For an eighth year in a row, the EB Institute Annual Workshops will bring together professionals from across the spectrum of Euroleague Basketball clubs during the first two weeks of July to set the stage, in a spirit of brainstorming collaboration, for the 2019-20 Turkish Airlines EuroLeague and 7DAYS EuroCup seasons.
As has become a tradition, players from all EuroLeague clubs – 18 total for the new season – will do the honors of launching a fortnight full of workshops when they arrive EuroLeague Basketball headquarters in Barcelona on Monday, July 1, to learn more about the organization and its future plans at the EuroLeague ELPA Player Representatives Meeting.
The players will be followed on Tuesday by the EuroLeague head coaches, who will remain for two days' worth of meetings, the first being a traditional round table to offer their input about the organization's newest initiatives and proposals. On Wednesday, the head coaches meet directly with the Euroleague Basketball Officiating Department to discuss and debate game-related issues of importance. The same process is repeated when head coaches from the 24 teams of the next 7DAYS EuroCup gather for meetings on Thursday and Friday.
The second week of EB Institute Annual Workshops commences on Monday, July 8, with the arrival of media directors from all 18 EuroLeague clubs for a day-long meeting centered on the upcoming plans in their field of communications, media relations and content development. On Tuesday of that week, the EuroLeague's marketing and ticket directors meet jointly for a morning session and split up into groups for the afternoon in talks devoted to their specialties of selling the competition to sponsors and fans alike.
Both groups will be joined on Wednesday, July 10, by the chief business officers of both EuroLeague and EuroCup clubs for the Euroleague Basketball Business Summit, a highlight of the EB Institute Annual Workshops. In addition to presentations by various leaders in the industry of sports business, the summit will feature the announcement of the Devotion Marketing Awards from the previous season.
On Thursday, July 11, the EB Institute Annual Workshops pause for a day while the scene shifts to Munich, Germany, for the ECA Shareholders Meeting to finalize all organizational aspects of the 2019-20 season and to discuss future projects and strategies. On that occasion, the winner of the Gianluigi Porelli EuroLeague Executive of the Year award will be revealed, as well.
On Friday, July 12, the EB Institute's Annual Workshops finish in Barcelona with the EuroCup Clubs Meeting, to be followed by the 2019-20 EuroCup Draw, which will be broadcast live to fans through EuroCupbasketball.com and the competition's related media channels.