BusinessF1 Forum Attracts Key Industry Speakers And Participants
16- 17 NOVEMBER 2005
The BusinessF1 Forum is growing from strength to strength as more of the key industry personnel are confirming their participation on 16th and 17th November 2006.
Julian Jakobi, Deputy Chairman of CSS Stellar PLC, who has spent over twenty years at the forefront of Formula One, has accepted the role of CONFERENCE CHAIR for the inaugural BusinessF1 Forum 2005.
“We are clearly at a crossroads for the future which will have a big impact on the lives and business of everyone involved with Formula One. This conference is a perfect opportunity to discuss many of these issues”.
We are delighted to confirm the Shanghai International Circuit will be exhibiting and participating in the seminars as are the Circuit de Catalunya. The event team is already taking requests for meetings from Forum delegates.
Chris Lencheski, CEO of SKI & Company, Agency of Record for General Motors Racing is scheduled to speak on their measured media program with A.C. Nielsen. Lencheski added, “We are excited to see this forum come together especially as the industry consolidates to greater measured metrics and improved implementation of research based-sales”.
Tim Crow of Karen Earl Sponsorship, Neil Duncanson of North One TV, Peter Harris of Vodafone, Hans Mahr of RTL, Michael Schmidt of Auto Motorund Sport, Alberto Antonini of Autosprint, Zak Brown of Just Marketing, Steve Burgess of Margaux Matrix, representatives from Panasonic, IFM Sports, The Works London, WIGE, TotalF1.com, Sport + Markt, KHP Consulting, Deutsche Bank AG, Dubai Duty Free, Speed Sports Marketing, Emirates, Total Fina ELF, to name just a few of the delegates and companies registered to attend, the list is extensive and growing rapidly.
The organisers have appointed various Media Partners for the event including, Sports Business Magazine, Sportcal, Sport and Technology and BusinessF1 Magazine.
The BusinessF1 Forum is the place where the motor sport industry meets, where relationships are forged, contacts made and information exchanged. The Business F1 Forum is the essential event to attend for everyone that is, or intends to be, a part of the motor sport industry, from Sponsors and Potential sponsors, to Teams, Suppliers, Finance Houses, Agents, Broadcasters, Media, Circuits….
Simon Berger, Director of BusinessF1 Forum, and who is based near Geneva, said “We have received positive encouragement from literally hundreds of business people involved in the sport of F1 and motor sport many of whom have already committed to the Forum. There is so much to talk about, so much change taking place, and the timing of the BusinessF1 Forum could not be more opportune. This is an exciting opportunity for key industry personnel to get together and interact in a very unique environment. As one key player surmised, the BusinessF1 Forum will be to motor sport what Midem in Cannes is to the Music Industry.”
When asked why the BusinessF1 Forum had chosen Monte Carlo to stage the first meeting, Simon Berger replied: “Monte Carlo is for many at the heart of motor sport, combining tradition with modern racing, with a setting that is second to none. Let’s not forget also that the Grand Prix alone, contributes over $90 million to the Monaco economy. The Grimaldi Forum is a state-of-the-art convention centre on the edge of the Mediterranean, and the principality offers a secure and highly attractive location where the industry can gather together. Aside from the great speakers and subjects we have lined up, there is also ample opportunity for participants to meet informally in the hotels and restaurants within the principality. If you are a potential sponsor, wanting to find out what makes motor sport such a viable and important marketing platform, you could find it all out in just two days at the Forum.”
What is the Business F1 Forum?
§ There will be two keynote conference sessions given by globally recognised industry leaders.
§ Thirty seminars taking place throughout the 2 day period, chaired by well-known experts across a range of different sectors. All participants will be able to join in any of these workshops and contribute to open debates, some of which will be reported or televised:
§ An exhibition and demonstration area consisting of 2,500 sqm of space to demonstrate the very latest equipment, techniques, solutions and advances.
§ Hosted Media breakfasts on each day, consisting of a breakfast with a major press conference.
§ A daily newsletter containing information and round-up on the previous day’s proceedings.
§ Hosted Luncheons on each day, consisting of a VIP speaker, and up to 400 participants.
§ A Partners Programme, consisting of special Spa Programme at one of the leading Spas of Europe, as well as cultural visits and expeditions.
§ VIP travel and Accommodation, including helicopter transfer from Nice airport.
§ A glossy and special guide presented to each participant with their Forum pack.
§ The opportunity to enjoy the best of Monaco, and to meet old and new friends in an exclusive environment.
The BusinessF1 Forum is organised by IM2 GmbH (Switzerland). To find out more information, please contact the organisers at:
BusinessF1 Forum 2005
IM2 Events GmbH
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