ESPN joins GSFB line up

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Global Sports Forum Barcelona (GSFB), the world's leading exchange platform for sporting movements, has announced Amy Lupo, senior director of marketing & content for ESPN and X–Games as a speaker in the 4th edition of the annual Forum, 7 " 9 March, 2012. Meanwhile, MEI readers interested in attending the event can benefit from a 30% discount.

Lupo, will join the debate on emerging sports and new ways to play providing expert opinion on the growth and development of new sport practice since the inclusion of snowboarding in the Olympic program in 1998. This years Forum will provide a platform to discuss how governing bodies worldwide can continue to evolve in light of emerging sports, trends and new developments. Lupo will join many of the worlds leading brands, government institutions, rights holders and governing bodies from sport who have already signed–up to attend the Forum, which has quickly established itself as one of the industrys most influential thought leadership platforms. Lucien Boyer, general commissioner of the Global Sports Forum Barcelona, said: With the 2012 X–Games fast approaching, we are excited to welcome Amy and her expertise to our forum. Extreme Sports is enjoying a rapid rate of worldwide growth and we are delighted that the GSFB can provide a platform to discuss emerging sport in greater depth. Lupo joins an inspiring line–up of speakers already confirmed to take part in the Forum, which provides a year–round community for people to debate the latest issues and share opinions on sport. Speakers include: Ex–Footballer turned actor, Eric Cantona, LOCOG Chairman, Sebastian Coe, CEO of the International Skateboard Foundation, Gary Ream and Peter Bayer, CEO of Innsbruck 2012 Youth Olympic Games. Commenting on her role at the Global Sports Forum Barcelona, Amy Lupo said: I am thrilled to be speaking at the GSFB on a subject which always stimulates passionate debate. 2012 is a huge year for us with another great X–Games in store for viewers, proving that snowboarding may be an emerging sport but has earned its rightful position within the Olympic realm. Early–bird discount The Global Sports Forum Barcelona 2012 will take place at the Palau de Congressos de Catalunya (PCC) in Barcelona from 7 – 9 March. Interested delegates are invited to register online at: http://globalsportsforum. mediactive. fr and follow the on–screen instructions. A special early–bird discount of é¼420 is available for MEI readers, representing a 30% discount to attend the GSFB. To register, MEI subscribers just need to go to Step two on the registration page: http://globalsportsforum. mediactive. fr/ and tick the box " I have a promotional code" . They then enter the following code: GSF12QBBU3ST

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