SportsPro Live


22-23 MARCH, 2016

WEMBLEY STADIUM

CONNECTED BY EE

Relive SportsPro Live 2016

About SportsPro Live


Evolution and revolution across global sport

SportsPro Live returned for its third edition in 2016, bigger and better than ever. With a new location at London's Wembley Stadium, and a new, expanded two-day format, the broad focus of the event was on evolution and revolution across the global sports industry. SportsPro Live showcased brand new concepts, models and technologies that are reshaping the sports and media landscapes, as well as checked in with the established entities iterating their way to success in shifting markets and in the face of changing consumer demands. 

Relive SportsPro Live 2016

Finance and governance, broadcast and media rights, digital and data were the key content platforms on which the event programme was built. Through extensive research and consultation, SportsPro identified what matters most in the business of sport, and the industry elite came together to share these insights at SportsPro Live as well as the answers to overcome key business challenges.


SportsPro Live was once again the best chance for attendees to connect with industry innovators, attain exceptional sports business knowledge, and interact with the industry’s leading executives.

Relive SportsPro Live 2016


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Video gallery

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Programme


Evolution and revolution across the industry was the broad theme in 2016. The SportsPro Live programme showcased brand new concepts, models and technologies reshaping the sports and media landscapes with tectonic force, and checked in with the established entities iterating their way to success in shifting markets and in the face of changing consumer demands. Finance and governance, broadcast and media rights, digital and data provided the key content platforms on which the programme was built.


RELIVE SPORTSPRO LIVE 2016

SportsPro Live has drawn to a close for 2016. Click the link above to relive some of the interesting content that was discussed across the two days.


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DAY ONE
Big-name personalities, headline one-on-one interviews and case studies

 

DAY TWO
Big-issue themes, laser-focused panel discussions and workshops

 

 

 

KEY TOPICS:

DIGITAL & DATA

Sponsored by   

FINANCE & GOVERNANCE

Sponsored by   

  • Does eSports want or need to be accepted by the sports community?
  • If you build it they will come
  • Shouting into the void: what, really, is engagement and how is it monetised?
  • Going for gold: Olympic inclusion at any cost
  • Dredging the data for gold: how much data is too much data?
  • The fight game
  • Fantasy sports: risk and reward
  • New frontiers
 
  • The post-Agenda 2020 landscape: all change for sport?

 

BROADCAST & MEDIA RIGHTS

Sponsored by    

 

 

 

  • The fight for premium rights and making sense of the scramble below

 

  • Broadcast tech: Is VR the TV killer?

 

  • In-house content creation and the growth of OTT

 

 

 

2016 Speakers


SportsPro Live attracts some of the most influential names in sport to join the speaker line-up. Experts in their respective fields, they captivate attendees with their knowledge and experience, as well as share an insight into their business challenges and how they have overcome them. Below are the confirmed speakers for the 2016 programme.

  • Philippe Blatter

    Philippe Blatter

    President & CEO, Wanda Sports Holding

    In his role as President & CEO since 2005, Philippe Blatter has transformed Infront Sports & Media...

    Andrew Messick

    Andrew Messick

    President & CEO, IRONMAN

    Andrew Messick, Chief Executive Officer of IRONMAN, has more than a decade of experience in...

    Keith Pelley

    Keith Pelley

    Chief Executive, The European Tour

    On Monday August 3, 2015, Canadian Keith Pelley became the fourth Chief Executive in the history of...

  • George Pyne

    George Pyne

    Founder & President, Bruin Sports Capital

    George Pyne is the founder and president of Bruin Sports Capital, a $250 million privately held...

    Yiannis Exarchos

    Yiannis Exarchos

    CEO & Executive Director, Olympic Broadcasting Services (OBS), Olympic Channel Services (OCS)

    Yiannis Exarchos, born in Athens in 1964, studied law and film directing. He produced and presented...

    Marius Vizer

    Marius Vizer

    President, International Judo Federation

    Known for his in-depth experience and knowledge in sports, on all levels, Mr. Marius Vizer started...

  • Ioris Francini

    Ioris Francini

    President, IMG Media

    Ioris Francini is President, IMG Media.

     

    He joined IMG in 2003 as Head of Sales for Media in...

    Sir Hugh Robertson

    Sir Hugh Robertson

    Executive Director, Falcon and Associates

    The Right Honourable Sir Hugh Robertson KCMG DL is an Executive Director at Falcon and Associates...

    Sophie Goldschmidt

    Sophie Goldschmidt

    Group Managing Director, Chime Sports Marketing (CSM)

    Sophie Goldschmidt joined Chime Sports Marketing (CSM) as Group Managing Director in February 2016....

