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HJ Mai

HJ Mai is the assistant managing editor for SportsBusiness Daily Global.

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Infront Owner Wanda Looking For More Opportunities To Build Sports Business Sector

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 08 / 28 / 15

Infront owner Dalian Wanda Group is looking for further opportunities to grow its sports business sector. The China-based group has a particular interest in the Chinese and broader Asian markets, but also sees opportunities in North America. It is understood that Wednesday’s acquisition of th...

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SportsBusiness Daily Global: Volkswagen Has No Intentions To Join F1

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SportsBusiness Daily Global: Hankook Renews With Europa League

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SportsBusiness Daily Global: PepsiCo, Champions League Team Up

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SportsBusiness Daily Global: Enterprise Inks Deal With Europa League

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SportsBusiness Daily Global: Organizers To Bring American Football To NZ

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SportsBusiness Journal: Canadian Grand Prix has family focus

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