Host City Speakers

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Colin Smith

Chief Competitions & Events Officer, FIFA

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Anita L. DeFrantz

Member, International Olympic Committee and Board Member, LA28

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John Harper

Chief Operating Officer, LA 28 Olympic & Paralympic Games

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Gianna Cunazza

CEO, Santiago 2023 Pan American Games Organizing Committee

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Massimo Marinelli

CEO, Aser Ventures

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Kathryn Schloessman

President & CEO, Los Angeles Sport & Entertainment Commission

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Juan Carlos Chamy

Commercial & Marketing Director, Pan American and Parapan American Games Santiago 2023

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Tania Braga

Head of Legacy, IOC

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Emily Prazer

SVP Commercial & Marketing, F1 Las Vegas Grand Prix

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Debra Gawrych

Secretary General, International Federation of Sport Climbing

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Beng Choo Low

Secretary General, World Baseball Softball Confederation 

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Al Kidd

President & CEO, Sports Events & Tourism Association (Sports ETA) 

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Matt Pound

Managing Director, World Table Tennis

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Yao Williams

VP, Global Brand Partnerships, ESL FaceIt Group

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Mihir Warty

Chief Strategy Officer, World Rugby

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Jimena Saldaña

Vice President, PanamSports Organization

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Babacar Djileh Dieng

Digital & Technology Commission Member, International Olympic Committee

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Steve Stum

VP Operations and Technical Production, NASCAR Productions

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Greg Louw

Senior Technical Producer, ConCom

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Paul Bush OBE

Director of Events, VisitScotland

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Sarah Lewis OBE OLY

Managing Director, Global Sports Leader

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Cindy Medynski

Director, Edmonton Events

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Abe Stein

Head of Innovation, Sports Innovation Lab

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Tim Briercliffe

Secretary General, AIPH, the International Association of Horticultural Producers

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David de Behr

Head of Sales, Major Events, Aggreko

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Andy Meikle

Founder and CEO, Recast

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Marcus Luer

CEO & Founder, Total Sports Asia

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Cecilia J. Folz

Founder and CEO of Ceil Folz Consulting

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Ian Verchere

Co-founder and CEO, Session Games

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Steven Mifsud MBE

CEO, Direct Access

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Grant MacDonald

Chief Operating Officer, Sport Tourism Canada

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Dave Crump

President, CT Europe and Middle East

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Matt Traub

Managing Editor, SportsTravel

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John Siner

Founder, Why Sport Matters

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Robert Livingstone

founder, GamesBids.com

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Katie Traxton

Board Director, European Sponsorship Association

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Ben Avison

Editorial and Conference Director, Host City, Cavendish Group

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Adam Soroka

Managing Director Cavendish Group

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Monica Paul

Executive Director; Dallas Sports Commission