From January 26th to the 29th, the students of the MSc in Sports Industry Management traveled to Germany to attend the ISPO Fair 2014 in Munich, a world-renowned multi-segment trade show for sports business.
During the trade show, the students met with key industry players from international companies including Franz Julen, CEO of Intersport ( #1sport retail group worldwide); Michael Rupp, CEO of Jack Wolfskin; Pascal Clausse, Vice President of Global Retial at Amer Sports; Didi Serena, CEO and President at KJUS; Vlad Moroz, Co-founder of the Russian Outdoor Group; Pierre Agnes, President of Quiksilver France; Franco Fogliatio, Senior Vice President of Europe for Columbia Sportswear Company; Andreas Rauter, Brand Manager Europe for Burton etc...
Discover the feedback from the students of the programme:
"A great show! Huge and impressive which really made me understand the size and the diversity of this Industry."
"Amazing experience ! Diving into the real Sports world."
"From Brands to suppliers we had the chance to discover all players of the Sports sector and to interact with them: A perfect complement to the courses we had in Lyon and Annecy."
"After our on field experiences in Chamonix and Annecy, this trade show was really the place to be. A great schedule allowed us to get the most of it."
"Meeting up with the CEO of Jack Wolfskin , the chairman of Intersport International and many other top managers of the Industry was a great experience, which allowed me to make contacts for my future internship. All of these managers were very interesting and dedicated to transmitting us their experience."
"We had the chance to discuss and share the same day with the managers of Quiksilver , Salomon , Burton etc …Thank you for the perfect organization!"
This annual event is a unique opportunity for the students of the MSc in Sports Industry Management to get hands-on experience, develop their international network and get a real sense of what their future career in the sports industry will be like.