iSportConnect offers chance to learn from the most influential leaders in sport

Nick Watkins - Writer 09:27 04/11/2019
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Connect the dots: iSportConnect is the largest global private network of sporting business executives

Important figureheads in the world of sport will be descending on Dubai as part of this year’s iSportConnect summit.

The event brings together industry leaders as part of the private business network event and holds conferences around the world. Previous years have seen summits held in Lausanne, Paris, Madrid, Beijing, Moscow, London and Dubai.

iSportConnect is the largest global private network of sporting business executives where membership is exclusive and follows a strict door policy.

Following the success of both the Cricket World Cup and Rugby World Cup this year, the 2019 Dubai event will feature the chief executives of the world governing bodies of both of those tournaments. Representing the International Cricket Council is Chief Executive Officer Manu Sawhney, and speaking on behalf of World Rugby is Chief Executive Officer Brett Gosper.

Two big topics of conversation for the panel will be the rise of popularity in both women’s football and esports. A spokesperson for the event told Sport360: ”Interest in women’s sport has really taken off with the great success of the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup. The area of esports continues to grow rapidly in importance. We will be talking about how these developments are changing the way brands and major sports organisation see the future. Tackling the questions will be Christian Volk, Director of eFootball and Gaming at FIFA. Alexander Brown, the commissioner of Major League Lacrosse, will also be joining him on stage.

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iSportConnect has over 23,000 members as part of its private digital community, running over 30 events and member-focused services. Last year Sport360 attended the summit where speakers included Iain Higgins from the International Cricket Council (ICC), Rael Enteen from New York Jets, Daniel Rossomondo from the NBA, John Dollin from Arsenal FC and Grégory Bolle from LaLiga. The event was broken down in stages and included lunch and a networking opportunity with all the speakers.

This year’s panel will be discussing a number of topics at the upcoming summit, including fan engagement in a global market, esports and the new opportunities, the evolution of partnerships, and shaping the future of sports. The event takes place on 5th December from 9am – 4pm. For more information visit isportconnect.com.

iSportConnect is offering Sport360 readers a 15% discount for the event which is redeemable from www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/isportconnect-dubai-summit-tickets-77836774889.

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