Secretary of state Whittingdale to speak at Telegraph Business of Sport conference

Secretary of state for culture, media and sports, John Whittingdale, MP, will headline the second annual Telegraph Business of Sport conference. The event will take place, 11-12 May, at the BT Centre in London. He will talk on the role of sport in the UK’s export economy.

The conference, which was launched on 10 March by Telegraph Business Events, will feature insights from leading figures from the world of sport. There will be a focus on themes such as the globalisation of sport, integrity in the industry and the future of fantasy sport.

Akira Shimazu, chief executive officer of Japan Rugby 2019 Organising Committee will be another keynote speaker at the conference.

Shimazu will discuss the business opportunities Japan will enjoy as hosts of the 2019 Rugby World Cup.

Jim White, conference chair, said: “Last year the inaugural Telegraph Business of Sport conference was simply unmissable. Speaker after speaker gave astonishing insights into the sports business, while the breakout sessions provided unbeatable networking opportunities. And this year promises to be even better, with speakers ranging from Bill Sweeney, through Barry Hearn to Nathan Homer.”

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