  • Reggie Bradford

    Reggie Bradford

    SVP of Product Development, Oracle

    Reggie Bradford brings more than 20 years of experience to his role as Senior Vice President of...

    Peter Hutton

    Peter Hutton

    Chief Executive Officer, Eurosport

    Peter Hutton joined Eurosport as CEO in 2015, charged with strengthening and localising the brand...

    Greg Carey

    Greg Carey

    Managing Director, Goldman Sachs

    Mr. Carey began his career as an analyst in 1983 and has over 30 years of stadium, sports, project...

  • Sabrina Ibáñez

    Sabrina Ibáñez

    Secretary General, FEI

    Sabrina Ibáñez, 50, was appointed FEI Secretary General in January 2015.

    Sabrina Ibáñez holds a...

    Andrea Radrizzani

    Andrea Radrizzani

    President & Founder, Eleven Sports Network

    Andrea Radrizzani is president of international broadcaster ELEVEN SPORTS NETWORK, which he founded...

    Ashling O’Connor

    Ashling O’Connor

    Head of the Media, Communication and Entertainment Practice, The Inzito Partnership

    Ashling is Head of the Media, Communication and Entertainment Practice at The Inzito Partnership,...

  • Richard Conway

    Richard Conway

    Sports News Correspondent, BBC Sport

    Richard reports on, breaks and analyses some of the biggest stories and issues in sport. He is the...

    Stefan Kürten

    Stefan Kürten

    Director of Sports & Business, Eurovision

    Stefan Kürten, Director of Eurovision Services & Sports Rights, started his career at the EBU in...

    Jeffrey Haas

    Jeffrey Haas

    Chief International Officer, DraftKings

    Jeffrey Haas is the Chief International Officer of DraftKings, a leading Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS)...

  • Chris Guinness

    Chris Guinness

    Senior Vice President, Head of IMG Media, Asia Pacific

    As head of Asia Pacific, Chris Guinness is responsible for the overall business operation and...

    Lewis Hannam

    Lewis Hannam

    Managing Director, Red Lantern Digital Media

    Lewis is a former Channel 4 News journalist, who set up Red Lantern Digital Media in 2011. The...

    Johannes Franken

    Johannes Franken

    Deputy Head of Digital, HBS

    Johannes Franken is the Deputy Head of Digital operations at Host Broadcast Services (HBS). In this...

  • Thomas Neubert

    Thomas Neubert

    Chief Commercial Officer, Virtually Live

    Thomas Neubert is Chief Commercial Officer for Virtually Live. He's passionate about growing tech...

    Angus Buchanan

    Angus Buchanan

    Managing Director & Co- Founder, The Sports Consultancy

    Angus is a lawyer by training specialising in multi-jurisdiction litigation at a major city of...

    Richard Graham

    Richard Graham

    International Director, Mondogoal

    A 30-year veteran of the sports industry, Richard Graham joined Mondogoal in February 2016 as...

  • Mike Lee OBE

    Mike Lee OBE

    Chairman, VERO Communications

    Mike Lee OBE is Chairman of VERO, a strategic communications company he launched in 2006, following...

    Jonny Clay

    Jonny Clay

    Director of Cycle Sport & Membership, British Cycling

    During his professional cycling career, Jonny represented his country at elite level in world...

    Spike Laurie

    Spike Laurie

    UK Managing Director & International Business Development Director, ESL

    Spike Laurie has been an International Director and UK Co-Managing Director of ESL, the world's...

  • Wouter Sleijffers

    Wouter Sleijffers

    CEO, Fnatic

    Wouter Sleijffers has a depth of experience and knowledge of all things business and gaming...

    Chris Lencheski

    Chris Lencheski

    Vice Chairman of the Board of Managers & Chief Executive Officer, IRG Sports + Entertainment

    With over 20 years of professional experience, Chris Lencheski has authored industry-setting...

    Kenneth Fuchs

    Kenneth Fuchs

    Chief Executive Officer, STATS LLC

    Kenneth Fuchs joined STATS in 2015 from Yahoo Inc. where he served in various product and media...

  • John Rhodes

    John Rhodes

    Senior Vice President: Director of Sport, HOK

    John Rhodes is the director of HOK’s global Sports + Recreation + Entertainment practice covering...

    Jon Tibbs

    Jon Tibbs

    Chairman, JTA

    Jon Tibbs is a strategic international communications expert specialising in corporate reputation...

    Amy Lee

    Amy Lee

    Senior Director, Global Media Distribution - EMEA, NBA

    As Senior Director, Global Media Distribution - EMEA, Amy Lee oversees a team that manages media...

