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World Rugby & NBA to feature at iSportconnect’s 2019 Paris Summit!

iSportconnect has announced the second event of this year’s Global Event Series, the 2019 Paris Summit, which will be held on Thursday, July 4.

iSportconnect has assembled a content programme that will bring together thought leaders from premier rights owners and brands to discuss and debate strategic issues impacting the future of the global sports business, including digital content strategies, sponsorship and partnership issues, hosting major events and the future of sporting facilities.

The first speakers confirmed to feature at this event are Brett Gosper, CEO of World Rugby; and Dan Rossomondo, Head of Global Media & Business Development at the NBA.

Brett is responsible for the strategic and business operations of Rugby’s global governing federation. As the sport continues to reach out, engage and inspire participants in record numbers worldwide, Brett oversees the implementation of World Rugby’s record investment, development and player welfare strategies, the delivery of what is set to be a landmark Rugby World Cup 2019 in Japan, the growth of the HSBC Sevens World Series and Rugby’s successful participation in Tokyo 2020 after its successful return to the Olympic Games in Rio 2016. A former top flight player for Queensland and Australia Under 21 and the Racing Club in Paris for nearly a decade, Gosper joined World Rugby in 2012. This followed a distinguished career with major international marketing services and media companies including Ogilvy, Havas, Omnicom and most recently as CEO McCann Erickson Europe, Middle East and Africa and CEO of McCann Erickson USA.

Dan leads business development for new global marketing partners and manages the media sales relationships and media execution with NBA global licensees and partners while working to increase existing revenue and create new revenue streams. He previously served as Senior Vice President, International Business Development where he worked with regional offices across the NBA’s different business units. Dan also spent time in the Global Media Department where he managed the content needs of league marketing and merchandise partners on a global basis, worked on the NBA’s domestic U.S. television renewal and was the point person for the league’s television and digital media licensees with respect to advertising sales within Global Media Distribution. Additionally, Dan managed relationships with U.S. content distribution partners.

Prior to rejoining the NBA in 2009, Dan worked as Vice President of Client Partnerships for Time Warner Global Media from 2007 to 2009. In his previous time with the league from 2004 to 2007, Dan held positions as a senior account executive, senior manager, and director of global media. He worked for IMG as an account manager from 2003 to 2004 and at Madison Square Garden in advertising sales from 1995 to 2000.

With a maximum of 150 invite-only delegates, iSportconnect provides a media/agency free opportunity to network with influential senior-level sports business executives. We are famous for our intimate and relaxed environment, encouraging ideas exchange and helping to introduce you to the right new connections.

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