ISTA to host Sports Finance Conference at Wembley Stadium, in partnership with UCFB

18 August 2023
ISTA & UCFB host the Sports Finance Conference 2023.

The International Sports Tax Association are delighted to host the first Sports Finance Conference, in partnership with UCFB, at the iconic Wembley Stadium on Wednesday 08 November 2023.

About the conference

The conference will be a half-day event with a variety of speakers and panellists sharing key experiences and insights on our theme of Finance in Football.

The aims of this event are to raise awareness of the importance of qualified advice within the sports industry, facilitate interesting discussions on key financial topics in football and provide networking opportunities for our members and guests. 

Who should attend?

The Sports Finance Conference will be of interest to the following professions currently working in the sports industry or interested in developing a sports offering:

  • Accountants
  • Tax Advisors
  • IFAs
  • Wealth Managers
  • Finance Directors of Clubs and Governing Bodies
  • Lawyers


12:25 | Registration & Networking

12:45 | Opening Remarks
Sofia Thomas – Chair, International Sports Tax Association

12:50 | The Impact of International Investment in Football
Theo Ajadi – Associate Director, Deloitte

13:25 | European Key Tax Updates for Players & Clubs: Belgium, Portugal & Italy
Pieter De Ranter – Partner, brisk sports
Bruno Arez Martins – Partner, Eversheds Sutherland
Alberto Brazzalotto – Partner, Maisto e Associati

14:05 | Refreshment & Networking Break

14:15 | Post Pitch: Preparing clients for life after football
Roman Horton (Host) – Head of Membership, ISTA
Adam Osper – Managing Director, Evelyn Partners
Alejandro Cardenas – Director of the PFA Business School, PFA

15:10 | In Conversation with HMRC
Kevin Hubbard – Deputy Director Wealthy, HMRC
Sofia Thomas – Chair, ISTA

16:05 | State of Play: UK Club Finances
Kieran Maguire – Lecturer, University of Liverpool & co-host of ‘Price of Football’ podcast
Charlie Methven – Part-owner, Charlton Athletic & co-host of the ‘Where’s the Money Gone?’ podcast

16:55 | Closing Remarks
Roman Horton – Head of Membership, IST

17:00 | Networking Drinks – near Wembley Stadium

Book your ticket

This event is free to attend. Limited Non-Member Tickets can be booked on our TicketTailor platform: Sports Finance Conference 2023 Tickets

About ISTA

The International Sports Tax Association is a professional organisation for tax and professional advisors that specialise in the sports industry. We aim to make it easy to find qualified tax advisors and other complimentary advisors through our Global Directory, provide global resources and research on international taxation in sport and encourage our members and associates to refer work across industries, countries and areas of specialism. We also verify professional qualifications of our members and associates to ensure that individuals within sports can trust our advisors. 

About UCFB

At the University Campus of Football Business (UCFB) we pride ourselves on providing students with a stimulating curriculum in a unique environment at our UK campuses, through our online degree programmes and at our global hubs around the world. UCFB is proud to work alongside and partner with some of the biggest and most influential names and organisations in world sport.

Find out more on the UCFB website.