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Speakers and Panellists

Speakers and panellists are fully confirmed.

For a list of invited speakers and panellists please reference the programme.

daniel gidney.jpg Image of Speaker Daniel Gidney, CEO at Lancashire CC

Daniel Gidney


Lancashire CC

Jon Dutton.png Image of Speaker Jon Dutton, CEO of British Cycling

Jon Dutton


British Cycling

emma holling.jfif Image of Speaker Emma Holling, Event Director at Underneath the Stars

Emma Holling

Event Director, Underneath the Stars

judy bec.jpeg Image of Speaker Judy Bec, OPerations Director at Boomtow

Judy Bec

Operations Director, Boomtown

mark ring.jpeg Image of SpeakerMark Rec, Head of Events at Southhampton Boat Show

Mark Ring

Head of Events

Southampton Boat Show

rebecca James.jpeg Image of Speaker Rebecca James, Tournaments Director at Lawn Tennis Association

Rebecca James

Tournaments Director

Lawn Tennis Association

rick stainton.jpg Image of Speaker Rick Stainton, Founder at the Power of Events

Rick Stainton


The Power of Events

chris Johnson.jpeg Image of Speaker Chris Johnson, Chair at Vision:2025

Chris Jonhson



jonathan gregory.jpeg Image of Speaker Jonathon Gregory, Commercial Director at Goodwood

Jonathan Gregory

Commercial Director,


gareth Lloyd.jpeg Image of Speaker Gareth Lloyd, UK Sponsorship Sales ASM Global

Gareth Lloyd

UK Sponsorship Sales

ASM Global

john rostron.jpeg Image of Speaker John Rostron, CEO at AIF

John Rostron



ACR_Photo - Image of Speaker Charles Law, CTO at World University Games

Charles Law

Chief Technology Officer

Rhine-Ruhr 2025 FISU World University Games

susan gibson.jpeg Image of Speaker Susan Gibson, Head of City Events, Liverpool City Council

Susan Gibson

Head of City Events

Liverpool City Council

claire oneill.png Image of Speaker Claire O'Neill, Co-Founder & CEO of A Greener Future

Claire O'Neill

Co-Founder and CEO

A Greener Future

artur-mendes-355x355-c-default.jpeg Image of Speaker Arthur Mendes Co-Manager of Boom Festival

Artur Mendes


Boom Festival

dale vince.jpeg Image of Speaker Dale Vince, Chairman at Forest Green Rovers FC

Dale Vince


Forest Green Rovers FC

teresa moore.jpeg Image of Speaker Teresa Moore, Director of A Greener Future

Teresa Moore


A Greener Future

chris thompson.jpg Image of Speaker Chris Thompson, CEO of You. Smart. Thing.

Chris Thompson


You. Smart. Thing.

Clare Breigal.jpg Image of Speaker Clare Breigal, CEO of World Netball

Clare Briegal


World Netball

mark osikoya.jpeg Image of Speaker Mark Osikoya, CEO of Commonwealth Games, England

Mark Osikoya


Commonwealth Games England

gill tee.jpeg Image of Speaker Gill Tee, Co-Founder of Black Deer Festival

Gill Tee


Black Deer Festival

gabrielle austen browne.jpeg Image of Speaker Gabby Austin Browne, Diversity & Inclusion Educator

Gabby Austen Browne

Diversity and Inclusion Educator

stephane bazire.jfif Image of Speaker Stephane Bazire, Head of Business Partnerships at Silverstone

Stephane Bazires

Head of Business Partnerships


marta palleres.jpeg Image of Speaker Marta Palleres, Head of Press & PR at PrimaVera Sound Festival

Marta Pallares

Head of Press and PR

PrimaVera Sound Festival

mike parrott.jpeg Image of Speaker Manchester City Council

Mike Parrott

Head of Events

Manchester City Council


Stuart Campbell

Operations Director

World Indoor Athletics Championships 2024

hannah grosvenor.jpeg Image of Speaker National Sales Director Jockey Club

Hannah Grosvenor

national Sales Director

Jockey Club

rodger woodall.jpeg Image of Speaker Founder of Bournemouth 7s

Roger Woodall


Bournemouth 7s

Chris-Johnson.jpeg Image of Speaker Co-Founder Shambala

Chris Johnson

Co Founder


Phil-Bowdery-2020.jpeg Image of Speaker Executive VP Live Nation

Phil Bowdery

Executive VP

Live Nation

steve heap.jpg Image of Speaker Chairman EIF/AFO

Steve Heap



James Price.jpg Image of Speaker Head of Communications, Lancashire CC

James Price

Head of Communications

Lancashire CC

waleed jahangir.jpeg Image of Speaker CEO of Algebra Festivals

Waleed Jahangir


Algebra Festivals

simon oliveira.jpeg Image of Speaker MD, KIN Partners

Simon Oliveira


KIN Partners

chris barrett.jpeg Editor at Access All Areas

Chris Barrett


Access All Areas

Sophie Morris Millharbour Marketing.jpg Image of Speaker Board Director European Sponsorship Association

Sophie Morris


European Sponsorship Association

sophia awan.jpeg Image of Speaker Partnerships Manager Moneycorp

Sophia Awan

Partnerships Manager


eamon kerrigan.jpeg Partnerships Director Iventis

Eamon Kerrigan

Partnerships Director


1556786920019.jpegC Alex Perkins Image of Speaker Commercial Director The Hundred

Alex Perkins

Commercial Director

The Hundred

IGT-Thakor-Rankin-Christina-SBEA-Sports-Betting-696x477.jpg Image of Speaker Principal Consultant 1710 gaming

Christina Thakor-Rankin

Principal Consultant

1710 gaming

diane mcleod.jpeg Image of Speaker Head of Workforce & Volunteering, London Marathon Group

Diane Mcleod

Head of Workforce and Volunteering

London Marathon Group

pippa ganderton.jfif Director of Global Account Management, ATPI

Pippa Strasser-Ganderton

Director of Global Account Management


jen falding.jpeg Lead for Major Sports Events, Liverpool City Council

Jen Falding

Lead for Major Sports Events

Liverpool City Council

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Alex Inglot

The Commissioner

ESL Pro League

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Nicky Chance Thompson

Piece Hall


Paul Bush OBE

Director of Events


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