Member of Parliament for Folkestone and Hythe – Damian Collins to speak at the ISC London 2020

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The International Sports Convention (ISC) is pleased to announce Damian Collins, Conservative MP for Folkestone and Hythe since 2010 will be part of the speaker line up for the ISC London 2020. This will be an interview on key aspects of the sports industry from Integrity, Governance, and Diversity.

 

Nigel Fletcher, CEO of the International Sports Convention: “The International Sports Convention will take place in just over 3 months’ time and we have a real focus in bringing in worldwide leaders and experts across the Sports Business Industry. If there was only one topic that the Sports Industry needs to monitor its Integrity. Without a solid base, the other main topics for The International Sports Convention (Digital, OTT, Broadcast, Events, Sponsorship, Brands) will not thrive and so we all have a responsibility to learn, share and take action. It is an honor to have Damian Collins, Conservative MP for Folkestone and Hythe and former Chairman of the Digital, Culture, Media, and Sport select committee involved in ISC London 2020

ISC London 2020 is the meeting place for the Business of Sport with around 1500 participants, including over 100 speakers with 7 sports business conferences over the 2 days, plus private roundtables and a range of hospitality and networking platforms. The main days are June 17-18, 2020. This includes comprehensive content and speakers from the Broadcast, Digital, OTT, Brands, Sponsorship, Integrity, Major events, and Technology. There will be 5 main stages each day.

About Damian Collins

Damian Collins has served as the Conservative MP for Folkestone and Hythe since 2010.

In October 2016 he was elected by the House of Commons as Chairman of the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport select committee, having previously served as a member of the committee. In this role he led the committee’s inquiries into doping in sport, fake news, football governance, homophobia in sport, and the impact of Brexit on the creative industries and tourism. Damian is also the Chairman of the Conservative Arts and Creative Industries Network.

During the Coalition government Damian served between 2014-15 as Parliamentary Private Secretary (PPS) to then Foreign Secretary, Philip Hammond. From 2012 to 2014 he was PPS to the then Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, Theresa Villiers.

Damian was born in Northampton in 1974. He is married to Sarah, they have a daughter Claudia and a son Hugo, and they live in Elham in Kent, and in London. Damian grew up in Herefordshire and was educated at St. Mary’s High School in Lugwardine, and then studied for his A levels at Belmont Abbey School, Hereford. He graduated in Modern History from St Benet’s Hall, the University of Oxford in 1996, and in 1995 was also President of the Oxford University Conservative Association. Damian’s career before politics was in the advertising and communications industries, mostly at the M&C Saatchi advertising agency in London where he worked from 1999 to 2008.

In addition to Damian’s work in parliament, he is a trustee of the Shepway Sports Trust, the Folkestone Youth Project and is Chairman of Step Short, a heritage charity working to commemorate Folkestone’s role in the First World War. On 4th August 2014, HRH Prince Harry of Wales opened the Step Short memorial arch in Folkestone to commemorate the centenary of the outbreak of the War, and the memory of the ten million journeys by servicemen through the town between 1914 and 1919.

Damian is a keen sports fan, a lifelong supporter of Manchester United, and a member of the MCC. He has also made recent, occasional appearances for the Lord and Commons rugby and cricket clubs. Damian has written for The Times, the Daily Telegraph and Newsweek, and his first book, ‘Charmed Life, the phenomenal world of Philip Sassoon’, was published by HarperCollins in 2016.

 

Already confirmed for the Sports Integrity conference are:

Damian Collins, Member of Parliament and Chairman of the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee.

Jake Marsh, Head of Integrity, StatsPerform

Emilio Garcia, Chief Legal Officer, FIFA

Benoit Pasquier, Legal Director, Asian Football Confederation

Jenni Kennedy, Head of Integrity, The Football Association

Affy Sheikh, Head of Integrity Services, Starlizard

Anne Tivas, Chair, Safe Sport International

Liz Twyford,  Programme Specialist, UNICEF

Babar Rahman, Vice-President Marketing, Qatar Airways

Laura de Silva, Director, Silver Fish

Ian Smith, Commissioner, ESIC

Jennie Price, Independent Chair, Tennis Integrity Unit

Marco Blume, Head of Trading, Pinnacle

Paul McNicholas, Director of Integrity, Everton Football Club

Stuart Larman, Director of Club Licensing and Club Development, UAE Pro League

Daniel Heal, Managing Director, Control Risks

Sarah Lewis OBE, General Secretary, International Ski Federation

Pablo Salazar, Sports Corruption Economic and Property Unit, European Serious and Organised Crime Centre

Lorraine Pearman, Betting Integrity Programme Lead, Gambling Commission

Corentin Segalen, Head of Prevention and fight against sports manipulation, French Online Gaming Regulatory Authority

Pat Myhill, Director of Operations, UK Anti-Doping

Andrew Ephgrave, Senior Investigator, ICC Integrity Unit

 

Further information

ISC London 2020 is the meeting place for the Business of Sport with around 1500 participants, including over 100 speakers with 7 sports business conferences over the 2 days, plus private roundtables and a range of hospitality and networking platforms. The main days are June 17-18, 2020. This includes comprehensive content and speakers from the Broadcast, Digital, OTT, Brands, Sponsorship, Integrity, Major events, and Technology. There will be 5 main stages each day.

The International Sports Convention has been hosted in Geneva and Amsterdam for the last 10 years and will move to London for the first time with an exciting sports business concept for the entire global industry. The venue is the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

The International Sports Convention 2020 will be the largest industry global gathering in the first half of 2020.

To receive the latest list of speakers contact: london@internationalsportsconvention.com

To register and book your place contact: london@internationalsportsconvention.com

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