World Sports Business Institute launched
Gerom Media S&E, a South African based company has launched the World Sports Business Institute (WSBI), with the main objective to host regular industry roundtables, seminars, workshops and masterclasses, on the modern day challenges facing sports business management.
The Institute will primarily arrange for interaction between administrators, executives, academics and industry thought leaders, on the best practice to sustainably manage sports organisations, in a highly disruptive 4IR ecosystem, and it’s impact on the future of sport.
Some of the programmes to be hosted by the Institute, will focus on corporate governance and ethics in sports management, inclusive of the principles of solidarity as a pillar to support broader “stakeholder interest”, and most importantly, protecting the well-being of those participating in sport.
These programmes will be addressed by sports management practitioners, administrators, sports’ executives and industry personalities, in an environment where, people could participate freely and contribute towards the future sustainability of sports business management.
The Institute will be run by Gerrit Davids, CEO of Gerom Media S&E and it will assisted by an “Advisory Board”, which will provide input on the content to be offered for these programmes.
According to Davids, “The Institute will link up with other major sports industry events, either organised by his own company or others. By co-locating the Institute’s programmes with these events, it will give our participants ample opportunity, to not only engage their peers during these sessions, but also those attending the concurrent events.”
David says, “Primarily these sessions will focus on how participating sports entities could leverage learning from industry specialists and executives representing well known sports entities, from around the world, but they will also be challenged to find effective ways to implement these “take-outs” in a sustainable manner, when going back to their own organisations.”
“A future leaders programme will also be an intrinsic part of the Institute’s activities, where young executives and administrators, will be afforded the opportunity to be mentored by their more experience counterparts, through the “Mentor Club”.
The Institute will also be an official partner of the World Sports Clubs and Leagues Alliance (WSLA), which will be established in London, England in May 2021.
Davids says, “When staging the Institute’s programmes, regional WSLA-Chapter meetings will also be held for its members, to further debate and exchange know-how on how to grow sports business in their respective regions.”
For more information contact:
Gerom Media S&E: on behalf of the World Sports Business Institute (WBSI)
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