  • Shaila-Ann Rao

    Shaila-Ann Rao

    Former CEO, Sportfive International SA

    Shaila-Ann has over twenty years experience, of which over 18 have been within the media.  She is a...

    James Watson

    James Watson

    Product Manager eSports, Sportradar

    James joined Sportradar in Summer 2012 at an entry level, before quickly progressing upwards into a...

    Blake Wooster

    Blake Wooster

    Co-Founder & CEO, 21st Club

    Blake is the co-founder and CEO of 21st Club (www.21stclub.com | @21stClub), a company dedicated to...

  • Steve Wilson

    Steve Wilson

    European Sports Editor, Associated Press

    Award-winning international sports journalist, Olympic correspondent and London-based European...

    Serge Grimaux

    Serge Grimaux

    CEO & Head Pilot, Intellitix

    A seasoned concert promoter and live event professional, Serge has promoted thousands of events...

    Edward Smith

    Edward Smith

    Writer & Academic

    Ed Smith is a historian, journalist and broadcaster, and a former international cricketer who...

  • Arnaud Simon

    Arnaud Simon

    Senior Vice President, Content and Production, Eurosport

    Based at the international office in Paris, Arnaud is responsible for driving Eurosport’s...

    Emily Caroe

    Emily Caroe

    Director of Sponsorship - Extreme Sailing Series™

    Emily Caroe has been involved in the world of professional sailing for over 17 years, working on...

    David Green

    David Green

    CEO, BAMMA and Giant Film & TV

    David Green is the CEO of BAMMA and Giant Film & TV and has been actively involved in television...

  • David Haye

    David Haye

    Boxer & CEO, Hayemaker Promotions

    David ‘The Hayemaker’ Haye, is widely recognised as one of the best British boxers of his...

    Sean Foley

    Sean Foley

    Vice President, Sport & Media Raptor Group

    Sean heads the global media business for Serie A club A.S. Roma. During his engagement media...

    Tim Vanderjeugd

    Tim Vanderjeugd

    Marketing & Communications Manager, Trek Segafredo

    Tim Vanderjeugd is a former sport and travel journalist and photographer. He worked as a freelancer...

  • Matt Locke

    Matt Locke

    Director, Storythings Ltd

    Matt Locke founded Storythings in 2011 as a creative studio helping clients tell stories in an age...

    Dr Mike Patterson

    Dr Mike Patterson

    Chief Medical Officer, The FA

    Dr Patterson is clinical lead of the medical service at the Wembley, where he leads a team of...

    Gareth Capon

    Gareth Capon

    Chief Executive Officer, Grabyo

    Gareth Capon is CEO at Grabyo, a real time video startup based in London that broadcasters and...

  • David Armstrong

    David Armstrong

    Group CEO, Wasps

    David joined Wasps last summer and played a leading role in the acquisition of the Ricoh Arena and...

    Damon Garwood

    Damon Garwood

    Managing Director, MP & Silva

    Damon Garwood is Managing Director of the Digital and Technology Services Business Unit at MP &...

    Scott Dougal

    Scott Dougal

    Head of Communications, British Cycling

    Scott Dougal is head of communications at British Cycling with a remit that includes the...

  • Carlo De Marchis

    Carlo De Marchis

    Chief Product & Marketing Officer, deltatre

    SportsPro Live 2016 Moderator

    Lynn Lashbrook

    Lynn Lashbrook

    President & Founder, Sports Management Worldwide

    SportsPro Live 2016 Moderator

    Patrick Nally

    Patrick Nally

    CEO, West Nally Ltd

    SportsPro Live 2016 Moderator

  • David Cushnan

    David Cushnan

    Global Communications Manager, Repucom

    SportsPro Live 2016 Moderator

    Robert Datnow

    Robert Datnow

    Managing Director & Co- Founder, The Sports Consultancy

    SportsPro Live 2016 Moderator

    Alison Bender

    Alison Bender

    Football Presenter, ESPN

    SportsPro Live 2016 Moderator

  • Simon Long

    Simon Long

    Head of Business Development, Repucom

    SportsPro Live 2016 Moderator

    Kate Bosomworth

    Kate Bosomworth

    Managing Partner, Speed Communications

    SportsPro Live 2016 Moderator

    Jon Ford

    Jon Ford

    Consultant, Seven League

    SportsPro Live 2016 Moderator

  • Amy Lewis

    Amy Lewis

    Reporter & Presenter, Sky Sports News

    SportsPro Live 2016 Moderator

    Richard Gillis

    Richard Gillis

    Partner, Unofficial Partner

    SportsPro Live 2016 Moderator

Attendees


International executives from all sectors of professional sport attend SportsPro Live. This includes federations, associations and governing bodies; professional sports teams, clubs, leagues and tournaments; agencies and rights holders; established and potential sports sponsors; venues and destinations; sports media; and ancillary industries.
 

