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The THN will be speaking at the first ‘British Horseracing Industry Conference 2018’. The inaugural conference will take place between 9am-4pm at the Barbican Centre in London on the 30th January 2018 and has been entitled:
“An informed Future: Enhancing industry performance through evidence-based decision making”.
The Horseracing Industry Conference has a line-up of speakers which include Nick Rust, CEO of the British Horseracing Authority, academics from the University of Liverpool and students of the Thoroughbred Horseracing Industries MBA (both past and present).
The primary purpose of this new conference is to provide a platform to learn how the application of cutting-edge research can help to inform decision-making, address key issues, identify and exploit opportunities, develop robust strategy and support the growth of the industry. The ever-growing complexities of the business and sporting environment present a number of challenges to the UK horseracing industry. British horseracing faces increasing competition from other sporting and leisure activities, if horseracing is to thrive and meet future challenges, it needs to make greater use of the insights derived from sophisticated research.
The morning of the conference will focus on the industry as a whole and then the afternoon programme divides into two breakout sessions; one being people focussed and the other equine focussed. Laura Friend will be presenting on behalf of the Thoroughbred Health Network which will be used as a case study to discuss the “Challenges of leveraging veterinary research” at both an industry level and an end user level. A write-up of the discussions held will be updated to THN’s website following the conference.
The new Horseracing Industry Conference is an outcome of the industry’s new Thoroughbred Horseracing Industries MBA, which was launched as a new degree programme at the University of Liverpool in 2015. The University of Liverpool have organised the event, in partnership with the Racing Foundation, and all proceeds generated by the conference will be donated to Racing Welfare.
We look forward to seeing you there and we hope this conference will be the first of many more to come!
The programme for the event is below and the hashtag for the conference will be #HRIC18.
Itinerary: Horseracing Industry Conference 2018′ – 30th January, London
NOTE: Nick Rust will now speak at 10am and Dr Babatunde Buraimo and Professor David Forrest at 11:00am.
Further information is available here.