Official Schedule for Business Program


DAY 1: THURSDAY

May 18, 2017

  

BUSINESS PROGRAM OF THE 2017 PAN AMERICAN CONFERENCE
GRAND HYATT WASHINGTON DC

Dress Code: Business Casual

 


Breakfast and Exhibiton Area Visit

Start

End

Join us for continental style breakfast in the exhibition area.

Location: Grand Hyatt Independence Level

7:30 AM

8:10 AM

   

Breakfast and Exhibit Area Visit, sponsored by KTA-KTOB


 
KTA-KTOB NEW 

 

Welcome and Overview of the Conference Business Program

Start

End

Pablo Kavulakian, director of LARC, will welcome attendees on behalf of the Latin American Racing Channel, extend recognition to sponsors and exhibitors and give a brief overview of the two days of Business Program that attendees can look forward to.

8:10 AM

8:15 AM

   

Pablo  
Pablo Kavulakian



Opening Remarks and Reminders by Conference Co-Emcees

Start

End

Commencement of day one of the Business Program for the 2017 Pan American Conference with opening remarks from the emcees, Tom Durkin and Luis Grandison.

8:15 AM

8:20 AM

   

Emcee - Durkin USE THIS ONE               Emcee - Grandison 

Tom Durkin (Emcee)                 Luis Grandison (Emcee)

  


Welcome from The Jockey Club

Start

End

Stuart S. Janney III, the chairman of The Jockey Club, will extend a welcome and talk briefly about the common vision shared by all conference attendees: enhancing the brand of Thoroughbred breeding and racing.

8:20 AM

8:35 AM

   

Janney 

Stuart S. Janney III


Morning Keynote Address

Start

End

Congressman Andy Barr (R-KY) will extend a welcome to our international guests and share his appreciation for Thoroughbred breeding and racing as a representative of Kentucky, a state with deep ties to international breeding and racing. He is also expected  to acknowledge the support of the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities (IFHA) for its membership in the Coalition for Horse Racing Integrity and its support for federal legislation involving medication reform.

8:35 AM

9:05 AM

   

Barr 

Congressman Andy Barr (R-KY)


Trainer Panel

Start

End

This panel moderated by Hong Kong Jockey Club chief stipendiary racing steward, Kim Kelly, will discuss the nuances of conditioning horses all over the world and with different climates, conditions, and rules. Panelists include: Criquette Head-Maarek, Ignacio Correas, and Joshua Christian.

9:05 AM

10:20 AM

  

Kelly       Head-Maarek       Correas       Christian 

        Kim Kelly (Moderator)      Criquette Head-Maarek            Ignacio Correas                  Joshua Christian

 

Coffee Break and Exhibit Area Visit

Start

End

Coffee Break in the exhibition area.

10:20 AM

10:50 AM

   

Coffee Break and Exhibit Area Visit, sponsored by FTBOA

FTBOA

 

  

The Horseplayer Perspective

Start

End

Sports Information Group / Daily Racing Form's Chairman and CEO John Hartig will present the results of a series of polls to international and U.S. horseplayers on their impressions, opinions, and requests for international and U.S. racing. Betfred Group's Chief Commercial Officer Phil Siers and Racing Post Chief Executive and Editor-in-Chief Alan Byrne will join Mr. Hartig to discuss international markets and their bettors. 

10:50 AM

11:55 AM

  

 Hartig          Siers          Byrne   

                                   John Hartig                              Phil Siers                            Alan Byrne

  

Presentation by the Korea Racing Authority

Start

End

Yang-Tae Park, executive director, Korean Racing Authority, highlights the past, the present, and the exciting future of horse racing in Korea. A global player in turnover and now holding an expansive foothold on breeding, the Korean racing industry is set for growth on the international stage. In 2018, Korea is set to host the 37th Asian Racing Conference and all are welcome to take in the country's culture and passion  for racing.

