Oct 06, 2008

Book your place at The FT Sport Industry Summit 2008

There is now less than one month left before The FT Sport Industry Summit 2008, in association with the Honda Racing F1 Team’s earthdreams programme, the pivotal event in the annual sport business calendar.

This ‘must attend’ summit, held in central London on November 4, will feature some of the most respected leaders from the worlds of business and sport debating the central issues affecting the industry in these challenging economic times.

The following high-profile figures have confirmed their attendance as panelists at this year’s summit:
Martin Broughton - chairman, British Airways and President, CBI
David Butler - marketing director, Honda Racing F1 Team
Alastair Campbell - former press secretary, British Prime Minister
Paul Charles - head of communications, Virgin Atlantic
Lord Condon, deputy chairman, G4S and chairman, ICC Anti-Corruption & Security Unit
Roger Draper, CEO, Lawn Tennis Association
Karen Earl - chairman, Synergy Sponsorship
Nick Fry - CEO, Honda Racing F1 Team
Dave Gordon - head of major events, BBC Sport
Christophe Jouan - managing director, Future Foundation
Johann Koss - CEO and president, Right to Play
Mike Lee - CEO, VERO Communications
Mike Miller - CEO and secretary general, International Rugby Board
Lord Stevens - former commissioner, London Metropolitan Police
Lord Triesman, independent chairman, The Football Association
Mel Young - co-founder, Homeless World Cup

Facilitated by BBC broadcast journalists John Inverdale and Clare Balding, the summit will provide the gathered delegates from all corners of the sport industry with clear advice on how to meet the many and varied challenges of the economic situation head on, specifically across four core areas affecting the sporting landscape - crisis management, consumer trends, Olympic opportunities, and finance and leadership.

There are a handful of delegate places left. To book your place at the event contact the Sport Industry Group on 0207 240 7702 or visit

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