Leaders in Racing 2013 Conference Programme to be announced shortly…
Leaders in Racing 2013 is an exclusive, invite-only summit for 250 senior executives in the horse racing business, from governing authorities, broadcasters, betting operators, racecourses, owners, jockeys, sponsors and government representatives.
Through a series of keynote presentations, case studies and panel discussions featuring the top names in the industry, attendees can expect insight and debate into numerous key areas.
To find out more about Leaders in Racing 2012 please click here.
Leaders in Racing Advisory Board:
Richard Fitzgerald, CEO, Racecourse Media Group
Simon Bazalgette, CEO, The Jockey Club
Martin Cruddace, Chief Legal & Regulatory Affairs Officer and Company Secretary, Betfair
Rod Street, CEO, Racing Enterprises
Simon Crisford, Racing Manager, Godolphin Racing
Ian Penrose, CEO, Sportech
Jamie Aitchison, Head of Sport, C4
Harry Herbert, Managing Director, Highclere Racing
and many more…
Leaders in Racing 2012 Conference Programme
DAY 1 – 11 OCTOBER 2012
Registration & Networking
Racing 2022: A Vision for the Industry
Sponsored by SIS
There are many different stakeholders in the world of horseracing and whilst all have a common interest in the long term prosperity of the sport, there are many differing views on how the future should look. Strong leadership and clear policies are required to satisfy betting operators, ownership groups, government, trainers, jockeys, punters, traditionalists and reformists. In this session two of those leaders tackle some of the big issues affecting the very fabric of racing including government support, regulation, funding, integrity and commercialisation.
Paul Bittar, Chief Executive, British Horse Racing Authority
Brian Kavanagh, CEO, Horse Racing Ireland
Internationalisation in Racing and Betting
Sponsored by I-neda
As betting operations spread globally allowing punters to bet 24/7 on any sport taking place live, anywhere in the world, at a click of a button, the industry continually evolves. In this unique session we bring together a panel of experts to examine how the domestic and international industry will adapt over time and discuss some key issues that will shape the future of the business, including globalisation of pool betting, technology, co-mingling, one hub vs multiple hubs and regulation.
Philippe Germond, Chairman, PMU
Brendan Parnell, Chief Operating Officer, Tabcorp
Ron Luniewski, President, XBNet
Gary Smith, Chief Operating Officer, SIS
Hype, Buzz, Headlines and Crowds: Promotion in Racing and Competing in the Sports Market
Sponsored by Channel 4
A host of new competitor sports have emerged in recent years that are grabbing the attention of the public. These challenger sports are becoming more and more attractive to broadcasters and sponsors. Think MMA, cycling, extreme sports and variations of rugby, cricket and snooker. So how can racing punch above its weight in such a cluttered and competitive landscape? And what strategies does it need to attract a new generation of fans to the sport?
Frank Warren, Owner, Frank Warren Promotions
Rod Street, Chief Executive, British Champions Series
Jamie Aitchison, Sports Editor, Channel 4
Money Talks: Taking Out and Putting Back
Sponsored by GBI Racing
The business of racing and betting is in a stage of evolution and there is heated debate about who depends on who in the current economic climate. Ensuring the long term success of the sport is crucial in these uncertain times and this session will set out the position of various stakeholders in the game and debate some of the issues ahead.
Simon Bazalgette, Group Chief Executive, The Jockey Club
Martin Cruddace, Chief Legal and Regulatory Officer, Betfair
Rachel Hood, President, Racehorse Owners Association
Dirk Vennix, Chief Executive Officer, Association of British Bookmakers
At Home and Abroad: Racing’s Domestic and International Opportunity
Sponsored by Nolan Partners
Competition to attract the world’s best horses to travel or stay on ‘home turf’ is fierce the world over, including in Great Britain, Ireland, France, Dubai, Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, the United States and more. What does it take to run truly international racing operations? What differs for smaller scale ownership? What is attractive about the opportunities each of the leading racing nations offer and what drives decisions about where horses train and run?
Simon Crisford, Racing Manager, Godolphin
Adrian Beaumont, Director, International Racing Bureau
Alan Spence, Independent, Racehorse Owner
Nick Smith, Head of Communications and International Racing, Ascot Racecourse
Life in the Saddle: A Rider’s Perspective
Sponsored by The Jockey Club
Frankie is one of the elite stars of world racing, with his ebullient personality and brilliance in the saddle making him a favourite around the globe. Champion Jockey on three occasions and with more than 500 Group wins, the Godolphin Racing stable jockey is a legend of the sport. His most celebrated achievement was riding all seven winners on Champion’s Day at Ascot in 1996. In 2000 he received an honorary MBE from the Queen and is considered one of the best Jockeys to have ever raced. Frankie will be interviewed on his life in racing, the changes he has seen over the years, his experiences overseas and the outlook for the sport.
Kieren Fallon, Champion Jockey