Trevor Beaumont, CEO at Betfred and Andrew Lyman, Head of Public Affairs at William Hill, are the latest speakers to be confirmed for Leaders in Racing, the new and exclusive conference for the international business of horseracing, taking place in London on the 6th October 2011. The conference has been designed by the industry for the industry and is supported by four founding partners: The UK Jockey Club, Tabcorp Holdings Ltd, GBI Racing and SIS.
Lyman is a well recognised face in the UK betting scene, having worked as Director of Monitoring and Enforcement at the Gambling Commission and as Senior Executive at the Association of British Bookmakers. Lyman joined William Hill in 2009, and as Head of Public Affairs is well versed on all corporate policy in relation to the racing industry.
Beaumont became CEO of the Betfred after the company’s £265m acquisition of Wigan based operator Tote in June this year, where Beaumont had been CEO since 2004. He has a wealth of experience in the betting and horseracing industries, having previously held high ranking positions at Coral, the British Horseracing Board and UK Betting.
Beaumont and Lyman will be joining Edward Wray, Co-Founder and Chairman, Betfair and David Attenborough, Managing Director & CEO, Tabcorp for a session examining domestic and international betting trends, changes in technology, regulation and competition, as well as the industries continued relationship with sport especially racing. Other world class speakers for this focussed day on the business of racing include Simon Bazalgette, Group Chief Executive, The Jockey Club; Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges, CEO, Hong Kong Jockey Club; Rod Street, CEO, Racing for Change and British Champions Series; Kim Heng Teo, VP of Sales and Business Development, Singapore Turf Club; Paul Fisher, Group Managing Director, The Jockey Club Racecourses; Simon Clare, PR and Broadcast Director, Coral and Jamie Aitchison, Sports Editor, Channel 4. Many more will be announced in the coming weeks.
Leaders in Racing is now close to sell out with only a handful of passes remaining and a strict vetting procedure in operation to protect the quality and relevance of the audience. Applications can be made via e mail at email@example.com or by contacting one of the team on +44 (0) 207 042 8666. A dedicated website www.leadersinracing.com provides more information on who is attending.
The conference takes place within the Leaders Sports Summit, a coming together of 5 leading conferences including Football, Sponsorship, Digital Sport and Performance over 5th and 6th October at Chelsea FC. For more information visit www.leadersinevents.com.