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'Business World' to host India Sports Congress on 9 December

Business World magazine ( is organising the first-of-its-kind India Sports Congress ( at The Grand (hotel) in New Delhi on 9th December. The global sports industry is estimated to be worth around US$ 600 billion and growing at a rate higher than national gross domestic product (GDP) around the world.

Given the growing might of the Indian economy and the country's young demographics, the country is fast emerging as a preferred venue for major sporting events such as the Commonwealth Games, Asian Games and World Cups in hockey and cricket.

Business World feels it is critically important to build a dynamic sporting culture in India, and the need for the government and the private sector to collaborate to strengthen the sports industry.

About 150 participants and 25 speakers will dwell on a variety of topics during the day-long deliberations. Among the delegates are CEOs, CXOs & MDs of  companies in sports tourism, goods (manufacturing and retail) and apparel, amateur and professional sports, the sport sponsorship industry, marketing firms, sport governing bodies, sports broadcasting & management.

There are also senior representatives of brands which sponsor sports events (Pepsi, xxx); senior representatives of national sports federations and associations in India (BCCI, AITA, AIFF, Hockey India, AKFI, etc.); and representatives of franchises and sports leagues (including IPL, IBL, Pro Kabaddi League & ISL).

Session 1: Parliament of Sports:

  • Government policies on the business of sports, infrastructure development, education & skill development
  • Business areas set to emerge in future in domestic events, leagues, international sports events and sponsorships as avenues for revenue

Session 2: Owners Box:

  • Business models for franchises, leagues and capital-intensive domestic, national and international sports events by sports federations
  • Performance, returns, feasibility, prospects, commercial viability and sustainability of the strategy of sporting leagues

Session 3: Game Changers:

  • Role of data & analytics and sports performance & technology in shaping sports industry
  • Sports wearables design, digital technology in connectivity & interaction, player development

Session 4: Smart Bucks:

  • Corporate social responsibility, foreign direct investment & emerging areas of growth
  • Emergence of sports tourism, sports manufacturing & retail, sports science & technology, sports medicine & management, facility maintenance & sports education

Session 5: Sports Beyond Sport:

  • Innovative sports marketing through 'brand RoI', event sponsorships, media rights for broadcast
  • 'Building IP' by creating commercially viable events & properties across categories
  • Large-scale fan engagement through brand experiences
  • Value creation for brands leading to evolution of brand integration strategies.

9 December, 2015


The Grand,
Nelson Mandela Road,
Vasant Kunj, Phase II, New Delhi.
Mr. Nishant Batra on
Mobile: +91-8375009285
Email: [email protected].
@bwindiasports #gameplan2015  



bodyLIFE-India Expo 2015 closes on successful note

Mr. Madhukar Talwalkar, Chairman of Talwalkars Better Value Fitness Ltd. inaugrates bodyLIFE-India Expo 2015 in Mumbai on
1 October. Looking on are (L-R) Mr. Srinivasan, Mr. Georg von Gresheim and Mr. Pradeep Deviah, organisers.

The second edition of India’s exclusive B2B trade fair for the fitness business community, bodyLIFE-India Expo, concluded on a successful note in early October, with the three-day event witnessing strong industry engagement.

It was inaugurated by Mr. Madhukar Talwalkar, Chairman of Talwalkars Better Value Fitness Ltd. The annual event saw more than 2,300 trade visitors and 362 professional fitness trainers participating from 1-3 October, at the Bombay Convention & Exhibition Centre.

bodyLIFE-India Expo also saw the successful hosting of two co-located events, bodyLIFE Congress and IFAA Convention.

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International Trade Fair for Fitness, Wellness & Sports Nutrition

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India’s 1st B2B trade show, IFW Expo 2014, got off to a exciting start in Mumbai on 9th October. Bodylife India is supporting the exhibition, for gym owners, managers, trainers and Fitness experts from across the country. The expo continues till 11th october at Bombay Convention and Exhibition Center, Goregaon East, Mumbai.

The fitness industry in India, is expected to reach US$2.4 billion by 2015 and is stated to grow at a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 50%. Presently, there are over 21,000 health and wellness centers across India, and the number is growing each day.

A trade fair that caters to the burgeoning industry in India is the need of the hour. A fitness and wellness industry trade show will not only act as a catalyst to the health-conscious movement, but also provide a platform to foster partnerships in the sector and convert the potential to commerce.


  • 3 Day Trade Exhibition
  • Live Demonstrations
  • Workshops with
  • Certification
  • Fitness Training
  • Fitness Club
  • Management
  • B2B Meetings

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7th June, 2014, MCA Hall, Mumbai (L-R): Messrs. Prashant Talwalkar, Deepak Dewan, Madhukar Talwalkar, Max Barth and Pradeep Devaiah at the launch of bodyLIFE, India's first international business-to-business magazine for the wellness & fitness industry.

LIFE Indian Edition is the latest addition to the family of successful European trade fitness magazines. It is a high-quality magazine, up-market but popular and easy to read. It carries independent and dependable reports on trends and developments in fitness, wellness and related markets. Extensive market surveys and product focus articles aim to help improve readers’ business decisions.

Our readers are key decision-makers at the managerial level, in fitness centres, gyms and hotel complexes across India. Thanks to its European industry contacts, and to being part of a European editorial concept, bodyLIFE Indian Edition is in the forefront of Indian developments and trends in fitness and related industries, keeping the reader always up-to-date.

Since its launch in 2001, European fitness trade magazine bodyLIFE (www.bodylife. com) has remained the best-known professional fitness magazine in European fitness studios, and a leading player in the fitness and wellness market. Published in eight countries, bodyLIFE sets the standards for Europe’s fitness trends.




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