José María Cruz de Andrés represented Sevilla FC at the prestigious Financial Times Business of Football Summit, the event taking place at the Hotel Claridge in London. He participated alongside his counterpart at Arsenal FC, Vinai Venkatesham, in the panel 'A new era of leadership: models to achieve success and remain sustainable on and off the pitch' which will discuss the arrival of FFP into football and how clubs have had to design their sporting projects sustainably, spending within their means. The chat was moderated by the Financial Times' Sports Correspondent, Murad Ahmed.
Many famous faces from the world of football took part in the prestigious event, such as FIFA's Deputy Secretary General, Zvonimir Boban, the General Director of the Premier League, Richard Masters, the General Director of the Bundesliga, Christian Seifert, the President of La Liga, Javier Tebas, and the President of the MLS, Mark Abbott.
In addition to Sevilla FC, other important European clubs took part in the different panels organised by the Financial Times, namely FC Barcelona, Manchester City, Arsenal, Everton, Nottingham Forest, Wolverhampton Wanderers, Leeds United, TSG 1899 Hoffenheim and Galatasaray.