Wednesday March 28th sees the third annual Fan Engagement Conference in Ireland hosted by Sportego, and the first to be held in Dublin. As always, the speakers at this year’s conference are chosen to represent a wide variety of the current issues and talking points from the business of sport. With insightful panels and excellent networking opportunities, this event is a must for sports business professionals.
This year’s Fan Engagement Conference will feature the biggest line up ever as they welcome some big names from the world of sport, which includes Strive Sponsorship’s Managing Director, Malph Minns. Joining Malph on a panel discussing the opportunities and challenges in 2018 for esports and where the UK sits on the landscape, will be Jonny Madill (Sheridans) and Matt Wilson (Ball Street Network).
Elsewhere Rob Mackmurdie (Head of Technology, Lawn Tennis Association), Vishnu Kumar (Head of Digital, Caribbean Premier League) and Scott McLeod (Head of Engagement, Everton Football Club) will join for some fan engagement chat. They will be joined by Jon Burkhart (TBC Global), Marcus O Buachalla (Leinster Rugby) and Rob Hartnett (Sport for Business).
Niamh O’Mahony (Supporters Direct) will discuss fan ownership as the ultimate form of fan engagement while Daniel McGeachie will share his insights from life at Bradford City and Paul Morgan will go behind the scenes and share about life in the Aviva Premiership.
In addition Derek Kinnevey (Head of Communication, Paralympic Ireland) and Fiona Hynes (Head of Communication, Special Olympic Europe) will join Bas Schnater (CRM & Fan Engagement, AZ Alkmaar) to complete a strong line up of speakers.
There will also be what is sure to be a fascinating panel discussing the good and bad of social media. Olympian Colin Jackson, Cork GAA legend Valerie Mulcahy and Irish women’s rugby star, Sene Naoupu, will share their their thoughts here and talk about their experiences as sports people on social media and how they handle the positive and not so positive messages that come their way.