The FBA & World Football Summit Formalise Academic Partnership

After several years of fruitful collaboration and active participation in various World Football Summit (WFS) events worldwide, The Football Business Academy (FBA) has announced the formalisation of an Academic Partnership for the next 3 years.



This milestone marks the coronation of a longstanding relationship between The FBA and World Football Summit, characterised by shared values and mutual dedication to advancing the global football industry, generating a long-lasting impact on the backbone of collaboration among all of its stakeholders.


Celebrating its 7th-year anniversary, The FBA has consistently worked towards its main purpose: accelerating the professionalization of the football industry through higher education programs.


“Joining forces with WFS and becoming their official Academic Partner is an important milestone for The FBA,” said, Kristian Dobrev, Deputy CEO, The FBA


“Year after year, their events have become the must-attend meeting point for the global football community and exposing FBA Candidates to these events is crucial for their development as future football business leaders.


“Building on our previous participation and interactions will open up and amplify many synergies that exist between our organizations, and we are excited to double down on using the power of our shared values and platforms to take the football industry to the next level.”


Marian Otamendi, Co-founder & Director, World Football Summit, added: “The football industry needs to welcome well-prepared, and ambitious professionals to help it reach its full potential.


“A solid education and a powerful network are crucial for this to happen, and we could not think of a better partner than The FBA to help us reach this mission, as we have witnessed first-hand by welcoming some of their alumni to our team over the years.


“Both organisations strongly believe in the need for all stakeholders to work together in building a football industry we are proud to champion, and we are excited to see the opportunities we can bring to the table.”


Through years of collaboration and engagement with WFS events, The FBA’s community has consistently demonstrated its commitment to excellence and innovation in football business education.


With the Academic Partnership, both companies go the extra mile: securing an enriching experience for FBA Candidates, not only by attending the events but also by participating in exclusive closed-door Master Classes on key topics, in Meet & Greets with top-notch industry leaders, and seeing FBA executives showcase their expertise within the panel sessions across events worldwide.





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