ECA & HNK HAJDUK CONFERENCE

‘Socio’ Membership Structure

From strategy to implementation, management and practice

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10 – 11 April 2018
Hotel Le Méridien Lav, Split – Croatia

ECA, in partnership with its member club HNK Hajduk Split, will hold a conference on the structure of membership-owned football clubs. The conference, entitled ‘Socio’ Membership Structure: From strategy to implementation, management and practice, will be held in Split on 10th & 11th April.

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Add to My Calendar 2018-05-10 11:00:00 2018-05-11 17:00:00 Europe/London ECA & HNK Hajduk conference We are pleased to announce that the conference “‘Socio’ Membership Structure: From strategy to implementation, management and practice” will be held on 10 and 11 April 2018 in Split. The conference in English will take place at the hotel Le Meridien Lav and the co – organizers are association „Nas Hajduk” and LTT Sport. Hotel Le Méridien Lav, Split, Croatia ECA & HNK Hajduk marpak@gmail.com

WHAT TO EXPECT

ECA in collaboration with HNK Hajduk Split

Committed to providing information and knowledge services to member clubs and the wider football club industry in general, ECA is working in collaboration with HNK Hajduk Split, alongside partners Naš Hajduk and LTT Sports, to hold an event that provides a detailed overview of the so-called ‘Socio’ model. The aim of the conference, which will take place at the Hotel Le Méridien Lav in Split, is to share knowledge and best practice on the strategy and implementation of the member-owned football club structure.

There isn't a ‘one size fits all’ solution

ECA recognises that there is not a ‘one size fits all’ solution when it comes to the structure of its members and given the diverse array of structures implemented across ECA Member Clubs, this conference will provide a platform for ‘Socio’ clubs to share their experiences, indicating what other clubs can learn from the unique specificities of such a structure. ECA and HNK Hajduk Split’s common position is that due to the nature of the ‘Socio’ model with regards to supporter involvement and non-profit financial practices, clubs from all organisational structures can benefit from knowledge in areas such as community & fan engagement, communications and long-term financial sustainability.

Football representatives are invited!

All football clubs, regardless of whether they implement a ‘Socio’ membership structure or are a privately owned company, are invited to attend the event to learn about the advantages and challenges of the supporter-oriented structure.

Two day conference with case studies

The two-day conference will feature a series of presentations and seminars on best practice in the strategy and implementation of the ‘Socio’ membership structure, with case studies from SL Benfica, Athletic Club, hosts HNK Hajduk Split, as well as other European clubs.

THE SCHEDULE

Registration & networking

11:00

Informal lunch for participants

12:15

ECA | What is the ‘Socio’ Model?

by Olivier Jarosz | Senior Manager

13:30

HNK Hajduk Split | Opening speech

by Ivan Kos | CEO

13:55

HNK Hajduk Split | Role of the Supervisory Board of Hajduk Split in the strategic development and stability of the club

by Slaven Marasović | Supervisory Board President

14:15

Naš Hajduk | Role and challenges

by Luka Domikulić | Member

14:35

Coffee break

14:55

SL Benfica | Running a business conglomerate – with and without a ‘Socio’ hat on

by Domingos Soares de Oliveira | CEO

15:10

Östersunds FK | Short and long-term pressures: building strategies in the Swedish environment

by Lasse Landin | Head of Administration

16:00

Coffee break

16:40

Athletic Club | Success based on values and deep-rooted governance structure

by Jon Berasategi | General Manager

17:00

FC Barcelona | Community ownership and a global strategy: challenge or opportunity?

by Pere Jansà Rodriguez | Director of the Social Area

17:45

Cocktail Reception

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18:45

Opening

TRACK 1 (Club Business)

by Olivier Jarosz | ECA

 

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TRACK 2 (Media Breakout session)

by Siri Wallenius | ECA

09:30

TRACK 1 (Club Business)

HNK Hajduk Business

by Ivan Kos | CEO

 

or

 

TRACK 2 (Media Breakout session)

Written Press Presentation

by Thomas Bourguignon

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09:35

TRACK 1 (Club Business)

