The Brand Conference is the only event that promises a top-to-tail examination of sport as a communications platform. For rights holders, sponsors, athletes, and agencies, TBC traces the brand journey through from strategic conception; execution, activation and evolution; to monetisation and measurement.
Engage with senior figures involved in the sport and branding environment, with 64% of attendees director level or above
Insider knowledge and know-how from leading international experts.
Establish valued connections with over 5 hours of structured, strategic networking opportunities
Human Race Ltd
Nick is CEO of Human Race, the UK’s largest mass participation sports event business. He has...
Vincent’s career spans over 22+ years steering international, cross-functional teams and strategies...
Marketing & Communications Director
Malcolm is responsible for Marketing and Communications Strategy for The Open Championship, golf's...
Head of Communications, Content & Digital
The AELTC (Championships) Limited
Alexandra is Head of Communications, Digital and Content for the All England Lawn Tennis Club, and...
Jaimie Fuller is an Australian businessman who is Executive Chairman of the international sports...
Managing Director - Global Sales and Marketing
Florent Marty enjoys 18 years experience in the sports industry:
Over 11 years spent with the...
Managing Director - Operations & Product
Vincent is a sports freak, passionate about almost all sports even curling!
Carling Brand Director
Molson Coors Brewing Company
Since joining Molson Coors, Jim has worked across all functions within the Commercial organisation...
Head of Sport Sponsorship
Matt is Head of Sports Sponsorship at EE (previously Orange). He has over 20 years of brand and...
In his five years at Marathonbet, Shaun has overseen commercial partnerships with ten football...
Jim led Sports Systems’ successful transition from the world’s largest sports news content provider...
Vivienne is the Operations Director for Infrared Europe where she manages the marketing experiences...
VP of Commercial Partnerships, UK
Melissa is a senior sales and marketing executive with more than 16 years’ experience in the...
Head of Digital Content
Tottenham Hotspur FC
Jon is a Consultant for sports digital consultancy Seven League, currently embedded as Head of...
Chief Marketing Officer
Michael started his career at Procter & Gamble where he worked on their hugely successful range of...
Head of Sport
Marcello has spent the last 10 years working with and consulting for all types of technology and...
Mr. Victor Cui is the CEO of ONE Championship, Asia’s largest sports media property and the world’s...
Marketing and Business Development Director, Europe
Olivier Genoud is a business marketer passionate about iconic brands, experienced in consulting,...
Director of Custom Solutions, Europe
Adam Harris is the Director of Custom Solutions in Europe at Twitch. Adam is a commercial content...
Vice President of Marketing and Franchise Management
Antonio Ruiz moved over from the Southern European arm of Discovery Networks International to...
Philipp is the Creative Director at D/UNIT, the Munich-based Sportradar venture which is dedicated...
Over 20 years of global brand and communication experience, including a number of firsts in global...
Chief Strategy Officer and Head of Copa90
James Kirkham is Chief Strategy Officer at Bigballs Media and head of Copa90, the global football...
Head of UK/Ireland Marketing
Paddy Power Betfair
Having moved from a role in financial trading Stephen has spent 7 years at Betfair and now heads up...
Head of Sport & Entertainment EMEA
Misha is Head of Sport and Entertainment at Mediacom, one of the world’s leading integrated...
Head of Marketing
Craig is the Head of Marketing for the Premier League and has worked in the organisation’s...
With over 10 years’ experience in Sponsorship and brand consultancy, Chris has an extensive...
Mark Rowan started his career at BBC Television after earlier working for BBC Local Radio during...
Head of Sponsorship
Rupert has been in various marketing roles at Ladbrokes for almost 7 years and in his current role...
Head of Partnerships and Operation
Following a successful 7 years as Head of Global Sponsorship Sales, Tom was promoted in Sept 2015...
Vice President, Head of UK
Futures Sport + Entertainment
Steven leads the UK team at sports media consultants Futures Sport + Entertainment. Now in his...
