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Rugby World Cup, Tough Mudder and UFC to headline BOSS 2016

Rugby World Cup, Tough Mudder and UFC to headline BOSS 2016
October 29, 2015

The Business of Sport Summit will return in 2016 with a powerful lineup of international keynotes and insight from some of Australian sport’s most influential sports executives.

Recognised as the largest and most significant event for the sports industry in the region, this event will gather over 350 executives from across the industry spectrum for an in-depth exploration of the state of sport and the opportunities for growth and innovation.

Headlining next year’s event will be Brett Gosper, Chief Executive of World Rugby and the Managing Director of the Rugby World Cup 2015. He will be discussing the future of rugby in the wake of the sport’s most recognised and profitable competition.

Also headlining will be Will Dean, founder and Chief Executive of Tough Mudder Inc, the celebrated endurance event. With over two million participants in seven countries, Dean will discuss the incredible spread of this unconventional challenge.

Other headline keynotes include Jackie Poriadjian, Senior Vice President Global Brand Marketing for the Ultimate Fighting Championship (USA); Andrew Messick, President and Chief Executive Officer for IRONMAN (USA); Hans Erik Tujit, Global Activation Director for Heineken (NED) and Darren Bailey, a global authority on sports law and integrity and Director of Football Governance for the Football Association (UK).

Other speakers include:

• Karen Stocks, Managing Director, Twitter Australia 
• Simon Hollingsworth, Chief Executive, Australian Sports Commission 
• John Kelly, Chief Operating Officer, Football Federation Australia 
• Suzanne Young, Chief Operating Officer, NRL 
• Tim Moore-Barton, Chief Executive, Betfair
• Stephen Healy, President, Tennis Australia 
• Michael Brown, Chief Executive, 2017 Rugby League World Cup 
• Brian Thorburn, Chief Executive, PGA Australia 
• Peter Wiltshire, Group Sales & Marketing Director, Nine Entertainment Co. 
• Brian Morris, Chief Executive, Melbourne and Olympic Parks 
• Chris Heffernan, Non-Executive Director, Essendon Football Club 
• Andrew Fagan, Chief Executive, Adelaide Football Club 
• Marina Go, Chair, Wests Tigers
• Hamish Riach, Chief Executive, Canterbury Crusaders 
• John Tsatsimas, Chief Executive, Western Sydney Wanderers FC 
• David Bell, Chief Executive, Diving Australia 
• Luke Bould Head of Commercial, Football Federation Australia 
• Peter Filopoulos, Chief Executive, Perth Glory Football Club 

The Business of Sport Summit is being held at the Dockside Conference Centre, Sydney on 15th and 16th March 2016.

More information, including a full list of speakers and online registration, click here to view event details in the Australasian Leisure Management industry Calendar.



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