PPF event makes news

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Taking place on Monday 17 October 2011 in a packed out venue in Westminster, this year's Professional Players Federation national conference has maintained its reputation as the event to attend to hear first–hand accounts of what quickly became a number of hard hitting headline stories.

As the only sports conference that provides those involved in the management of professional sportspeople the opportunity to share their views and opinions on the pressing issues, the PPF national conference 2011 was played out to a packed out audience which also included some of the biggest names in UK sports journalism from the BBC, Sky Sports News, the Times, the Telegraph and the Guardian, among many others. The relevance and importance of the content discussed was highlighted in the immediacy of the press coverage online via news reports and Twitter feeds, only to be cemented further in the printed press on Tuesday morning. Some of the week's top stories were broken at the PPF national conference, which included Gordon Taylor confirming the PFA would offer to mediate between the Evra and Suarez dispute, Richard Bevan voicing his opinions on foreign ownership and confirming the possibility that owners would look to scrap relegation and Barry Hearn sharing his personal views on the Olympic Stadium debate. A controversial and insightful debate also took place around social media and the privacy of professional sportspeople, which saw discussions between Joey Barton, journalist for the Times Matthew Syed, chief executive of the PCA Angus Porter and Hugh Tomlinson QC create headlines around player privacy and public right of interest. This years conference sold out for the second year running, so with plans already in place for the PPF national conference in autumn 2012, please contact Tom Davies to register your interest in attending next years event on + 44 (0) 844 351 0077. Be part of the conference for the world of professional sport.

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