Amy Lewis is a Sports News Correspondent for ITV News and ITV London, where she has covered some...
Vice President, Marketing & Communications
Since joining Omnigon over three years ago, Joanna has been an integral part in both the definition...
Pitch Marketing Group
Henry started his career at IMG, before joining entertainment PR agency, Freud Communications....
Head of Consulting
Nielsen Sports UK
Spencer joined Nielsen Sports (previously known as Repucom) in 2014 from Chellomedia, a subsidiary...
Global Chief Strategy Officer
Havas Sports and Entertainment
Originally from Boston, MA, Fredda Hurwitz went from studying at the University of California,...
Richard Gillis left a perfectly good job to become a journalist, getting his first break working on...
Chief Commercial Officer
Thomas van Schaik has over 20 years of global strategic marketing, social media and public...
Chief Product and Marketing Officer
Carlo De Marchis is the Chief Product and Marketing Officer at deltatre and has joined the company...
Carlo De Marchis is the Chief Product and Marketing Officer at deltatre and has joined the company in 1988; for 26 years now, he has experienced the highest levels of sport all around the world and participated to every step of deltatre’s impressive growth. Today, Carlo De Marchis leads the Company’s Product Strategy with an exclusive drive on Social Media, Multi-platform digital solutions and their interaction with the TV.
Carlo is seen as an innovator, challenger, and visionary, someone who is curious, passionate, assertive, early-adopter. He also has a fanatical user-perspective attention to the quality and usability of what deltatre delivers to clients and end-users.
[email protected]; www.deltatre.com ; Twitter: @cdm
Richard Gillis left a perfectly good job to become a journalist, getting his first break working on Channel 4's cricket coverage, where he made up viewers' questions for Richie Benaud to answer live at lunchtime. This began an award-winning career writing for the Wall Street Journal, The Observer, The Irish Times and the Financial Times among many others.Formerly Editor of SportBusiness International, he once wrote a 100-page report on the future of sports marketing that didn't include reference to the internet.
Richard launched the Unofficial Partner blog as an alternative guide to the sportsbusiness and it's now a consultancy working with agencies, sponsors and sports rights holders in the area of storytelling, editorial content and strategic communications.
He has recently become a regular SportsPro contributor and his first book, The Captain Myth:The Ryder Cup and Sport's Great Leadership Delusion, is out now, published by Bloomsbury.
Originally from Boston, MA, Fredda Hurwitz went from studying at the University of California, Berkeley to an eight-year stint in Paris with the International Herald Tribune and Associated Press before moving into an eventful career in branding and sponsorship.
Fredda has worked with a diverse group of brands throughout her career including Amercian Express, Barcardi, Barclays, Carlsberg, Coca-Cola, Eurostar, Fifa, Gillette, HSBC Premier, the IOC, ITV, Kingfisher, Mini, NBA, Nestle, NOS, Novartis, Orange, Powerade, Visa and Yahoo! amongst others, and has worked on large-scale, international sponsorship programmes, brand expereinces and integrated marketing programmes from World Cup 98 to American Express' sponsorship of the Rolling Stones Bigger Band Tour, to Wimbledon, to Milan Fashion Week to London 2012.
Spencer joined Nielsen Sports (previously known as Repucom) in 2014 from Chellomedia, a subsidiary of Liberty Global, where he was Strategy & M&A Director. Spencer brings significant broadcast and media industry experience, having driven strategic projects for the group and led the valuations of numerous companies across the media value chain as both a channel owner and platform operator.
At Nielsen Sports he is responsible for leading the consulting practice in the UK & Ireland. To date he has worked on a variety of strategic projects as well as sponsorship and broadcast valuations for key global clients including: Rights Holders (FIFA, UEFA, World Rugby), Brands (Asics, SEGA) and Broadcasters (BT, ITV).
Prior to Liberty Global, Spencer was a consultant at Deloitte and McKinsey where he worked extensively in the TMT Practice.
