Lord Sebastian Coe to speak at IRBConfEx

The International Rugby Board (IRB) is delighted to announce that Lord Sebastian Coe will speak at the inaugural IRB World Rugby Conference and Exhibition (IRBWRCE).

As an Olympic gold medallist, former world-record holder in the 800m and 1500m and leading administrator, Lord Coe is one of the most recognisable figures in world sport.

Prior to his current role as Chairman of the British Olympic Association, Lord Coe is best known for overseeing the successful delivery of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games and was most recently appointed to the International Olympic Committee’s Coordination Commission for XXXII Olympiad – Tokyo 2020.

As part of his attendance at the inaugural event, Lord Coe will share his experiences in a special networking breakfast with delegates and media on Tuesday, November 19.  At the event, he will discuss a range of topics including his experience delivering the world’s largest sporting event as well as the benefits Rugby can expect ahead of its return to the Olympic Programme in Rio 2016.

Speaking of his participation Lord Coe said: “The Olympic Movement is the most powerful driver of change through sport – both social and economic – and to have Rugby sitting at the table alongside other great sports is hugely important.”

“It gives me great pleasure to be attending the first IRB World Rugby Conference and Exhibition for what I am sure will be an important event for the international Rugby and sporting community in the countdown to Rugby World Cup 2015 and Rio 2016.”

IRB Chief Executive Brett Gosper said, “As a sporting icon and recognised leader within international sport and the Olympic Movement, I am delighted that Lord Coe will share his experiences at the inaugural IRB World Rugby Conference and Exhibition.”

“With many key topics set to be discussed, this year’s event will provide delegates with a valuable opportunity to network with leading figures and decision-makers in world sport.”

“With less than one month to go, we look forward to welcoming the Rugby and wider sporting community to Dublin for what I am sure will be one of the highlights of international Rugby calendar.”

For further information on delegate and sponsorship opportunities, please visit www.irbwrce.com






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