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ONE MONTH TO BEIJING: iSportconnect Welcomes Four More Speakers for the Beijing Summit

By Community | February 26, 2018

Today marks one month to go until the iSportconnect Beijing Summit, which is taking place on March 26-27th at the iconic National Aquatic Centre in the Olympic Park.

We are delighted to announce that four additional  guest speakers have been added to what is already a stellar list of participants.

  • Duan Gang, CEO and Deputy Chairman, China Open Promotions
  • Antoine Haincourt, Expert Associate, Director of MSc -EM Lyon
  • JohnathanLevy, Director of Sponsorship, Clipper Ventures
  • Jason Ferguson – Chairman, World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association (WPBSA)

Gang was appointed as the Chairman of Beijing Youth Daily Social Affairs Committee in September 2015. He was then appointed as the Vice President of Beijing Media Group (HK0100), managing all the investment related job. He was appointed as the Executive Director of Beijing Media Group in May 2015 and then was appointed as the Executive Vice President of Beijing Media Group in September 2015.

Haincourt boasts an extensive international experience of working in Europe, North America and Asia. His lectures comprise of consumer behavior, branding management as well as sports culture.

In response to the needs of this ever-growing and changing industry, Antoine unites his expertise across diverse segments of the markets, including sporting goods, selective distribution, retailing and e-tailing, winter and summer sports with a strong professional network including prestigious companies such as Nike, ASICS, Adidas, Amer sports, Rossignol, Decathlon, Renault Sport, PSG, ISPO, A.S.O., Lagardère sports.

Ferguson has, in his current stint as WPBSA Chairman, presided over one of the most significant and radical changes to the way that the sport is governed when a controlling stake (51%) of World Snooker Limited (the previously wholly owned subsidiary of the WPBSA which is responsible for the commercial exploitation) was divested to Matchroom Sport Limited, with the associates retaining a 26% share in this entity.

Levy is an experienced marketeer with a long and distinguished career in the media and commercial sectors; pioneering the introduction of digital technology and communications in content creation, business process and brand globalisation, and building international partnerships with corporate, consumer and destination brands.


Confirmed Speaker Line-Up


Additionally, a series of workshops will give delegates an opportunity to develop best practices in regards to sponsorship, fan engagement, social media and international events.

Chatham House Rules will be strictly adhered to, helping to produce a relaxed environment in which to discuss potential partnerships and consider business opportunities.

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 agencies or press in attendance and as we follow Chatham House Rules, all panel discussions will remain confidential.

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