Henry started his career at IMG, before joining entertainment PR agency, Freud Communications. Following a successful period at Freuds, where he headed up their work for leading clients such as Pepsi, Henry launched Pitch PR in 2002 as the UK's first sport-specialist consumer PR agency. Henry has since developed Pitch into an integrated creative marketing agency with core business divisions operating in PR, sponsorship and content production, and it is now one of the UK's leading independent marketing groups.
Under Henry’s leadership Pitch Marketing Group has built an impressive roster of clients that includes brands such as ASICS, Beats by Dre, Betfair, Red Bull and Tag Heuer; media companies such as BT Sport and Channel 4; and leading sports organisations including Chelsea FC and the NBA.
It has been a successful year to date for Henry and his team who have been awarded a succession of awards including a D&AD Pencil, a Sport Industry Award, and a CIPR award. Their 'Switching Saddles' capaign for Betfair was also shortlisted for a coveted Cannes Lion award earlier this year.
Since joining Omnigon over three years ago, Joanna has been an integral part in both the definition and propagation of the Omnigon brand in the United States and in the European markets. She has ensured Omnigon is well thought of and well positioned as a market leader and has maintained brand presence on the thought leadership circuit with executives speaking at notable conferences including SportsPro Live, Sports Business Journal’s World Congress of Sports, Variety’s Entertainment & Technology Summit and Leaders in Sport Business. Joanna spent 5 years in the marketing department at Equinox prior to joining Omnigon.
Amy Lewis is a Sports News Correspondent for ITV News and ITV London, where she has covered some of the biggest stories in sport, including the recent Rio Olympics. Previously, she was a News Reporter at Sky Sports News for five years. She specialises in the financial and legal aspects of sport, and she has covered some of sport's highest profile court cases including the Bernie Ecclestone High Court bribery trial, and the Oscar Pistorius murder case.
Aside from regularly breaking stories at Sky Sports, she also produced and presented 30-minute documentaries on key news issues and could be found reporting live outside Premier League clubs on Transfer Deadline Day.
Amy also worked at Sky News covering the General Election, the Royal Wedding announcement and terrorism court cases.
She was awarded two national awards - one for her coverage of the Asian Tsunami aftermath.
Steven leads the UK team at sports media consultants Futures Sport + Entertainment. Now in his tenth year with Futures, he has been a crucial part of one of the world’s fastest-growing sports research agencies.
An experienced global sports consultant, Steven helps brand and rightsholder clients to understand and optimise their properties.
Futures leverages its position within global media, marketing and advertising group IPG to gather a wealth of data. Their team of Analysts overlay sports industry expertise to creat actionable insights and unique solutions for clients.
Following a successful 7 years as Head of Global Sponsorship Sales, Tom was promoted in Sept 2015 to Head of Partnerships & Operations at Manchester United, overseeing all partner related activity.
Tom is now the overall lead on all relationship management activities including delivery of rights and internal operations, renewal strategy and partnership executions.
Tom joined the Club in 2008 as a Global Sales Manager. During which time he has headed up a number of high profile projects including:
The appointment of Aon as the shirt sponsor of Manchester United (the highest value football shirt sponsorship ever negotiated by a club at the time)
The international development of the clubs £30m annual media & telecommunications sponsorship business
Distribution of the clubs 24/7 TV channel MUTV
Financial services affinity partnerships
Roll out of sponsorship sales in Asia via the Hong Kong office
Prior to joining Manchester United Tom was the Sales & Marketing Manager of the Rugby Football Union, and before that the Sales & Marketing Manager. Tom worked for the RFU as General Manager of the England Rugby Supporters Club for 3 years, during which England won the Rugby World Cup in Australia.
Rupert has been in various marketing roles at Ladbrokes for almost 7 years and in his current role since the summer of 2012. Since that time, he has lead the negotiations and then execution on all of Ladbrokes sponsorship deals, including those with the SPFL, RFL and the FA, as part of an integrated marketing strategy.
Previous to Ladbrokes, Rupert worked across the gaming and entertainment industries at Bet Victor, Discovery Channel and Channel 4 Racing.
