The UK sport industry will gather and network with business leaders from around the world at the Beyond Sport Summit, with more than 200 businesses, brands and organisations already confirmed for the event, which will be staged in London from July 23-25.
Those confirmed include agencies, brands, leagues, governing bodies, clubs and NGOs, who will come together to explore the opportunities available to businesses that successfully engage with their local communities.
Companies who have already secured representation at the Beyond Sport Summit include Arsenal FC, Barclays Spaces for Sports, Boston Celtics, Canterbury, Coca-Cola, Colouration, Comic Relief, Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF), Daily Telegraph, Euro RSCG, Euroleague Basketball, Eurosport, Fast Track, Fortune, Four Communications, Fulham FC, G4S, HSBC Holdings, IMG, International Cricket Council (ICC), International Paralympic Committee, Kitbag, LOCOG, London Business School, London School of Economics, Lucozade, M&C Saatchi Sport & Entertainment, Marylebone Cricket Club, Memphis Grizzlies, NASCAR, National Grid, National Rugby League, New Moon, NHL, P&G, Philadelphia Eagles, Populous, Premier League, Premiership Rugby, PwC, QBE, RFU, Right To Play, Rio 2016, Sky Sports, Slenky, Sony Corporation, South Africa Football Association, Special Olympics, Sport England, SportAccord, SportBusiness International, sported, Standard Chartered, StubHub, Telkom South Africa, Thomas Lyte, TIME, Tottenham Hotspur FC, Twitter, UNICEF, Vero Communications and Visa Inc.
They will hear from some of the world’s most influential business figures, including David Jones, the Global CEO of Havas and co-founder of One Young World, and Giles Morgan, group head of Sponsorship at HSBC.
Premier League CEO Richard Scudamore, NASCAR CEO and chairman Brian France, RFU chief executive Ian Ritchie, ICC president Alan Isaac, South Africa Football Association CEO Robin Petersen and Premiership Rugby chief executive Mark McCafferty are just a small selection of the sporting leaders who will address the gathering, debating the new collision between sport, business and philanthropy and the benefits such engagement brings to all parties.
The event will be the largest global gathering of business organisations ahead of the Olympic Games, with a host of inspirational speakers, engaging panel discussions and sought after networking opportunities forming the backdrop as the industry discusses the next step in the development of the business of sport.