The Indian sports industry contributes 2% to the global sports market and it is estimated to accommodate more than 1.33 million new sports persons by 2017. India’s share of the global sports goods export market is expected to grow manifold, with the country, establishing the credibility of its goods in the international market. Indian sporting goods are well known around the world and have made a mark in the global sports goods market. Understanding the importance and prospects of the Indian sporting industry, The Times of India is all set to bring forth the Global Sports Business Show this December which will explore different facets of sports from showcasing startups in the space to the evolution of sports into an entertainment industry with celebrities playing a focal role more than ever.
Commenting on the event, Deepak Lamba, President, Times Conferences Limited said, “Global Sports Business Show 2016 will be an evangelist of the business of sports in India and Asia Pacific. This forum will be a convergence of ideas and expertise alongside being a platform for brands across the sports community to showcase their range of offerings. The Times of India is enthralled to bring a platform which will address everything sports, be it sports technology or the sports startup ecosystem; ultimately leaving a mark of Indian sports in the global sports arena. Global Sports Business Show is expected to be the single biggest symposium for the Indian sporting fraternity which can provide a footprint in the international domain.”
Scheduled to take place at the Bombay Exhibition Centre, Mumbai, this 3-day show will see more than 30,000 people attending the show. Under the aegis of Global Sports Business Show, the key stakeholders will come together to discuss the trends, opportunities, challenges and innovations in the sports marketing domain through a series of panel discussions, keynotes and breakout sessions. The show will feature multi-track conferences with global speakers and experts from the business of sports where more than 200 national and international sports exhibitors, over 50 startups will showcase their products.
The summit will facilitate live training activities to enable trainers with state of the art international training techniques and a sports photography contest, which will act as the apt platform for shutterbugs to showcase their affinity with sports. Bringing together sports federations, food and nutrition authorities, health club owners, sports teams, fitness experts, dietitians, nutrition and sports supplement manufacturers and fitness enthusiasts, the Global Sports Business Show will also deliberate on the science of nutrition and its impact on sports. The show will be an unparalleled platform for everyone who wants to understand the economics of sports and ensure new opportunities for all attendees.