With over 10 years’ experience in Sponsorship and brand consultancy, Chris has an extensive background, heavily specialised within the area of football consultancy, across a number of key clients including Mars England FA, MasterCard and Sony Mobile UEFA Champions League sponsorships as well as Budweiser FA Cup delivering a number of award winning campaigns.
Most recently Chris has been running the European sponsorship account for Delta Air Lines, activating The Open for MasterCard as well as maintaining football consultancy across Sony Mobile and Budweiser.
Prior to this, Chris started out working on McDonald's Global Sports Sponsorship portfolio looking after 2006 World Cup, 2008 European Championships and Beijing Olympic Games as part of Leo Burnett sponsorship division.
Craig is the Head of Marketing for the Premier League and has worked in the organisation’s commercial department since 2004. In that time, he has been responsible for creating and implementing sales, marketing, brand, digital and commercial strategy, and has overseen delivery of the League’s research and insight programme.
Previous roles include a stint at the LTA, the governing body of British Tennis, as well as various agency positions.
Craig is a Chartered Marketer and Loughborough University graduate, with a Master's degree from The University of Texas at Austin. He is an avid sports fan, supports Bolton Wanderers and is a former scholarship athlete, who represented Great Britain at the World University Games.
Misha is Head of Sport and Entertainment at Mediacom, one of the world’s leading integrated marketing and communications agencies. He joined the agency in 2012 to manage Mediacom’s exclusive commercial relationship with sporting icon Pele and over the next 2 years becoming the architect for some of the most high profile global partnerships with blue chip brands like P&G, VW, Subway, Coca-Cola, Emirates, and Shell. The success has led to the agency signing other high profile stars including Brazilian superstar Neymar Jr and England’s top female footballer, Eniola Aluko.
Promoted to lead the agency’s Sports division in 2015, Sher completely redeveloped the suite of services to drive greater integration between clients’ investments in sponsorship with wider communications and marketing strategy. This resulted in 250% growth for the division, addition of blue chip clients like American Airlines, Audi, Skoda, Shell and Allianz, and being recognized at some of the industry’s most prestigious awards for its activation campaigns.
Misha started his career as a professional footballer in the US, choosing then to pursue the business side of the game with an MBA in Football Industries.
Having moved from a role in financial trading Stephen has spent 7 years at Betfair and now heads up the Marketing team in UK/Ire for the Betfair brand. Working across all the media deals, advertising, PR and Sponsorship Stephen has a wealth of experience in delivering campaigns across multiple channels. In 2015 / 16, Stephen and his team were responsible for Betfair’s delivery of the multi award winning ‘Victoria Pendleton: Switching Saddles’ campaign.
James Kirkham is Chief Strategy Officer at Bigballs Media and head of Copa90, the global football network made by the fans for the fans. Kirkham believes that the old media approach to football, with pundits in suits sitting in TV studios, is out of touch. Football has become increasingly homogenised and commercialised - Kirkham argues it is time to give the game back to the people who make it great - the fans.
Kirkham is one of the UK’s foremost speakers on topics ranging from football’s power to unite and change the world, to the future of technology and is a highly-respected commentator on the digital landscape, speaking regularly at conferences including Cannes Lions, the Guardian Changing Media Summit and MIPCOM.
Kirkham was previously Leo Burnett Worldwide's head of mobile and social, leading the social media and mobile capabilities of the advertising network.
Over 20 years of global brand and communication experience, including a number of firsts in global creative integration, award winning campaigns, fast paced growth agendas, spearheading the adoption of new technologies, and large scale geographical footprints. Geoff has led global business for adidas, DHL and Volvo as well as overseeing sports campaigns for The Olympic Games (adidas, NOC*NSF TeamNL), FIFA World Cup (adidas) and UEFA Champions League (Nissan, UniCredit, Heineken).
Originally from Auckland, Geoff started his career in Sydney working brand side for Mizuno and Audi before joining TBWA\. Then moving to London working at AMV.BBDO followed by Amsterdam where he has been since 2007.
