ali russell AS Monaco Brett Gosper christian volk Extreme E FIFA ICC juli ferre major league lacrosse Manu Sawhney World Rugby

ANNOUNCEMENT: Extreme E and AS Monaco Confirmed For Dubai Summit

By Community | October 21, 2019

iSportconnect are happy to reveal the two latest speakers confirmed for our Dubai Summit on the 5th of December.

They will be Ali Russell, Chief Marketing Officer at Extreme E, and Juli Ferré, Commercial and Marketing Director at AS Monaco Football Club.

Already confirmed to speak at our Dubai event is Manu Sawhney, ICC Chief Executive Officer, Brett Gosper, Chief Executive Officer of World Rugby, Alexander Brown, the Commissioner of Major League Lacrosse and Christian Volk, Director of eFootball and Gaming at FIFA.


Director of New Business, FIA Formula E / Chief Marketing Officer, Extreme E

Ali Russell has been working in the sports industry for over 20 years, with a career spanning across multiple sports, including roles in rugby, football and motorsport. He has worked in several high-profile positions including Chief Operating Officer at Rangers, Managing Director at Queens Park Rangers, and Chief Marketing Officer at FIA Formula E.

Ali is currently setting up Extreme E, a pioneering new series set to revolutionise motorsport. Starting in 2021, Extreme E will see electric SUVs compete in remote environments which have already been damaged or affected by climate and environmental issues. The five-race global voyage, which has so far confirmed Greenland and the Amazon as race locations, will highlight the impact of climate change and human interference, whilst promoting the adoption of electric vehicles to help protect the planet. A sport for purpose, Extreme E will work alongside local NGOs and leading scientists to implement positive legacy initiatives in each location and aims to use sport as a powerful tool for education and action.


Commercial and Marketing Director

Juli has almost 15 years of experience developing international sponsorship strategies for top entertainment and sports properties. He started his journey with Cirque du Soleil in 2005 in the Netherlands before he switched into the sports industry through Beach Soccer in 2007- the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup 2009 in Dubai being his main highlight.

After several years in Switzerland with FIBA, Juli came back to Barcelona in 2013 to lead the international development and global sponsorship for FC Barcelona. In 2017 he joined AS Monaco FC as Commercial and Marketing Director, with the main objective to develop the brand globally and develop the overall business of the club.

With a maximum of 150 invite-only delegates, iSportconnect provides a media/agency free opportunity to network with influential senior-level sports business executives. We are famous for our intimate and relaxed environment, encouraging ideas exchange and helping to introduce you to the right new connections.

To register your interest in attending the 2019 iSportconnect Dubai Summit, please contact Joe Condon at

Invitation Policy: The Dubai Summit is a complimentary event for iSportconnect members who are from governing bodies, sports teams, brands and broadcasters. There is no fee to become an iSportconnect member. No sports agencies, professional service providers & suppliers are allowed.

For limited partnership opportunities, please contact Brandon Garcia

ali russell AS Monaco Brett Gosper christian volk Extreme E FIFA ICC juli ferre major league lacrosse Manu Sawhney World Rugby