Past Speakers

Industry figures who have previously spoken at the International Sports Convention

Throughout the current decade the International Sports Convention has consistently brought together some of the sport business industry's most influential figures to provide insight and provoke debate and discussion on the subjects influencing the industry today.

Michael InpongMüller UK & Ireland

Michael Inpong

Chief Marketing Officer

Müller UK & Ireland

Owen HughesNissan

Owen Hughes

Global Sponsorship and Brand Activation


Pietro ChiabreraUEFA

Pietro Chiabrera

Stadium Manager Competitions


Hicham ChahineNinjas in Pyjamas

Hicham Chahine


Ninjas in Pyjamas

David JacksonEA

David Jackson

Franchise Strategy Director


Pearse ConnollyNFF

Pearse Connolly

Digital Director


Benjamin PenkertleAD Sports

Benjamin Penkert

Head of Consulting

leAD Sports

Stefano BlancoVillage

Stefano Blanco



Sergio Lara-BercialiCoachKids

Sergio Lara-Bercial

Project Director


Saul Isaksson-HurstMyPersonalFootballCoach.Com

Saul Isaksson-Hurst



Pierre-Henri DeballonWeezevent

Pierre-Henri Deballon



Nigel WoodRugby League International Federation

Nigel Wood


Rugby League International Federation

Micha SherMediaCom

Micha Sher

Worldwide Vice President Sport & Entertainment


Martin BrockThe Junior Premier League

Martin Brock

Founder & Developer

The Junior Premier League

Mark ParkmanOlympic Channel

Mark Parkman

General Manager

Olympic Channel

Marcus ParnwellDAZN

Marcus Parnwell

Director of Product, New Markets and Strategic Innovative


Mark DouglasWorld Rugby

Mark Douglas

Research, Artificial Turf and Equipment Manager

World Rugby

Densign WhiteInternational Mixed Martial Arts Federation

Densign White


International Mixed Martial Arts Federation

Don DransfieldCity Football Group

Don Dransfield

Director of Operations Development

City Football Group

Harry NeuhausDrone Racing League

Harry Neuhaus

Senior Director of Business Development & Partnerships

Drone Racing League

Aditya AdityaOlympic Committee

Aditya Aditya

Head of Media Business Intelligence

Olympic Committee

Giorgio MarchettiUEFA

Giorgio Marchetti

Deputy General Secretary and Director of Football


Murray BarnettFormula 1

Murray Barnett

Director of Sponsorship and Commercial Partnerships

Formula 1

Shane WardenATP Media

Shane Warden

Director of Broadcast and Technology

ATP Media

Matthieu Lille-PalettePerform Content

Matthieu Lille-Palette

Senior Vice President

Perform Content

Michael ColeEuropean Tour

Michael Cole


European Tour

Victor CuiOne Championship

Victor Cui

CEO International

One Championship

Nicholas HorbaczewskiDrone Racing League (DRL)

Nicholas Horbaczewski

CEO & Founder

Drone Racing League (DRL)

Rob PilgrimGoogle/Youtube

Rob Pilgrim

EMEA Sports Partner Manager


João Presamycujoo

João Presa

Chief Operating Officer & Co-founder


Joanna Sakowicz - KosteckaTVP Sport

Joanna Sakowicz - Kostecka

TV sports commentator and Tennis coach

TVP Sport

Jérôme ParmentierThe International Olympics Committee

Jérôme Parmentier

Head of Broadcast and Media Rights

The International Olympics Committee

Igor JankovicUEFA

Igor Jankovic

Business Development Consultant


David BaileyFormula One

David Bailey

Senior Digital Research Manager

Formula One

Dan RossomondoNBA

Dan Rossomondo

Head of Media and Business Development


Christoph HeimesInfront Sports and Media

Christoph Heimes

Senior Director Digital Media Platforms and Services

Infront Sports and Media

Chris D'orsoOrlando Magic

Chris D'orso

Senior Vice President of Sales and Operations

Orlando Magic

Benjamin SteenFC Bayern München

Benjamin Steen

Head Of Digital Projects

FC Bayern München

Mette StannowWirestone

Mette Stannow

Executive Director


Rüdiger MüllerFIFA

Rüdiger Müller

Head of Digital Communications


Lance ZhangEuroleague China

Lance Zhang

Vice President, EuroLeague Basketball China

Euroleague China

George Paterson

George Paterson

Policy Officer

European Commission

Professor François H. Courvoisier

Professor François H. Courvoisier


Institute of Watch Marketing University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland Haute Ecole de Gestion Arc

