Speakers confirmed for European Running Business Conference

2017 European Business Running Conference
European Athletics

2017 European Business Running Conference

The organisers of the first European Running Business Conference have announced their roster of speakers for the two-day event – which takes place in Frankfurt, Germany, on 27-28 October – and the line-up includes London Marathon CEO Nick Bitel, Tokyo Marathon race director Ted Hayano, Run Czech Organising Committee President Carlo Capalbo and GOLAZO CEO Bob Verbeeck.

European Athletics President Svein Arne Hansen and IAAF CEO Olivier Gers will open the conference.

Bitel, Hayano and Verbeek will be part of a one of the highlights of the Conference, a panel discussion on the second day: ‘Pick the Brains and Grab the Experience - Top Minds in the industry’.

Verbeeck will also talk on ‘Changes In The Industry’ on the first day while Capalbo provides a European perspective on the topic of ‘The World of Running – Where Are We Heading’.

Other senior figures in the running industry to pass on their expertise or comment on current trends include Mainova Frankfurt Marathon race director Jo Schinder, AIMS President Paco Borao, former CEO of Competitor Group Tracy Sundlun, Lagardère senior director Guy Horne and European Athletics Vice President Jean Gracia.

A full programme for the European Running Business Conference can be found here.

With three weeks to go, you can still book places at the Conference. Follow this link to get registered (discounted registration is still available up to and including 15 October) and download the free European Running Business Conference app, developed by the Dutch sports technology provider MYLAPS.

The European Running Business Conference is a must-attend event for any stakeholder in the running industry.

The two-day event provides an unrivalled opportunity to connect the industry’s foremost experts from across the globe, acting as a platform to make new contacts and share ideas to further develop the mass participation running market.

The conference is aimed at everyone from organisers of beer miles to race directors of international half marathons and marathons.

The two-day conference will conclude on 29 October with the Mainova Frankfurt Marathon, one of Europe’s most prestigious and established marathons.

For additional information, please send an email to conference@european-athletics.org or call +41 79 5371139