He leads TBWA\united, a creative agency uniting brand’s creative around their purpose within culture.
Philipp is the Creative Director at D/UNIT, the Munich-based Sportradar venture which is dedicated to harnessing the power of sports data for brands. In his role, he oversees the creative output of the agency.
Being a passionate sports fan as well as a digital native, he was a perfect fit for D/UNIT when he joined back in 2013. Since then, he has played a critical role in developing digital activation strategies and plans for brands like Audi, bwin and the Deutsche Bundesliga.
He has more than 10 years of experience in the digital marketing sector, working across industries that include automotive, financial services, lifestyle and entertainment. Before he joined D/UNIT, he was the creative director at one of Germany’s biggest digital communications agencies, working on global digital accounts for brands such as BMW, MINI, Burger King and Schweppes.
Antonio Ruiz moved over from the Southern European arm of Discovery Networks International to become Eurosport's Vice President of Marketing and Franchise Management.
In this newly created role, he is responsible for developing the overall brand and marketing strategy across affiliate sales, events and consumer marketing for Eurosport, partnering with Discovery's regional teams to develop sport franchises within the Discovery portfolio.
Antonio joined Discovery Communications in 2007, after 7 years working at Sony Computer Entertainment as Software Marketing Manager for Spain where he worked on the launch of the Playstation 2, Playstation 3 and PSP.
At Discovery, he first worked as Channels Director for Spain, France and Portugal, leading the marketing, digital, PR, on-air and programming strategy of the entire Discovery portfolio.
In 2010 he moved to Milan to work as Marketing and Communications Director for Southern Europe. In this role, he led the marketing and brand strategy for the launch of the first Discovery free to air channels in Southern Europe, including the best performing channels of the region, Real Time in Italy and Discovery MAX in Spain.
Fluent in Spanish, English and Italian, Antonio has a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from San Pablo CEU University, Madrid, and a Master's in Marketing and Sales Management from ESIC University, Madrid
Adam Harris is the Director of Custom Solutions in Europe at Twitch. Adam is a commercial content specialist, bringing extensive multi-platform experience and leading award-winning creative departments. Adam has worked in branded content across a number of industries including Sport, Entertainment, News and Gaming. Prior to Twitch, Adam served as international Creative Director for Time Out where he established the company's commercial content team in the UK and the US. Under Adam's leadership, the team received the Gold at the 2015 Media Week awards for the "Time Out Talks to Google" campaign and he has accepted many other prestigious advertising awards for the likes of Samsung, Coca-Cola, Nokia, British Airways and GSK.
Adam holds a BSC in Business Management from Kings College University London.
Olivier Genoud is a business marketer passionate about iconic brands, experienced in consulting, strategy and brand equity mnagement.
He worked in marketing and category management for 13 years within Unilever and Nike. He then was a partner at Kantar Vermeer, a global marketing consultancy firm advising CMO's of companies such as Ferrero, L'Oreal, ING, Goodyear, Kering and Google.
He joined Under Armour in 2015 as European Business Development and interim Marketing Director.
Mr. Victor Cui is the CEO of ONE Championship, Asia’s largest sports media property and the world’s most exciting mixed martial arts organisation, which features the best Asian mixed martial artists and world champions. ONE Championship is broadcast to over one billion viewers across more than 118 countries around the world.
Michael started his career at Procter & Gamble where he worked on their hugely successful range of hair care. After more than seven years Michael moved to Nestle in 2007, before joining Müller in early 2012 as Marketing and R&D Director.
Since then, he has been a key driving force behind the revitalisation of the Müller brand in the UK, including relaunching Müller’s core brands including Corner, Light and Rice, stepchanging innovation, bringing on board distinctive new ambassadors for the brands like Nicole Scherzinger, winning The Grocer’s Brand of the Year 2014, and overseeing our Official Partnership with Team GB on their journey to the Rio Olympics in 2016.
