Announcement from the DOSB press from 26.06.18 …

Saturday June 30th, 2018


Congress “Sport, Economy and Media” will discuss the values ​​of sport

Already for the 18th time the international Congress on Sport, Economy and Media” takes place in Hamburg, this time on the 3rd and 4th of September in the Macromedia University of Applied Science directly at the inner city lake Alster.

As always, the invitation states, it is about the future of major sporting events, which would continue to be very popular (eg the Winter Olympics in February in South Korea and the current World Cup in Russia) “and at the same time doping, gigantism, corruption, political appropriation and scandalisation in the media.

Where are the major sporting events in the next 20 years, what is their basis, and what can they be guided by? Linked to this background, the organizers have chosen this years theme “values ​​of sport”.

As always, it is said, following the claim “science meets practice”, scientists would meet with sports managers, politicians, media experts, business leaders and activists for stimulating, often controversial dialogues.

The program says: “The topics are varied and highly up to date. Doping course and corruption, athlete participation, the value of sport in urban planning, e-sports as an alternative, analyzes of the Olympic Games in Asia, global popular sports development and population change, digital monitoring in stadiums, divergence of the Bundesliga between member-oriented clubs and those with investors. ”

According to the high-caliber speakers, especially clear in the keynote speech:

So the danish scientist Mogens Kirkeby (since 2007 President of the International Sports and Culture Association, ISCA), the philosopher and Olympic champion Professor Dr. Hans Lenk. Konstantin von Notz (Member of the Federal Parliament / GRÜNE), the English economist Prof. Simon Chadwick, the Chinese political scientist Prof. Zhang Weiwei and the media researcher Prof. Markus Breuer.

In addition, another 20 speakers from a total of eight countries are expected, including Andreas Rettig, managing director of the Bundesliga second division football club FC St. Pauli, and Silke Kassner together with Max Hartung from the club Athletes Germany.

Organizers are the University of Applied Science Macromedia Hamburg and the University Sport Service Hamburg;

The Congress is supported by the city of Hamburg, the Federal Institute for Sports Science and the Association of German Sports Journalists. The Hamburger Sportbund and the Association for Gymnastics and Leisure recognize the congress as a further education.

Information about registration and the program can be found at:

Prof. Dr. Breuer will join the Int. Hamburg Congress again

Monday June 18th, 2018

Prof. Dr. Markus Breuer joined the congress several times in the past and by that reason, we are happy that he will contribute to this years headline:

The Value of Sports – Ideas and convictions for the future

He studied business administration, economics and international tax law in Braunschweig, Chemnitz and Hamburg. Since 2014 Prof. Dr. Markus Breuer is a Professor at SRH University Heidelberg and currently Program Director of the master program “International Management and Leadership”. His latest publications cover among others the “Palgrave Handbook on the Economics of Manipulation in Sport”.

The Theme of his presentation will be “Corruption of the allocation of main sport events: Analyzing the example of FIFA.”


Despite its growing economic success, measured, for example, in the turnover figures of the Bundesliga or the attendance figures of major sporting events, professional sports is currently facing important challenges.

Doping, in popular as well as elite sports, and the combination of politics and sport represent only two problem areas. In addition, major sporting events, above all the FIFA World Cup and the Olympic Games and the associated awarding practice, are in the focus of public interest (see exempla – FAZ 2018; Welt, 2017). The presentation will examine the extent to which the recent corruption scandals are about the misconduct of individual persons and to what extent the structures of the associations can be the cause. For reasons of simplification, the analysis will focus on FIFA and the FIFA World Cup.


Mogens Kirkeby first confirmed Keynote Speaker for this years congress

Sunday June 3rd, 2018

From now on, we will provide step by step detailed information about the speakers of the 18. Hamburg Congress on Sport, Economy and Media, which will take place at 3rd/4th of Sep 2018.

We are very pleased to announce, that the President of the , International Sport and Culture Association (ISCA), Mr. Mogens Kirkeby will be one the Keynote speakers of this year’s Hamburg Congress on sports, economy and media.

Theme of his presentation will be “The need of values as framework and praxis as content”.

Mogens Kirkeby holds a Master of Science in Sport, Organizational Development and Sport Policies and a degree in Social Science and International Politics.

The main tasks as President is political leadership and management of ISCA and to represent ISCA towards various international institutions such and European Commission, European Parliament and Council of Europe.

He has served in several expert groups of the European Commission and the Council of Europe and given lectures and presentations to a variety of audiences across the globe.

For more information about Mr. Kirkeby please check our website:

Call For Paper 2018

Thursday February 8th, 2018

The Scientific Board of the 18th HAMBURG CONGRESS on SPORTS, ECONOMY AND MEDIA invites scholars and practitioners to submit abstracts to be considered for presentation.

The conference theme is The Value of Sports – Ideas and convictions for the future

In this respect, the Scientific Board encourages particularly, but certainly not exclusive, abstracts and papers that are related to the conference theme latest till the 30th of April 2018.

Abstract submission must be via Email to info(at)

The Scientific Board will elect till the 31st of May 2018 those scholars and practitioners, who will have the opportunity to present in sessions during the congress 2018 in Hamburg. Accepted papers will also be published.

The main aim of the sessions is to encourage both scholars and practitioners to share knowledge and provide new insights on the congress theme. The sessions also offer a platform to create inter- and cross-disciplinary contacts and collaborations.

Due to the increased participation of international guests, the congress language in 2018 will be English with added German sessions and by that reason presentations can be given in English or German.

If you have further inquiries, please do not hesitate to contact the Scientific Board by using: info(at)

The congress will take place at 3rd and 4th September 2018 at Macromedia University of Applied Science Hamburg in the city center of Hamburg will be and close to the EASM Congress in Malmö, Sweden, (05.-08.09.2018).

For more information please see the file:  Call for Paper_2018_DT (in german) and Call for Paper_2018_ENG_final (in english).

(Deutsch) Kongressthema 2018

Wednesday December 20th, 2017

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(Deutsch) Kommentar in der DOSB Presse zum Kongress

Wednesday September 13th, 2017

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(Deutsch) E-Sport und Drohnen – die digitale Zukunft des Sports. Zwei Tage intensive Diskussion beim 17. Internationalen Hamburger Kongress für Sport, Ökonomie und Medien

Saturday September 9th, 2017

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(Deutsch) eSport – vom Kinderzimmer in die Profiligen

Sunday September 3rd, 2017

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(Deutsch) Launch of the official congress handbook

Monday August 28th, 2017

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(Deutsch) 17. Internationaler Hamburger Kongress für Sport, Ökonomie und Medien präsentiert ein breites Programm rund um Themen der Digitalisierung im Sport

Thursday July 27th, 2017

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