Our keynote speaker Rhiannon Jones is a multilingual (English, Spanish and Portuguese) television presenter, reporter and event host. She has been broadcasting in Europe for over ten years covering news, showbiz and sport. As a trained BJTC accredited broadcast journalist, Rhiannon produces, scripts and edits most of her work.
The keynote speaker Rhiannon Jones started her career as a producer for 24-hour news channels, BBC News 24 and Sky World News. At ITN, she combined producing with work in front of camera, launching a presenter-led news bulletin for The Telegraph online and another for YouTube. She also presented an online Premiere League show and ITV2’s showbiz bulletin.
She went on to host preseason friendlies for ITV4 and spent five years in Spain where Rhiannon covered football and basketball for Real Madrid Television, broadcasting in Spanish as well as English. While there, she also worked for China’s CCTV as Spain Correspondent.
Our charismatic speaker Rhiannon Jones returned to London in September 2015 to pursue new opportunities, joining CNN International as an anchor for World Sport and presenter of Judo World, whilst continuing to travel around Europe covering the Champions League and the Bundesliga for Fox Sports. Rhiannon also contributes as a Spanish football expert on the BBC’s 5 Live.
Recent projects include hosting live wrestling for Channel 5, fronting features on the BBC’s Football Focus, reporting on Champions League games for UEFA and covering the IAAF World Championships in London, the U18 World Championships in Nairobi and the World Relays in The Bahamas.
A well-established event host and ambassador for brands that include Tag Heuer, Emirates, Google, Microsoft, Adidas and Samsung, Rhiannon has worked alongside sports personalities such as Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale, Jose Mourinho and Jenson Button.
Throughout her career, our inspiring speaker Rhiannon Jones hosted the official launch of Luis Figo’s manifesto to become FIFA president and the World Sports Law Report’s Player Contracts 2015, both at Wembley stadium.
More recent projects include the Mexico Grand Prix, where she hosted the Formula One Paddock Club for Sahara Force India in Spanish and English; and the 67th FIFA Congress in Bahrain, where she hosted a FIFA Legends bilingual fan interaction event with Diego Maradona, Carli Lloyd and Ronaldinho, hosted the draw for the 67th FIFA Congress football tournament, and hosted the tournament itself.
Voice-over work includes the documentary ‘Ronaldo’, a series on Euro 2016, ‘Vive La France’, and a weekly magazine show, ‘FIFA Football’.
A keen sportswoman herself, the keynote speaker Rhiannon Jones enjoys her all-round fitness, downhill biking and often competes in 10k races and half marathons.
Rhiannon spent her childhood living abroad in the US, Indonesia, Panama, Malaysia, Argentina and South Africa. She is passionate about travel and culture and continues to explore the world!