Investing In Major Sporting Events 2020
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Investing In Major Sporting Events

07:45-09:00 Registration and Networking
Registration and Networking
  • An opportunity to enjoy early morning refreshments, network with partners or host a breakfast meeting
09:00-10:30 Morning Plenary Session 1
Conference Chair
  • A warm welcome to the Investing In Major Sporting Events Conference 2020
Martin Reeves (confirmed)
Chief Executive
Coventry City Council
Presentation from UK Sport
  • Presentation title and topics to be confirmed.
Simon Morton (proposed)
Chief Operating Officer
Uk Sport
Presentation from Sport England
  • Presentation title and topics to be confirmed
Tim Hollingsworth (invited)
Chief Executive
Sport England
Presentation from English Football League
  • Presentation titles and topics to be confirmed
Debbie Jevans (invited)
Executive Chair
English Football League
Headline Sponsor Presentation
  • Sponsor to be confirmed
10:30-11:00 Refreshments and Networking
Refreshments and Networking
11:00-12:30 Morning Plenary Session 2
Presentation from Birmingham 2022
  • Presentation title and topics to be confirmed.
Ian Reid (confirmed)
Chief Executive Officer
Birmingham 2022
Presentation from Transport for West Midlands
  • Presentation title and topics to be confirmed.
Laura Shoaf (confirmed)
Managing Director
Transport for West Midlands
Case Study Presentation from Knight Kavanagh & Page
  • Presentation title and topics to be confirmed
David McHendry (confirmed)
Managing Director
Knight Kavanagh & Page
Presentation from UK City of Culture 2021
  • Presentation title and topics to be confirmed.
Martin Sutherland (confirmed)
Executive Director & Chief Executive
UK City of Culture 2021
Becoming a World Champion at 100
  • Thousands of seniors from countries worldwide compete each year for glory and personal triumphs
  • How, where and why? Learn about the Road Worlds for Seniors and how it improves the quality of life for older people and people with dementia. 
Jan Inge Ebbesvik (confirmed)
President for the Road Worlds for Seniors
12:30-13:15 Master Class Presentations
Recruitment and Building Your Most Competitive Team
  • The Opportunities
  • Key Considerations: Planning Ahead and Best Practice
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Working with a Search Firm
  • Case Studies
Imogen Sanders (confirmed)
Senior Consultant
Perret Laver
Building Healthy and Safe Organisations
  • Practical and realistic guidance to achieve best practice in safeguarding
Paul Harrison (confirmed)
Managing Director
Master Class Presentation 3
  • Presentation title and topics to be confirmed.
13:15-14:15 Lunch and Networking
14:15-15:00 Afternoon Case Study Presentations
Case Study Presentation by Atkins Global
  • Presentation title and topics to be confirmed.
Driving A Community Sport Legacy Through A HE Institution
  • Developing a skilled and relevant student workforce
  • Utilising a blended learning/practice focussed curriculum 
  • Establishing our PACE model - Promote, Activate, Compete, Excel for community development
  • Facility focus for community development 
  • Capitalising on the interest in CWG22
Mr Mark Jeffreys (confirmed)
Director of Sport and Physical Activity
Birmingham City University
Case Study Presentation by Recreational Systems International
  • Presentation title and topics to be confirmed.
15:00-15:10 Comfort Break
15:15-16:30 Afternoon Plenary Session
Using A Mega Sports Event to Make A Difference
  • Explaining the Rugby League World Cup vision
  • Promoting inclusivity through the men’s, women’s and wheelchair tournaments being staged together for the first time
  • Creating true social benefit beyond the tournament matches
  • Making a positive impact on peoples lives in local communities and measuring success
  •  Looking to future trends to create a digital-first customer experience
Jon Dutton (confirmed)
Rugby League World Cup 2021
Energy Superhub Oxford: Innovation for a Net Zero Future
  • The Energy Superhub Oxford (ESO) is a world-first, UKRI-backed project which combines innovation in transport, heat and power to create a model for cities around the world to cut carbon and improve air quality.
  • How an infrastructure-led approach can unlock the opportunities for the creation of net-zero sporting events that deliver lasting community, environmental and social benefits.
  • The model for an integrated low-carbon event
  • Decarbonising power, heat and transport infrastructure
  • Attracting long-term inward business investment
  • Engaging communities to accelerate electric vehicle adoption
  • Lessons from ESO – from concept to implementation
Edward Sargent (confirmed)
Business Development Director
Pivot Power
Presentation by University of Birmingham
  • Presentation title and topics to be confirmed.
Community Use – Planning for Legacy
  • Major event to community use- the three stages
  • The opportunity of a major event and translating this to community use
  • Pre, event and post-event – the impact of facility mix, design and layout
  • Revenue modelling for the three stages
  • The reality of community use
  • Case studies
Rachel Fowler (confirmed)
Managing Director
Strategic Leisure

Chester King (invited)
Founder and CEO
British Esports Association
16:30-16:30 Conference Close
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