Mendieta And Georgian Footballers Join Sbc Digital Summit Cis
Former international football stars Gaizka Mendieta, Georgi Kinkladze, Zurab Khizanishvili, and Revaz Arveladze are set to take part in a special panel at SBC Digital Summit CIS analyzing the relationship between professional sports and the business world.
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The Betting and Sports – More Than Just a Companion? session takes place on November 5, the second day of the virtual conference and expo for the betting and gaming industry in the CIS, Ukraine, and Georgia.
It will see the ex-players offer a professional athlete’s perspective on the betting industry, and how responsible gaming and fair play principles for the sports fans and sportsmen should be constructed and followed.
Between them, the quartet boast more than 200 international caps and experience of many of Europe’s top leagues. All of them are now forging successful post-playing careers, which have given them wider perspectives on the role of the gambling industry in sports, business, and society.
Mendieta is best known for his nine years at Valencia, during which he played in two Champions League finals, and also had spells with Lazio, Barcelona, and Middlesbrough, as well as being part of the Spanish national team at Euro 2000 and the 2002 World Cup. Since retiring, he has worked as a football pundit and opened a number of upmarket Spanish cuisine restaurants.
Speaking ahead of the event, Mendieta said:
"I am looking forward to sharing my experiences in professional football and betting with the audience at the SBC Digital Summit CIS. I’m also excited about the prospect of hearing from some of the greats of Georgian football about their careers during what promises to be a fascinating panel."
Kinkladze is famed for his time in England, where his dazzling performances made him a fans’ favorite at Manchester City and Derby County. He also won 54 caps for Georgia and played for Dinamo Tbilisi, Ajax, Αnorthosis Famagusta, and Rubin Kazan, before starting a successful business career.
“It's a great honor to be part of this interesting event together with other great footballers,” said Kinkladze. “I’m looking forward to sharing knowledge about the game we all love and the business side of it.”
Khizanishvili won 92 caps for the Georgian national team during a career that saw the defender star in his domestic league, as well as enjoy spells with Dundee, Rangers, Blackburn Rovers, Kayserispor, and Inter Baku. He is now a leading analyst on Adjarasport’s football coverage.