SpicyIP Events: The Sports Law & Policy Symposium 2018 [August 17-18, New Delhi]

We are pleased to inform our readers that the Sports Law and Policy Centre (SLPC), Bangalore is organising the second edition of the SLPC Symposium on August 17-18, 2018 at the India International Centre, New Delhi. Apart from sports law issues, some of the issues which will be discussed in the Symposium include refreshing sports broadcasting regulation in India, whether celebrities should be held liable for the products they endorse etc. For further details of the event, please read the post below:

The Sports Law & Policy Symposium 2018

India International Centre, New Delhi

August 17 – 18, 2018

The Sports Law & Policy Centre, Bengaluru, (www.sportslaw.in), powered by LawNK and the GoSports Foundation, is organising the second edition of the Sports Law & Policy Symposium in New Delhi, India over the course of two days, August 17 and 18, 2018 at the India International Centre, New Delhi. The objectives of the Symposium are to bring together the sports law and regulation fraternity in India, initiate dialogue on the role of sports lawyers in India, and catalyse collaboration on issues of common interest.

The Symposium will showcase and deliberate on key recent developments in sports law and related issues affecting the sporting ecosystem in India, and will feature presentations, seminars and interactive sessions involving leading legal practitioners, administrators, regulators and industry experts across the sporting spectrum, from India and overseas.

The first edition of the Symposium was held on July 15, 2017 at Bengaluru, and brought together over 20 eminent speakers and an audience of over 120 participants. The Symposium was structured around a keynote address, facilitated discussions and presentations on varied topics such as Sports Governance, SportsCommerce, Sports Regulation and Sports Careers. We also released the SLPC publication on the Ten Reforms Indian Sports Administration Needs.

In the context of the increasing professionalisation and commercialisation of Indian sport, the 2018 edition of the Symposium will focus on the following broad themes:

– Sports Broadcasting Regulation in India
– Sports Governance
– Structuring Leagues and Organising Sporting Events in India
– The Emerging Jurisprudence of Athletes’ Human Rights in India

This year it is expected that the Symposium will host about 300 participants, 10 international speakers, and 20 Indian speakers.

To register for the SLPC Symposium, please fill out the form available at this link goo.gl/buL8Xi.

For further information please feel free to write to us at [email protected].

About the SLPC

The SLPC is an independent think-tank focused on interdisciplinary research, scholarship, education and institutional support for public and private enterprises in areas relating to legal, policy and ethical issues affecting amateur and professional sports in India. The Symposium is SLPC’s annual flagship conference, and represents SLPC’s continuing commitment to thought leadership in India by bringing together leading sports law practitioners, sports policy experts, in-house counsel, researchers, academicians, sports administrators, NGOs and students in India to exchange and share their experiences and learnings on various aspects of the law and policy relating to sports in India.


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