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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
       
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
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 (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
WilsonOwensWilson, United Kingdom
Dinesh Patel
Winner of Million Dollar Arm, Subject of Disney Film ''Million Dollar Arm"
India
       
Dmitry Levykin
Chief Executive Officer
St. Petersburg Convention Centre, Russia
Dr. Ahmed Saad Abdullah Al Sharif
Secretary General
Dubai Sports Council
       
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, Slovenia
       
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
CEO of Falcon and Associates
UAE
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
Chief Chief Executive
The Good Relations Group, United Kingdom
James Bulley
Chief Executive Officer
Trivandi Major Project Consultants, United Kingdom
       
Jan Willett
Director, Event Policy Planning and Delivery, Protocol and Special Events, Government and People Group 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
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
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
       
Mark Alexander (Moderator)
CEO of MTC Digital
United Kingdom
Matt Cutler
Editor
Sports Business, United Kingdom
       
Meegan Jones (Moderator)
Author: Sustainable Event Management: A Practical Guide
Australia
Nick Varley
Founder 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 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
       
Paul Morrison
Director
ATWLive, United Kingdom
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
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
Director, TSE Consulting
New Zealand
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
Tim Boden
CTO – Communications,
London 2012, United Kingdom
       
Tim Brouw
Project Director
CH2M Hill, Australia
Tim Roberts
Operations Director, Glastonbury Festival UK
United Kingdom
       
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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