Return to Sport Conference

This Thursday, April 29th Sport for Business will host a very timely morning conference on where we are with regard to the return of sport and the return of fans to our sporting stadia.

We are bringing together sporting bodies and stadium operators, sponsors and agencies to learn from those who are on the sharp edge of reopening society and sport after the pandemic lockdowns.

Over 220 have registered to attend the morning event and here is the line up of who will be speaking live at the Conference.


09:15 The Virtual Doors Open

09:30 Opening Comments from Rob Hartnett, CEO of Sport for Business

09:40 The Rules and Regulations of Getting Back

Jonny Madill of Sheridans Sport in conversation on the advice given to Sport England about Duties of care, Vaccination Requirements and other considerations as part of returning to Sport

10:00 The Physical Demands of Getting 1,000 Rugby fans into a stadium last weekend

Liam Holton, CEO of Future Ticketing who were key players in the safe return of Fans to Rugby Grounds across England last weekend.

10:20 We Have to Start Somewhere

Kevin Quinn of Leinster Rugby on the proposal to bring 2,000 fans back to the RDS next month on a pilot basis

11:00 Networking Opportunity

A chance to meet in small groups of your fellow attendees and make new connections with a shared purpose.

11:20 Around the World

Katie McIntyre the founder of Sports Venue Business on the different paths being taken around the world to get people back into venues.

11:40 The Multi-National Dimension

Max Hamilton of the European Tour on how Golf has managed across multiple jurisdictions and the lessons learned along the way.

We also want to hear the different voices and the different perspectives on getting back.

If you are joining us on Thursday and have a view you would like to state, please record up to a one minute video, on your phone or other device and send it to before 4 pm on Wednesday and we will edit these into short clips that will allow your voice to be heard by our influential audience.

The Sport for Business Return to Sport Conference will is free to attend for Sport for Business members with a nominal charge for those not yet a part of our network.

You can reserve your place at the conference here


The European Tour, Leinster Rugby, Sheridans Sport and Future Ticketing are among more than 250+ members of the Sport for Business network of sporting and business organisations working together across a number of key areas.


Sport for Business Partners


Apr 29 2021


9:30 am - 11:30 am

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