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More top-level speakers announced as the Sports Decision Makers Summit London programme goes live

Peter Faricy, head of direct-to-consumer at media giants Discovery, Steve Davis, president of Fanatics International, Andrew Hampel, chief executive of Legends International and Gfinity chief executive Garry Cook have joined the A-list speaker line-up for the London edition of the Sports Decision Makers Summit on July 9 and 10.

They join previously announced speakers Timo Lumme, managing director of television and marketing at the International Olympic Committee, IAAF chief executive Jon Ridgeon and Andreas Zagklis, secretary general of basketball’s world governing body Fiba, and a host of other C-suite executives and influencers at a blue chip event designed for those whose decisions shape world sport.

The Summit, at The Rosewood Hotel in High Holborn, will deliver two days of 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 One; and Michael Flynn, chief executive of DataPowa.

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

The Game Day Experience: Michael Cole, chief technology officer, E European tour and Ryder Cup; Paul Samuels, executive vice-president, Anschutz Entertainment Group; and Christopher Lee, managing director, Populous.

Fan Engagement: Sarah Lewis, secretary general, International Ski Federation; and Gareth Balch, chief executive, Two Circles.

Finance: Keith Harris, director, Everton FC; Majid Ishaq, managing director, Rothschild; and Jonny Nye, managing director, 23 Capital.

Esports: Ralf Reichardt, chief executive, ESL; Alban Dechelotte, Riot Games; and Nicholas Bescombes, esport advisor to the Global Association of International Sports Federations.

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 Sports Decision Makers Summit series to deliver on their promise to deliver unmatched value.

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