The 2nd edition of the Times of India Global Sports Business Show (GSBS) 2017 is on track to be one of the biggest sports event in India has witnessed to date
Mumbai, 15th November, 2017 :- For 33 centuries, sports has proven to be one of the most effective tools in entertaining audiences, ensuring health, growing businesses, and building a sustainable, secure and prosperous future for future generations. No other form of entertainment has a more globally unifying appeal, and the Indian sports industry too is witnessing radical changes.
The Times of India group, a torchbearer of economic progress, will hold the second edition of The Times of India Global Sports Business Show (GSBS) 2017 to give an impetus to the sports & fitness business ecosystem. Scheduled to take place at the Bombay Exhibition Centre, Goregaon - Mumbai, between 16 and 18 November 2017, GSBS 2017 will bring together top corporates, leading stakeholders, manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers, policy makers, sports leagues, sports management companies and industry stakeholders under one roof.
This landmark exhibition will feature 5000+ national and international sports products spread over 6000+ square metres of exhibition space, with an audience of 10000+ trade visitors and sports enthusiasts set to visit this mega exhibition spread over the course of 3 days. With an all-encompassing exhibitor category featuring XX+ National & international brands, 5 tactically focused conferences, strategically aligned B2B meets, 50+ hosted international and national buyers and hands-on workshops, GSBS represents a stellar convergence of the sports business ecosystem like no other. Moreover, the exhibition also boasts a strong government connection with support from 5 State Partners plus the presence of a Taiwanese Country Pavilion, making GSBS an unparalleled platform for everyone who wants to delve deeper into the sports ecosystem.
The second edition of this landmark event will be home to 5 conferences that will see more than 100+ leading industry speakers and government representatives dive into a spectrum of sporting topics. Together, these eminent minds will discuss prevalent trends, opportunities, challenges and innovations in the industry. Multiple discussion boards have been created including panel discussions, keynotes and break-out sessions, which would catalyze the ascendance of the Indian sports ecosystem by uniting the entire sports fraternity.
With the intention of building a bright future for the Indian sports and fitness fraternity, the second edition of The Times of India Global Sports Business Show 2017 will host multiple workshops for the sports fraternity. Rugby India, Mary Kom Regional Boxing Foundation, Xtreme Fight Federation and Coach Crew will take center stage as they conduct workshops that will give a fillip to the sports community working passionately towards realizing the collective Indian sporting dream.
Additionally, the occasion will also be marked by the launch of the exclusive Economic Times Champions of Sports coffee table book, which will immortalize the achievements of those that have championed the Indian sports ecosystem.
Commenting on the event, Deepak Lamba, President, Times Strategic Solutions Limited said, "It is extremely important to build a dynamic sporting culture in India, as witnessed by the government and the private sector working closely together for a better sporting future. The Times of India Global Sports Business Show 2017 is an effort in this direction, offering a rich source of ideas and expertise for the sports ecosystem to draw from as they seek to create the sporting generation of tomorrow. By bringing together the key people from the industry and showing the way to the sporting generation of tomorrow, The Times of India Global Sports Business Show 2017 serves as a unique platform that will surely serve to further ingrain a sporting culture amongst Indians everywhere. Envisioned as the single biggest symposium for the sporting fraternity in India, GSBS aims to help create a sports culture Indians everywhere can be proud of."
A galaxy of top-tier speakers are also expected to grace the occasion, including Shri Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports, Government of India; Om Pathak, Founder & Chairman, School Sports Promotion Foundation and Member of Olympic Task Force; Somdev Devvarman, Former Indian Tennis Player; Ranjan Mohapatra, Editor in Chief, CSR Vision; Rajesh Kharabanda, Managing Director, Nivia; Siddhartha Upadhyay, Founder, Stairs Foundation; Udit Sheth, Managing Director, TransStadia; and Prof. Dr. G.L. Khanna, Director (Project) - Indian Institute of Sports Science and Research, Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Government of India.
With eminent stakeholders from across the government and industry looking to bring into sharp focus the ways in which the industry can make the most of the overlap of multiple sports disciplines, GSBS 2017 will ensure that India's path to sporting prominence is paved with an inclusive effort from all the august stakeholders gracing the occasion, making this a must-attend event for all stakeholders of the Indian sports ecosystem.