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Speakers  


Alastair Ruxton (Moderator)
Commercial and Legal Director
Falcon and Associates FZ-LLC, UAE
Ash Vasudevan
Co-Creator of Million Dollar Arm
United States
       
Becky Artmonsky (Moderator)
Director
ATWLive, United Kingdom
Caroline Rowland
Founder & Executive Creative Director
New Moon, United Kingdom
       
Chandradev Bhagat
CEO and Founder
Grey Matter
Charmaine Crooks C. M
C.M. Member of the Order of Canada, 5 Time Olympian, Silver Medalist, Former IOC Member, IOC Ethics Commission & Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport
Canada
       
Danny Jordaan
Current President of the South African Football Association
South Africa
David Bond (Moderator)
Former BBC Sports Editor and Director
Milltown Partners, United Kingdom
       
David Cushnan
Editor-in-chief
SportsPro, United Kingdom
David East
Chief Executive Officer
Emirates Cricket Board, United Arab Emirates
       
David Sidenberg
Partner: Sponsorship Strategy & Rights Commercialisation
BMI Sport Info, South Africa
Derek Wilson
Director
WilsonOwensOwens, United Kingdom
       
Dinesh Patel
Winner of Million Dollar Arm, Subject of Disney Film ''Million Dollar Arm"
India
Dr. Beatriz Garcia
Head of Research, Cultural Policy & Impact
Institute of Cultural Capital (ICC), University of Liverpool, United Kingdom
       
Dr. Jane Ali-Knight (Moderator)
Founding Member and Director of the Edinburgh Institute: Festivals, Events & Tourism (EIFET)
Scotland
Evgeny Bukharov
Paralympic Games Integration and Coordination Director
Sochi 2014, Russia
       
Filippo Bazzanella
Secretary General
Winter Universiade Trentino 2013, Italy
Florian Hartmann
Commissioner for Member Concerns, Football Club Gelsenkirchen-Schalke 04 e.V. and Member of Staff Stephan Mayer
Deutscher Bundestag, Germany
       
Gilbert Rozon
CEO and Founder of Just For Laughs Festival
France
Giselle Pettyfer
Vice Chairperson of Falcon and Associates
UAE
       
Harold Mayne-Nicholls
Former President of the ANFP and FIFA Technical Inspector
Santiago
His Excellency Saeed Hareb
Secretary General, Dubai Sports Council
UAE
       
Isobel Abulhoul OBE
Festival Director
Emirates Airline Festival of Literature, UAE
Issam Kazim
CEO, Dubai Corporation for Tourism and Commerce Marketing
UAE
       
James Bulley
Chief Executive Officer
Trivandi Major Project Consultants, United Kingdom
Jan Willett
Director, Event Policy, Planning and Delivery, Protocol and Special Events, Department of Premier and Cabinet
NSW Australia
       
JB Bernstein
Creator - Million Dollar Arm
United States
Jennah Wootten
CEO
World Masters Games, Switzerland
       
Joaquin Martinez Frutos
Senior Manager at Sport and Event Management Practices Deloitte & Touche
Spain
Johan Moerman
Managing Director
Rotterdam Festivals Ltd, Netherlands
       
Jon Long
Manager - Member Services & Corporate Affairs
International Cricket Council, UAE
Justin Abbott
Strategic Advisor
Union Cycliste Internationale, Switzerland
       
Kevin Roberts
Founding Editor
Sportbusiness International
KR Nayar (Moderator)
Chief Cricket Writer
Gulf News, UAE
       
Kushal Das
Secretary General
AIFF – Indian Super League, India
Lars Lundov
CEO
Sport Event Denmark, Denmark
       
Lars Vallentin Christensen
Director of Sport Event, Wonderful Copenhagen
Denmark
Lee Charteris
Director of Operations, Flash Entertainment
United Kingdom
       
Mackey Dudhia
General Manager
Dubai Sports City, UAE
Malcolm Tarbitt
Executive Director, Safety and Security
International Centre for Sport Security (ICSS), Qatar
       
Marcel Berger
Chief Executive Officer, Mummu Sport
Australia
Marcus George
Chairperson and MC
United Kingdom
       
Mark Alexander (Moderator)
Managing Director, Aventa Capital Partners
United Kingdom
Nick Varley
Founder and CEO
Seven46, UK
       
Olivier Pascal
Founder
FISE World Series, France
Panos Protopsaltis
CEO
GEMMS Consulting, Azerbaijan
       
Paul Bush OBE
Chief Operating Officer
Event Scotland, United Kingdom
Paul Dunphy (Moderator)
Major Events Consultant
SportBusiness Group, United Kingdom
       
Paul Freudensprung
Director Event Operations
X Games Barcelona 2013, Spain
Peter Griffiths
Director of Operations
IMG, United Kingdom
       
Philippe Blanchard
Advisor, Information and Knowledge, Dubai Expo 2020, former International Olympic Committee Director
UAE
Rachael Church (Moderator)
Major Events Consultant
SportBusiness, United Kingdom
       
Reem Shahid
Deputy Director
Sharjah Art Foundation, U.A.E
Ric Birch
Managing Director, Filmmaster Special Events
Australia
       
Rinku Singh
Winner of Million Dollar Arm, Subject of Disney Film Million Dollar Arm and Pitcher for Pittsburgh Pirates Baseball Team
United States
Salah Al Tahlak
Senior Vice President – Corporate Communications
Dubai Duty Free, UAE
       
Sally Edwards
Director, Dubai Calendar
UAE
Simon Balderstone
Sustainability and Environment Advisor, International Olympic Committee (2001- 2011) and Adviser
Tokyo Bid for 2020 Olympic Games, Australia
       
Simon Clegg CBE
Chief Operating Officer
1st European Games Baku, Azerbaijan
Simon Cory-Wright
Director - Middle East
TSE Consulting
       
Sundar Raman
Chief Executive Officer
Indian Premier League, India
Susan Sawbridge
Programme Development Manager, Auckland Tourism
Events & Economic Development, New Zealand
       
Susanne Schoedel
CEO
FAI - Fédération Aéronautique Internationale, Switzerland
Tariq Al-Abdulla
Head of Technical Affairs
Qatar Olympic Committee, Qatar
       
Terry Cecil
Founder & Chairman of Industry Committee, International Sponsorship Council and Head of Global Corporate Sponsorships for XPRIZE Foundation
United States
Tim Boden
CTO – Communications,
London 2012, United Kingdom
       
Tim Brouw
Project Director
CH2M Hill, Australia
Will Hutchinson
Head of Ceremonies Business and Culture Programme
1st European Games, Baku
       
Will Mbiakop
Chief Executive Officer, AMW Group
Middle East, UAE
Yasuhiro Nakamori
Director, Public Affairs & Strategic Planning Department and Director, TOKYO 2020 Games Preparation Division
Japanese Olympic Committee, Japan
       
Yvette Judge
Assistant Director
Emirates Airline Festival of Literature, UAE
       


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