Leaders in Racing Debate

French Racing and political royalty Monzat to discuss industry’s future

Hubert Monzat, Director General of France Gallop, is the latest in a long line of distinguished international speakers confirmed for the inaugural Leaders in Racing conference, held on the 6th October 2011 at Chelsea FC.

One of the most impressive line ups of international speakers ever assembled will now gather alongside a soon to SELL OUT audience of over 180 delegates from over 25 countries for this eagerly anticipated event on the future of Racing.

Monzat will be joining Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges, CEO, Hong Kong Jockey Club; Edward Wray, Co-Founder and Chairman, Betfair; David Attenborough, Managing Director & CEO, Tabcorp; Simon Bazalgette, Group Chief Executive, The Jockey Club; Rod Street, CEO, Racing for Change and British Champions Series; Paul Roy, Chairman, The British Horseracing Authority; Kim Heng Teo, VP of Sales and Business Development, Singapore Turf Club; Trevor Beaumont, CEO, BetFred Group; Paul Fisher, Group Managing Director, The Jockey Club Racecourses; Rian Du Plessis, Group CEO, Phumelela; Simon Clare, PR and Broadcast Director, Coral; Tony Kelly, Managing Director, Northern Racing; Bill Hogwood, Deputy Chairman, Philadelphia Park and Parx Casino and Jamie Aitchison, Sports Editor, Channel 4.

Monzat will be discussing how the business of racing has changed and what the future holds for the sport in a heavyweight panel session alongside Simon Bazalgette, Group Chief Executive, The Jockey Club and Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges, CEO, Hong Kong Jockey Club.  Monzat has held a number of senior positions in different government ministries in France (including Defence, Economy and Transport) before being appointed Directeur Général of the French Horseracing Association, France Galop in 2008 having been recommended by its President, Edouard de Rothschild.

Leaders in Racing has been designed by the industry for the industry and is supported by four founding partners: The UK Jockey Club, Tabcorp Holdings Ltd, GBI Racing and SIS.The conference is now close to sell out with only a handful of passes remaining and a strict vetting procedure in operation to protect the quality and relevance of the audience.  Applications can be made via e-mail at [email protected] or by contacting one of the team on +44 (0) 207 042 8666.

A dedicated website www.leadersinracing.com provides more information on who is attending.

The conference takes place within the Leaders Sports Summit, a coming together of 5 leading conferences including Football, Sponsorship, Digital Sport and Performance over 5th and 6th October at Chelsea FC. For more information visit www.leadersinevents.com.

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