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Cantona to Speak at Global Sports Forum 2012

Wed, Jan 11, 2012


Eric Cantona will take part in the Global Sports Forum Barcelona, to be held in Barcelona from 7 to 9 March, 2012.

Cantona will join many of the world’s leading brands, government institutions, rights holders and governing bodies from sport already signed-up to attend the 4th edition of the Forum, which has quickly established itself as one of the industry’s most influential thought leadership platforms. He will focus on the various projects he has been involved in since retiring from football in a session on “Life after Sport.”

“We are extremely excited to announce that one of the most influential footballers of his generation will be attending the Forum this year, to provide his thoughts on his new role in America and look ahead to the future of sport. Signing up such a sporting icon is further evidence of the Forum’s growing reputation in the industry and I am very much looking forward to hearing what he has to say,” said Lucien Boyer, General Commissioner of the Global Sports Forum Barcelona.

“Eric Cantona’s career has developed full-circle since he finished his playing career, with acting, painting, photography and charity work all featuring in his life after sport,” continued Lucien Boyer. “Now that he’s back in football with New York Cosmos, I am sure many of our delegates will be keen to hear from him, along with many of the other fantastic speakers we already have lined-up to discuss the future of the sports industry.”

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