The UEFA MIP IV participants attended the 4th session, in Lisbon, from the 6th-10th of June 2022.
Managed by Francesc Solanellas (INEF Catalunya), this session entitled “The manager in action” was dedicated to the practical issues on how the decision-making process is organised in sports organisations. During the session, the group was hosted in some of the best venues in Lisbon: Estadio da Luz, Nova University, Benfica Campus, Portuguese Football Federation and Portuguese National Olympic Committee.
During the week, multiple issues were tackled and addressed by the different speakers regarding administrative, financial, HR or legal management of sports organisations, with a mix between academic and operational insights. Among the main speakers we had during the session were:
Domingos Soares de Oliveira, CEO, SL Benfica
Pedro Mil Homens, Director, Benfica Campus
Fernando Soares Gomes da Silva, President, FPF
Ferran Sorriano, CEO, City Football Group
Pedro Pinto, Founder and CEO, Empower Sports
Mafalda Urbano, Deputy CEO, FPF
Pablo Longoria, President, Olympique de Marseille
Marco Alves, Olympic programme and missions department director and Diana Gomes, Olympic Athlete’s Commission president, Portuguese National Olympic Committee
Participants were also asked to present an update on the progress and status of their managerial thesis report.
The next session will take place in October, in Manchester and Liverpool.