Indian Sports Industry has the potential to be worth 4 billion USD: Sports Minister Vijay Goel at Times of India Global Sports Business Show 2016
The Youth Affairs and Sports Minister spoke at the Times of India Global Sports Business Show held in Mumbai
Mumbai, December 23, 2016: Global Sports Business Show 2016 by The Times of India saw an overwhelming response in its first run in Mumbai. The 3-day mega-event was touted to be India’s largest sports congregation, with more than 60 exhibitors and thousands of people thronging the show. While Indian football supremo Bhaichung Bhutia inaugurated the 3-day mega-show, Global Sports Business Show 2016 saw Honourable Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports, Shri. Vijay Goel addressing the attendees on the third day.
The 3-day event held discussions on the business of sports, sports infrastructure and investment, textiles and sports fashion, among other pertinent issues. Present at the event were bureaucrats from the Textile Association, Sports Ministry, State Governments and big-leagues like Facebook, Twitter, Delhi Daredevils, Bengal Warriors, NBA India, Mary Kom Learning Academy among others, who extended their support for the show.
Speaking on the sporting industry and the success of the show, Deepak Lamba, President, Times Strategic Solutions Ltd., said “The Times of India – Global Sports Business Show is a unique attempt to bring together top leading stakeholders, policy makers, sports management companies under one roof to help India realize the dream of becoming a truly international sporting nation with world class infrastructure. This initiative will accentuate the government’s vision to create a sustainable sporting ecosystem in India through infrastructure development, investments in the sports sector and overseas marketing of India as an international sporting destination which have been demanding attention for a long time.”
The event came to an overwhelming close with more than 15,000 people being associated with the event. This made the event a one-of-kind and the largest sporting congregation of India.
Times Strategic Solutions Ltd., functional under the brand name ET Edge, is an Economic Times initiative founded to empower multiple industries and segments by sharing critical business knowledge through strategic conferences, summits and focused exhibitions. Encompassing the Indian business vista, ET Edge strives to bring together visionaries and key leaders on its knowledge platforms to create a social and business environment conducive to the positive changes required by the industry. The main aim of this initiative is to channel global business intelligence through exhibitions, summits and conferences in overarching lectures, hands-on workshops, panels, roundtables, case studies and more.
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