Wednesday, April 29, 7pm: “Scoring in China: Three Sports on the Rise” —Shane Benis, Kristin Ketilsdottir and Mads Davidsen

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Date(s) - Wednesday, April 29 2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Big Bamboo


Scoring in China: Three Sports on the Rise

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

7:00-9:00 p.m.

Venue details: Big Bamboo

132 Nanyang Lu, near Tongren Lu

南阳路132号, 近铜仁路

Admission: FCC members: free; Non-members: 50 rmb

Enjoy the happy hour price: 30 rmb for a house drink.


About the Speakers:


Shane Benis

Shane Benis is the Founder and Managing Director of China Sports Promotions, the company behind the hugely successful White Collar boxing events in Shanghai and Beijing, Macau, Taipei and Seoul.  Shane arrived in Shanghai in 2006 from his native England and really struggled to find a place to personally train for his beloved sport of boxing, and a real lack of boxing events happening in China. With this in mind, in 2008 Benis co-launched China’s first white collar boxing event, Brawl on the Bund in Shanghai – a black tie event with 300 guests featuring seven boxing bouts of regular people from across the city who had trained for three months to be amateur boxers. With huge success, Benis  has now held over 15 boxing events across Asia. Benis launched Golden Gloves Gym, Shanghai’s number one boxing gym, in 2011, with both amateur and professional boxers across the city now calling the gym home.

Kristin Ketilsdottir


Although born and raised in Iceland, Kristin Ketilsdottir is no stranger to China. She lived in Dalian as a teenager and fell in love with the country and its people during that time. After her studies she returned and for the last five years she’s become highly involved in China’s sports communities, participating in races and working closely with event organizers. Her main focus has been on triathlon but also cycling and winter swimming. Before deciding to continue her studies she worked for the American bike company Specialized as their Women and Triathlon Business Specialist for China. She currently resides in Shanghai.


Mads Davidsen


Mads Davidsen is the 1st Team Coach, Analyst and Head of U23 & recruitment at professional Chinese football club Shanghai SIPG F.C. working under famous Head Coach and former England national Team Manager Sven Goran Eriksson. Mads previously had a similar job description at professional Chinese club Guangzhou R&F F.C. helping the club into the Asian Champions League in 2014.

Mads arrived to China and Shanghai in 2012 as the Director of Football at the Ebbe Sand Football Academy and is also a former coach at the Danish club Brondby IF.

Mads is a UEFA Pro-licensed football coach with a University Master degree in Journalism & History and a Mini MBA in Leadership and Management as well and currently working in a field study on Motivation & Feedback of highly skilled employees.


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