11:55 AM

12:20 PM

 

Tae Park   

Yang-Tae Park

 

Lunch

Start

End

Please join us for lunch in the dining area adjacent to the Independence Ballroom. 

12:20 PM

1:30 PM

   

Lunch, sponsored by Daily Racing Form

DRF

  

International Forum for the Aftercare of Racehorses (IFAR)
Conclusion and Vision for the Future

Start

End

Di Arbuthnot, chief executive, Retraining of Racehorses (RoR), gives an overview of RoR and delivers conclusions from the International Forum for the Aftercare of Racehorses (IFAR) Conference, outlining the projected vision for the forum's future.

1:30 PM

1:40 PM

    

Arbuthnot 

Di Arbuthnot

   

Featured IFAR Speaker

Start

End

Michael Blowenfounder and president of Old Friends, based in Georgetown, Kentucky, gives an account of the world-renowned Thoroughbred retirement facility, sharing insight on how aftercare and racing can jointly work together for long-term solutions. 

1:40 PM

2:00 PM

  

Blowen  

Michael Blowen

   

 

The Racino Experience

Start

End

Scott Wells, president and general manager, Remington Park, shares his observations on how horse racing can co-exist and prosper alongside gaming operations, as well as detailing the landscape for racino operations in the future.

2:00 PM

2:45 PM

   

Wells 

Scott Wells

 

 

Coffee Break and Exhibit Area Visit

Start

End

Coffee Break in the exhibition area.

2:45 PM

3:15 PM

 

Coffee Break and Exhibit Area Visit, sponsored by EquiLottery

EquiLottery

 

Racetrack and Facility Design

Start

End

Racetracks, as with other sports and entertainment facilities, must modernize to retain current fans and attract news ones. A number of racecourses around the world have attacked this challenge of upgrading older facilities with amenities for racing's diverse audience. Paul Roberts, director, Turnberry Consulting, will discuss the infrastructure and what the future holds with Todd Gralla, director of Equine Services, Populous, and Donald Dissinger, principal of Ewing Cole, and Walter Lynch, principal of Walter E. Lynch AIA, PLLC. 

3:15 PM

4:20 PM

 

Roberts       Gralla       Dissenger       Lynch     

               Paul Roberts                      Todd Gralla                      Donald Dissinger                  Walter Lynch

 

 

Afternoon Keynote Address

Start

End

Afternoon Keynote Address.

4:20 PM

4:45 PM

  

 


 

 

DAY 2: FRIDAY

May 19, 2017

BUSINESS PROGRAM OF THE 2017 PAN AMERICAN CONFERENCE
GRAND HYATT WASHINGTON DC

Dress Code: Business Casual

 

Breakfast and Exhibition Area Visit

Start

End

Join us for continental style breakfast in the exhibition area.

7:30 AM

8:10 AM

  

 

Opening Remarks: Tom Durkin & Luis Grandison

Start

End

Commencement of the Day 2 Business Program for the 2017 Pan American Conference with opening remarks from the emcees,Tom Durkin and Luis Grandison.

8:10 AM

8:15 AM

  

Emcee - Durkin USE THIS ONE               Emcee - Grandison 

Tom Durkin (Emcee)                 Luis Grandison (Emcee)

 

  

 

Opening Address: Bill Thomason

Start

End

Keeneland's president and chief executive officer, Bill Thomason, will give an overview of Keeneland's commitment to South America and international breeding and racing.

8:15 AM

8:30 AM

  

 Thomason 

Bill Thomason

 

 

Ownership, Syndicates, and International Racing

Start

End

Leading owners and syndicate managers sit down to discuss the challenges faced both at home and abroad, what enhancements they would like to see to attract new owners to racing internationally, and the benefits of partnerships. Elaine Lawlor, director, Goffs Bloodstock Sales, and partner, It's All About the Girls Syndicate, to moderate. Panelists: Jose Nelson, senior partner, Hope Duggan & Silva; Gatewood Bell, president, Cromwell Bloodstock; Fernando Diaz Valdes, racing manager, Don Alberto Corp; and Rick Nunnelley, attorney, Stoll Keenon Ogden.

