With less than two years to go to Rio, experts will discuss the Olympic effect will have on Rugby. Photo: IRB
With just one month to go to the IRB World Rugby Conference and Exhibition 2014 (ConfEx) the IRB has announced speakers for the “Olympic Rugby Sevens – Faster, Higher, Stronger” panel session.
Bringing together experts from the Olympic world and the wider sporting landscape, the panel will discuss how Rugby can make a success of Rio 2016 and become a must-attend event at the Olympic Games.
IOC member Patrick Baumann, who is also Secretary-General of the Fédération Internationale de Basketball Amateur (FIBA) will join the panel to provide insight and advice on what it takes to be a successful Olympic sport and how Rugby can make the most of the debut of Sevens at Rio 2016.
Olympics gold medallist Sebastian Coe was a speaker at the conference last year. Photo: IRB
The International Rugby Board yesterday confirmed Hilton London Metropole as the venue for the World Rugby ConfEx 2014.
The event will take place on November 17-18 and will provide a unique environment for the global Rugby community to share knowledge, network and develop relationships. It will feature speeches, workshops and exhibitions on a host of key themes, including Rugby development and increasing fan engagement.
The conference will also provide invaluable networking opportunities with leading figures and decision-makers from across Rugby and other major sports.