Minnesota Vikings President & Liverpool MD to Speak at Nolan Partners Sport Industry Breakfast Club

By Community | June 10, 2013

The Sport Industry Group has announced speakers from both side of the Atlantic for September’s edition of the Nolan Partners Sport Industry Breakfast Club, ailment with Liverpool Football Club’s managing director, illness Ian Ayre, joining the owner and president of the NFL’s Minnesota Vikings, Mark Wilf, on stage at the networking event on 26th September.

Ayre and Wilf will speak at Bloomberg’s central London headquarters, following in the footsteps of the likes of Mark Cavendish, Barbara Slater, Richard Scudamore and Ian Ritchie, who have all previously spoken at the quarterly event.

The September edition will follow ECB chief executive David Collier’s appearance at the next edition of the event, on June 19th, where the ICC Champions Trophy, England’s recent win in the battle to host the Cricket World Cup in 2019 and upcoming back-to-back Ashes series will be on the agenda. To secure your place, visit www.sportindustry.biz

Ayre was appointed Commercial Director at Liverpool FC in 2007, taking over as Managing Director in 2011 after NESV completed its takeover of the club. During his time with the Barclays Premier League team he has overseen the signing of a number of high profile partnership, including lucrative shirt deals with Standard Chartered Bank and Warrior Sports.

Vikings President Wilf has played a key role in the development of the business aspects of the club with great strides made in recent times to secure the long-term stability of the franchise, highlighted with the approval of a state-of-the-art stadium project in downtown Minneapolis.

He will be in town to see his team host the Pittsburgh Steelers at London’s Wembley Stadium just days after speaking at the Nolan Partners Sport Industry Breakfast Club – marking the first time in the history of the sport that two regular-season games will be played in the UK, with the Jacksonville Jaguars also hosting the San Francisco 49ers in October.