Deloitte joins GSFB line up

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Dan Jones, partner, Sports Business Group at Deloitte, has joined the speaker line–up for session on ¬£Football and Finance√ė, 7–9 March, at the Global Sports Forum Barcelona.

On the back of the publication of the 15th edition of the Deloitte Football Money League, the Global Sports Forum Barcelona (GSFB), the worlds leading exchange platform for sport, has announced that Dan Jones, partner, Sports Business Group at Deloitte, has joined the speaker line–up for the event, 7–9 March – www. globalsportsforum. org Jones will join a panel session on Football and Finance: The dangers ahead at the Forum, which will focus on UEFAs new Financial Fair Play regulations and how clubs will need to respond to remain competitive in Europes big five football markets. When: 7 – 9 March, 2012 Where: Global Sports Forum Barcelona 2012 Palau de Congressos de Catalunya (PCC) Avinguda Diagonal, 661–671 08028 Barcelona Spain Why? With the financial performance of clubs competing in the worlds most popular sport increasingly coming under the media spotlight, the Global Sports Forum Barcelona will be one of the only places to hear from some of the worlds leading industry experts on the subject. Join leading sports personalities like Eric Cantona, Sebastien Coe and Oscar Pistorius in Barcelona next month, where they will be joined by more than 1, 000 leading brand and rights holder representatives from the likes of Coca–Cola, NBA, RFU, FIFA, YouTube and FC Barcelona. How? To register for the Global Sports Forum Barcelona 2012, go to: http://globalsportsforum. mediactive. fr and follow the on–screen instructions. To download a copy of the Deloitte Football Money League 2012, go to: www. deloitte. co. uk/fml Meanwhile, Laird Hamilton will also take part in the 4th edition of the annual Forum. Laird Hamilton has been a member of the Oxbow Team since 1990 and boasts achievements such as Waterman of the year in 2004 and Rider of the Year in 2000, overcoming the biggest waves in the world, among them Jaws in Peahi and Teahupoo in Tahiti. An accomplished waterman and kite surf pioneer, Hamilton is an internationally renowned free–surfer who has contributed to the development of his sport around the world. Always higher, always bigger, always faster is the philosophy of his Oxbow Unlimited Team. Hamilton will join many of the worlds leading brands, government institutions, rights holders and governing bodies from sport already signed–up to attend the Forum, which has quickly established itself as one of the industrys most influential thought leadership platforms. Lucien Boyer, General Commissioner of the Global Sports Forum Barcelona, commented: We are delighted to welcome Laird Hamilton to Barcelona for this new edition. Laird is one of the greatest free surfers in history and we look forward to him sharing his vision on the world of surfing along with the various projects he is working on. " Laird Hamilton is the latest inspirational speaker to sign up to take part in the Forum, which provides a year–long community for people to debate the latest issues and share opinions on sport. Ex–Footballer turned actor, Eric Cantona, London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic hopeful, Oscar Pistorius, LOCOG Chairman, Sebastian Coe, FC Barcelona President, Sandro Rosell, YouTubes Head of Sports Content, Claude Ruibal and many more are already confirmed to take part. Members of the press are invited to attend free of charge.

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