Call for Papers: 6th International Sport Business Symposium, Buenos Aires, September 3-4, 2013


6th International Sport Business Symposium – Buenos Aires during the 125th IOC session
Tuesday-Wednesday, September 3-4, 2013
University of Buenos Aires (Faculty of Economics)


The 6th International Sport Business Symposium will be organised by Prof. Holger Preuss in cooperation with Prof. Gerardo Bielons (GB Consulting). The occasion will be exciting! During the 125th IOC session the 2020 Olympic host and the new IOC President will be elected. During its session the IOC will also consider adding new sports for the 2020 Olympics. The IOC session is partly public and can also be attended.

A slightly new format is planned for the 6th Symposium. Our aim is to generate top quality contents for business and sports media interested in new management trends. We not only will activate practitioner and scientific contacts but also a forum to provide the opportunity to open a new network with people from the sport business sector and in the Latin American market (3.9.2013). As Brazil will stage the 2014 FIFA World Cup and the 2016 Olympic Games this is the place to acknowledge for mega events in this decade. For academics we will offer the peer reviewed selection of scientific presentations (4.9.2013).

The Olympic Games is the most prestigious sport event in the world which provides extraordinary sporting, social, cultural and environmental opportunities for the host city, region and country. This host city must make a colossal effort to not only fulfill all requirements to stage the Games, but also maximize the economic, social, environmental, political, and structural benefits that an Olympic Games can offer. Since Turin 2006 it has become a tradition for Olympic scholars to meet at this symposium during the Olympic Games, the Youth Olympic Games and now an IOC session. Once again we eagerly invite you to present your latest Olympic related (economic/management) research on September 3-4, 2013. The Faculty of Economics at the well known University of Buenos Aires will host this symposium, entitled the 6th International Sport Business Symposium.

Symposia often were held for specific occasions, the first famous one in 416 BC. The Greek symposium was a key Hellenic social institution. It was a forum to debate, plot, boast, or simply to revel with others and that is also our intention. Olympic scholars and also practitioners from all over the world will gather in Buenos Aires to exchange thoughts, present their Olympic work, using the opportunity to network and to spend a good time together. However, those that would like to present at the scientific symposium (4.9.2013) will have to submit their abstract and will be selected through a double blind review process.

ABSTRACT submission: 28.2.2013 ( (acceptance until 31.3.2013)

Those that are interested to present at the Forum (3.9.2013) will have to send their letter of interest and ideas to Prof. Bielons (

The 6th International Sport Business Symposium calls for research papers directly related to the business of the Olympic Games; the upcoming 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games, as well as prior and future Olympic, Youth, and Paralympic Games. Papers about Olympic media, legacy, tourism, consumers, organizations, finance, economics, environment, Paralympics, politics and other Olympic-related topics are welcome. The official language for abstracts and the Symposium is English.

We are looking forward seeing you, with kind regards,

Holger Preuss Professor, Sport Sociology & Sport Economics, University of Mainz

Gerardo Bielons Professor Universidad Autónoma Madrid & CEO GB Consulting



Feel free to contact Margarita López Project Manager GB Consulting to keep up to date on accommodation, news and development.

GB Consulting
C/ Pedro Teixeira, 10 2º Oficina 7
28020 Madrid
Tel: +34 91 556 38 06
Fax: +34 91 555 32 90
Mobile: +34 691 533 902

In regards to the academic program and abstract submission please contact

Prof. Dr. Holger Preuss
Saarstr. 21
55126 Mainz
Tel: +49 6131 3925414
Fax: +49 6131 3926443

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