With COVID-19 showing no signs slowing down, sporting activities across various cities in India have come to a halt since the lockdown. The pandemic has taken a huge toll on the businesses related to various sports forcing them to shut down either completely or temporarily. 

During this difficult period, many athletes and sports industry pioneers have taken to various internet platforms to communicate with fans and are conducting interactive virtual events and webinars to keep them engaged. The sports personalities discuss the strategies with their peers and fans to bring back sports to grounds with necessary safety precautions. 

In that regard, an interactive virtual events solution providing company called Crowdproduct is conducting a virtual event in the name of “E-Summit-Making Delhi A Vibrant Football City”. The event will host 30+ marquee speakers and a large audience across multiple broadcasting channels. The event has been scheduled on 3rd August,2020 from 11.30AM to 11.30PM with 6 different topics being discussed in 6 timing slots.

The topics and speakers involved in the event are,

Plenary Session on Theme (11:30 AM – 1:00 PM)

Mr Kiren Rijiju (Hon’ble Minister of Sports & Youth Affairs)
Mr Praful Patel (President, AIFF)
Mr Sunil Chhetri (Captain, Indian NT)
Mr Dato’ Windsor John (General Secretary, AFC)
Dr Shaji Prabhakaran (President, Football Delhi)
Mr Jagdish Mitra (Chief Strategy Officer, Tech Mahindra)
Moderator – Mr Nikhil Naz (Sports Presenter)

The Local Football Story: Opportunities and Challenges (1:30 PM – 2:45 PM)

Mr Anuj Gupta (Vice President, Football Delhi)
Mr S.K. Singh (Vice President, Football Delhi)
Mr Anadi Barua (Vice President, Football Delhi)
Mr B S Negi (President, Garhwal FC)
Mr Tushar Dev (President, Simla Youngs FC)
Mr Rajiv Gupta (Honorary Treasurer, Football Delhi)
Moderator – Mr Khurram Raza (Vice President, Football Delhi)

The Role of Media in making Delhi a Footballing City (3:00 PM – 4:30 PM)

Mr Joy Bhattacharjya (CEO, Pro Volleyball League)
Mr Jaydeep Basu (Senior Sports Journalist)
Mr Vijay Lokapally (Senior Sports Journalist & Writer for The Hindu & Sportstar)
Mr Siddharth Saxena (Senior Sports Journalist, Times of India)
Mr Mihir Vasavda (Assistant Editor, Sports Indian Express)
Mr Suresh Kaushik (Former Sports Editor, Jansatta)
Moderator – Mr Soumitra Bose (Senior Editorial Consultant, Outlook)

Commercial Viability and Opportunities in the City (4:45 PM – 6:15 PM)

Mr Lloyd Mathias (Business Strategist & Angel Investor)
Mr Tuhin Mishra (MD and Co-Founder, Baseline Venture)
Mr Neerav Tomar (CEO & MD, IOS Sports & Entertainment)
Peer Naubert (Head of Global Marketing for Bundesliga International)
Mr Siddhant Narayan (Head Marketing, OnePlus)
Mr Neeraj Jain (Director, COSCO)
Moderator – Mr Debayan Sen (ESPN India)

The Importance of Women’s Football Development (6:30 PM – 8:00 PM)

Ms Sara Booth (Head of Women’s Football Competitions, FIFA)
Ms Sara Pilot (Chairperson, AIFF Women’s Committee)
Ms Dalima Chhibber (Player, Indian NT)
Ms Lauren Duncan (Manager National Women’s Team, South Africa)
Ms Yvonne Ekroth (chief coach, U23 Sweden National Women’s team)
Moderator – Ms Sharda Ugra (Senior Editor, EspnCricinfo)

The Role and Significance of the Capital City in National Football (8:15 PM – 10:15 PM)

Mr Hisham El Amrani (CEO HEA Sports & Former GS, CAF)
Prof Simon Chadwick (Euro-Asian Sport Expert)
Mr Kushal Das (GS, AIFF)
Mr John Helm (Legendary Commentator)
Mr. Dhiman Sarkar (Senior Sports Journalist Hindustan Times)
Moderator – Mr. Pulasta Dhar (Football Commentator & Writer)

This event serves a way for you to join Sunil Chhetri and other prominent footballing leaders for a compelling day of sports learnings and takeaways, in the endeavour to make the Indian capital a vibrant football city. Participate with fun and purpose, and be a part of the change you wish to see.

Date: August 3, 2020

Time: 11.30 AM to 11.30 PM

Registration Link: https://www.facebook.com/FootballDelhiDSA/


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