Sport Industry Breakfast Club

The Sport Industry Breakfast Club is the industry’s number one networking event series with four content-led networking breakfasts over the course of the year. Each event welcomes up to 200 guests from across the industry for an interview with a panel of leading figures from the world of sport and business. The Sport Industry Breakfast Club is supported by MP & Silva, the leading international media rights company, and takes place at The BT Centre, St Paul's, London


Memberships for all four events in 2017 are now available for £495 + VAT. Find out more here.

Doors open at 8am for an hour of networking with key representatives from across the UK and European sport industry before the 45 minute panel interview begins. There is then a further opportunity for networking and discussion after the panel ends - all before the proper working day kicks in.

The most recent Sport Industry Breakfast Club saw The FA CEO Martin Glenn and participation and development director Kelly Simmons quizzed on the new Code for Sports Governance, new international rights deals, participation targets for women's football, and missed Olympic opportunities. Read the full report here

In September, eSports - one of the fastest growing areas in the industry - was discussed, dissected and debated with a panel featuring Wouter Sleijffers, CEO, Fnatic; Chester King, CEO, International eGames Group; and Hannes Kranich, eSports specialist, DraftKings. The panel offered insight into a sport that packs out venues around the world and recently launched a new international governing body. 

In June Judy Murray offered her expertise on driving tennis participation in non-traditional areas and increasing physical activity, commercial support for the game at all levels, ahead of a blockbuster summer of sport (pictured below alongside Clare Balding). 

2016 kicked off on 10th March with Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson and Damian Collins MP exploring how sport can use recent negative stories to implement positive developments for the future. Bridging the gap between Westminster and the sport industry, this session will examine how politicians and business leaders can work together to ensure a healthier and more robust sector. 

The last event of 2015 saw David Wheldon, Chief Marketing Officer of RBS and Gerhard Fourie, General Manager for Global Brand Strategy and Management for Nissan, debate where the smart money is going in sponsorship, top tips for rights holders and agencies, and the need for transparency in sponsorship.

2015 events also saw cricket legend Kevin Pietersen discuss the transition from sport to business; Brian Cookson, president of the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) and Brett Gosper, CEO of World Rugby, tackle wide-ranging topics and questions from the industry audience; Aston Villa CEO Tom Fox and former player and manager turned pundit Gianluca Vialli discuss a number of topics including the relationship between football clubs and fans, the downside of a quota system, and problems with a pre-season tour. 

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Previous events have seen the likes of Adam Silver and David Stern, Ian Ayre, David Collier, Barbara Slater, Mark Cavendish, Sir Clive Woodward and Michael Johnson take to the stage. Click here for some of the highlights.

Not around for all four events? No problem. You can now secure a membership for your organisation so a different member of the team can attend if the registering individual cannot.

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For any further queries regarding the Sport Industry Breakfast Club please contact Georgie on 0207 240 7700 or email [email protected]