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The FT Sport Industry Summit 2008

The FT Sport Industry Summit 2008

Building on the success of the last two years, The FT Sport Industry Summit 2008, in association with the Honda Racing F1 Team’s earthdreams programme, on November 4 will again be the pivotal event of the sport business calendar with decision-makers and agenda-setters addressing the fundamental challenges facing the fast changing UK sport industry.

The 2008 Summit will bring together the most powerful and influential names in the world of commercial sport, including leading figures from government, UK governing bodies, brands, broadcasters, sponsors, rights holders and agencies.

The high-profile panellists that were at the FT Sport Industry Summit 2007 included Dick Pound, making his last public address as the outgoing chairman of the World Anti-Doping Agency; Gerry Sutcliffe, Minister for Sport; Brian Barwick, chief executive of the Football Association; David Gill, chief executive of Manchester United; Etienne de Villiers, chairman of ATP; Paul Deighton, chief executive of London 2012; and Tim Leiweke, chief executive of Anschutz Entertainment Group.

Confirmed panellists for the 2008 Summit include:
Martin Broughton, chairman, British Airways and President, CBI
David Butler, marketing director, Honda Racing F1 Team
Alastair Campbell, former press secretary, British Prime Minister
Paul Charles, head of communications, Virgin Atlantic
Roger Draper, CEO, Lawn Tennis Association
Karen Earl, chairman, Synergy Sponsorship
Nick Fry, CEO, Honda Racing F1 Team
Cristophe Jouan, managing director, Future Foundation
Johann Koss, CEO and president, Right to Play
Mike Lee, CEO, VERO Communications
Lord Stevens, former commissioner, London Metropolitan Police
Lord Triesman, independent chairman, The Football Association
Mel Young, co-founder, Homeless World Cup

Confirmed facilitators:
John Inverdale, BBC broadcast journalist
Clare Balding, BBC broadcast journalist

Further high-profile panellists scheduled to appear at this year’s Summit will be announced in the coming weeks.

This is your chance to learn how your business can adapt and evolve to succeed in these challenging times. Book now via to take advantage of the early bird offer.

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