Our “Football Business China 2018“ conference is the second edition on this topic and will bring together leading football executives, clubs, associations, investors, coaches and many more from China and Europe.

December 6th, 2018 
Conference "Football Business China 2018":

Status Quo of the European-Chinese Football Cooperations


Last days for regular ticket rate!!!

...and already more than 100 tickets sold!


Ernst & Young

Presenting Partner

Felix Magath

Former Head Coach
Shandong Luneng
German Champion with Bayern Muenchen & VfL Wolfsburg






Xing Wei

Coach Education
CFA - Chinese Football Association

Michael Henke

Assistant Coach
Shanghai Shenhua

Britta Heidemann

Famous Moderator
Olympic Fencing Champion 2008 in Beijing
China Expert

Rongtian He

Oversea Business Officer
Aston Villa Football Club

Felix Bastians

Professional Player
Tianjin Teda

Marc Schweinshaupt

Assistant Coach
Beijing Guoan

Xiaofei Sui

Moderator / Speaker
Hanfei GmbH


Peter Hambüchen

Executive Director China
Borussia Mönchengladbach

Mark Sutcliffe

Hongkong Football Association

Marcel Obry

Manager Marketing & International Relations
SV Werder Bremen

Yuan Bi

Author & Expert on Chinese Football
Host of the Asian “Ballon D’Or“ 
TITAN Sports

Tim Jägeler

Chief Representative China & Director International Sales Asia
VfL Wolfsburg

Heidi Klocker

Managing Director
two ten eight GmbH

Zhao Peng

Head of Operations
Zibo Sunday

Markus Weidner

Director International Relations 
Eintracht Frankfurt

Dr. Markus Kern

Founder & CEO
FBC Football Business China

Football Business China

Lyana Chen

Chinese ↔ English

Yingyi Butter

Chinese ↔ German

Program 2018

Detailed Program for the "Football Business China 2018-Conference":

Football Business China 2018 - Program

Impressions 2017

Nice Impressions from last year's "Football Business China 2017-Conference":

Football Business China 2017 - Impressions 

Topics 2018 (excerpts):

  • Current activities of European top-clubs in China 

  • Development of the Chinese professional football

  • FIFA and CFA - joint projects and the road towards FIFA World Cup 2030 

  • Industry cooperations in football between China and Europe

  • "Coach-the-Coaches" education in China - status quo and "European" projects

Time & Date:

December 6th, 2018
Start: 10:00 am
End of Conference: 07:00 pm

Following the conference we will take a casual dinner at Brauerei Schumacher and round off the convivial evening with further inspiring discussions on the topics of the day.

End of Dinner: 10:00 pm


Stadium Duesseldorf (Logen Ost: 28-30)
Arena-Straße 1
40474 Duesseldorf

How to get here:


By Train

By Car

By Plane

Stadium Plan

Participation Fees

  • Earl Bird Rate: 490,00€ excl. VAT (until October 31st, 2018)

  • Regular Rate: 590,00€ excl. VAT (until November 30th, 2018)

  • Last Minute Rate: 690,00€ excl. VAT (from December 1st, 2018)

Due to limited seating capacities, your booking is subject to availability. Thank you for your understanding.

Conference Registration

FBC - Organizing Committee:

Dr. Markus Kern

Founder & CEO
FBC Football Business China

Johannes Kottkamp

Head of Business Development
FBC Football Business China

René Altenhövel

Project Management
FBC Football Business China

Xirui Zhao

Project Management
FBC Football Business China

Xin Chen

Co founding CEO
Industry Community Partner (ICP) of
FBC Football Business China