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LeSports Connect to present insights into sports business in China

LeSports Connect to present insights into sports business in China
November 13, 2016

A new event LeSports Connects: The China Sports Forum, will later this month provide insight and connections into the people that are driving sports business in the world’s most populous country while focusing on the contribution the region is making to the global sports and entertainment industry. 

Being held at Mission Hills, China from 28th to 30th November, the invitation only event will be a meeting place for the who’s who of China’s rapidly growing sports industry.

With 2016 the most important year ever for sport in China, LeSport Connect is expected to attract in excess of 500 delegates.

Speakers at the event include:

• Zhang Yi, Editor, Sohu Sports
• Liu Jianhong, Co-President, LeSports
• Jeremy Xie, Founding Partner, Kaixing Capital
• Shi Yiying, Director of Sports, Jiemian.com
• Pan Shijian, Founding Partner, Kaixing Capital
• Zhang Yuqiang, Co-founder, Sports Money
• Han Mu, Founder, Lanxiong Sports
• David Shoemaker, Chief Executive, NBA China
• Richard Young, Chief Executive, NFL China
• Chris Park, SVP, Growth, Strategy & International, Major League Baseball
• Victor Cui, Chief Executive, ONE Championship
• Jamie Reigle, Commercial Director, Manchester United
• Matthew Baxter, Chief Media Officer, Liverpool FC
• Xavier Asensi, Managing Director – APAC, FC Barcelona
• Fernando de Matos, Head of Sponsorships AP Region, VISA
• Caroline Darcy, Head of Sponsorship, UBS
• Adrian Toy, Regional Director, Marketing, PUMA
• Josh Black, Chief Executive, GroupM Content
• Mickael Piantchenko, APAC Director, ESL 
• Tom Byer, Head Tech Advisor, Chinese Football Association
• Andrew Collins, Chief Executive, Mailman Group
• Michael Cunnah, Chairman, iSportconnect
• Catherine Gibbs, Head of Sponsorship, AIA
• John Cappo, Chief Executive, AEG China

In addition, former Manchester United and England football legend Rio Ferdinand will be bringing his FIVE digital and lifestyle brand to China, furthering his understanding of the culture, its people and the growing interest in grassroots football and to meet the elite of the Chinese sporting, digital and broadcast world.

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