A Very Warm Welcome to the 2nd LBS Sports Business Conference

Following the success of our first edition in 2013 and last year's Global Sports Symposium at the Emirates Stadium (organized as part of the Ivy Sports Symposium Committee), the LBS Sports Business Club is pleased to welcome you to the 2nd Annual LBS Sports Business Conference, at the Kia Oval on the 22nd of May. Our Conference will bring together leading speakers from the academic, business and sporting arenas to explore the key themes shaping international sports businesses and sports in the years to come. We look forward to a fascinating evening and thank you for your support.


In the picturesque setting of the John Major Room at the Kia Oval, we will discuss how Sports Businesses are expanding into New Frontiers. Our two keynotes covering the angles of 'Our responsibilities as Sports administrators' and 'The War for Talent', and 3 panels looking into Sustainability, Globalisation and Technology should provide different lens to delve into Sports Businesses of the future and how they are evolving. 


Do explore our panels, speaker profiles and the history of the venue - we hope you're as excited as we are to be a part of this and hope to see you there!




Featured Speakers

Richard Gould

CEO, Surrey County Cricket Club and the Kia Oval

Alistair Kirkwood

Managing Director - NFL UK

Matthew O’Donohoe

UK Head of Sport, CAA (Creative Artists Agency)

Nicky Roche

Former CEO of the Tour de France Hub 2014 and Director of Operations, Government Olympic Executive

Derek Bowden

CEO, Essex County Cricket Club

Daniel Marion

Head of ICT, UEFA



12:15 - 13:00
13:00 - 13:10
Opening Address
13:10 - 13:40
Opening Keynote - Nicky Roche, Former CEO of the TdFHub2014ltd and Director of Operations, Government Olympic Executive
13:40 - 13:50
Short Break
13:50 - 14:50
Panel Discussion 1: 'How can Sports businesses stay Sustainable whilst eyeing new frontiers?'
14:50 - 15:20
Networking Break (over snacks & refreshments)
15:20 - 16:20
Panel Discussion 2: 'How is Globalisation changing the boundaries for Sports businesses?'
16:20 - 16:30
Short Break
16:30 - 17:30
Panel Discussion 3: 'How is Technology transforming Sports businesses – on & off the playing field?'
17:30 - 17:40
Coffee Break
17:40 - 18:25
Closing Keynote - Mike Squires, Chairman at Sports Recruitment International
18:25 - 18:30
Closing Remarks
18:30 - 19:00