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iSportconnect adds FEI and EBU to Broadcast Masterclass lineup

By Community | January 24, 2018

iSportconnect is pleased to announce that two additional guest speakers have been added to the lineup for the Broadcast Masterclass on February 28, 2018.

Ralph Straus, Commercial Director at the International Equestrian Federation (FEI), and Stefan Kürten, Executive Director of EBU Sport, will bring extensive insight to the day’s content programme, which will focus on new ways for media companies, rights owners and technology partners to prosper, thrive and grow as the digital revolution continues to disrupt the sports broadcasting market.

Straus joined the FEI in 2015, having previously held positions at FIFA and the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing in the United Arab Emirates. Straus also boasts significant experience in the private sector courtesy of roles at Swisscom and Royal Dutch Shell.

Kürten is responsible for the EBU’s business strategy and activities and he has helped to broaden the organisation’s sports rights activities.

Under his responsibility, the EBU has secured major sports rights for its members – including the football World Cup until 2022, Euro 2016, IAAF, IBU, ISU and the newly created European Championships 2018 – and currently holds more than 35 contracts with over 30 international sports federations.

The event offers a unique opportunity for leading executives to learn more about a crucial sector of the sports industry. Debates are set to include a number of crunch topics, including the rise of OTT and the future of the broadcast rights landscape, while a series of networking sessions will ensure those in attendance are able to share experiences and best practises.

Confirmed speaker lineup:

Peter Hutton, CEO of Eurosport

Jonathan Licht, Director of Strategy at Sky Sports

Aarti Dabas, Head of Media Rights, Broadcast & Digital at the International Cricket Council

Shane Warden, Director of Broadcast & Technology at ATP Media

Ian Holmes, Director of Media Rights at Formula 1

Ralph Straus, Commercial Director at the International Equestrian Federation

Stefan Kürten, Executive Director of EBU Sport

Proceedings will take place at K&L Gates’ London office, which is located in the modern iconic premises of One New Change in the heart of the city.

No agencies or press will be in attendance and, as Chatham House Rules will be adhered to, all discussions will remain confidential. A series of networking sessions will also allow delegates to forge new relationships and discuss potential partnerships in a relaxed atmosphere.

Want to attend? See our invitation policy below:

  • There is no fee to attend this event. However, the Broadcast Masterclass is open exclusively to senior sports business executives from broadcasters, rights holders and sponsorship brands only.
  • No agencies or press can attend and, as we follow Chatham House Rules, all discussions will remain confidential.
  • Capacity is capped at 150 delegates allowing intimate access to key decision makers in the sports industry.
Please contact Chris Edbrook (chris@isportconnect.com) to register your interest in attending.

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