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Chicago Sports Commission Business of Sport Speaker Series

Upcoming Business of Sport Speaker Series: Rugby on the Rise
November 3 

Rugby, an already well-established international sport, is growing. From the attendance record-setting match between the New Zealand All Blacks and USA Rugby Eagles at Soldier Field in 2014, to its re-introduction to the Olympics this year, rugby is experiencing a surge in recognition and participation. A hotbed for the fastest growing sport in the US, Chicago is a city providing opportunity to contribute to rugby's rise - through youth initiatives, increased sponsor engagement, and access to a passionate sports fan base.

Join us November 3rd for a discussion on the rise of rugby, and how Chicago and the sport can capitalize on the upcoming Rugby Weekend to continue growing the game's popularity in the US and abroad.

Special Guest Panelists:

Philip Brown, Chief Executive Officer, Irish Rugby Football Union
Daniel Glantz, Global Head of Sponsorship, AIG
Dan Payne, Chief Executive Officer, USA Rugby
Steve Tew, Chief Executive Officer, New Zealand Rugby Union

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About the Business of Sport Speaker Series:
The Chicago Sports Commission Speaker Series showcases the business side of the sporting world by bringing together leaders of Chicago’s sports and professional communities. The series provides compelling content and invites knowledgeable panelist to discuss a variety of current business trends in the industry.

Past and Future Topics Include: Previous Speakers From:
Technology & Sports Chicago Bears
Business of Golf NBC Sports
Sports Medicine LPGA
Venue Safety Sportvision
Olympic Sport Chicago Blackhawks
College Athletics Chicago Cubs
Sports Media & Production  NFL

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