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Tellier, Bristow, Soler, Lightfood and Pritchard Join Sportcal's 20 Years of Sport Panels

HBS' Tellier, Deloitte's Pritchard, Deltatre's Bristow and Whitestone’s Lightfoot Join Sportcal's 20 Years of Sport Panels

With only one week to go before Sportcal's '20 Years of Sport', when over 200 leading sports executives will gather to reflect on the last 20 years of sport and discuss and debate what the next 20 years might hold for the sports industry, Sportcal is delighted to announce that Francis Tellier, CEO of HBS, Paul Bristow, Managing Director of deltatre Media and Melcior Soler, consultant and former head of sports rights acquisition for Sogecable, will be joining the Media, Internet and Technology panel.

Meanwhile, Chris Lightfoot, CEO of Whitestone International, and Annabel Pritchard, London 2012 Sponsorship Director for Deloitte, will join the Sponsors, Brands and Sports Marketing panel.20 Years of Sport, or 20YS for short, will be held at Clifford Chance's state-of-the-art offices in Canary Wharf in London on May 11.

The day promises to be one of the key events of 2011 and many senior executives have already booked their place to be part of 20YS and to share their views on the future of sport.The Live Lounge area of the event will feature an 'Interviews' area where senior executives will be asked for their opinions and comments on the latest trends in the sports industry and the interviews will then be posted on the event website.

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Francis Tellier - CEO, HBS

Francis was the founder of Host Broadcast Services, (HBS Group) in 1999, and is its CEO. HBS was the host broadcaster of the 2002, 2006 and 2010 FIFA World CupsT in Korea / Japan, Germany and South Africa, respectively, and will also host broadcast the 2014 FIFA World CupT in Brazil.Francis was also CEO of International Games Broadcast Services (IGBS), the host broadcaster of the 2006 Doha Asian Games in Qatar (through a joint-venture with IMG) and of the 32nd America's Cup Host Coverage in Valencia, plus production services at the 2010 Asian Games (China) and host coverage and services at the 2011 Winter Games (Kazakhstan).


Annabel Pritchard - London 2012 Sponsorship Director, Deloitte

Annabel is London 2012 Sponsorship Director at Deloitte, overseeing the largest sponsorship programme Deloitte has ever undertaken in the UK. She is responsible for the marketing and activation of Deloitte's sponsorship of London 2012, ensuring that the Games provide a differentiated positioning for Deloitte amongst its clients, targets and its 12,000 people. The London 2012 programme also includes the award-winning Deloitte Disability Sport initiative and the Deloitte Ride Across Britain. Outside of the UK, Annabel is global marketing lead for all of Deloitte's Olympic relationships.Previous to Annabel's London 2012 role she was Head of Brand at Deloitte. Working with her team, she was responsible for all elements of the firm's brand strategy in the UK, including brand management, visual identity management and brand engagement.

Paul Bristow - Managing Director, deltatre

Paul has 25 years' experience in the international sports business and is a co-founder of the UK office of deltatre - deltatre Media. Paul started his career at the International Amateur Athletics Federation (1986-1992) and then moved to Switzerland to join T.E.A.M. Marketing (1992-2001) where, as Director of TV and Special Events, his responsibilities included television rights sales and the event management of the UEFA Champions League.Since 2002, Paul has been responsible for the management of the UK office and a major contributor to the strategy and new business development of the deltatre group. deltatre is one of the world's leading sports media technology companies, providing data, graphics, video and digital media services to major federations and broadcasters including FIFA, UEFA, IRB, European Tour, London2012, NBC, BBC, Sky, ITV and Channel 4. deltatre recently celebrated its 25th anniversary of technological innovations in sport.


Chris Lightfoot - Director and Founder, Whitestone International

Chris is a leading international director and founded Whitestone International in 2000 to specialise in building sports brands, identity, marketing, communication and commercial programmes. Chris was formerly Creative Director of Interbrand, and having developed numerous national and international strategic and creative programmes for the likes of Volvo, BiC, Hewlett Packard, British Airways, Oxfam, Mobil, and IBM amongst others, he adapted his approach to building sports brands.Whitestone has since established itself as the leading sports brand development agency through an approach based on a deep knowledge of how to build and revenue the emotive bonds fans have with a sport, event, athlete and club and how rights holders and owners meet business objectives through a range of sports offers and association.