Conferences - 12 Jun 2012 - Now in its seventh year, the all-new Future Sponsorship 2012 will move to Istanbul, the European Capital of Sport for 2012. Supported by host partners Turkish Airlines and Euroleague Basketball, Future Sponsorship will address the major challenges in the sponsorship world and will gather high-level brands, rights holders and agencies to shape the future of the sponsorship industry.
"Euroleague Basketball and Turkish Airlines are delighted to support Future Sponsorship as it's the perfect place to share experiences and learn from each other in a time of economic challenges," Jordi Bertomeu, Euroleague Basketball CEO and President, said . "Our current economic climate has made it essential for the sport industry to come together and ask itself questions in regards to its product offering. We believe the time is right to put our social value at the center of our business."
Temel Kotil, Ph.D., the CEO of Turkish Airlines, commented: "Turkish Airlines is proud to be hosting the conference of Future Sponsorship together with our partner Euroleague Basketball here in Istanbul. We offer a warm welcome to all participants and companies. More than ever, we believe that good business can be GOOD business. We are thankful that Future Sponsorship is committed to be part of this message."
Future Sponsorship is the leading European sponsorship conference, established in the sports calendar. 2011's event saw over 200 companies participate, including: Yingli Green Energy Europe, Deloitte, Diageo, Randstad Deutschland, FIFA, IEG, ING Group, O2, Paddy Power, The FA, Cirque Du Soleil, Lloyds Banking Group, IMG, Turkish Airlines, Euroleague Basketball, The Premier League, Fulham FC, AVIVA, Lawn Tennis Association, Heineken, Adidas and more.
“We are delighted to have Turkish Airlines and Euroleague Basketball supporting Future Sponsorship for this year. Istanbul is attracting more and more sports events and has a rapidly increasing sport sponsorship market," Sally Nastys, Conference Director for Informa Sports Group, commented. "It will be a fantastic location to host this year's leading sponsorship conference and we look forward to working closely with our partners."
New features are being added to the event for 2012, including high-level, engaging and motivating speakers presenting within the programme, as well as interactive sessions and new networking formats to ensure participants get the best value across the two days.
Future Sponsorship will take place on 28 and 29 November, 2012. Please visit www.future-sponsorship.com for further information