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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


Troy Pugmire

Managing Director

Gramercy Global

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Tom Roche

Director, Sports & Events

Parker International

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

Rebecca James

Tournaments Director

Lawn Tennis Association

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John Burns


Gateley Legal

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

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Claire O'Neill

Co-Founder and CEO

A Greener Future

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John Muddeman

Major Events Consultant

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Artur Mendes

Member Board of Directors

Boom Festival / Being Gathering

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

Dale Vince


Forest Green Rovers FC

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Teresa Moore


A Greener Future

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Chris Thompson


You. Smart. Thing.

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

Clare Briegal


World Netball

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Chris Martin

Founder TeamKinetic

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

Gill Tee


Black Deer Festival

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

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Catherine Chapman

Senior Programme Manager

Wiz Team

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Mike Parrott

Head of Events

Manchester City Council


Kate Gilston

Event Coordinator

Liverpool City Council

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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

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Joel Lavery

Strategic Lead Major Sporting Events

West Midlands Growth Company


Niklas Borger


Rhine-Ruhr 2025 FISU World University Games

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

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Nicky Homes

Commercial Director

The Great Run Company

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Chris Barrett


Access All Areas

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

Sophie Morris


European Sponsorship Association

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Eamon Kerrigan

Partnerships Director


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Alex Perkins

Commercial Director

The Hundred

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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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Scott Cullimore

Channel Director EMEA

Evolv Technology


Clive Stephens

CEO Arena Overlay

Arena Group

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Stuart Snowden

Managing Director

Ipsem Squared


Alejandro Perez-Llabata



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Richard Walmsley

Major Event Chair

Miller Insurance

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Neil Grimmer


SCE Staffing

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