Loughborough University London to host 2020 European Association for Sport Management Conference

Loughborough University London has been announced as the host University for the 28th European Association for Sport Management (EASM) Conference taking place in September 2020.

The Institute for Sport Business are delighted to announce the partnership with the EASM Conference, which will take place between 16-19 September 2020.

The majority of the conference will take place within Loughborough University London, with some of the conference sessions, socials, and keynotes taking place at a number of iconic venues on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, such as the London Stadium and Lee Valley VeloPark.

The European Association for Sport Management  was established in 1993 as an independent association of people involved or interested in the management of sport. Members include academics and professionals from the public, voluntary and commercial sectors.

The announcement was made at the 2019 Conference in Seville.

Dr Emily Hayday, Chair of EASM 2020 local organising committee and Lecturer for the Institute for Sport Business said:

"The Institute for Sport Business is excited to host and welcome delegates to the 28th European Association for Sport Management conference. The conference will specifically focus on innovation and dynamic change within the sports industry, and will involve collaboration with industry experts and practitioners from across the sports sector.

We have invited keynote speakers from industry and broader academic spheres beyond sport management, and will incorporate a Sport Innovation Demo Day into our programme to showcase sport technology and innovation starts ups from across the globe."

Professor James Skinner, Director of the Institute for Sport Business said:

“The Institute for Sport Business at Loughborough University London is excited to host the 2020 EASM Congress. The sport management global landscape is dynamic and fluid and the future presents many new opportunities and challenges for sport management academics and practitioners. The programme for the 2020 Congress blends emerging sport management trends with the challenges the sport management community continues to face.”

For more information, take a look at the EASM 2020 website. Please note, registration will open soon - if you are interesting in attending, exhibiting your organisation or discussing possible collaboration, please email: info@easm2020.com

Loughborough is one of the country’s leading universities, with an international reputation for research that matters, excellence in teaching, strong links with industry, and unrivalled achievement in sport and its underpinning academic disciplines.

It has been awarded five stars in the independent QS Stars university rating scheme, named the best university in the world for sports-related subjects in the 2019 QS World University Rankings, University of the Year by The Times and Sunday Times University Guide 2019 and top in the country for its student experience in the 2018 THE Student Experience Survey.

Loughborough is in the top 10 of every national league table, being ranked 4th in the Guardian University League Table 2020, 5th in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019 and 8th in The UK Complete University Guide 2020.

Loughborough is consistently ranked in the top twenty of UK universities in the Times Higher Education’s ‘table of tables’ and is in the top 10 in England for research intensity. In recognition of its contribution to the sector, Loughborough has been awarded seven Queen's Anniversary Prizes.

Specialising exclusively in postgraduate-level study, Loughborough University London is based on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and offers cutting-edge master’s and PhD degrees, as well as business collaboration, research and enterprise opportunities.

The seven specialist institutes at Loughborough University London include: Design Innovation, Digital Technologies, Diplomacy and International Governance, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, International Management, Media and Creative Industries, and Sport Business. Close industry partnerships with a wealth of leading businesses and creative organisations means teaching and learning is informed by real-life challenges and driven by true industry pressures.