The publishing, financial information and intelligence giant will join leading figures and decision-makers from rugby and the world of sport to share Dow Jones' unique knowledge and insight on the challenges facing the sports industry through its Dow Jones Sports Intelligence business (DJSI).

DJSI was established in 2015 as an extension of the company's highly successful risk and compliance business. It is the only due-diligence business tailored to the sports industry helping stakeholders assess existing and new third-party relationships and mitigating risk. 

Simon Greenberg, Head of Dow Jones Sport, the new division which houses DJSI, will address the conference on this topic and the wider issue of good governance in sport in a plenary session titled 'Protecting sport from corruption'.

Greenberg said: "Dow Jones Sports Intelligence is delighted to support the World Rugby ConfEx. World Rugby is one of the most progressive international federations in sport, recognising good governance and due diligence are crucial to managing commercial and reputational risk. These measures anticipate and prevent issues, ensure stakeholder confidence and create additional monetary value for the sport."

Meanwhile, Engage Sports Media continues its ongoing relationship with World Rugby, re-signing as an official event partner of ConfEx for a third consecutive edition of the global rugby event. As a leader in the sports entertainment media market place, Engage Sports Media will produce and distribute high-quality, innovative and engaging multi-media content from ConfEx 2016 to World Rugby’s audience around the world.

Airton Risk Management, Rhino Rugby and SponServe have also lent their backing to ConfEx 2016 as official event supporters. Airton Risk Management provide financial cover related to the outcome of sporting events and will be treating ConfEx delegates to a networking drinks reception.

Rhino Rugby, a leading rugby brand and supplier of rugby equipment and clothing, will sponsor a panel discussion on ‘Supporting grassroots rugby’ which will conclude with the presentation of its Grassroots Rugby Award to one of five shortlisted initiatives from around the world. While SponServe, the world’s first dedicated sponsorship and inventory management platform, which was built off a rugby sponsorship model and is used by some of the world’s leading sponsorship minds, makes further addition to the event’s commercial arm.

World Rugby Chief Executive Brett Gosper said: "We are thrilled to add to our growing list of global partners and supporters for World Rugby ConfEx 2016. It is testament to rugby’s record growth worldwide and the sport’s expanding reach that we continue to attract such high calibre partners to our events.  

"Dow Jones Sports Intelligence’s innovative approach to anti-corruption in sport, based on its established reputation as a market leading intelligence provider on risk and compliance, is welcomed at a time when the sports industry as a whole continues to face challenges to its reputation." 

"We are also grateful for the ongoing support of Engage Sports Media as well as the addition of Airton Risk Management, Rhino Rugby and SponServe to the event’s commercial programme. These partnerships will help maximise the impact of ConfEx 2016 and provide the best possible platform for our global rugby family to meet and interact in London on 14-15 November.