#MoreThanBasketball Preliminary Conference Agenda Announced

Preliminary Conference Agenda

(final Agenda to be issued on 23rd October 2017)

9:30am         Arrive teas/ coffees

10:00am       Opening remarks

10:10am        Session 1 - Developing the Sports Infrastructure

                  (Chaired by –tbc)

10:10am        Presentation 1 - Design Developments by Ball Hall Looking Towards A National Facilities Strategy For Basketball
Alistair Clarke, Ball Hall

10:25am        Presentation 2 - Leicester Arena - the Operational Challenges
- Kevin Routledge, Leicester Arena

10:40am        Presentation 3 - Challenges in delivering an affordable Community Arena through a Social Enterprise route
– Yuri Matischen, Sheffield Sharks

10:55am        Presentation 4Challenges in the Development of the Arena Projects in Newcastle
– Paul Blake, Newcastle Eagles

11:10am          Presentation 5 - Developing Basketball Facilities for the Whole Game
- Peter Griffiths, Basketball England

11:30am        Session 2 – Media Developments

(Chaired by – Bob Hope, Commercial Director of BBL)

11:30am         Presentation 1 - The Changing Environment for Sports Media Consumption
– Ed Dowdell, Unilad

11:45am         Presentation 2 - Social media innovations to promote basketball
Joe Pinchin, Leicester Riders

12:00              Presentation 3 – tbc

12:30pm        Lunch Break

13:15pm        Session 3 – Community Projects

(Chaired by Cllr Adam Clarke, Deputy City Mayor, Leicester City Council)

13:15pm         Presentation 1 – Using Basketball for Development and meeting key Health, Social and Community Objectives
Sam Blake, Eagles Community Foundation

13:40pm        Presentation 2 – Using Basketball to make a Difference to Youth Offenders – Tahir Hajat, Leicester Riders Foundation

14:10pm        Session 4 – NGB Developments

(Chaired by – Mags Mernagh – Head of Infrastructure at Leicester City Football)

14:10pm        Presentation 1 - Growing the Basketball Core Market in England, 2017 to 2021
- David Butler, Basketball England

14:30pm        Presentation 2Updates on First Year of British Basketball Federation
- Andy Borrie, BBF

15:00pm       Wrap-up/ Additional Q&A

15:15pm        Close/ Networking


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