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CONFERENCE

Leaders in Racing 2013 is an exclusive, invite-only summit for 300 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.


LEADERS IN RACING 2013 CONFERENCE AGENDA

8TH OCTOBER 2013

09:00-09:30
RIGHT OUT OF THE BOX: THE FIRST 90 DAYS
The business and funding of racing across the world has been the subject of heated debate as the sport continues to evolve and change. The extent of regulation, media rights valuations, race course operations, marketing, the amount of government support, the international nature of betting, sponsorship and new technologies all play a part in the way racing is currently run. Ensuring the long term success of the sport is crucial in these uncertain times. These were some of the challenges that faced Steve Harman when he stepped into the BHA’s offices as Chairman for the first time earlier this year. In this exclusive Keynote he discusses his first 90 days in charge.
Session sponsored by: The Jockey Club
Confirmed Speaker:
Steve Harman, Chairman, British Horseracing Authority

09:30-10:00
RACING AND BOOKMAKERS….WORKING TOGETHER FOR A BETTER FUTURE
The betting industry faces a myriad of new challenges over the coming years and in this exclusive Leaders Keynote, the man leading one of the UK’s biggest bookmakers outlines how his organisation plans to navigate the changing seas.
Session sponsored by: The Jockey Club
Confirmed Speaker:
Andy Hornby, Chief Executive, Coral

10:00-10:45
Networking Break

10:45-11:25
BACK IN THE RUNNING: REFRESHING, DEVELOPING AND IMPROVING RACING
This panel of international leaders will dissect the successful models and best practices in global racing and provide an up-to-the-minute insight into racing around the world.
Session sponsored by: Sportech
Confirmed Speakers:
Jean-Christophe Giletta, Deputy Managing Director, France Galop
Benedict Forndran, Vice President and Managing Shareholder, Baden Racing
Rod Street, Chief Executive, Great British Racing and British Champions Series

11:25-11:55
Networking Break

11:55-12:40
THE AMERICAN DREAM: LESSONS IN GROWING A SPORT
From when a sports fan in the US wakes up on game day, to the moment they go to bed, their teams are interacting and engaging with them, deepening their relationship, providing value for sponsors and new commercial opportunities. In this session we bring two leading experts from US sport to discuss best practice across fan experience, promotion, sponsorships and commercial can drive the growth of a sport.
Session sponsored by: Channel 4
Confirmed Speakers:
Marc Reeves, International Commercial Director, NFL
Bernie Mullin, Chairman and CEO, The Aspire Group

12:40-14:00
Networking Lunch

14:00-14:40
BETTER TOGETHER: PROGRESS IN CO-MINGLING AND INTERNATIONALISATION OF BETTING
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.
Session sponsored by: GBI Racing
Confirmed Speakers:
Rian Du Plessis, Group CEO, Phumelela
Phil Siers, Managing Director, Totepool
Brendan Parnell, Chief Operating Officer Media & International, Tabcorp

14:40-15:10
Networking Lunch

15:10-15:50
IN WITH THE NEW: OPENING NEW RACING MARKETS
New markets for racing are opening up around the world. But how do you create successful and sustainable horseracing? What progress is being made in new regions for the sport? We discuss the challenges, pitfalls and strategies that can build the sport for a successful future.
Session sponsored by: Tabcorp
Confirmed Speakers:
James Singer, Racing Territory Director, GBI Racing
Lord Michael Howard, Chairman, Arena Racing Company
Carter Carnegie, International Executive, Great British Racing

15:50-16:20
Networking Break

16:20-17:10
HORSES FOR COURSES: THE CHANGING REALITY OF RACING
From prize money to issues of performance and winning, Leaders discusses the reality of racehorse ownership and what life is really like in the saddle.
Session sponsored by: SIS
Confirmed Speakers:
George Strawbridge, Owner, Augustin Stable
Rachel Hood, President, Racehorse Owners Association


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