With the International Women’s Day on Sunday, March 8th, The International Sports Convention is pleased to announce a record number of Women speakers for the ISC London 2020 edition taking place on June 17-18, 2020
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. It’s a huge year for global sporting events – the Olympic Games in Tokyo and UEFA Euro 2020 in multiple cities. Ensuring diversity within the sports business industry is an ongoing and constant development. ISC has always been an inclusive event in many ways. Despite the fact we have announced a record number of women speakers for ISC London 2020 in the lead up to International Women’s day, there is still a lot more I, ISC and the industry need to do and I am under no illusion. There is still a very significant lack of BAME representatives and Women speakers do not makeup half of the speakers count for ISC London 2020 (at present it’s 22%). Therefore I am pleased to announce a 5-year plan that by 2025, that at least 50% of our speakers are women. We will, of course, need the sports business industry to assist us but that is our goal and promise for 2025 and we will now work towards that“.
Already confirmed speakers are:
Emily Le Roux, Global Partnerships – Spartan Women leader, Spartan Race
Angela Suggs, President, and CEO, Florida Sports Foundation
Elizaveta Bracht-Tischchenko OLY, Commercial Vice-Director, FIVB (International Volleyball Federation)
Tania Braga, Head of Legacy, International Olympic Committee
Micky Lawler, President, Women’s Tennis Association
Anouk Mertens, COO, Eleven Sports
Marissa Pace, Chief Marketing Officer, World Rugby
Alex Willis, Head of Communications, Digital and Content, AELTC/Wimbledon Championships
Elizaveta Bracht-Tischenko OLY, Commercial Vice-Director, FIVB (International Volleyball Federation)
Sandra Caviezel, Head of Sponsorship and Managing Director, Credit Suisse
Donna Soane, Global Sponsorship Director, Orange
Jennie Price, Independent Chair, Tennis Integrity Unit
Laura de Silva, Director, Silver Fish
Liz Twyford, Programme Specialist, UNICEF
Anne Tivas, Chair, Safe Sport International
Sarah Lewis OBE, General Secretary, International Ski Federation (FIS)
Lorraine Pearman, Betting Integrity Programme Lead, Gambling Commission
Alice Woodland, Wimbledon Foundation Partnerships Manager, WaterAid
Helen Parker, Head of Foundation, Wimbledon Foundation
Sarah Ebjana, CEO, Tottenham Hotspur Foundation
Connie Henry, Founder and CEO, Track Academy
Amy Wanday, CEO, Africa Sports Network
Carlotta Giussani, Independent
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 business of sports industry gathering in the first half of 2020.
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