Rugby Expo 2012 Full Speaker Line Up Confirmed

November 9, 2012

Rugby Expo 2012 is delighted to confirm the final list of speakers for this year’s event.

The full list includes full representation from the sport with contributors from the IRB, RFU, Premiership Rugby, Russian RFU, Hong Kong RFU, United States, professional clubs, brands and sponsors, financiers and marketers alongside thought leaders and entrepreneurs leading global sports including golf, boxing and baseball.

The full list of speakers is as follows:

  • Bill Beaumont – Chairman, RFU
  • Lawrence Dallaglio – Founder, Dallaglio Foundation and former England international & captain,
  • George O’Grady – Chief Executive, PGA European Tour
  • Barry Hearn – Founder and Chairman, Matchroom Sport
  • Giles Morgan – Global Head of Sponsorship and Events, HSBC
  • John Taylor – talkSPORT
  • Mark Egan – Head of development and performance, IRB
  • Howard Thomas – VP, Rugby Union of Russia and deputy managing director, RWC Sevens 2013 Russia
  • Mark McCafferty – CEO, Premiership Rugby
  • Nick Mullins – Chief Commentator, ESPN
  • Paul Morgan – Communications Director, Premiership Rugby
  • Phil Vickery – Founder, Raging Bull and former England international & captain
  • Steve Grainger – Rugby Development Director, RFU
  • Steve Griffiths – Head of Technical Services, IRB
  • Tony Rowe OBE – Chief Executive and Chairman, Exeter Chiefs
  • Charlie McEwen – Director of Sales and Marketing, British & Irish Lions
  • Beth Coalter – Sevens Manager, IRB
  • Alastair Marks – Head of Rugby Growth, RFU
  • Andy McKenzie – Director, LiveWire Sport
  • Andy Perkins – Business Development Director EMEA,
  • Angus McNab – Head of professional rugby, Opta
  • Brendan Guilfoyle – Partner, P&A Partnership
  • Carol Thelwall – Jones – Volunteer Manager, RFU
  • Colm Hannon – Managing director, eSocialMedia
  • Dan Jones – Partner, Sports Business Group, Deloitte
  • Dan Lyle – Executive VP, tournament director, USA Sevens
  • David Barnes – Rugby Manager, The Rugby Players’ Association
  • David Ingmire – Tax Consultant, RFU
  • Derek Palmer – MD and Executive VP International,
  • Dru Morton – Sustainability Manager, RFU
  • Gary Hetherington – Chief Executive, Leeds Rugby
  • Geoff Irvine – Chairman, Bedford Blues & Board Director, ER2015
  • Helen Clayton – Hitz Project Manager, Premiership Rugby
  • Ian McMahon – CEO, Hong Kong RFU
  • Jeffrey Eglen – VP – Strategy, Digonex
  • Jon Reay – Digital Strategy Director, Aqueduct
  • Ken Moulton – Operations director, Teamer
  • Kevin Roberts – Editorial director, SportBusiness Group
  • Leigh Castergine – VP, Ticket Sales and Services, New York Mets
  • Mark Cameron – Brand Experience Director, Land Rover
  • Nick Shaw – Head of digital, RFU
  • Nick White – Partner, Couchmans LLP
  • Omar Hassanein – Chief Executive, Irish Rugby Union Players’ Association
  • Robert Norster – Director, Engagesport LLP and ex-CEO, Cardiff Blues
  • Rod O’Callaghan – Director, Sports Risk Management Services, Paddy Power
  • Roger Blitz – Leisure Industries Correspondent, Financial Times
  • Ross Baxter – Facilities investment manager, RFU
  • Ross McClelland – Coach development manager, R4UK
  • Simon Gillham – Vice President, Brive RC
  • Simon Marjoram – Managing director, Bamboo
  • Simon Winman – Head of Funding and Facilities, RFU
  • Trevor Watkins – Partner, Pinsent Masons

To view the content schedule for the event click here.

With a sold out exhibition floor for the second year running, attendance can now only be secured by purchasing the remaining few delegate passes.

Please contact Rugby Expo sales manager Jason McMahon on 0845 0740752 or purchase your tickets online.