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iSportconnect adds Matchroom Sport and ICAEW to the Finance Masterclass Lineup

By Community | March 14, 2018

iSportconnect is pleased to announce that two additional guest speakers have been added to the lineup for the Finance Masterclass to be held at Penningtons Manches LLP on Wednesday 11th April 2018.

Barry Hearn, Founder and Chairman, Matchroom Sport will be providing the opening keynote to kickstart the event.

Barry has been a chartered accountant since 1970 and spent several years with a major firm of international accountants before moving into the commercial world as finance director of Kensal House Investments. He has worked in various roles such as chairman of Lucania Snooker Clubs, fight promotion, playing for Romford Lucania Club, Chairman of the Professional Darts Corporation, the World Snooker Association, and WPBSA Ltd.

David Lyford-Smith, Accountant and Technical Expert, ICAEW has also been confirmed for the session on Upcoming Issues, GDPR, Cypto-Currencies.

David worked on supporting multinational companies with their compliance activities across international boundaries, and also spent time working on iXBRL tagging. He will be providing his experience on the digitalisation of tax systems, blockchain and cryptocurrencies, spreadsheet skills and best practice, and the place of technology in ICAEW’s professional qualifications.

This exclusive event is invitation-only and will bring together leading experts to tackle topics such as financial fair play, taxation, valuations and cybersecurity.

Want to attend? See our invitation policy below:

There is no fee to attend this event. However, the Finance Masterclass is open exclusively to senior members from the Institute of Chartered Accountants and Directors within the sporting entertainment industry.

No agencies or press can attend and as we follow Chatham House Rules, all discussions will remain confidential.

To register interest, please email Lovely Cheron (

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