GLOBAL RUGBY FORUM
On behal o Chaney Sportainment Group, the Rhiannon Group and Rugby Expo, it is our pleasure to welcome
you to the 2013 Global Rugby Forum.
The Global Rugby Forum was established with the goal o creating the frst-ever annual sports business
conerence to bring together leaders rom the US sports industry with decision makers rom the global rugby economy.
This hal-day conerence provides key stakeholders with a orum or discussion and the opportunity or world-
class networking, all with the goal o enabling a wide-ranging dialogue on the business opportunities or rugby
as a high-growth market in the US. Moreover, the Global Rugby Forum oers cutting-edge insight into the sports
industry as a whole.
Rugby is one o the hottest global sports properties, ueled in part by the act that rugby sevens will be anOlympic sport beginning with the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio De Janeiro. Rugby is also the astest growing
sport in the US with a 350% increase in participation since 2004 and currently over 1 million participants.There are signicant opportunities or stakeholders rom Europe and around the world to capitalize on under-
valued sponsorships, high-growth emerging properties, innovative technologies and a growing pool o domestic
on-eld talent.Thanks or taking the time out o your busy schedules to join us today. We hope you have an inormative andenlightening experience, and are looking orward to your eedback.
FOUNDER & CEO,CHANEY SPORTAINMENT GROUP
DIRECTOR,BUSINESS DEVELOPMENTCHANEY SPORTAINMENT GROUP
MANAGING PARTNER,THE RHIANNON GROUP
EVENT DIRECTOR,RUGBY EXPO