Kiren Rijiju to inaugurate 10th Global Sports Summit – ‘FICCI TURF 2020’

New Delhi: Following its successful run over the past 9 years, FICCI is organising the 10th Global Sports Summit – TURF 2020, on 8th and 9th December 2020. The summit will comprise of India’s first virtual global sports and fitness exhibition, along with the international conference on business of sports, and the India Sports Awards.

The event will witness participation of sports personalities, federations, global leaders, and ministers including Mr Kiren Rijiju, Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports who will deliver the inaugural address.

The prestigious India Sports Awards is an attempt by FICCI to applaud the achievements and contributions of Indian athletes and various stakeholders of the ecosystem who have done noteworthy work to promote sports and bring pride to the nation.

The International Conference on Business of Sports provides a platform for strategic dialogue to bring together policy-makers and the who’s who of Indian and international sports industry to deliberate on profitable promotion and grassroot development of the sports in the country, particularly given current challenging circumstances.


In addition, this year FICCI is also organising India’s 1st virtual Global Sports and Fitness Exhibition, bringing together domestic and international buyers, sellers and service providers. The exhibitors will have a unique opportunity to connect with consumers across the world through a low-cost, easy to access platform.

Mr Dilip Chenoy, Secretary General, FICCI said, “Along with an insightful conference and the India Sports Awards, TURF 2020 will host India’s 1st virtual Global Sports and Fitness Exhibition. FICCI is committed to finding innovative and effective ways to promote the development of sports and sports business in the country. We hope this platform will facilitate further industry participation in developing grassroots sports and finding solutions to convert current challenges into opportunities.”

Ms Shabnam Panjwani, Co-Chairperson, Sports & Youth Affairs Committee, FICCI and Head, Marketing & Communications, Edelweiss Group said, “Turf will bring together multi-disciplinary experts from the world of sports with innovative ideas and exclusive insights into issues and growth opportunities of sports and fitness in India. In addition to the conference, this year we are also organizing India’s 1st Virtual – Global Sports & Fitness Exhibition.”

FICCI is successfully carrying forward its agenda of promoting sports and sports business development in India. The conference will include panels on topics such as grassroots development, technology in sports, esports and fantasy sports, women empowerment, and state partnerships among others.

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