Kaminfeuer / Dinner Talk: Sports Management

Can a Football/Soccer Club be Run Like a Corporation?

Our “2 in 1” special – lots of highlights at the same time – is due – in co-operation with BGS…! A cocktail, a dinner, a speech and an open discussion in a small circle – under the theme of “Sports Management” and the focus of the challenges to run a sports club in Switzerland.


Armin Thalmann - Member of the Board/Verwaltungsrat FC Thun, Switzerland
Armin Thalman was ever since a multitasker with a very colorful and impressive CV. He originally graduated in mathematics, physics and sport at the University of Berne. He than enriched his CV with a MAS in statistics and insurance mathematics. Thereafter he passed the Pädagogische Hochschule in Freiburg i. Breisgau, Germany and wrote his dissertation. In 2017 he graduated in the CAS in General Management for Boardmembers. Armin was mainly working in education: He was first teacher at the Gymnasium in Berne, than Professor at the PHSG – the Pädagogische Hochschule St.Gallen until end of 2017. Since 2016 he is also Professor a the SMI Berne and Professor at the Pädagogische Hochschule FHNW in Zurich. Armin is also having different mandates in the real estate business and most important is board member at the FC Thun. He is married with Veronica Thalmann and has three children.



The Restaurant Camino is a traditional restaurant in Zurich - only a stone’s throw away from the “Hauptbahnhof Zurich”. It is well known for its homelike ambience, its delicious cuisine – the overall culinary highlights – and most important – for its spectacular wine cellar.

Kaminfeuer: Sports Management


Date: Thursday, February 22, 2018



  • 18:30 - 19:00 Cocktail
  • 19:00 - 19:20 Speech
  • 19:30 - 22:00 Dinner, Q&A and an open discussion

Location: Restaurant Kamino, Freischützgasse 4, 8004 Zürich


Costs: A flat fee of CHF 99.-- per person covers the location, cocktail, dinner, wine, water and coffee and has to be paid in advance.


Language: English or German, depending on the audience


Please register by buying your ticket here or by sending an e-mail to alumni@rochester-bern.ch and transfering the fee to the account: IBAN CH28 0023 0230 5702 63M1 C at UBS AG, 8098 Zurich, in favor of Simonites - The Rochester-Bern Alumni Association






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