Crown have been appointed by Play Patagonia, Argentina’s leading business sports travel agency, to produce its WIN Rugby World Conference, the first major conference and a first of its kind to be organised during the Rugby World Cup.

Taking place on Wednesday 30th September at London’s Barbican Hall, the conference will bring together sports professionals, entrepreneurs, business leaders and rugby fans for an enriching day of inspirational talks from an acclaimed panel of guest speakers from the world of rugby and business.

The amazing line up of speakers include:

  • Brett Gosper, CEO World Rugby

  • Sir Clive Woodward OBE, former Ruby Union player, England coach and now Director at the British Olympic Association

  • Agustin Pichot, Argentine Rugby Union player and captain of the Argentine team

  • Max Guazzini, French entrepreneur and former president of the Stade Français Rugby Union Club of Paris

  • Sir Graham Henry, New Zealand rugby union coach, and former head coach of the All Blacks

  • Fernando Parrado, survivor of the 1972 Chilean mountains plane crash, best-selling author and top leadership speaker

Simon Hambley, Crown’s Director of Live says “We’re extremely honoured to be producing the inaugural WIN Rugby World Conference, particularly as this came as a referral from the onsite team at the Barbican whom we’ve worked with previously, which is testament to the great work we do here at Crown. We look forward to working with the Barbican and Play Patagonia to make the conference a great success for them, creating an enriched and engaging environment that gives them the platform for knowledge sharing, and a peer-to-peer networking opportunity for delegates.”

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