Sporting Year Ahead 2021
The FAI’s new Chief Executive Officer Jonathan Hill will be one of the keynote speakers at the Sport for Business Sporting Year Ahead event taking place online on the morning of Thursday, January 21st, 2021.
Hill was named as the new boss at the FAI in October. He brings a wealth of football and leadership experience to the role having previously worked as Group Commercial Director with the English Football Association, as Commercial Director of Wembley National Stadium and Commercial Director for Euro ’96.
Jonathan has also worked extensively in the wider sports marketing sector, including with IMG and as CEO for the Laureus World Sports Awards, with proven success in working efficiently in complex multi-stakeholder and business partner environments.
We are very much looking forward to chatting with him about the short and longer-term future for the FAI.
It has also been confirmed that we will be joined by our friends at Teneo to look back on their annual research about the sentiment the Irish public have towards sport and what they are looking forward to most over the next twelve months.
Peter Sherrard, CEO of the Olympic Federation of Ireland will join us as well to look ahead to the logistics of restaging the Olympic Games in Tokyo and ensuring that Irish athletes will travel safely and with the best change of performing at their peak.
We will be joined by other sporting and business leaders to look ahead to what the year will hold, and we will publish our event guide to all the major events being hosted that will be of interest to the Sport for Business community.
You can register for this event for free as a Sport for Business member.
If you are not yet a member but feel the time is right to join us, you can sign up to an annual or monthly Membership option right here.
We will have a virtual networking room after the show so that we can engage as best we can in a virtual setting.
So far representatives from each of the following Sport for Business members have reserved their place. Half the spots have now been taken so don’t delay if you want to join us…
AIB, AIG, Allianz, Along Came a Spider, Aviva, Aviva Stadium, Bank of Ireland, BDO, Beauchamps, BoyleSports, Camogie Association, Canoeing Ireland, Clubforce, Corporate.ie, Cricket Ireland, Croke Park, Cycling Ireland, Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, Electric Ireland, Energia, FAI, Future Ticketing, GAA, Gaelic Players Association, Galvin Sports Management, Galway Races, Heineken, Horse Sport Ireland, Ireland Lacrosse, Laya Healthcare, Leading Sport, Legacy Communications, Leopardstown Racecourse, Lottoland, Mason, Hayes and Curren, Munster Rugby, Murray Group, Navy Blue Sports, Northern Ireland Sports Forum, Olympic Federation of Ireland, Paralympics Ireland, Pinergy, PRO14 Rugby, Ringers, Ripple Marketing, Sailing Ireland, SARI, Sheridans, Sport Ireland, Sports Direct, SSE Airtricity, Stakeholder Sport, Swim Ireland, Teneo, TG4, The Brand Fans, Titan Experience, Tri Talking Sport, Ulster Rugby, Ulster University, UPMC, Vision Sports Ireland and more.
0915-0930 Gathering together
0930-0940 Welcome Comments from Rob Hartnett, Sport for Business
0940-1000 The Future of the FAI – Keynote Interview with Jonathan Hill, CEO of the Football Association of Ireland
1000-1015 The Return of Fans – Keynote Interview with Martin Murphy, CEO of Aviva Stadium
1015-1035 Insights – Teneo Present the Findings of their Annual Sports Sponsorship Sentiment Index
1035-10:55 Sponsorship in 2021 – A Discussion with some of Ireland’s Leading Sponsors on 2021 through their eyes, featuring Michael Green from AIB, Eimhear Breen from Boylesports and Vicki Donlon from Leopardstown Racecourse..
1055-1110 Return to International Sport – One-to-One with Chris Bird, CEO of Sports Travel International Ireland and Sports Tours International UK and France.
1110-1130 Tokyo 2020 in Focus – Keynote Interview with Peter Sherrard, CEO of the Olympic Federation of Ireland
1130-1200 Networking Opportunity – We open up the Sport for Business virtual Coffee Dock where you can meet your peers
Sport for Business Partners
- 09:30 - 09:40
- Welcome Comments
- Rob Hartnett, CEO Sport for Business
- 09:40 - 10:00
- The Future of the FAI
- Keynote Interview with a Jonathan Hill, CEO of the Football Association of Ireland
- 10:00 - 10:15
- The Return of Fans
- Keynote Interview with Martin Murphy, CEO of Aviva Stadium
- 10:15 - 10:35
- Teneo Present the Findings of their Annual Sports Sentiment Index
- 10:35 - 10:55
- Sponsorship in 2021
- A Discussion with some of Ireland's Leading Sponsors on 2021 through their eyes, featuring Michael Green from AIB and Eimhear Breen from BoyleSports
- 10:55 - 11:10
- Return to International Sport
- Keynote Interview with Chris Bird, CEO of Sports Travel International
- 11:10 - 11:30
- Tokyo 2020 in Focus
- Keynote Interview with Peter Sherrard, CEO of Olympic Federation of Ireland
- 11:30 - 12:00
- Networking Opportunity
- The Sport for Business Virtual Coffee Dock to Meet Your Peers