Summit adds speakers

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Bringing together its renowned journalists and leading industry figures, the International Herald Tribune Sports Business Summit is an exclusive forum for sports leaders and investors to discuss critical developments in the global sports industry. The conference, which takes place in Istanbul on 25 and 26 April 2012, has just added two high profile members of the Turkish Government to the speaker line–up.

Egemen Bagis, Turkeys Minister for EU Affairs, and Suat Kilic, Turkeys Minister for Youth & Sports, will both be providing opening keynote welcomes to the conference. Bagis will be discussing the role of sports in international relations and Kilic will be discussing Turkeys current investment in sports, as well as explaining Turkeys objectives in bringing more international sporting events to the country. The impressive speaker lineup at the IHT Sports Business Summit will provide important analysis on commercial opportunities in sport, and look at vital topics from the impact of new media technologies to how globalisation and the rise of the BRIC nations is reshaping the sports business landscape. Stephen Dunbar–Johnson, publisher of the IHT, said: We are excited to be holding this conference in the European Capital of Sport 2012. Istanbul is a dynamic, fascinating city and the ideal setting for our international event, particularly accessible to our loyal audience in Europe and Asia. The IHT Sports Business Summit is unique in that, as well as traditional conferences sessions, IHT sports journalists will host conversations with formidable sports leaders such as the Chairman of Chelsea FC, Bruce Buck and Jin–Sun Kim who is heading up the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea. The speaker lineup includes:Anders–Sundt Jensen, Vice President, Mercedes–Benz Cars Bruce Buck, Chairman, Chelsea F. C. Christopher Clarey, Chief Sports Correspondent, International Herald Tribune Jin–Sun Kim, President and CEO, The Pyeong Chang Organizing Committee for the 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter GamesDmitry Chernyshenko, President, Sochi 2014 Organizing CommitteeRonald Noble, Secretary General, INTERPOLRichard Worth, Chairman and CEO, Americas Cup Event AuthoritySer Miang Ng, Vice President, International Olympic CommitteeRichard Ayers, Digital Playmaker, Manchester City F. C. Edwin Moses, Chairman, Laureus World Sports Academy Rob Hughes, Sports Writer, International Herald TribuneHaroon Lorgat, Chief Executive, International Cricket Council Jim Small, Vice President Asia, Major League Baseball Joel F. Finlay, Global Lead – Major Sport Events; Global Infrastructure Projects Group, KPMGKyi Hla Han, Executive Chairman, Asian Tour Brad Spurgeon, Sports Writer, International Herald TribuneMarcus John, Global Head of Sports, MediaComPoul Hansen, Head, United Nations Office on Sport for Development and PeaceKillick Datta, Chief Executive Officer and President, International Brand PartnersGiles Morgan, Group Head of Sponsorship, HSBCVictor Cui, CEO and Owner, ONE Fighting ChampionshipRam Reddy, Owner, Deccan Chargers The summit is in collaboration with Sport Business and in association with Sport 360. Key topics to be debated and discussed during the conference: How to value high risk sports investment prospects Building revenue streams through new media technologies The business of bidding: What is the secret of success? Which are the hottest emerging markets and what is the true growth potential? The unspoken risks of corruption and its impact on business http://www. ihtsportsummit. com/sports–summit/latest–agenda. aspx

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