Programme

Tuesday 15 May

15 May | 08:00 - 9:00
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Welcome Breakfast

Start the day the healthy way, with a fresh seasonal mix of traditional and local buffet style dishes.


15 May | 09:30 - 10:00
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Opening Keynote - Building a Billion Dollar Business in Asia

Victor Cui, CEO, International of ONE Championship, will share how a global sports company is built on the foundation of Asia’s greatest cultural treasure, martial arts and its deep-rooted Asian values of integrity, humility, honor, respect, courage, discipline, and compassion, and how each business venture should discover its own set of unique values of which to build upon. With a tested formula of unleashing real-life superheroes who ignite the world with hope, dreams, inspiration and strength, ONE Championship has become Asia's largest global sports media property in history, achieved some of the highest TV ratings and social media engagement metrics in Asia with its unique brand of Asian values, and world-class production with a global broadcast reach to 1.7 billion potential viewers across 136 countries.

Victor Cui
Victor Cui
CEO, International
ONE Championship

15 May | 10:05 - 11:05
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Premium Communication Partner
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Moderator:

Simon Cory-Wright
Simon Cory-Wright
Head of Consulting
SportBusiness Group

The Revolution of Watching Sports

State of the Union of watching Sports today

  • What is the current status / offering / model for watching sports?
  • What are the current challenges/benefits for a sports rights holder?

The on-going revolution

  • How digital is impacting the model of watching sports?
  • What are the future opportunities/threats of watching sports?
Anna Lockwood
Anna Lockwood
Head of Market Development, Broadcast Services
Telstra Enterprise
Jeff Volk
Jeff Volk
SVP,
Head of Business & Revenue, Americas
deltatre
Laurent Prud’homme
Laurent Prud’homme
SVP Rights Acquisition and Syndication, Affiliates coordination and IOC Media & Services
Eurosport

– Meet the Speakers & Session Break –

15 May | 11:25 - 12:25

Moderator:

Robin Jellis
Robin Jellis
Editor
TV Sports Markets

The Squeeze on Rights-Holders Below the Top Tier

Premium rights-holders such as the English Premier League and Uefa are continually able to secure increases in the value of their media rights. But what does this mean for second- and third-tier properties in the long term?

Ralph Straus
Ralph Straus
Commercial Director
FEI
Frank Leenders
Frank Leenders
Director General, Media & Marketing Services
FIBA

15 May | 12:30 - 13:45
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Networking Lunch

Continue the discussions whilst enjoying a selection of locally inspired and international culinary delights and beverages.


15 May | 13:45 - 15:00
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Moderator:

Ken Kerschbaumer
Ken Kerschbaumer
Co-Executive Director
Sports Video Group

Make The Right Decision On What Technology Really Has A Future

Today's sports media executive is faced with an increasing number of decisions when it comes to figuring out which technological trends are worth placing a bet on. What do developing technologies mean, what was a trend yesterday and what really came through and which ones seem destined to be a financial loser. In this informative session we revue the past year and find out what really has a future for our industry.

Rick Anderson
Rick Anderson
Chief Media Officer
PGA TOUR
Jolie Roberts
Jolie Roberts
Head US Sports Partnerships &
Content Development
Dailymotion
Chris Wagner
Chris Wagner
Executive Vice President
NeuLion
Steve Hellmuth
Steve Hellmuth
EVP, Media Operations & Technology
NBA Entertainment

– Meet the Speakers & Session Break –

15 May | 15:15 - 16:15
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Moderator:

Shoto Xiaodong Zhu
Shoto Xiaodong Zhu
Founder & CEO
OCEANS Marketing

Sports Media in China: Short- and Long-Term Trends

An expert panel of leading China sports professionals will present and discuss the latest developments and future trends in China sports media, answering topics such as:

  • Where are we in the "boom and bust" cycle of China sports media rights? What is the current trend, and what does the future hold for the various sports IP?
  • What are the latest developments in digital and mobile content? How are the traditional broadcasters adapting?
  • How are government policies encouraging sports investment and participation playing out, now and over the next 3/5/10 years, and how will these larger forces affect the China sports market moving forward?
Guoli Ma
Guoli Ma
Consultant to Chairman
CBA League Sports Company
David Dongwei Yang
David Dongwei Yang
CEO
Wanda Sports China
Victor Cui
Victor Cui
CEO, International
ONE Championship

– Meet the Speakers & Session Break –

15 May | 16:30 - 17:30
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Moderator:

Darren Tulett
Darren Tulett
Anchorman / Presenter
beIN SPORTS France

Will the US, Canada and Mexico host the FIFA World Cup 2026?

