SKINS International Chairman Jaimie Fuller will make his way to the Irish Sports Summit tomorrow, Friday 23rd August, where he will be the event’s keynote speaker.
The Summit, which is set in Cork City Hall, is an annual event bringing together key stakeholders involved throughout Irish sport. It will also act as the official launch of the World Mini Games, taking place across Cork this weekend.
The Summit welcomes Jaimie Fuller where he will provide delegates with an insight into his role as SKINS Chairman and Founder of Change Cycling Now. Fuller strongly believes that Cycling must fundamentally shift how the sport is managed including the implementation of independent anti-doping. Speaking to Newstalk’s OffTheBall on Tuesday evening, Jaimie Fuller said that the Swiss cycling federation would withdraw its nomination of Pat McQuaid for the UCI Presidency saying that cycling needed “the right leadership” to “eradicate doping”. This withdrawal of nomination was confirmed yesterday by the Swiss cycling Federation.
The Irish Sports Summit themed “Growth Through Partnerships” will play host to an exciting line-up of speakers who will join three panel discussions. Minister of State Michael Ring, John Treacy Irish Sports Council, Sarah O’ Connor Federation of Irish Sport, Liam O’ Neill GAA, Jacqui Hurley RTE, Philippe Brodeur Aertv, Noel Mooney UEFA, Mick Hogan Rugby World Cup, and a whole host of experts will offer insights into the work that their organisations are doing in developing sport.
The Summit will also seek to take two key votes to demonstrate conclusively the depth of feelings on two important issues. A vote will be taken on the support or otherwise for the retention of alcohol sponsorship in sport, and a second vote will be taken to gauge the support for making VAT recoverable by sports Clubs. A decisive mandate will then be presented to Minister for Tourism and Sport, Michael Ring, who will be opening the Summit.
With the support of Cork Chamber, Cork City and South Cork Enterprise Boards the incorporation of Sport Exhibition will be on display to enhance the commercial side of our sports discussion. Each exhibitor will speak about the future direction and sustainability of their company and the many services they provide.
The Summit kicks off in Cork City Hall, Friday 23rd August at 9.15am and will finish at 4.30pm.
Tickets can be purchased online www.worldminigames2013.com
• Queries contact Emer O’ Connell, Irish Sports Summit Coordinator on firstname.lastname@example.org/ 087-9360507
• The Irish Sport Summit and the World Mini Games are officially designated Flagship Gathering events for Cork.
• Both events are being organised by SpóirtFest, a not for profit, volunteer led organisation, that seeks to promote participation, fundraise for Irish amateur sport, and provide platforms for the growth of the sports industry and the local economy.
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