Emilio Garcia

Emilio Garcia

Head of Disciplinary and Integrity


Daniela Giuffre

Daniela Giuffre

Head of Integrity in Sport Unit


Colin Thomas

Colin Thomas

Physiologist and Sports Scientist

Chris Eaton

Chris Eaton

Independent Advisor on Sports Integrity

Barbara Desmarest

Barbara Desmarest

Vice President Business Development & Sales Europe


Barbara Albisetti

Barbara Albisetti

General Secretary

Swiss Golf Association

Andrew James

Andrew James

Sports Broadcaster

Andrew Bowers

Andrew Bowers

Head of Business Development

Platinium Group

Aleski Valta

Aleski Valta

Head of CLub Services

finnish Golf Union

Alec Wilkinson

Alec Wilkinson

Broadcaster and Sports Journalist

Alan March

Alan March

Managing Director

Alan March Sport

Pierre-Yves Bovigny

Pierre-Yves Bovigny

Member of the Commission for Sports Fields

Swiss Football Association

Richard Heath

Richard Heath

General Secretary

European Golf Association

Martin BaumannChampions Hockey League (CHL)

Martin Baumann

Chief Executive

Champions Hockey League (CHL)

Dr. Lee Hancock

Dr. Lee Hancock

Educational Adviser

LA Galaxy Academy

Sir Craig ReedieWorld Anti-Doping Association (WADA)

Sir Craig Reedie


World Anti-Doping Association (WADA)

Richard Johnson

Richard Johnson

Director of Corporate Communications

Federation Equestre Internationale (FEI)

Philippe TardivelHublot

Philippe Tardivel

Marketing Director


Alexandra WillisAll England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC) and The Championships, Wimbledon

Alexandra Willis

Head of Communications, Content, Digital

All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC) and The Championships, Wimbledon

Alex LimInternational E-Sports Federation

Alex Lim

Secretary General

International E-Sports Federation

Steve IsaacThe R&A

Steve Isaac

Director – Golf Course Management

The R&A

Niklas Kaskeala

Niklas Kaskeala


Protect Our Winters Finland


Neil Land

Head of Business


Sami Kanaan

Sami Kanaan

Executive Council member of the City of Geneva, Mayor of Geneva

City of Geneva

Thierry BorraThe Coca-Cola Company

Thierry Borra

Global Director, Olympic Games Management

The Coca-Cola Company

Rodrigo Garza

Rodrigo Garza

Global Marketing & Sponsorships

Adecco Group

Jerry NewmanFacebook

Jerry Newman

Director of Sports Partnerships- EMEA


Sam SeddonIBM

Sam Seddon

IBM Sports and Entertainment Sponsorship Lead


Matt StevensonEE

Matt Stevenson

Head of Sponsorship


Glyn SmithAmazon Web Services

Glyn Smith

Senior Business Development Manager

Amazon Web Services

Matthew LeopoldBritish Gas

Matthew Leopold

Brand Reputation, Sponsorship and CSR

British Gas

Jason MillerLinkedin

Jason Miller

Head of Content and Social Media Marketing, LinkedIn Sales & Marketing Solutions EMEA


Claire HigginsLucozade Sport

Claire Higgins

Head of Marketing

Lucozade Sport

Nuala WalshStandard Life Aberdeen

Nuala Walsh

Chief Marketing Officer

Standard Life Aberdeen

Mark CameronJaguar Land Rover

Mark Cameron

Brand Experience Director, Global Marketing

Jaguar Land Rover

Donna SoaneOrange

Donna Soane

Director of Global Sponsorship


Gerhard FourieAston Martin

Gerhard Fourie

Director of Global Marketing and Brand Strategy

Aston Martin

Rene ValenciaPartnerships, UFC

Rene Valencia

Vice President International Marketing

Partnerships, UFC