As CMO for the global Müller Group, Michael now has responsibility for the entire portfolio of brands from across the Group, including Homann, Lisner, Almhof, Weihenstephan covering categories like yogurts, desserts, milk, butter, cream, salads, fish and spreads.
Michael is also a passionate sportsman. He discovered Karate in 2010 and won the Shotokan Karate-Do International Federation’s UK National Championships in 2013…despite breaking his finger 3 weeks before the competition!
Jon is a Consultant for sports digital consultancy Seven League, currently embedded as Head of Digital Content at Tottenham Hotspur.
He has spent the last few years working as part of Richard Ayers’ team of digital specialists assisting the likes of UEFA, many of UEFA’s composite National Football Associations, O2 Rugby, and the Green Bay Packers with their digital strategies.
Something of a curious hybrid, Jon straddles the creative and data worlds, employing analytics to inform a client’s approach, and help them deliver creative and engaging content, products, and services.
Jon’s background is in media / music / entertainment working previously in creative roles for the BBC, Global Media Group, Red Bull, and Avalon Entertainment, amongst others.
Melissa is a senior sales and marketing executive with more than 16 years’ experience in the entertainment industry, she joined the NFL in May 2016 as VP of Commercial Partnerships and oversees the sponsorship and consumer products teams at the NFL’s London office.
Prior to joining the NFL Melissa spent six years as commercial director at Simon Cowell’s entertainment company, Syco Entertainment, where she was responsible for brand partnerships for The X Factor and Britain’s Got Talent.
In his five years at Marathonbet, Shaun has overseen commercial partnerships with ten football clubs throughout Europe including the likes of Manchester United, Liverpool FC, Tottenham Hotspur, Dynamo Kiev, Malaga CF and Hibernian.
Before his move into the gaming industry, Shaun worked in business development for Sussex Police and as a freelance sportswriter. Shaun has had a passion for sponsorship from a young age, having cut brand logos from newspaper adverts to decorate the perimeter of the subbuteo pitch that he and his brothers used to play with as a kid.
His proudest achievement this far is his team's performance throughout the 2015/16 season, when 20% of new customers were tracked through online sponsorship channels. His most memorable moment at Marathonbet was playing on the pitch at West Ham United's former home at Upton Park. Shaun is leaving Marathonbet on December 20, 2016 to pursue a new challenge.
Matt is Head of Sports Sponsorship at EE (previously Orange). He has over 20 years of brand and comms experience including 14 years dedicated to sponsorship and partnership activations, which has seen him work across brands such as Nike, O2 and now EE.
Before joining EE, Matt played a pivotal part in the launch of NikeTown London during his four years at the iconic brand. He then moved to O2, where he spent eight years leading the brand’s music sponsorship programme, which included the successful launch of the O2 Wireless Festival (now in its 10th year).
At EE, Matt is in charge of leading the company’s sports sponsorship portfolio – the England men’s team, FA Cup, Football League, NFL and most notably, the six-year multi-million pound deal with Wembley Stadium.
Having led the negotiation, contract and now the activation of the deal, Matt’s role is to ensure that EE’s technology and network plays a central part in creating a true partnership between the brand, Wembley and The FA.
Since joining Molson Coors, Jim has worked across all functions within the Commercial organisation of Molson Coors Brewing Company (UK) and is currently responsible for overseeing the Carling brand – the “jewel in the crown” of the Molson Coors portfolio – as Brand Director.
As Head of Sponsorship, Jim led Carling’s ground-breaking and award winning sponsorships in music and football such as “The Carling Weekend” and “The Carling Cup”. After leading the On-Trade channel for Customer Marketing, he then headed up a sales channel comprising of some of the UK’s leading leisure retailers such as Mitchells & Butlers, Whitbread and JD Wetherspoon.
Now Jim is accountable for the performance of the Carling brand, tasked with energising the brand in order to maintain and strengthen its position as the Number 1 alcoholic drinks brand in the UK.
Vincent is a sports freak, passionate about almost all sports even curling!
