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The next Spielmacher Conference will take place on October 20th, 2022 in Cologne.
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What does Spielmacher do?

Spielmacher is an innovation platform for the global sports ecosystem. A class reunion for innovators, leaders, entrepreneurs and forward thinkers! We represent football at its best. We create a hub for an unconventional and professional exchange about the future of sports.

Speakers at Spielmacher 22

Eric Abidal
Eric Abidal
Former French National Player and FC Barcelona Icon
21/22, Bundesliga, Bundesligasaison, Fussball, Fussballbundesliga, Herren, Saison, Sport, football, soccer
Mittwoch 13.10.2021, 1. Fussball - Bundesliga Saison 21/22 - Svenja Schlenker in Dortmund, ..Svenja Schlenker, Leiterin Mädchen- und Frauenfußball..Copyright:.Borussia Dortmund GmbH & Co. KGaA.Rheinlanddamm 207-209.44137 Dortmund....
Svenja Schlenker
Head of Women’s Football, Borussia Dortmund
Martin Geisthardt, FC St. Pauli
Martin Geisthardt
Head of Marketing, FC. St. Pauli
Lars Prüssmeier, DFB
Lars Prüssmeier
Manager eFootball / Digital Marketing, DFB
Torsten Frings
Torsten Frings
Former German National Player and Werder Bremen Icon
Anja Zivkovic
Anja Zivkovic
Women’s Football Expert and FIFA Instructor
Prof. Dr Jan Mayer, Hoffenheim
Prof. Dr. Jan Mayer
Managing Director at TSG Hoffenheim
Manuel Baum, BNE
Manuel Baum
Managing Director at BNE Sports
Rebecca Smith, UEFA
Rebecca Smith
Venue Director, UEFA Women’s Champions League & CEO, Crux Sports
Roland Raith, Hexagon
Roland Raith
Director Business Development Public Safety EMEA, Hexagon
Gilles Lenaerts, Qualifio
Gilles Lenaerts
Sales Manager Benelux & Nordics, Qualifio
Fabio Gallo, LaLiga
Fabio Gallo
Head of Product, LaLiga Tech
Haruka Gruber, DAZN
Haruka Gruber
Senior Vice President Media, DAZN DACH
Lutz Pfannenstiel, St. Louis
Lutz Pfannenstiel
Sporting Director, St. Louis City SC
steffen-merkel, DFL
Dr. Steffen Merkel
Director Audiovisual Rights, DFL
Christian Mettner, Qualifio
Christian Mettner
Sales Manager DACH, Qualifio
Tatjana Haenni, Swiss FA
Tatjana Haenni
Director Women’s Football,
The Swiss FA
Luis Arregui Jurado, C.A. Osasuna
Luis Arregui Jurado
Head of International Business, CA Osasuna
Annika Grälls, EFD and Swedish FA
Annika Grälls
Chairperson, Elitfotboll Dam & Board Member, The Swedish FA
Christoph Winterling, FC Bologna
Christoph Winterling
Commercial & Marketing Director, FC Bologna
Luke Benstead
Head of Performance Analysis, and Innovation, Royal Belgian FA
nicole kumpis
Nicole Kumpis
President, Eintracht Braunschweig
thomas eichin
Thomas Eichin
Director of Youth Academy & Women’s football, Bayer Leverkusen
Maximilian Schmidt, Kinexon
Maximilian Schmidt
Co-Founder KINEXON Sports & Media GmbH, Kinexon
Arianna Criscione
Arianna Criscione
Director of Women’s Football at N3xt Sports & Former Italian National Football Player
Jan lehmann, Main 05
Jan Lehmann
Former Chief Commercial Officer at Mainz 05
Dirk Schlünz, FCN
Dirk Schlünz
Managing Director Commercial at FC Nürnberg
Daniel Bruss, Werder Bremen
Daniel Bruss
Financial Director, SV Werder Bremen
Roland-Bischof, German Football Abassador
Roland Bischof
President of German Football Ambassador
Stefan Wagner, hoffenheim
 Stefan Wagner
Corporate Development at TSG Hoffenheim
Gianluca Santaniello, Venezia FC
Gianluca Santaniello
Business Area Director at Venezia FC
Lars Hülsmann, GSGE
Lars Hülsmann
Managing Partner at GSG Europe and Founder of Wallberg Capital
KlausSmentek, Kicker Business Solutions
Klaus Smentek
Creative Director, kicker business solutions
Alexander Muehl, Borussia Dortmund
Alexander Mühl
Director Marketing & Digital, Borussia Dortmund
Oliver-Jarosz, LTT Sports
Olivier Jarosz
Board Member, LTT Sports
WiliamHarrison, Kicker Business Solutions
Wiliam Harrison
Content Manager, kicker business solutions

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