Join the community of international stakeholders at the sports, law and finance conference aiming to discuss and explore the cornerstones of establishing successful regional sports’ competitions at strategic and operational level.

First day of the conference will provide a rare opportunity to exchange ideas, experience and good practices between various sport, government and sponsor representatives in the region, as well as to attend interesting lectures on pressing concerns in sport presented by international speakers. The second day will focus on developing organizational capacities to establish more financially robust sport organizations and extending their capabilities to secure funding with international experts.

Date & Location

Date: Tuesday, 15. & Wednesday, 16. October 2019
Location: Belgrade, Serbia
Venue: Karanovic & Partners Office, Resavska 23, Belgrade, Serbia (Google Maps)

What you will be able to learn?

  • How to approach sports development on local and regional levels and best practices in Regional Sports Competitions
  • About the plans and vision of Balkan Regional Ice Hockey League
  • How to face infrastructural challenges and lack of financing shared by sports organizations across the region
  • The Basics of Financing in Sport and various Financial Resources you can employ to grow your sport
  • About Sub-systems that affect your organization’s ability to attract sponsors and other financing sources
  • About EU Funding Opportunities with Case Examples
  • How to Approach Financial Planning & Monitoring effectively
  • How to Plan and monitor your finances with Financial Plan Template, especially at the club level

Attendees & Participants

  • Senior Representatives from State and Local Governments
  • Senior Representatives from Sport Organizations (Federal and Local)
  • HPP Project Partner Representatives: IHF Austria, IHF Bosnia & Herzegovina, IHF Croatia, IHF North Macedonia, IHF Slovenia, IHF Serbia, School of Economics and Business, University of Ljubljana
  • Innovators in sport
  • Investors in sport facilities
  • Sponsor representatives
  • Sports Management & Sports Law Students
  • Athletes

How much does it cost?

The Sports, Law and Finance Conference is Free of Charge for everyone. The Conference is a part of a Hockey Partnership for Progress (HPP) Project which is Co-Founded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union and Co-organized by Karanovic & Partners Legal Practice, Serbian Ice Hockey Association and other supporting organisations and sponsors.

Who are the speakers?

The speakers involve international experts from Karanovic & Partners Legal Practice, School of Economics and Business, University of Ljubljana, Ice Hockey Federations in Western Balkan region, and other relevant stakeholders, including Government and City officials.



  • 13.30 - 14.00 / Registration, Coffee and Bites

    Tomaž Čater, Ph.D., School of Economics and Business, University of Ljubljana

  • 14.00 - 14.10 / Introduction Speech

    Miloš Vučković, Karanovic & Partners

  • 14.10 - 14.30 / Regional Sports Competitions – Vision, Infrastructure, Financing, Public Interest, Corporate Governance, Innovation and Athletes

    Igor Angelovski and Kevin Rihtar, Karanovic & Partners

  • 14.30 - 15.30 / Panel Discussion – Experiences of Regional Leagues

    Moderated by Miloš Vučković and Igor Angelovski, Karanovic & Partners

  • 15.30 - 16.00 / Coffee Break


  • 16.00 - 17.00 / Panel Discussion – Balkan Regional Ice Hockey League

    Moderated by Igor Angelovski, Karanovic & Partners

  • 17.00 - 18.00 / Panel Discussion - Infrastructure and Financing

    Moderated by Miloš Vučković, Karanovic & Partners

  • 18.00 - 18.15 / Closing remarks

    Final Discussion

  • 18.15 / Light Dinner and Wine Tasting



  • 10.00 - 11.00 / Introduction to Financing in Sport, Availability of Financial Resources for Sports Organizations

    Tomaž Čater, Ph.D., School of Economics and Business, University of Ljubljana

  • 11.00 - 12.00 / Revenue Supporting Sub – Systems

    Rok Snoj, Master of Business Studies, Ice Hockey Federation of Slovenia

  • 12.00 - 12.30 / Coffee Break


  • 12.30 - 13.15 / EU Funding Opportunities for Sports Organizations with Case Examples

    Haris Muhić, Independent Advisor for EU Projects

  • 13.15 - 14.00 / Financial Planning & Monitoring


  • 14.00 - 15.00 / Financial Planning Workshop and Financial Plan Template

    Rok Snoj, Master of Business Studies, Ice Hockey Federation of Slovenia

Register Now!

Only Limited Spaces Available.

To attend the conference you have to register until October 11 by using the web form available on the button below. This will also enable us to inform you about the exact location of the event. Note that available free spaces are limited.

Sing up for our Newsletter

Join our newsletter to receive news, exclusive event invitations, and tons of useful contents related to sports and sports management. We promise to keep our newsletters short and relevant. Just how you