Rugby World Cup Retrospective: Everything you need to know about our next event

‘Where does Cricket go from here’ and the ‘Sports Publisher Summit’ were very successful events that involved incredibly insightful discussion followed by a Q+A, debate and networking. It’s a great opportunity for people in the industry to share their expertise and meet others as well, and so we’re here to announce our next event will be centred around the Rugby World Cup.

England went on a fantastic run to the final, beating both Australia and New Zealand on route to the biggest stage in world rugby, but they fell at the last hurdle as South Africa dominated their opponents all over the field.

About this Event

The Rugby World Cup is the biggest set-piece event of the autumn. Taking place in Japan just months before the Olympic Games in Tokyo next summer, this is a huge opportunity for the sport to hammer home its growing popularity in Asian markets.

It’s also a time of excitement and potential change to the structure of rugby. A shake up to the calendar could be in the offing, and the arrival of a World League could see the yearly tests between the northern and southern hemisphere rivals become part of a wider tournament.

After what’s turned out to be a crucial World Cup thanks to England’s amazing run to the final, we’ll be looking at digital’s role throughout the tournament, and evaluating how the sport can ensure that it uses this springboard to build in new markets. We’ll also tackle how incorporate digital media can foster better collaboration between unions, and what the rise of Sevens could mean for the sport.

Drinks included.


Shane Whelan – Digital Manager, Six Nations, British & Irish Lions

James Abraham – Content & Programming Manager, World Rugby

Ewan Turney – Head of Content and Campaigns, Rugby Football Union

Sven Gloor – Senior Manager of Global Rugby Strategy & Planning, HSBC

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