Birkbeck Sport Business Centre holds regular research conferences where key developments in the sports business sector are debated and current research disseminated.

During 2012, a year in which London hosted the Olympic Games, Birkbeck Sport Business Centre held two major international conferences: (1) the 5th International Sport Business Symposium, where the opportunities and risks associated with staging the Olympic Games had been discussed; (2) the 4th European Conference in Sport Economics, where the latest research in the sport economics field was presented.

Get familiarised with past and future conferences in our Conferences page here.

Public Seminar Series

The Business of Sport Seminar Series runs weekly in term time on Thursday evenings at 6pm unless otherwise stated.

It is designed to provide a forum for debate on key management challenges facing the sports industries amongst academics researching the sector, professional managers in the industry, and students on the Birkbeck portfolio of postgraduate Sport Management programmes. Among the topics that have been debated are the commercialization of football, sport governance, racism and equality, and international sports law, to name a few. All incorporated into a round-table discussion, where the audience debate with the presenters..

Visit Birkbeck Sport Business Centre Seminars page here.

Please note that the Business of Sport Seminar Series operates under strict Chatham House Rules i.e. there can be no external reporting of the presentation or discussion without the express permission of the speaker.

Student/Alumni Events

The Birkbeck Sport Business Centre’s students and Alumni organise events on a regular basis, where they apply concepts and ideas they were educated on during their years in one of the Centre’s programmes.

Visit Birkbeck Sport Business Centre Student/Alumni Events page here.

For more information please feel free to contact us.