Georg Pangl knows football before and above all behind the scenes of FIFA and UEFA. Behind the world's most popular sport is also a huge network in which power and conflicts of interest are the order of the day. What is really going on in the background there and who are the real "players" behind the economic sector of football? In extremely exciting lectures, Georg Pangl shows how hard battles are fought behind the curtains.
Why you should book Georg Pangl for your next event
- The speaker Georg Pangl gives extremely exclusive insights into the structures of one of the biggest industries in the world – as exciting as a thriller.
- He offers astonishing perspectives and explanations on the political and economic mechanisms behind the sport.
- Charming, humorous and with excellent analysis, he presents the sometimes unbelievable machinations in the current processes.
Georg Pangl, a native of Burgenland, has worked in the football industry all his life. He formerly held executive positions at UEFA, the Austrian Football League and the Association of European Football Leagues (EPFL – now European Leagues). Now he owns the Pangl Football Group, with which he manages various projects in football and gathers further exclusive insights here.
During his career at the major institutions UEFA, the Austrian Football Association (ÖFB) and the European Leagues, Pangl was able to gather exclusive insights into the decision-making processes in international competitions, such as the Champions League or the World and European Championships, which sometimes shook him. Until 2019, he worked in leading positions of these federations and gained important experience with the world’s most important sport. But the power games, conflicts of interest and dubious goings-on behind the scenes of football ultimately also led to Pangl giving up his function in this world. It seemed more important to him to start independent projects in football and to be able to choose his own partners there. Since 2021, Pangl has also been a member of the Advisory Board of FOOTBALL BUSINESS INSIDE (FBIN), where he also has a leading advisory function.
Georg Pangl knows the mechanisms behind the supposedly so relaxed sport. The decisions made to make the Games as profitable as possible are momentous and reach into the highest echelons of international politics. Who is really pulling the strings when it comes to hosting big events like the World Cup? How can one really understand the mechanism behind football?
Georg Pangl has been an expert in the field of invisible power politics, which also shakes up football, since 1986. In his lectures, he presents in an exciting and authentic way how the big players act to enforce their interests. More exciting than any TV series and definitely also of great use to companies and their employees, these exciting insights are of great benefit.
Possible lecture languages are English and German. The speaker will travel from Austria.
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