Event Overview

Building on the success of the last two years, the FT Business of Football Summit returns for its third iteration in digital format to explore how business models within football are adapting in these challenging times. For 2021, we have expanded the programme to two days filled with the biggest names in the global football economy, to debate and explore the future of the beautiful game in a post-pandemic world. Join leading investors, club and league executives, players, regulators, broadcasters, sponsors, advisors and other key influencers to hear their expert insights on the financial future of the beautiful game in a post-pandemic world.

Hear from the industry’s leading decision-makers as they plan for growth after COVID-19

Digitally connect with over 1,000 industry representatives through unique online networking opportunities

A full day of FT-curated content designed to help shape the future of football’s economy

Built on a track record of trusted and successful FT sector-focused events

Connect and do business with senior executives from all sectors of football including international governance, leagues, clubs, investors and broadcasters

Business Strategy Associate, Arsenal FC
“The quality of the speakers was excellent - the most senior personnel from a range of organisations in the football industry - clubs, federations, leagues. Broad range of topics covered with discussion on topical issues throughout.”

Confirmed speakers include:

Fatma Samoura,

Secretary General,


Christian Seifert,

Chief Executive,

Deutsche Fußball Liga

Jonathan Barnett,


Stellar Group Limited

Maggie Murphy,

General Manager,

Lewes FC Women

1000+ attendees
30+ speakers
85% C-suite/VP/Director/Head of level attendees
Head of Commercial for Cardiff City Football Group
“An outstanding event that has potential to become a staple part of the industry calendar.”