Dear Friends,

On behalf of the Board of the European Association for Sport Management I am delighted to invite you to the EASM Festival of Sport Management Research and Practice. We are going through an unprecedented world health crisis which necessitated that instead of gathering at the two times Olympic City of Innsbruck, for the second time, we will meet online. Nevertheless, the 2022 EASM Conference will still be hosted by our outstanding academic partner, the University of Innsbruck.

We hope that this new format of the virtual edition of the conference will bring together academics from all continents and top officials from different sectors of the sport industry. The EASM Board with the support from colleagues from seven different universities in Europe and the USA, have been working very hard to ensure that the festival meets all your expectations for a stimulating academic programme. We appreciate your support and encourage you to consider participation in the 2021 EASM Festival of Sport Management Research and Practice. Your participation will make a valuable contribution to the intellectual and organisational growth of EASM.

We look forward to welcome you in online in May, September, October and November!

Vassil Girginov

President of EASM