SportsPro Live offers attendees over 20 hours of exceptional networking and educational time. It's where the who’s who of the industry congregate to share knowledge and information, as well as reunite and connect with peers. 

Sky Sports
WME IMG
NBA
IOC
Premier League
Discovery Networks International
BBC Sport
Manchester City
21st Century Fox
British Rowing
HTC
Eurosport
PGA European Tour
England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB)
International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF)
World Rally Championship (WRC)
Wasserman Media Group
Commonwealth Games England
West Ham United FC
Liga BBVA
Sport England
Eurodata TV
Silverstone Circuit
Netco Sports
Rugby World Cup
Odgers Berndtson
ISAF
Seven46
World Squash
European Rugby Cup (ERC)
IAAF
Clipper
Whitestone
Seven League
Ascot Racecourse Limited
European Cup Rugby
National Football League
Unicef
Women’s Tennis Association
Bacardi
Liverpool FC
World Surf League
Channel 4
Charlton Football Club
Arsenal Football Club
Wonderful Copenhagen
British Swimming
San Francisco 49ers
International Netball Federation
America’s Cup World Series
Major League Baseball
LFP
FEI
WWE
Football League
Sky Italia
Manchester United
UK Trade & Investment
Coutts
Hummel
EuroLeague Basketball

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2016 Partners


Eurovision

Gold Partner

HOK

Gold Partner

Omnigon

Gold Partner

Repucom

Gold Partner

STATS

Gold Partner

UKTI

Gold Partner

2016 Exhibitors


Brandtix

 

Brightcove

 

Club Wembley

 

deltatre

 

Extreme Networks

 

Feeling Sports

 

Fonix

 

four graphics

 

Imagen

 

Intellitix

 

SOLIVE

 

UIPM

 

UKTI

 

Virtually Live

 

XD-Motion

 

2016 Event Supporters


Brightcove

Stream Sponsor

Imagen

Stream Sponsor

Pinsent Masons

Stream Sponsor

European Sponsorship Association

Media Partner

FIFA Master Alumni

Media Partner

GlobalSportsJobs

Media Partner

Law in Sport

Media Partner

Major Events International

Media Partner

Press Association

Media Partner

SBC News

Media Partner

Sport Business Consulting

Media Partner

SportNetwerk

Media Partner

SPORTO

Media Partner

Delaware North

Strategic Partner

four graphics

Strategic Partner

Production Plus

Strategic Partner

CLICKON

Networking Power Lounge Sponsor

sntv

Networking Drinks

Interested In Partnering
or Exhibiting?


SportsPro Live is one of the most critical sports business events hosted in the UK, and provides the perfect vehicle for partners and exhibitors to engage directly with their target audience.

 

The only sports business event to focus on the evolution and revolution in the sports industry, SportsPro Live creates the ideal platform for thought leadership, extended audience engagement, and extensive audience reach.

 

To find out how SportsPro Live can elevate your business, please contact a member of the team:

 

Bobby Hare Mark Baring
Senior Business Development Manager Business Development Manager
[email protected] [email protected]
+44(0)207 549 3250 +44(0)207 549 3250

Venue


2016 Venue | Wembley Stadium

One of the most modern and breathtaking arenas in the world, Wembley Stadium is home to the England national side, as well as the FA Cup Final and Semi Finals, The Football League Cup Final, The FA Community Shield, The Football League Play Off Finals and The Rugby Football League Challenge Cup Final. The stadium also regularly hosts other major sporting events including a regular season NFL game and epic music concerts.

The most striking, highly visible feature of the stadium is a 133m tall arch that sits above the north stand. With a span of 315 metres, the arch is the longest single span roof structure in the world and is visible right across London.

Getting to Wembley

London Underground
There are three tube stations servicing Wembley Stadium. Wembley Park, Wembley Central and Wembley Stadium. Click here to download a map to locate where the stations are positioned.

Bus
The following buses run from Wembley Central and Wembley Park station to the Stadium: - 83, 92 and 182. 

For more information visit Transport for London: https://tfl.gov.uk/

About SportsPro


SportsPro is the leading sports business media company in print, digital and events.

Focused on the commercial, political, and operational aspects of sport worldwide, the monthly magazine is complemented by multiple sector-specific publications, a comprehensive sports industry website, news app, and a portfolio of business events. SportsPro has become a vital source of information and insight for current and potential sponsors and investors, rights-holders, broadcasters, teams, leagues and agencies.


Accessed by over 200,000 executives monthly, SportsPro is an essential tool for executives and investors across every sport and on every continent. For more information, visit the website.


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