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New Ulster Rugby coach Mark Anscombe is the guest speaker at a rugby forum event being held at the University of Ulster this week.

High profile speakers from the world of business and sport will come together to deliver insights into the strategies they deploy to get the best performance from their teams in their particular professional disciplines.

Organised by business consultancy thinkTASC, the event will take place on Thursday (July 5), at the Belfast campus between 6pm and 8pm.

The panel of speakers will include: Mark Anscombe, new Ulster Rugby Head Coach, Ken Belshaw, Grafton Recruitment Co-Founder and Director, Tom Frawley, Northern Ireland Ombudsman, Paul Mackinnon, thinkTASC Director (formerly High Performance Player Development Manager for New Zealand Rugby).

The panel will cover topics including ‘Lessons from Sport to Business’, and ‘Maximising Performance’.thinkTASC Director Paul Mackinnon will also deliver a short presentation about the company's business consultancy services. Guests will also have the opportunity to meet Mark Anscombe following the presentations.

Dr Nigel Dobson, Head of Sports Services at the University, said: "We are delighted to welcome Mark Anscombe to the University ofUlster, and look forward togetting to know more about the new Ulster Coach and the strategies we shall see him deliver in the forthcoming season. Hopefully these same strategies can help localcompanies achieve increase performance and success in the world of business."

thinkTASC Director Paul Mackinnon added that “The rugby forum will be an exciting opportunity for local business and sports people to find out how they can get on top of their game and learn strategies to drive them to success in the future.”

For further information about thinkTASC and the rugby forum visit