The annual Global Summit, taking place in Kitzbühel, is CAMP BECKENBAUER’s flagship event. In intense discussions, leaders from sports’ most preeminent organizations debate with business leaders, academic experts and media representatives, developing solutions for sports’ most urgent issues and defining CAMP BECKENBAUER’s year-round agenda.
To ensure impact, CAMP BECKENBAUER has set up a portfolio of events and activities that are closely interlinked with the Global Summit, such as Regional Summits in different geographic locations. The first Regional Summit will take place in Shanghai in April 2016.
next. - the sports future lab is an integral part of CAMP BECKENBAUER and was founded on the belief that change is only sustainable if today’s decision makers enter a constructive dialog with the next generation of leaders. next. as an idea incubator opens CAMP BECKENBAUER for the ideas and points of view of young opinion leaders representing the sports business and prepares topics to be placed on the agenda of the Global Summit.
is the very first international student idea competition dedicated to the future of sports, where undergraduate and graduate students from leading universities have direct access to the world’s top decision makers in sports. The very best student ideas - ideas that have the potential to shape the future of sports - are presented at the Global Summit as part of the Innovation Slam.
PARTNERS & STRATEGIC COOPERATIONS
are the backbone of the CAMP BECKENBAUER project and include international sports organizations, business and media partners.
AMBASSADORS & ADVISORS
CAMP BECKENBAUER Ambassadors are former or active athletes who are role models and icons of success for their respective sporting careers. Together with CAMP BECKENBAUER Advisors, leaders from business, media, politics or academia, they support CAMP BECKENBAUER’s further development.
COMPETENCE TEAM/PROFESSORSHIP & RESEARCH NETWORK
At WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management in Düsseldorf, Germany, a dedicated Competence Team and an assistant professor are responsible for the scientific backup of all CAMP BECKENBAUER activities. Contributions by other academic institutions and development of a research network are also coordinated by WHU.
TASK FORCES & RESEARCH REPORTS
Selected focal topics identified at the GLOBAL SUMMIT are further developed by task forces. The results of those task forces are made available to partners and published as Research Reports.