PPF social media focus

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Social media, privacy and match fixing will feature heavily at the PPF national conference on Monday 17 October 2011.

With the Professional Players Federation national conference less than two weeks away we wanted to bring into focus two of our incredibly topical and key issues that will be debated at this year's event. Led by a keynote speech from media law specialist Hugh Tomlinson QC, the Privacy and social media session at 11. 30am will focus on sportspeople's right to privacy and the balance between the public interest and what is of interest to the public. Hugh will then join a panel which will include Angus Porter (CEO of the PCA), Matthew Syed (the Times) and Matthew Himsworth (Senior Associate at Schillings) on the use of Twitter and social media– hugely relevant with so many of today's athletes engaging in this method of communicating with the public. Another eagerly anticipated session is Betting in Sport at 2. 15pm which will begin with an address from the FIFA head of security Chris Eaton. Chris will draw upon his experiences at FIFA and Interpol on how match fixers are operating and the dangers for all professional sports. This session is extremely current and pertinent today with the Pakistan cricketing spot fixing trial currently ongoing. Former ECB CEO and current Chair of the Sports Betting Group Tim Lamb will then join Chris, Mike OKane from Ladbrokes and Brendan Batson from the PPF on the panel which is set to provide a unique insight into the issue and the need for sport to take positive steps to protect its integrity. The conference is a great opportunity to understand the views and issues affecting the people that drive the success of sport – the players. If you are involved in the world of professional sport, athlete management or one of the industries which support the athletes and their interests, then make sure you attend the Professional Players Federation national conference. Prices for attendeesJust £195 for all PPF members and associate membersJust £295 for all non membersTickets are now available and can be booked online here. For companies interested in exhibiting at the PPF conference, costs start at just £950 for a standard exhibition stand. We also have a number of sponsorship opportunities at the event for those looking to further raise their profile within the industry. For more information on sponsoring, exhibiting or attending the conference as a delegate, please click here to email Tom Davies, or call him today on 0844 351 0077.

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