Chelsea Football Club has signed up the global Leaders Sport Business Summit for a further three years, hosting the two-day event each October until 2017.
Founded in 2008, the Leaders Sport Business Summit is an international conference that brings together some of the most influential people in sport. It has been held at Chelsea FC for the past six years and last year featured Football Association Chairman Greg Dyke, Real Madrid Manager Carlo Ancelotti and Juventus President Andrea Agnelli. Controversial comments were provided by QPR footballer Joey Barton.
The Leaders Sport Business Summit runs across the entire Stamford Bridge site, utilising all 24 function rooms, 60 syndicate rooms, the Chelsea Museum, live music venue Under The Bridge, as well as hospitality and accommodation from Chelsea’s onsite hotels and restaurants.
The event includes an exhibition in the 1,400sqm Great Hall which features a networking centre with interactive street-food kitchen stations and large screens streaming seminar content from the stadium function suites.
Chelsea FC Head of Venue and Brand Simon Hunter said: “The Leaders Sport Business Summit is a significant event that brings over 50 per cent of its 1,500+ delegation from overseas to Chelsea and involves our entire operations, events, production and catering teams, so we are thrilled to see it returning to Stamford Bridge for the next three years.”
The Leaders Sport Business Summit 2014 takes place at Stamford Bridge on 8-9 October 2014.
Leaders CEO James Worrall said: “We are delighted to have signed a further three-year agreement with Chelsea FC that will see the event celebrating its 10th year at Stamford Bridge.”
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