John Penrose, MP and Minister for Tourism and Heritage, will be the keynote speaker for the opening of the Leaders in Racing conference held on the 6th October 2011 at Chelsea FC.
With 2 weeks to go the conference is now a complete sell out with 200 senior level delegates representing over 20 countries around the globe in attendance.
Penrose will be joining Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges, CEO, Hong Kong Jockey Club; Edward Wray, Co-Founder and Chairman, Betfair; David Attenborough, Managing Director & CEO, Tabcorp; Simon Bazalgette, Group Chief Executive, The Jockey Club; Rod Street, CEO, Racing for Change and British Champions Series; Paul Roy, Chairman, The British Horseracing Authority; Trevor Beaumont, CEO, Betfred Group; Rian Du Plessis, Group CEO, Phumelela; Simon Clare, PR and Broadcast Director, Coral; Paul Fisher, Group Managing Director, The Jockey Club Racecourses; Bill Hogwood, Deputy Chairman, Philadelphia Park and Parx Casino; Tony Kelly, Managing Director, Northern Racing; Jamie Aitchison, Sport Editor, Channel 4; and Kim Heng Teo, VP of Sales and Business Development, Singapore Turf Club.
John Penrose was elected as MP for Weston-super-Mare in 2005 and again in 2010. In May 2010, Prime Minister David Cameron appointed Penrose as the Government’s Tourism & Heritage Minister overseeing, amongst a wider a ministerial brief, licensing, gambling and horseracing. During his career in parliament, John has worked with Ken Clarke as Shadow Business Minister, as the Joint Chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Further Education & Lifelong Learning and on the Work and Pensions Select Committee.
Leaders in Racing 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.The conference is now completely sold out to apply for the waiting list to attend, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or contact one of the team on +44 (0) 207 042 8666.
A dedicated website www.leadersinracing.com provides more information on who is attending.