Former Social media coordinator at Microsoft, he chose to combine passion and work, and started to work at La Fourmi (french leading sports marketing agency) as head of digital.
Vincent is a tech guy who loves to innovate and always goes beyond technological challenges.
He was at the beginning of SOLIVE conception and he jumped on the band-wangon as Managing Director in charge of all operations and products.
Florent Marty enjoys 18 years experience in the sports industry:
Over 11 years spent with the EMEA Headquarters of the NBA where he successively held the positions of Coordinator, Manager and Senior Director of the Marketing Partnerships and Events Department at European level to develop and implement the sponsorship and events programs of the NBA with his team based in London.
Florent Marty spent 3 years as VP Marketing and Development at Lagardère Sports where he developed new sports and diversified the businesses of the agency.
Florent Marty has been Managing Director Sales & Marketing of SOLIVE since January 2016. Solive is a social media publishing tool about live sports content dedicated to the sports industry : Rights holders, sponsors, media, and athletes.
Jaimie Fuller is an Australian businessman who is Executive Chairman of the international sports compression wear company, SKINS (www.skins.net).
Jaimie is a hugely passionate sports fan whose sporting prowess was (and still is) inversely proportional to his passion. He is committed to the SKINS ethos of ‘Fuelling the True Spirit of Competition’ as a central platform of its brand identity.
In 2012, Jaimie founded the international pressure group, Change Cycling Now (CCN), inspired by the growing international criticism of the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) and its handling of cycling’s doping issues including the Lance Armstrong scandal.
In 2013, Jaimie established the anti-doping campaign, #ChooseTheRightTrack with disgraced Seoul 100 metre gold medallist Ben Johnson championing anti doping reform.
In 2014, Jaimie and SKINS set their sights on the practices and leadership of FIFA. Jaimie co-founded the movement and campaign #NewFIFANow to reclaim football by calling out and eradicating the serial allegations of corruption and unacceptable governance practises dogging the sport.
Jaimie is also a regular commentator on integrity in sport and sports governance issues. He has also become a contributor to public forums and amongst others, was a speaker at the Play The Game conference in Denmark in October 2013 and 2015 and at the “I Play Fair” Sports conference hosted by South African Institute for Drug-free Sport in Capetown in November 2013. He blogs regularly at watercooler.skins.net.
Vincent’s career spans over 22+ years steering international, cross-functional teams and strategies at leading organisations such as SportAccord, Coca-Cola and the National Basketball Association (NBA).
He is a seasoned sport management professional with a diverse sectorial, geographical and functional experience extending to Brand Marketing, Communications, Digital & Social Media, Commercial, Broadcast, Games Operations, Sport Integrity & Governance.
Vincent is also heavily experienced in corporate social responsibility and sustainability. He is a former Member of the International Olympic Committee Sport & Environment Commission and a Founding Member of the International Green Sports Alliance.
Vincent is now the CEO of European Professional Club Rugby, EPCR, the rights-holder and organiser of the European Rugby Champions & Challenge Cups. In this role, he manages the organisation at strategic, commercial and operational levels and develops club rugby competitions on a global level in the interests of EPCR’s key stakeholders: professional leagues, clubs, players, broadcasters and commercial partners.
This year, the Brand Conference headed back to the 'home of cricket', Lord's Cricket Ground.
Lord's Cricket Ground, generally known as Lord's, is a cricket venue in St John's Wood, London. Named after its founder, Thomas Lord, it is owned by Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) and is the home of Middlesex County Cricket Club, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), the European Cricket Council (ECC) and, until August 2005, the International Cricket Council (ICC). Lord's is widely referred to as the "Home of Cricket" and is home to the world's oldest sporting museum.
Lord’s is very close to the centre of London – just 1.5 miles from Marble Arch – and easy to reach by road, tube and bus. St John’s Wood is the closest tube station (approximately 5 minutes’ walk), and Baker Street, Warwick Avenue, Marylebone and Edgware Road are all within 15 minutes’ walk.
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