CIES will be participating in a conference devoted to the theme of the challenges that professional sport will have to meet in the 21st century. The event will be held from 4 to 6 July at Universidad Internacional Menéndez Pelayo in Santander.

The conference, under the patronage of Universidad Rey Juan Carlos and of the Real Federación Española de Fútbol (CIES partners in Spain), will address several key topics in the development of contemporary professional sport, namely issues linked to doping, changes in sports regulations, the role of limited companies in sport, the challenge of professional management of sports entities, the role of women in sport, sports justice and the relationship between public institutions and professional sport.

Pierre Lanfranchi, Scientific Coordinator of the FIFA/CIES International University Network, will speak on the "Sports Manager: universal model and different traditions".

Spanish national coach Vicente del Bosque will take the floor during the conference and elaborate on the importance of upholding human values in sport.

For further information:
Phone: +34 942 29 88 00 / 942 29 88 10
Fax: +34 942 29 88 20