June. LBS. 1st Baltic Sports Management Forum (Riga. Latvia)
The 1st Baltic Sports Management Forum was held by the Latvian Business School on June 19, 2009 in Reval Hotel Latvija, Riga.
The Forum was held in frames of the EuroBasket Women Championship play-offs and examined the latest trends and key issues on sport industry and basketball development across Europe, offering focused debate and discussion from high profile speakers.
The Forum consisted of two parts. The first part included the discussion on development of global and European basketball. FIBA President Mr. Bob Elphinston was a Forum's Keynote speaker. Among those others who took part in the discussion and those who gave their speeches were:
Kosta Jankov, Serbian basketball specialist
Jesús Bueno, Executive Director of Spanish Basketball Federation
Kosta Iliev, Sport Director of FIBA Europe
Ojars Kehris, Chairman of the Board of directors of SEB Baltic Basketball League
Mindaugas Balciunas, Secretary General of the Lithuanian Basketball Federation
Shabtai Von Kalmanovic, General Manager of the Russian National Women’s Basketball Program
Paulius Motiejūnas, General Director of the BC Zalgiris Kaunas and others.
The second part of the Forum proceeded with famous sport expert Michel Desbordes, Professor of the University Paris South 11, seminar on sports marketing and management.