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Speakers  


Alastair Ruxton (Moderator)
Commercial and Legal Director
Falcon and Associates, UAE
Amadou Fall
CEO of NBA Africa, Founder of Seed Academy
National Basketball Association (NBA) - Africa, South Africa
       
Ash Vasudevan
Creator of Million Dollar Arm Competition as seen in Disney Feature Film ''Million Dollar Arm''
United States
Becky Artmonsky
Director
ATWLive, United Kingdom
       
Caroline Rowland
Founder & Executive Creative Director
New Moon, United Kingdom
Charmaine Crooks C. M
President
NGU Consultant, Canada
       
Danny Jordaan
President of the South African Footbal Association, Special advisor of the Organising Committee for the FIFA World Cup
South African Football Association (SAFA), South Africa
David Bond
Former BBC Sports Editor and Director
Milltown Partners, United Kingdom
       
David Cushan
Editor-in-chief
SportsPro UK, United Kingdom
David East
Chief Executive Officer - Emirates Cricket Board
Abu Dhabi Cricket Club, United Arab Emirates
       
David Sidenberg
Partner: Sponsorship Strategy & Rights Commercialisation
BMI Sport Info, South Africa
Dinesh Patel
Former Pitcher for Pittsburgh Pirates and Subject of Disney Feature Film ''Million Dollar Arm"
India
       
Dmitry Levykin
Chief Executive Officer
St. Petersburg Convention Bureau, Russia
Dott. Filippo Bazzanella
Secretary General
Winter Universiade Trentino 2013, Slovenia
       
Dr. Beatriz Garcia
Head of Research, Cultural Policy & Impact
Institute of Cultural Capital (ICC), United Kingdom
Evgeny Bukharov
Director of Paralympic Games Integration and Coordination Department
Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee, Russia
       
Florian Hartmann
Stakeholder Manager
Bundesliga Soccer Club Schalke 04, Germany
Gilbert Rozon
CEO and Founder of Just For Laughs Festival
Canada
       
Hans den Oudendammer
Director
Rotterdam Topsport, The Netherlands
Harold Mayne-Nicholls
Former President of the ANFP and FIFA Technical Inspector
Santiago
       
Isobel Abulhoul OBE
Festival Director
Emirates Airline Festival of Literature, UAE
Jackie Brock-Doyle OBE
Group Chief Executive
The Good Relations Group, United Kingdom
       
Jan Willett
Director, Special Events Policy and Planning
Department Of Premier & Cabinet, Australia
Jane Ali-Knight
Director, Festivals, Events & Tourism
Edinburgh Napier University, Scotland
       
James Bulley
Chief Executive Officer
Trivandi Major Project Consultants, United Kingdom
Jennah Wootten
Manager Major Events
World Masters Games 2017, Switzerland
       
Joaquin Martinez Frutos
Senior Manager - Consulting
Deloitte & Touche, Qatar
Johan Moerman
Managing Director
Rotterdam Festivals, Netherlands
       
Jon Long
Head of Strategic Management and Support Services
International Cricket Council, UAE
Justin Abbott
Strategic Advisor
Union Cycliste Internationale, Switzerland
       
Kushal Das
General Secretary
All India Football Federation, India
Lars Bernhard Jorgensen
Managing Director
Wonderful Copenhagen, Denmark
       
Lars Lundov
CEO
Sport Event Denmark, Denmark
Mackey Dudhia
General Manager - Sports Business
Dubai Sports City, UAE
       
Malcolm Tarbitt
Executive Director, Safety and Security
International Centre for Sport Security (ICSS), Qatar
Matt Cutler
Editor
Sports Business, United Kingdom
       
Meegan Jones
Author of A Practical Guide: Sustainable Event Management
Australia
Mohammad Al Kaabi
Committee Board Member
United Arab Emirates National Olympic Committee, UAE
       
Nick Varley
Founding Partner and CEO
Seven46, UK
Nitin Kukreja
President – Sports
Star India, India
       
Olivier Pascal
Founder
FISE WORLD SERIES, France
Panos Protopsaltis
CEO
GEMMS Consulting, Azerbaijan
       
Paul Bush
Chief Operating Officer
EventScotland, United Kingdom
Paul Dunphy
Major Events Consultant
Sports Business, United Kingdom
       
Paul Freudensprung
Director Event Operations
BCN Event Factory SL, Spain
Paul Morrison
Director
ATWLive, United Kingdom
       
Peter Griffiths
Director of Operations
IMG, United Kingdom
Philippe Blanchard
Advisor, Information and Knowledge
Dubai Expo 2020, UAE
       
Rachael Church
Major Events Consultant
Sports Business
Reem Shahid
Deputy Director
Sharjah Art Foundation, U.A.E
       
Rinku Singh
Pitcher for the Pittsburgh Pirates and Subject of Disney Feature Film "Million Dollar Arm"
United States
Robert Datnow
Managing Director
The Sports Consultancy, UK
       
Salah Al Tahlak
Senior Vice President – Corporate Communications & Tournament Director, Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships
Dubai Duty Free, UAE
Sally Edwards
Director, Dubai Calendar
UAW
       
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
Baku 2015 European Games, Azerbaijan
       
Sundar Raman
Chief Executive Officer
IPL Governing Council, India
Susan Sawbridge
Event Development Manager, Auckland Tourism
Events & Economic Development Ltd, New Zealand
       
Susanne Schoedel
CEO
Fédération Aéronautique Internationale, Switzerland
Tariq Al-Abdulla
Head of Technical Affairs
Qatar Olympic Committee, Qatar
       
Tim Boden
CTO – Communications,
London 2012, United Kingdom
Tim Brouw
Head of Major Events + Venues, Facilities & Urban Environments, MENAI Region
CH2MHILL, United Kingdom
       
Tim Roberts
Operations Director, Glastonbury Festival UK
The Event Safety Shop Ltd, United Kingdom
Will Hutchinson
Head of Ceremonies Business and Culture Programme
Baku 2015 European Games, Baku
       
Will Mbiakop
Chief Executive Officer, AMW Consulting
Middle East, UAE
Yasuhiro Nakamori
Director, International Relations Department, Tokyo 2020 Games Preparation Department
Japanese Olympic Committee, Japan
       
Yvette Judge
Assistant Director
Emirates Airline Festival of Literature, UAE
       


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