Award-winning sports presenter, Mark Pougatch, will host the 2023 BMF Conference and Awards in September, which this year takes the theme Building Momentum for the Future.
Today, Mark is best known as ITV’s Chief Sports presenter, anchoring live football and rugby coverage, including the FIFA World Cup in Qatar last year and the current Six Nations rugby series. Prior to this, for 16 years, he presented ‘5 Live Sport’ and ‘Sports Report’ on BBC Radio 5 Live, covering every major sporting event in the world.
Mark has won numerous awards during his 30-year career. Most recently he was named Sports Presenter of the Year 2021 in the Broadcast Awards and was short-listed for Best Presenter at the 2023 Sports Journalism Awards, an honour he won in 2011.
BMF CEO, John Newcomb, said: “Mark is a fantastic live host and I’m delighted he will be overseeing proceedings at our flagship Members’ Conference and Awards, which this year is moving to a larger venue to accommodate our growing membership.”
The BMF Annual Conference and black-tie Awards Dinner will take place on 21 September at the Hilton Metropole Hotel in Birmingham. The BMF’s annual Golf Tournament and other social activities will be held on the previous day, 20 September at the Forest of Arden Golf Course.