEO, TAM India

    "Thought it was very well organized and had a professional, global look too."

    SUNANDO DHAR

    CEO, I-League

    ‘‘I compliment you and your able team for organizing such a unique interactive session on football. Wishing you all the very best and assuring full co-operation in any of your future initiatives’’

    HRISHIKESH SHENDE

    Director – Football & Basketball, adidas India

    ‘‘I found the India Football Forum, 2016 quite insightful, informative and relevant. With the 2017 u-17 World Cup less than 12 months away, the panel of speakers provided some really useful ideas on continuing the growth and development of the beautiful game in India’’