Sport Industry Spotlight

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Welcome to Sport Industry Spotlight – a series of interactive, insight-driven, online panel sessions built for, and to aid those, wanting to upskill in sport business.

Driven by genuine insider knowledge, the sessions will make learning the industry’s best insight both easy and accessible, and all attendees will have the opportunity to interact, engage and network with some of the industry’s leading figures.

Previously, each individual session has focussed on a specific Sport Industry Awards category, with participants given the opportunity to learn from and pose questions to a panel of shortlisted entrants, past winners, Judges and more – exploring best practice, innovation, and the freshest thinking in the industry.

Now, Sport Industry Spotlight is casting a light on the industry itself, reaching out to different organisations to create new, bespoke sessions with timely and exciting panels and topics for the sector. To discuss these opportunities, please contact [email protected]  

Full terms and conditions are available to read here.


Previous Sessions

Sport Industry Spotlight: Data and Business Impact - Wednesday 1st April

  • Gareth Balch - Chief Executive, Two Circles
  • Simon Banoub - Marketing Consultant, Sportlogiq
  • Michael Cole - Chief Technology Officer, European Tour
  • Minal Modha - Consumer Research Lead, Ampere Analytics

Sport Industry Spotlight: Active - Wednesday 8th April

  • Keynote: Joe De Sena - Founder and CEO, Spartan
  • Elaine Wyllie - Founder, The Daily Mile
  • Tom Whiteside - UK Sponsorship Lead, Toyota
  • James Hogben - Creative Director, Limelight Sports

Sport Industry Spotlight: Communications - Wednesday 15th April

  • Kate Bosomworth - Former CMO, M&C Saatchi
  • Ali Donnelly - Executive Director of Digital, Marketing and Communications, Sport England
  • Ben Clissitt - Group Sports Director, Racing Post
  • Jill Maxwell - Global Head of Brand Activation, Aberdeen Standard Investments

Sport Industry Spotlight: Fan Engagement - Wednesday 22nd April

  • Rich Adelsberg - Managing Director, Ear to the Ground
  • Katy Bowman - Head of Sponsorship Partnerships - Football, Barclays
  • Seb Carmichael-Brown - Commercial Director, Hashtag United

Sport Industry Spotlight: Cutting Edge Sport - Wednesday 29th April

  • Harry Horsley - Co-Founder and CEO, TRM Partners & Rugby X
  • Ali Russell - Chief Marketing Officer, Extreme E
  • Jamie Chadwick - Inaugural Champion, W Series
  • Robby Ketchell - Performance Scientist, INEOS 1:59

Sport Industry Spotlight: Events - Wednesday 13th May

  • Steve Elworthy - Director - ECB Events, ECB
  • Alexandra Willis - Head of Communications, Content and Digital, AELTC & The Championships, Wimbledon
  • Kelhem Salter - Senior Director, Growth & Strategy, Major League Baseball
  • Lindsay Impett - Former Event Director, Vitality Netball World Cup 2019

Sport Industry Spotlight: Individual & Team Partnerships - Wednesday 20th May

  • Michael Yormark - President, Roc Nation Sports International
  • Matt Gentry - Managing Director, 77 Sports Management
  • Mark Osikoya - Associate Vice President, Global Partnerships, NBA (EME)
  • Jenny Smith - Head of Events, Sponsorship & Communications, Volvo UK

Sport Industry Spotlight: International Campaign - Wednesday 27th May 

  • Yath Gangakumaran - Director of Strategy and Business Development, Formula 1
  • Kate Johnson - Head of Sports and Entertainment Marketing, Content and Media, Google
  • James Murray - Chief of Staff, AC Milan

Sport Industry Spotlight: UK Campaign - Wednesday 3rd June

  • Marzena Bogdanowicz - Head of Marketing & Commercial, Women's Football, The FA
  • Malph Minns - Managing Director, Strive Sponsorship
  • James Parry - Portfolio Head of Marketing, BBC Sport
  • Lee Price - Head of PR & Mischief, Paddy Power

Sport Industry Spotlight: Sport Event Coverage - Wednesday 10th June 

  • Adrian Bevington - Sport and Media Consultant, Former Director of Communications - The FA
  • Lawrence Duffy - Managing Director, Aurora Media Worldwide
  • Anouk Mertens - Chief Operating Officer, Eleven Sports 

Sport Industry Spotlight x Beyond Sport's Workshop Week: Fan Engagement in a Post-Covid World - Thursday 19th June

  • Christophe Dubi - Olympic Games Executive Director, IOC
  • Sanchit Garg - SVP, Global Head of Sales, ONE Championship
  • Laura Lefton - Senior Director of Club Business Development, NFL
  • Melissa Schiller - Senior Director of Corporate Responsibility, NFL