SportsPro Live

22-23 MARCH, 2016




About SportsPro Live

Evolution and revolution across global sport

SportsPro Live returns 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 will be on evolution and revolution across the global sports industry. SportsPro Live will showcase brand new concepts, models and technologies that are reshaping the sports and media landscapes, as well as check 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 provide the four key content platforms on which the event programme is being built. Through extensive research and consultation, SportsPro has identified what matters most in the business of sport, and the industry elite will come together to share these insights at SportsPro Live as well as the answers to overcome key business challenges.

SportsPro Live will once again be the best chance for attendees to connect with industry innovators, attain exceptional sports business knowledge, and interact with the industry’s leading executives. It will be the must-attend sports industry event of 2016.



Engage with senior figures from around the world, where 75% of attendees are director level and above


Global Leaders

Insider knowledge and know-how from leading international experts who are revolutionising the sports industry


Valuable Hours

Establish valued connections with over 9 hours of structured, strategic networking opportunities


Evolution and revolution across the industry is the broad theme for this year. The SportsPro Live programme will aim to showcase brand new concepts, models and technologies reshaping the sports and media landscapes with tectonic force, and check 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 provide the four key content platforms on which the programme is being built.


DAY ONE | Registration opens 08:15 - Closing remarks 16:45 - Networking drinks 17:00

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


DAY TWO | Registration opens 08:15 - Last session 15:45 - Networking drinks 16:30

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





  • Ticketing: selling tickets, buying tickets, selling them again
  • Private equity in sport: how to sell, what to buy, and how to make money
  • Fantasy sports: risk and reward
  • Emerging markets: bringing mortar to the BRICS
  • CRM: email’s second coming and beyond
  • The post-Agenda 2020 bidding and hosting landscape
  • How much data is too much data? Dredging the data for gold
  • Starting from scratch: governance structures around new sports and those in need of a change



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  • Broadcast tech: what’s next and why haven’t we got it now?
  • Shouting into the void: really, what is engagement and how is it monetised?
  • The fight for premium rights and making sense of the scramble below
  • Identify your audience: excite them, engage them, retain them
  • The decline and rise again of long-form content
  • Influencers and how to influence them
  • In-house content creation and the growth of OTT
  • Does eSports want or need to be accepted by the sports community?

Speakers 2016

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.

  • 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...

    Stefan Kürten

    Stefan Kürten

    Director of Sports & Business, Eurovision

    Stefan Kürten has been appointed as Director of Sports & Business in 2009 and is responsible  for...

    Jonny Clay

    Jonny Clay

    Director of Cycle Sport and Membership, British Cycling

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

  • 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...

    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...

    Peter Hutton

    Peter Hutton

    Chief Executive Officer, Eurosport

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

  • 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...

    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...

    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...

  • 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...

    Carlo De Marchis

    Carlo De Marchis

    Chief Product & Marketing Officer, deltatre

    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

    Lynn Lashbrook

    Lynn Lashbrook

    President and Founder, Sports Management Worldwide

    SportsPro Live 2016 Moderator


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. 

Attendees from SportsPro Live 2015 include:

Sky Sports
Premier League
Discovery Networks International
BBC Sport
Manchester City
21st Century Fox
British Rowing
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
Sport England
Eurodata TV
Silverstone Circuit
Netco Sports
Rugby World Cup
Odgers Berndtson
World Squash
European Rugby Cup (ERC)
Seven League
Ascot Racecourse Limited
European Cup Rugby
National Football League
Women’s Tennis Association
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
Football League
Sky Italia
Manchester United
UK Trade & Investment
EuroLeague Basketball

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SportsPro Live will be one of the most critical sports business events hosted in the UK in 2016, and will provide 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 will create 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:


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Venue & Accommodation

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.

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:

Accommodation | Hilton London Wembley

The preferred hotel of SportsPro Live, the Hilton London Wembley, is offering attendees an exclusive 20% discount on reservations booked for the 21st March – 24th March 2016 inclusive.  Guests can choose to book one night or more, depending on their required length of stay. The discount is applicable to SportsPro Live attendees only and is off the total booking cost.

To book a reservation and benefit from this special offer, please visit the Hilton London Wembley's dedicated booking page

Hilton London Wembley
Lakeside Way, Wembley
Middlesex HA9 0BU

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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