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iSportconnect Adds Tencent, Seattle Sounders FC & Carving Ski to Bolster the Stellar Line-up of Speakers for the Beijing Summit

By Community | March 16, 2018

With just over a week to go, iSportconnect adds three additional speakers to the Beijing Summit. The Summit is taking place at the National Aquatic Centre, Beijing.

Bart Wiley, Chief Operating Officer, Seattle Sounders FC

Brian Ding, Deputy General Manager of Content Commercialization and Sports Marketing, Tencent Sport

Benny Wu, CEO, Carving Ski

Bart Wiley, oversees all operations for Sounders FC , having won the MLS Operations Director of the Year award during Sounders FC’s inaugural 2009 season. Having spoken at numerous conferences in the past in Europe, Japan and Australia, Bart is looking to increase the reach of Seattle Sounders FC.

Brian Ding joined Tencent in 2007. Under his leadership, his team has carried out a number of successful commercialization programs and developed benchmark campaigns which were highlighted by mega sports events, such as 2008 Beijing Olympics, 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa, and the 2012 London Olympics. Brian is also in charge of the commercial and business development of Tencent Sports.

Benny Wu is the CEO of Carving Ski and is also a distinguished expert of Beijing Sport University Heilongjiang Vocational College. In 2016 after Benny’s leadership and strategies, Beijing Carving Ski Group was listed on the New OTC and became the first company to have stock in the ice and snow industry.

iSportconnect looks to announce more speakers in the week running up to the event with delegates from across the globe to be in attendance.



Tom Glick – Chief Commercial Officer – City Football Group

Yang Yang – Two-Time Olympic Champion – Former IOC Member

Sergi Torrents – Managing Director – LaLiga China

Johnson Yeh – Managing Director – Riot Games China

Rouven Kasper – Managing Director – Bayern Munich FC China

David Wang – SVP of Global Partnerships – NBA China

Li Haojie – Board Chairman – Tianrong Group

Bart Wiley – Chief Operating Officer – Seattle Sounders FC

Brian Ding – Deputy General Manager of Content & Sports Marketing – Tencent Sports

Benny Wu – Chief Executive Officer – Carving Ski

Jonathan Levy – Director of Sponsorships – Clipper Ventures

Jason Ferguson – Chairman – WPBSA

Antoine Haincourt – Head of MSc – EMLYON Business School

Julia Cui – Partner – CGX Management

Duan Gang – Deputy Chairman & CEO – China Open Promotions

Please contact Niren Hirani ( for further information on ticket prices and remaining packages.


What makes the iSportconnect Summit so special?

  • The Summit is open exclusively to Director/C-Suite level executives at sports rights holders, sponsorship brands and broadcasters.
  • Event capacity is capped at 150 delegates allowing intimate access to key decision makers in the sports industry.
  • No press in attendance and as we follow Chatham House Rules, all panel discussions will remain confidential.

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