Leading figures of this Bid will explain, why they believe their win is about one month away.

John Kristick
John Kristick
Executive Director
United Bid 2026
Sandra Gage
Sandra Gage
Chief Marketing Officer, Canada Soccer
United Bid 2026
Yon de Luisa
Yon de Luisa
Mexico Bid Director
United Bid 2026

15 May | 19:00 - 21:00
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Opening Cocktail Reception

Wind down after the day's sessions and continue the conversations in a relaxed setting where East meets South Beach, with Asian inspired delicacies and Miami Spiced cocktails and entertainment.

Wednesday 16 May

16 May | 8:00 - 9:00

Early Bird Breakfast

Start the day the healthy way, with a fresh seasonal mix of traditional and local buffet style dishes.


16 May | 9:45 - 10:15

Keynote Conversation with Oscar De La Hoya

Legendary boxer and businessman Oscar De La Hoya will share insights from his record-breaking career in the ring and life since retiring in 2009, transitioning to lead his company, Golden Boy Promotions, as one of boxing’s best and most respected promoters around the world.

Oscar De La Hoya
Oscar De La Hoya
Chairman & CEO
Golden Boy Promotions

16 May | 10:20 - 11:20
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Moderator:

Darren Tulett
Darren Tulett
Anchorman / Presenter
beIN SPORTS France

Is the US Soccer Market a Healthy One?

MLS is getting bigger and money flows in, but is there sustainable growth? And how important is the US national team’s recovery for the sport?

Riccardo Silva
Riccardo Silva
President & Co-owner
The Miami FC

– Meet the Speakers & Session Break –

16 May | 11:40 - 12:40

Why are the World’s Biggest Clubs Touring the US Regularly?

Many of the biggest names in club-football tour the US in their pre-season activities. What are their longtime gains and how does the US experience compare to their China tours?

Charlie Stillitano
Charlie Stillitano
Co-Founder & Executive Chairman
Relevent Sports
Carsten Cramer
Carsten Cramer
CMO
Borussia Dortmund GmbH & Co. KGaA
Stefan Szymanski
Stefan Szymanski
Stephen J. Galetti Professor of Sport Management
University of Michigan

16 May | 12:45 - 14:00

Networking Lunch

Continue the discussions whilst enjoying a selection of locally inspired and international culinary delights and beverages.


16 May | 14:00 - 14:30
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The Miami FC Event


16 May | 14:30 - 15:30
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Moderator:

Ronan David
Ronan David
Chief Editor
droitdusport.com & Football Legal

eSports: Ongoing Legal Challenges

In recent years, eSports has become more than a simple fashion or a trend. It has become a real social phenomenon. Many factors (number of viewers, age of these viewers, number of gamers...) also suggest that eSports will, in a few years, be comparable to any other traditional sport.

But it is not a sport, or at least not a sport like the others. From a legal point of view, some analogies are possible. Other aspects are very particular, especially with regard to the environment of eSports, which is itself very different from the classic world of sports.

While many economic players invest in the sport, it is absolutely necessary that they know the legal constraints and opportunities of this new and changing world.

IP Protection, Investment and Sponsorship, Broadcasting and Online Streaming rights, Data, Electronic Security... The "eSports Legal Session" aims to address the hot debated on-going challenges that are specific to eSports.

Harris Peskin
Harris Peskin
Associate Attorney
ESG Law
Julien Taieb
Julien Taieb
Head of Legal and Public Affairs
Ligue de Football Professionnel
David Wu
David Wu
Partner/Head of Sports Law Department
Llinks Law Offices

– Meet the Speakers & Session Break –

16 May | 15:45 - 16:45

New Digital Technologies: Tomorrow's Legal Challenges

New digital technologies are completely changing the way we understand sport. This is valid for the broadcast of sports events with the advent of the Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality, the rise of OTT and new techniques to enhance fans’ experience and track sporting performance.
These new technologies even change the way athletes train, perform, manage their careers and tackle the risk of injury.
There is no doubt that in a few years we will not watch or practice sports as we do today...
Legally speaking, the issues are numerous and crucial. We are clearly facing new legal challenges.

David Foster
David Foster
Deputy General Counsel
NBPA
Hans Hertell
Hans Hertell
Special Counsel
Stroock

16 May | 17:00 - 18:00
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Networking Happy Hour

Relax and network over a cold beer, beverages and canapes before heading out.

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