Philadelphia Park join Northern Racing, Singapore Jockey Club and Jockey Club Racecourses to examine the next steps for racing events

Bill Hogwood, Deputy Chairman of Philadelphia Park and Parx Casino, is the latest in a long line of distinguished international speakers confirmed for the inaugural Leaders in Racing conference, held on the 6th October 2011 at Chelsea FC.

One of the most impressive line ups of international speakers ever assembled will now gather alongside a soon to SELL OUT audience of over 180 delegates from over 25 countries for this eagerly anticipated event on the future of Racing.

Hogwood 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; Hubert Monzat, Directeur Général, France Galop; Jamie Aitchison, Sports Editor, Channel 4; and fellow panellists Paul Fisher, Group Managing Director, The Jockey Club Racecourses; Tony Kelly, Managing Director, Northern Racing; and Kim Heng Teo, VP of Sales and Business Development, Singapore Turf Club.

Hogwood will be discussing what racecourses are doing to engage a generation of fans who have become accustomed to watching sport from home, and to compete with other sports that have enhanced their live event experience with a package of benefits that include better customer service, competitive pricing, additional benefits and more customer relationship marketing.

Hogwood bought the Philadelphia Park Racecourse, Phonebet system, and the rights to the future development of up to six off-track betting sites in the Philadelphia area for a sum exceeding $67 million, back in 1990 with his partner Robert Green. Hogwood and Green have enjoyed a long and successful career in bookmaking in Britain with their company Greenwood Racing, Inc.

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 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 racing@leadersinevents.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.

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