Paul Nixon and Niall O’Brien, Cricketers for England & Ireland, to Speak at World Sports Congress 2013

26-27 February, London

IRN has announced Paul Nixon and Niall O'Brien, cricketers for England and Ireland, will be speaking at World Sports Congress 2013, launching in London from 26-27 February 2013.

Nixon and O'Brien will be holding a joint presentation as part of the 'An Audience With...' session of the two-day congress and will be speaking about their experience of infrastructure and the importance that facilities play in a sports career. Nixon is a former English cricket player who has played for Leicestershire, England, England A, MCC and Kent; O'Brien currently plays for Ireland.

The 'An Audience With' session will welcome a number of special guests and sports personalities to the stage and is one of the coined 'must –attend' sessions of the event. Prior to the session, delegates will have the opportunity to send in questions for each special guest to answer during the session.

The World Sports Congress 2013 has to date also attracted participation from the UK government departments UKTI and UK Sport, LOCOG, Sochi Organising Committee, ONE Fighting Championship, Amsterdam Arena, Glasgow Life, Transport for London, AS Roma, South Africa Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee, and many more.

Run by global summits organiser IRN, the event will be focused on sports infrastructure, specifically large scale projects, the challenges these pose and the factors that affect commercial viability. The congress will welcome senior level speakers to discuss the current issues affecting large scale sporting infrastructure projects and show how to ensure ROI in the future.

For more information, the full agenda and speaker list, visit the event website or telephone +44 (0) 20 7111 1615.