HNK Hajduk Sports Department

by Mario Branco | Sports Director

 

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TRACK 2 (Media Breakout session)

Broadcaster Presentation

by Philippe Doucet | Journalist & TV Commentator at Canal + France

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10:00

Coffee break

10:30

Athletic CLUB | Academy: vision, values, victory

by Jon Berasategi | General Manager

10:45

FC Schalke 04 | PR & communication: Internal content from creation to publication

by Stefanie Sydow | Media, Communication & PR

11:15

Express Lunch

12:00

Swedish Football Supporter Union

by Sofia Bohlin | Chairwoman

12:45

Panel discussion and Q&A with representatives of ‘Socio’ clubs and European supporter bodies

Jon Berasategi | Athletic Club
Sofia Bohlin | SFSU
Florian Hartmann | FC Schalke 04
Slaven Marasović | HNK Hajduk
Sean Hamil | Birkbeck, University of London
Niamh O’Mahony | Supporters Direct Europe
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13:15

Official Closing

14:00

Conference schedule is presented for information purposes only, the organisers reserve the right to change speakers and modify the running order as required for operational and logistical reasons.

OUR SPEAKERS

Jon Berasategi

General Manager | Athletic Club

Pere Jansà Rodriguez

Director of the Social Area | FC Barcelona

Ivan Kos

CEO | Hajduk

Domingos Soares de Oliveira

CEO | SL Benfica

Slaven Marasović

President SB | Hajduk

Olivier Jarosz

Senior Manager | ECA

Sofia Bohlin

Chairwoman | SFSU

Luka Domikulić

Member | Naš Hajduk

‘Socio’ Membership Structure: From strategy to implementation, management and practice

JOIN THE CONFERENCE

Important information

Registration is free of charge, spaces are limited and your registration is binding. Please note that ECA will not cover any travel or accommodation costs.

Once you have submitted your registration form, we will contact you on the status of your registration.

Please submit your registration by Wednesday 4th April 2018.

OUR PARTNERS

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WE FOUND THE PERFECT VENUE

Le Méridien Lav, Split

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ADDRESS

Le Méridien Lav, Split

Grljevacka 2A, 21312 Podstrana

Split, Croatia

 

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CONTACT

Amandine Sauty | ECA

events@ecaeurope.com

+41(0)22 761 54 40

 

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Where to stay

Finding a good hotel can be tricky. So here are some of our favourite hotels nearby event location

Hotel Eden

Hotel Eden’s service is based on a personal approach; knowing your name, listening and attending to your needs whether you’re here on holiday or business.

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Hotel San Antonio

Hotel San Antonio is situated directly on the beach of a city called Podstrana, which is only 8 km away from Split city center, and Diokletian’s Palace.

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Villa Hotel BB

Immersed in a relaxing landscape of tourist place Podstrana, where hospitality and discretion perfectly fit into a divine atmosphere.

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Pansion Amigos

Restaurant pansion Amigos offers a perfect vacation on the sea. Why – because we work and learn to improve our offer to please our guests.

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Accommodation needs to be booked directly by the participants. ECA encourages participants to book the recommended hotel as soon as possible.

Participants are responsible for making their own travel arrangements to the hotel upon arrival to Split.

     TAXI

DIRECTIONS: Split Airport to Le Méridien Lav, Split

Approx time: 30 min

Approx price: 20-25€

There is a taxi rank located outside the airport’s arrival terminal.

 

DIRECTIONS: Split ferry port, bus station and train station to Le Méridien Lav, Split

Approx time: 10 min

Approx price: 10-15€

The great thing is that the ferry port, bus and train stations are all next to each other (and are in the city center) so you can find the taxi rank there as well (between the taxi and the bus station).

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‘Socio’ Membership Structure: From strategy to implementation, management and practice

JOIN THE CONFERENCE

Important information

Registration is free of charge, spaces are limited and your registration is binding. Please note that ECA will not cover any travel or accommodation costs.

Once you have submitted your registration form, we will contact you on the status of your registration.

Please submit your registration by Wednesday 4th April 2018.

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