First ever Leaders in Racing hailed as Great Success

The inaugural Leaders in Racing conference has been hailed a huge success by speakers, sponsors and delegates following an eventful day at Chelsea FC, London on the 6th.

Speaker Kim Heng Teo, VP Sales and Business Development, Singapore Turf Club hailed the content and experience as ‘a most stimulating panel discussion and I certainly benefitted from your wealth of experience & knowledge.’ This was supported by Rian du Plessis, Group CEO of Phumelela who added ‘congratulations on hosting an extremely informative and professional conference!’

The sell out conference saw over 200 delegates from over 22 countries in attendance. Over 75% of attendees were director-level delegates, with attendees coming from race tracks, associations, betting firms, jockey clubs and governments.

The conference hosted 18 world class speakers over 5 sessions, with senior industry bosses such as Simon Bazalgette, Winfried Engelbrecht–Bresges, Paul Roy and Paul Fisher gather to speak about the business of racing, the growth of the betting industry, the future of racing, and competing with other sports to maintain its unique position.

Millions more from around the world followed the news stories as they happened with 12 international TV networks covering the event (including Sky Sports News, CNN, Fox Sports , BBC, ITV, Bloomberg, ESPN) and 150 international journalists in attendance.

Detailed findings from the post event surveys will be published shortly.

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