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ICHA Conference Highlighted by Equine Welfare

The 57th International Conference of Horseracing Authorities, focused this year on safeguarding equine welfare and exploring shifts in societal expectations and the sport's response around the world, took place on Oct. 2 at Saint-Cloud racetrack in Paris. Organised by the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities (IFHA), the day-long conference emphasized horse racing in a changing society, safeguarding equine welfare and explore shifts in societal expectations and the racing industry's response around the world. "Today we continued what has been a chief mission throughout the life of the Federation: equine welfare,"...

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Conference Panel Highlights Opportunities In Pandemic Media

The emergence of unexpected creative opportunities and the near universal cooperation and enthusiasm of racing's participants to produce a quality product were among the common themes discussed by racing media personalities in the UK, France, U.S., Australia and Japan during the second panel of the International Conference of Horseracing Authorities. Entitled 'Adapting the Broadcast, Production, and Media Experience to a COVID-19 Racing and Sporting Landscape,' the panel is part of a series of videos produced by the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities in a virtual format of its conference annually...

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Deloitte Principals Deliver IFHA Keynote

The virtual International Conference of Horseracing Authorities continued on Tuesday with the delivery of the keynote address by Pete Giorgio and Alan Switzer from Deloitte. Giorgio leads Deloitte's U.S. sports practice and has co-authored a pair of reports concerning sports in the pandemic: Games without fans: how sports organizations can thrive now, and in the long term; and COVID-19 Outlooks for the Sports Industry. Switzer is a director in the company's sports business group and has worked extensively in horse racing for over 15 years. Giorgio and Switzer discussed via...

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