In the beginning of the May, it was the time for the II Madrid Weekender. The Madrid Weekender is event where we combine Sport Events, Learning & Leisure for students all around the Europe. This year we had attendees from Croatia, Germany and Great Britain that came to experience Madrid.
Our program started with Mutua Madrid Open matches on Friday where we had opportunity to see Berdych, Nadal, Murray, Souza and many others in their quarter-final matches. Whole day on the field took its toll and after that we needed to recharge our batteries. We had that in mind and we prepared for astonishing gala dinner at RealCaféBernabeu that is located on the Santiago Bernabéu stadium with the view on the grass field of Real Madrid football club. Great food and service provided us an extraordinary end of the day.
Saturday was the day reserved for learning. Our day started early when we went to Universidad Europea – Real Madrid Graduate School. There we had possibility to hear three great speakers that gave us a broader image on the sports marketing and sports management.
Speakers of the day were Kevin Roberts from SportBusiness International, Alfonso Roberes de Comingesfrom Real Madrid CF and Rene Kohr from bwin. Lectures were interesting and dynamic so were gathering new knowledge without problem and everybody was satisfied with the duration and the themes.
After the lectures we went to Santiago Bernabéu stadium to learn something about one of the biggest football clubs in the history. On the Bernabéu Tour we saw and felt the greatness of this magnificent sports organization from very beginning. Two hours of the Tour gave us enough time to see almost whole stadium, beautiful trophies and review all past and present players and trainers of Real Madrid CF.
Evening was reserved for leisure to explore Madrid’s nightlife in private arrangements so everybody could go wherever they wanted.
Sunday was the last day of the Weekender which began with a reception at Events GB headquarters where every attendee got his certificate of attendance and we had a nice chat about the past few days. After the reception Weekenders had a chance to visit Santiago Bernabéu one more time for football match between Real Madrid and Valencia. They could see Real Madrid and some of the world’s best players in their full strength.
To summarize whole II Madrid Weekender experience, after the match we gathered for the final dinner at the Irish Rover bar where we enjoyed in a nice food combined with sharing of impressions.
See you next year!