Common Goal's Jürgen Griesbeck: "Now is the moment to shape the future we want for football"

October 15, 2020

WFS talks to Common Goal co-founder Jürgen Griesbeck as we prepare to turn discussion into action at WFS Live.

Day 1 Highlights: Tebas, Sir Martin Sorrell, Desiree Bellia, Butragueño and more 1238 583 WFS Live
Day 1 Highlights: Tebas, Sir Martin Sorrell, Desiree Bellia, Butragueño and more

Speakers discussed how Covid-19 is impacting football and how it will affect the future of European competitions, women’s football, media rights or player’s salaries.

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Javier Tebas: “Within three seasons, football will be back to what it was” 1349 639 WFS Live
Javier Tebas: “Within three seasons, football will be back to what it was”

Javier Tebas, LaLiga President, believes that within three seasons the football industry will go back to what it was before the Covid-19 crisis.

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WFS Live kicks off with 150+ speakers and 3,000 attendees 1417 642 WFS Live
WFS Live kicks off with 150+ speakers and 3,000 attendees

Day 1 will start with a Q&A with Javier Tebas at 2PM (CEST) and will run until 8.50PM.

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10 reasons why you can’t miss football’s biggest global gathering 2048 1365 WFS Live
10 reasons why you can’t miss football’s biggest global gathering

WFS Live is only a week away. If you’re still doubting whether or not to attend, here are 10 reasons that will surely help you make up your mind.

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WFS StartCup: These are the 16 startups pitching at WFS Live 2047 1039 WFS Live
WFS StartCup: These are the 16 startups pitching at WFS Live

16 startups from 10 different countries have been selected out of 90 candidacies to pitch to the global football industry at WFS Live.

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90 startups from 32 countries have registered for the WFS StartCup 2048 1365 WFS Live
90 startups from 32 countries have registered for the WFS StartCup

The best 16, which will have the chance to pitch during WFS Live, will be announced on July 9th. The eight finalists will take part in the following WFS online summit.

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Paul Barber: “For most of the industry to be losing money every year is clearly an unsustainable model” 2560 1440 WFS Live
Paul Barber: “For most of the industry to be losing money every year is clearly an unsustainable model”

Paul Barber, the Chief Executive of Brighton & Hove Albion FC, shares his thoughts about the unsustainability of football’s financial model.

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Join WFS Live and contribute to tackling Covid-19 across the world 2560 1707 WFS Live
Join WFS Live and contribute to tackling Covid-19 across the world

WFS Live will donate all net proceeds to Common Goal and Fundaçâo Fenômenos. Funds will be used to tackle the impact of Covid-19 on vulnerable communities.

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WFS Live speaker Luis Vicente explains how Covid-19 will impact right packages 2048 1365 WFS Live
WFS Live speaker Luis Vicente explains how Covid-19 will impact right packages

Eleven Sports CEO and WFS Live speaker Luis Vicente believes the Covid-19 crisis will accelerate deep changes in the traditional inventory packages of sports right holders.

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Héctor Prieto (YBVR): “80% of the WFS StartCup jury were potential clients of ours” 2048 1365 WFS Live
Héctor Prieto (YBVR): “80% of the WFS StartCup jury were potential clients of ours”

The founder of YBVR reflects on how winning the 2018 WFS StartCup increased the visibility of his company and discusses the challenges that lie ahead for the sports industry.

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Casillas and Villa, among the World Champions to join the lineup 1200 800 WFS Live
Casillas and Villa, among the World Champions to join the lineup

Casillas and Villa will share their memories from the 2010 World Cup along with Fernando Hierro, Vicente del Bosque and Juan Mata.

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Ismael Fernández (ThermoHuman): “Technology is going to be crucial to make things feel normal” 1840 1209 WFS Live
Ismael Fernández (ThermoHuman): “Technology is going to be crucial to make things feel normal”

ThermoHuman, winner of the 2018 WFS StartCup by GSIC, helps clubs worldwide mitigate the risk of players, staffs and fans becoming infected from COVID-19.

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FIFA President Gianni Infantino to address the aftermath of Covid-19 at WFS Live 2560 1707 WFS Live
FIFA President Gianni Infantino to address the aftermath of Covid-19 at WFS Live

The President of FIFA will share insights on how football’s global governing body envisions the future of the game.

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Francis Casado (MMC) on how to guarantee revenue with venues at 30% capacity 1794 907 WFS Live
Francis Casado (MMC) on how to guarantee revenue with venues at 30% capacity

Four years after his company won the WFS StartCup, we meet with Mobil Media Content Founder Francis Casado to discuss the crucial role that technology will play in the post-Covid era.

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Trio of stellar speakers announced: Ronaldo, Sir Martin Sorrell and Javier Tebas 620 413 WFS Live
Trio of stellar speakers announced: Ronaldo, Sir Martin Sorrell and Javier Tebas

Ronaldo, Tebas and Sir Martin Sorrell, first speakers to be announced for the virtual event that will bring the global football industry together.

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LaLiga and Johan Cruyff Institute join WFS Live as official partners 1617 1365 WFS Live
LaLiga and Johan Cruyff Institute join WFS Live as official partners

LaLiga and Johan Cruyff Institute, long-lasting partners of WFS, join the online event that will gather the global industry leaders from 6-9 July.

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Warm up for WFS Live by “Talking Sport” with football’s leading figures 1342 1065 WFS Live
Warm up for WFS Live by “Talking Sport” with football’s leading figures

WFS and Eleven Sports launch Talking Sport, a new weekly webinar series to bring together leading figures from sport for weekly discussions.

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Iván Codina (LaLiga), on how the COVID-19 crisis can help football reach the next level 1665 1189 WFS Live
Iván Codina (LaLiga), on how the COVID-19 crisis can help football reach the next level

While LaLiga prepares to resume, its MD in South East Asia reflects on the lessons learned during the shutdown and how they can help in the post-corona era.

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The 2020 WFS StartCup by GSIC kicks off! 1707 1217 WFS Live
The 2020 WFS StartCup by GSIC kicks off!

The top 16 projects will pitch their solutions to the jury and other football industry leaders during WFS Live powered by Octagon.

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WFS, Ronaldo and Octagon Brasil join forces to kick off football’s new beginning 2048 1365 WFS Live
WFS, Ronaldo and Octagon Brasil join forces to kick off football’s new beginning

From 6-9 July, WFS Live powered by Octagon will gather football’s global leaders to address challenges and opportunities in the aftermath of COVID-19.

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