Dear Friends,

It gives me a great pleasure, on behalf of the Executive Board of the European Association for Sport Management, to extend our heartfelt greetings and to invite you to attend the 27th EASM Conference of our Association. Hosted by two outstanding academic partners, Universidad Europea and Universidad Pablo Olavide, the Conference will bring together academics from all continents and top officials from different sectors of sport industry. Both the EASM Board and the Local Organising Committee led by Gerardo Bielons, have been working very hard to ensure that the Conference will meet all your expectations for a stimulating academic programme and a friendly forum for exchange of ideas and socialising, underpinned, of course by a great Spanish hospitality. We hope that you will consider your participation in EASM 2019 as a priority and will make a valuable contribution to the intellectual and organisational growth of EASM.

We look forward to welcome you in Seville!

Vassil Girginov
President of EASM

I’m very proud that the Universidad Europea is one of the two academic partners that will host the 27th EASM Conference of the European Association for Sport Management. That’s a fantastic opportunity for people who belong to the Sports Management Area, for meeting international people who have the same vocation. Our School of Sport Science and Physical Therapy is the only one in Spain which has the Sports Management Degree, that’s why this event is very important for improving our relationship with other Universities in this area. I’m sure that it will be an amazing experience for everyone.

Francisco López Varas 
Dean of the Sports Science and Physical Therapy Faculty
Universidad Europea de Madrid

From the University Pablo de Olavide we are excited to welcome the participants of the 27th EASM Conference of the European Association for Sport Management. The commitment of our University is very strong in terms of sports management, so we are working to offer a conference of very high level, and an incomparable tourist offer in our cultural city. Our gastronomy, our climate and our people are ready for your visit.

We are waiting for you with open arms to show you everything we are able to do. Welcome to Seville!

África Calvo LLuch
Dean of the Sports Science Faculty
Universidad Pablo de Olavide

I am pleased to welcome you on board to the 27thEuropean Association for Sport Management Conference. Some years ago, we met in Madrid and close to 500 delegates joined our event. Now we are more than happy to host again the conference in Spain, in the exciting city of Seville, named as the best city in the world to visit in 2018 by travel guide Lonely Planet.

Sport management as a discipline, is amongst the most interesting, attractive and consistently growing ones in present times. The conference will make all academics and professionals of our sector feel how much the society needs their work to continue. Their valuable research and its connection with education will undoubtedly generate a strong message of commitment with the future: Connecting Sport Practice & Science.

I want to thank the EASM for the opportunity to host such event and especially to our sponsors, partners, collaborators, suppliers, for all their support, and for sharing our same vision.

I have always believed that one of the most beautiful, enriching and motivating activities of people is the capacity to relate to others, when affection flows spontaneously.

Thanks to all for saying YES to SEVILLE!

I am looking forward to shake hands with all of you.

Gerardo Bielons
Chair of the Conference
Director Events GB