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Ferdinand and McGregor among speakers confirmed for Web Summit
Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley will also appear at next month’s event.

THE LINE-UP FOR next month’s Web Summit has been finalised with former England international Rio Ferdinand and UFC star Conor McGregor confirmed to speak at the RDS.

The pair are among a stellar list of athletes, coaches and sporting entrepreneurs set to appear at the inaugural Web Summit’s Sport conference, which takes place between November 4th and 6th.

Ferdinand, who recently released his autobiography, is one of the most decorated defenders of his time having won six Premier League titles and an European Cup while he also owns his own digital publishing company and regularly appears as a pundit on BT Sport.

The QPR defender will speak to multi-Emmy award winner Jeremy Schaap on 5th November as they examine the intersection of sport, performance, business and technology among other issues.

Conor McGregor will be joined by SBG teammate Cathal Pendred at the fourth staging of the event with more than 20,000 attendees and guests expected to attend over the three days.

“Our inaugural Sport Summit is amazing, we have 9 brilliant stages but personally I’m really looking forward to checking out some of the talks at Sport Summit. It’s going to be a real highlight,” Paddy Cosgrave, CEO and founder of the Web Summit, said.

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Other notable speakers confirmed include Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley, Cork hurling legend and GPA Chairman Donal Óg Cusack as well as footballer Philippe Senderos, who is a leading investor in a new fantasy sports mobile platform.

Tickets are still available for the 2014 Web Summit and can be purchased from www.websummit.net

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