Mumbai, Feb 17 (PTI) Former Manchester United star Nemanja Vidić will be a special guest at the third edition of The Football Movement, to be held here on February 22 and 23.
He will be speaking about his experiences of playing in the English Premier League.
The UK Department for International Trade (DIT) together with the Premier League and India On Track are bringing Premier League and Indian football clubs, sports organisations and businesses together to focus on ‘Commercial Sustainability and the Growth of Football in India’.
The two-day conference will feature keynote speakers including Premier League Managing Director Richard Masters, Director General of UK Department for International Trade, India & South Asia and representatives of the Indian Super League (ISL), Premier League clubs and the All India Football Federation (AIFF).
Panel sessions, workshops and keynote speeches will provide a platform for UK and Indian businesses to discuss opportunities and issues they currently face from a commercial sustainability perspective and the road ahead for each sector.
Masters said: “The continued popularity of the ISL, the success of the recent U17 FIFA World Cup and the millions of passionate Premier League fans demonstrate the growing interest in football in India.
"We work extremely closely with the ISL, AIFF and other organisations to support the development of the game at all levels. The Football Movement conference provides opportunity to discuss further ways to grow the sport."
Vidić said: “It is clearly an exciting time for football in India at the moment. As a professional footballer, I saw firsthand not just the passion for the Premier League but also how football can positively impact communities around the world.
"I am looking forward to bringing some of my own Premier League experiences to the Football Movement conference next week.”
The Premier League trophy will be on display at the conference and delegates will have the opportunity to have their photograph taken next to the silverware