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Matchroom Sport Group MD Eddie Hearn confirmed for Sports Decision Makers Summit keynote

Eddie Hearn, the man behind one of the most significant media deals in boxing history and one of the most influential figures in world sport, has joined the high-powered speaker line-up at next month’s Sports Decision Makers Summit London.

Hearn and Matchroom are synonymous with top-level boxing, and last year he signed a ground-breaking nine-year deal with DAZN to stream fights in the United States. Matchroom Boxing is a leading global fight promoter and its stable includes Anthony Joshua, Tony Bellew, Amir Khan, Kell Brook and Callum Smith.

Matchroom Sport works across sports as diverse as darts, snooker, fishing, gymnastics and basketball providing programming to broadcasters worldwide.

Eddie Hearn joins world sports leaders including Timo Lumme, managing director of television and marketing at IOC, Jon Ridgeon, chief executive of World Athletics, Fiba secretary general Andreas Zagklis, Andrew Hempel, president of Legends International and Steve Davies, president of Fanatics international to deliver keynotes at an event designed for those whose decisions shape world sport.

Sports Decision Makers Summit London takes place at The Rosewood, High Holborn on July 9 and 10 and will deliver authoritative and stimulating keynote addresses and insightful panel discussions designed to deliver the intelligence members of the C-suite audience need to make smarter business decisions.

Organised around a series of business-critical subject strands, the Sports Decision Makers Summit ushers in a new era of tightly focused, data-driven events, designed exclusively for the people whose decisions shape the future of sport.

The Sports Decision Makers Summit agenda will embrace media, sponsorship, the Game Day Experience, Fan Engagement, eSports and Finance.

Other speakers include:

Sponsorship: Guillaume Sabran, Uefa; Murray Barnett, Formula 1; Michael Flynn, chief executive of DataPowa.

Media: Bhavesh Patel, global head of digital, beIN Media; Stefan Kuerten, executive director, Eurovision Sport; Tony Singh, chief commercial officer, England and Wales Cricket Board.

The Game Day Experience: Michael Cole, CTO European tour and Ryder Cup; Paul Samuels, senior VP, Anschutz Entertainment Group; Christopher Lee, partner, Populous.

Fan Engagement: Sarah Lewis, secretary general, International Ski Federation; Gareth Balch, managing director, Two Circles.

Finance: Keith Harris, football deal maker and director Everton FC; Majid Ishaq, Rothschilds; Jonny Nye, managing director 23 Capital.

Esports: Ralph Reichert, CEO, ESL; Alban Dechelotte, Riot Games; Nicholas Bescombes, Esport advisor to the Global Association of International Sports Federations (GAISF).

Discussion and debate will be given context and direction by exclusive data drawn from a major research project to gauge the preferences and attitudes of 10,000 sports fans in the world’s most important sports markets enabling the Sports Decision Makers Summit series to deliver unmatched value.

The detailed agenda and full event information are now available at www.sportsdecisionmakers.com

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