3 Mayıs


Event Event

What is IFEF?

It is a versatile event brand, which was initiated by Sabah Newspaper in order to take an important step toward designing the future of Turkish football under the leadership of our state, which brings together not only the actors leading football but also relevant institutions of the state and the brands investing in football, unites football and the business world, and discusses basic issues such as economy, management, infrastructure, marketing and globalization, which sets rational, visionary, creative, sustainable and qualified targets, creates knowledge and consciousness, and raises public awareness.

The philosophy of IFEF

The process of professionalism has made sporting activities more than just a game, transforming them into a sector that functions at an economic level. In particular, football has become industrialized beyond just a game. As football’s power to influence the masses has been combined with the power of consumption, it has become one of the most important sectors of our time. Football... A universal empire!

What is the distinction of IFEF?

Creating added value
Molding public opinion
Increasing the value of football in Turkey
Versatile / Multilateral

What will IFEF discuss?

UFEF is an event that involves discussions and debates on issues of economy, infrastructure, management, marketing, entertainment management and globalization that feature these new characteristics of football.

UFEF will be held as a full-day forum that brings together key representatives of the football economy from Turkey and around the world and involves thematic panels with the leading names of global football and special speakers.

Who are the participants of IEFF?

Actors leading the football world, representatives from relevant public institutions, club managers, coaches, technical directors, football players, representatives from Turkish Football Federation (TFF) and the Clubs Union, and executives of major companies investing in football and sports will be invited to the event.

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Program Program

08:30 - 09:30
Breakfast & Registration

MC: Ceyla Büyükuzun (A Sport Speaker)

09:30 - 10:20
Welcome Speeches

Welcome Video Show

Murat Özbostan- Sabah Newspaper Sports Editor in Chief

Fikret Orman– Turkish Football Clubs Association President

Yıldırım Demirören- Turkish Football Federation President

10:20 - 10:40
Keynote Speaker: FairPlay

Serdar Gözübüyük - Football Referee

10:40 - 11:00
Keynote Speaker: UEFA 2024

Ceyla Büyükuzun - A Sport Speaker

Servet Yardımcı - UEFA Executive Committee Member and Turkish Football Federation Deputy Chairman

11:00 - 11:20
Panel: Football Infrastructure in Turkey and Managing With Debts

Levent Tüzemen - Sabah Newspaper Sports Columnist

Seyit Mehmet Özkan - Altınordu Football Club President

11:20 - 12:00
Panel: Football Economy in the Eye of Journalists

Bülent Timurlenk - Sabah Newspaper Sports Editor

Juan Castro Nogales - Journalist in Marca Newspaper

Zeki Uzundurukan - Fotomaç Editor in Chief

12:00 - 12:25
Panel: Intelligent Stadiums

Özgür Buzbaş - Tivibuspor Broadcast Managing Director

Hakan Demir - Fenerbahçe A.Ş

Kerem Ertan - Galatasaray Sports Club Commercial Operations Manager

Özlem Kalkan Karabulut - Türk Telekom Customer Product and Services Director

12:25 - 13:25
VIP Lunch
13:30 - 14:30
Panel: Football Economy in the Eye of Foreign Football Players in Turkey

Moderator: Uğur Karakullukçu - Sabah Sports Foreing News Executive

Emanuel Adebayor - Başakşehir

Bafetimbi Gomis - Galatasaray

Ryan Babel - Beşiktaş

14:30 - 15:00
Question-Answer Session: Football Marketing and Globalization of Football Clubs

Bülent Timurlenk – Sabah Newspaper Sports Editor

Peter Kenyon – Manchester United and Chelsea Former Manager

15:00 - 15:20
Keynote Speaker: How to Prevent Illegal Bet in Turkey?

Mehmet Muharrem Kasapoğlu - Spor Toto Organization Manager

Ahmet Sezer - İnteltek A.Ş General Manager

15:20 - 16:00
Panel: Financially Spor Toto Süper Lig

Moderator: Murat Özbostan - Sabah Newspaper Sports Editor in Chief

Mustafa Cengiz - Galatasaray Sports Club President

Göksel Gümüşdağ - İstanbul Başakşehir Club President

16:00 - 16:30
Coffee Break
16:30 - 17:00
Panel: Finance in Football

Moderator: Murat Özbostan - Sabah Newspaper Sports Editor in Chief

Ceyhun Kazancı - Passolig General Manager

Ahmet Erdal Güncan - Aktif Bank Corporate Banking Deputy Manager


Dr. Osman Aşkın Bak - Minister of Youth and Sports

Closing Ceremony