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VRC chairman Amanda Elliot to address American conference
07 Aug 2017 | Victoria Racing Club 
Amanda Elliott will become the first Victoria Racing Club (VRC) Chairman to speak at the Jockey Club Round Table Conference when it is held on Sunday 13 August at Saratoga Springs, New York.

Amanda will be one of a few featured speakers at the 65th annual event on matters pertaining to racing at the Gideon Putnam Resort.

The conference will be live streamed internationally at and broadcast to millions on American horseracing cable network TVG2 and

Amanda, who was appointed the first female Chairman of the VRC in February 2017, will provide insights into the Club, the world of racing at Flemington, the Emirates Melbourne Cup’s global importance, and the impact of the Melbourne Cup Carnival.

Amanda said it was an honour to be invited to speak at the respected conference.

“This is a wonderful opportunity to promote our magnificent Club and our Melbourne Cup Carnival to a worldwide audience.”

Amanda said the VRC is a world leader in racing, facilities, event management and entertainment.

“We are custodians of Australia’s original major event, the Melbourne Cup, which is broadcast into more than 160 territories, showcasing the event and Melbourne around the globe to millions of people.

“The VRC is committed to continual improvement and innovation, and I look forward to sharing our vision for Flemington including the world-class Club Stand, when I address the Round Table Conference.”

Other featured speakers at the 2017 Round Table Conference include thoroughbred owner Barbara Banke, former National Basketball Association senior executive Rachel Jacobson, and McKinsey & Company’s Ben Vonwiller.

The Jockey Club Round Table Conference was first held on July 1, 1953, in The Jockey Club office in New York City. The following year, it was moved to Saratoga Springs, N.Y., where it has been held every August since.

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