Kaohsiung, October 1, 2020: The Chinese Taipei Olympic Committee and CTOC Athletes’ Commission held a Sports Agent Forum for athletes at the National Sports Training Center in Kaohsiung.
CTOC invited sports agents, media and sports law experts to share their knowledge and experience in the sports agent industry.
Chang Hsien-ming, chairman of Flight International Company and a former national basketball player, shared his experience of cooperation with baseball stars Wang Chien-ming and Chen Chin-feng and with NBA player Jeremy Lin.
He said that sports agents could bring various benefits for athletes, not only for business but in personal branding management, social media operation and professional training advice. As a former sportsman he stressed that the main focus for athletes should always be their sport rather than another part of business.
Furthermore, lawyer Lin Cheng-hwang recommended that athletes should always check the basic clauses in a contract such as commission rate and cooperation period. He also underlined the importance of consulting with a lawyer before entering into any contract.
Putting athletes at the heart of the Olympic Movement, CTOC is dedicated to fostering athletes in various ways and cooperating with the government and National Federations to build programmes to help athletes develop their future in a diversified way.