Host City Speakers

* subject to final confirmation

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Dame Louise Martin DBE

President, Commonwealth Games Federation

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Sarah Lewis

Secretary General of the International Ski Federation (FIS) and the Association of Winter Olympic International Federations (AIOWF)

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Roberto Daneo

Founding Partner, WePLAN; Candidature File and Project Management, Milan-Cortina 2026

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Ian Reid

Chief Executive Officer, Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games Organising Committee

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Antonio F. Arimany 

Secretary General, International Triathlon Union (ITU) 

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David Lappartient

President, Union Cycliste Internationale

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Leanne Coddington

Chief Executive Officer, Tourism and Events Queensland

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Sir Craig Reedie GBE

IOC Member; President, World Anti-Doping Agency

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Debbie Jevans CBE

Executive Chair, English Football League

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Dr Bridget McConnell CBE

Chief Executive, Glasgow Life

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Paul Bush OBE

Director of Events, VisitScotland

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Claude Atcher

CEO, Rugby World Cup France 2023

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Katie Sadleir

General Manager Women’s Rugby; World Rugby

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David Graham

CEO, Oman Sail

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Adam Firth

Chief Commercial Officer Singapore Sports Hub

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Nellie Kim

Olympic Champion, Vice President, Fédération Internationale de Gymnastique (FIG)

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Stefan Kürten

Executive Director, Eurovision Sport

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Sven Bossu

Head of Innovation, ESTRO (European Society for Radiotherapy & Oncology)

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Tim Briercliffe

Secretary General, AIPH, the International Association of Horticultural Producers

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Mandy Keegan

Director Media Operations, Expo 2020 Dubai

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David Tunnicliffe

UK Commercial Director, GL Events

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Liese Abili

Director of Sports Development, Florida Sports Foundation

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Rogier Lecluse

Manager Operations, Saan Trucking

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Susanne Blaas

Marketing & Communications Manager; Rotterdam Ahoy

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Alban Dechelotte

Head of Sponsorships and Business Development EU Esports, Riot Games

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Daniel Cordey

Chairman, Association of Global Event Suppliers

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Cyril De Greve

Managing Director, ESSMA

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Lars Lundov

Chief Executive, Sport Event Denmark

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Markus Stenger

Managing Director, DFB EURO 2024

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Julia Amour

Director, Festivals Edinburgh  

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Márton Gyulai

CEO, Budapest 2023 Bid Committee and Executive Director, Sport and Trade Hungary

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Jonathan Gray

Senior Partner, Control Risks

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Sam Hollis

Partner, Portas Consulting

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Michael D’hulst

Co-founder and CEO, Super League Triathlon

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Frank van der Peet

Manager Big Events; The Hague

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Neil Carney

Project Director, 2022 Commonwealth Games, Birmingham City Council

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John Langford

Chief Operating Officer, AEG Europe

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Marek Fišer

Councillor for Culture, Brno City 

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Andy Westlake

Chairman, European Sponsorship Association

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Matt Wilson

Director, Consulting; The Sports Consultancy

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Iain Edmondson

Director, Legacy Delivery Ltd; Director, International Association of Event Hosts (IAEH)

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Marcel Ridyard

Senior Associate, Sports and Leisure, AFL Architects

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David de Behr

Head of Sales Aggreko Event Services, Aggreko plc

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Spencer Hidge

Event & Partnerships Director, Teqball

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Kevin Menk

Head of Sales Sport & Event, RÖDER Group

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Dr. Christoph Wirtz

Secretary-General, INTERKULTUR

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Martin Stemerdink

COO, Party Rent Group AG

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Viren Gandhi

Head of Procurement, Birmingham Organising Committee for the 2022 Commonwealth Games

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Alex Burmaster

Co-founder, caytoo

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Russell Samuel

Vice President, Creative and Integrated Marketing; Viacom Velocity International

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Benedikt Brandmeier

Head of Locations & Strategy, Drone Champions AG

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Frederic Sanz

Head of Cycling, Eurovision Sport

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Nelia Smith

Head of Sponsorship, Oman Sail

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Darren Whitehouse

Head of Strategy and Partnerships, Sports Grounds Safety Authority (SGSA)

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Adam Nelson 

Deputy Editor, SportBusiness Professional 

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Arda Ates

Head of VDO (Venue, Village Development and Overlay) Central Services, Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games Organising Committee 

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Frederik Nemeth

CFO, Roskilde Festival Group

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Gianni Minervini

Executive Director, LEN European Aquatics