Panel Topic: Risk and Opportunities with Metaverse applications and NFTs Panel Members: Joern Schlimm, Senior Manager, Audit Risk and Advisory – FIFA; Hannes Glaeser, Head of Digital; Customer Experience – RB Leipzig; Felix Vetter, Managing Director – Ankura The panel members kicked off the session by explaining how they see the metaverse and NFTs, and exactly what they … Read more

The International Sports Convention (ISC) announced the winners of its 2022 awards. The awards recognise the achievements of companies, organisations, and individuals that have made significant contributions to the world of sports. The winners of the awards are a testament to the innovation, dedication, and hard work that goes into making sports more accessible, inclusive, … Read more

CMO Panel – Why we sponsor and what we are looking for? Football still represents incredible value as a sponsorship opportunity according to CMOs from two leading energy companies. Jem Maidment, Chief Marketing Officer at Utilita Energy, and Michael Cottrell, Product, Partnership and International Marketing Director at Octopus Energy, shared the stage for a panel … Read more

Driving Commercial Growth in Football – Innovation Speakers: Timm Jäger, CEO EintrachtTech; Mike Armstrong, Chief Marketing Officer The recent session on Driving Commercial Growth in Football – Innovation delivered by Timm Jager, CEO EintrachtTech – Eintracht Frankfurt; Mike Armstrong, Chief Marketing Officer – Juventus, shed light on how football clubs can diversify their revenue streams … Read more

‘Children’s Rights and Sports’ Liz Twyford, Sports Programmes Specialist – UNICEF Liz Twyford explained her role is focussed on sport and children’s rights for UNICEF, the world’s largest charity working for children’s rights. UNICEF coordinates international safeguards in sports. She highlighted the “three pillars” of children’s rights in sport. 1) The rights of children taking part in sport. … Read more

This year, BNP Paribas celebrates 50 years as a supporter of tennis, with the global bank aligning to the sport through the values of fair play, reactivity and performance. Following a request by the French Tennis Federation to finance the construction of the centre court box seats at Roland-Garros in 1973, the Group is now … Read more

Live Sports Streaming at Scale Thomas Decieux, Head of Sport – EMEA & APAC, Harmonic The massive growth in live streaming over the past decade has already transformed sports media. Yet there is little sign that the pace of that change, or the challenges it creates, will be letting up any time soon. Thomas Decieux, … Read more

Digital and Technology Disruption Panel Members: Michael Cole, Chief Technology Officer – European Tour Group; Bill Jinks, Technology Director AELTC/Wimbledon Championships; Vinayak Shrivastav, Chief Executive Officer – Magnifi; Sanjeev Katwa, Technology Director – Tottenham Hotspur Football Club How do you harness cutting edge technology to bring traditional events like the Wimbledon tennis tournament, professional golf or professional football … Read more

The Unilever Interview Chris Barron, General Manager Personal Care UK&I / VP Deodorants Europe. For several years now we’ve been told that brands who put purpose at the heart of their business are outperforming their peers that are perceived not to. That’s a view shared by Chris Barron, General Manager Personal Care UK&I and VP … Read more

‘Hosting Major International Events in New Zealand’ Presented by Kylie Hawker-Green, Manager, New Zealand Major Events.  A presentation from New Zealand Major Events began with words of welcome, in Maori, to the session, and of thanks, in English, for the hospitality received from the International Sports Convention and its London audience. Cultural exchange flows through … Read more