8:35 AM

9:45 AM

  

 Lawlor      Nelson     Diaz Valdes     Nunnelley

       Elaine Lawlor (Moderator)          Jose Nelson             Fernando Diaz Valdes           Rick Nunnelley

 

 

Racing on Television: An Inside Look

Start

End

Evan Hammonds, managing director of BloodHorse, will sit down with Jon Miller, president, Programming, NBC Sports, to learn the network's approach to broadcasting racing and how it compares to their presentation of other sports, such as NFL, the Olympics and soccer. Jon will provide his view on international sports and their strategy for broadcasting to the U.S. audience.

9:50 AM

10:30 AM

  

 Hammonds               Miller

                                                     Evan Hammonds                            Jon Miller

 

Coffee Break

Start

End

Coffee Break in the exhibition area.

10:30 AM

11:00 AM

  

 

Attracting New Fans: A Marketing Perspective

Start

End

Racetrack executives discuss marketing to different segments of racing fans and bettors, across its everyday fixtures and big race days. Gary King, Thoroughbred Daily News, to moderate. Panelists: Jim Lawson, CEO, Woodbine Entertainment Group; Valparaiso Sporting Club’s Carlo Rossi and Mauricio Maurel Tassara; and Juliet Slot, Ascot Racecourse.

11:00 AM

12:00 PM

    

King          Lawson          Rossi  

                       Gary King (Moderator)                   Jim Lawson                           Carlo Rossi

 

Maurel Tassara               Slot 

                                            Mauricio Maurel Tassara                    Juliet Slot

 

 

 

Lunch Break

Start

End

Lunch Break.

12:00 PM

1:00 PM

  

 

PMU International: Brazil

Start

End

Mara Blanco provides an overview of PMU's international strategy and initiatives.

1:10 PM

1:30 PM

  

 

The View from South America

Start

End

A panel discussion on the pressing issues for the Latin American region. Horacio Esposito, director, LARC, to moderate. Panelists: Carlo Rossi, president of OSAF (the Latin American Organization for the Promotion of Thoroughbreds) and of Valparaiso Sporting Club; Hernan Ceriani, owner of his family farm, Haras La Quebrada; and Guillermo Liberman, founder and partner of LARC.

1:35 PM

2:25 PM

  

Rossi  

Carlo Rossi

 

 

Coffee Break

Start

End

Coffee Break in the exhibition area.

2:45 PM

3:15 PM

  

 

Ensuring the Integrity of Racing

Start

End

The biggest threat to racing integrity and its long term viability is the use of performance enhancing drugs, the lack of harmony in the medication rules among jurisdictions, and the proficiency of its testing. Moderator, Joe Gorajec, former executive director of the Indiana Horse Racing Commission and noted leader on racing integrity leads a discussion on how racetracks and regulators can face this issue through the adoption of proactive security, enhanced testing, and the adoption of new legislation in the United States. Panelists: Louis Romanet, chairman, International Federation of Horseracing Authorities; Mayra Frederico, superintendent, ABCPCC - Brazilian Breeders and Owners Association; and United States Anti-Doping Association representative, Larry Bowers.

3:15 PM

4:15 PM

  

  Gorajec           Romanet

                                            Joe Gorajec (Moderator)               Louis Romanet

 

Keynote Speech: Belinda Stronach

Start

End

Stronach Group Chairman and President Belinda Stronach will detail the organization's vision and outlook on its racing ventures and recap the inaugural running of the Pegasus World Cup, the world's richest horse race. Stronach will give her take on the challenges and opportunities for racing both domestically and internationally.

4:20 PM

4:45 PM

  

 

Concluding Remarks: TJC and LARC

Start

End

Concluding Remarks from co-organizers The Jockey Club and Latin American Racing Channel.

4:45 PM

5:00 PM

  

 


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