Neville, who has built a reputation as a shrewd hotelier and property developer since retiring from the game, will be the keynote speaker at the event at the National Football Museum on Tuesday 25 October in Manchester.
He will be joined by Wayne Bennett, the recently-appointed coach of the England Rugby League team who is Australia’s most successful and enduring sports coach and has been nicknamed ‘the Australian Fergie’.
All proceeds from the dinner will go to the player welfare programme run by Rugby League Cares, a charity which supports retired Rugby League players suffering hardship, distress or poor health, and provides training and education grants to current players to help them prepare for life after rugby.
Chris Rostron, the head of Rugby League Cares, said: “Wayne Bennett’s record speaks for itself and I am sure he will provide some fascinating insights for business leaders on what it takes to succeed so consistently in the most cut-throat business of all.
“We are also delighted that Gary Neville has accepted our invitation to speak: not only was he a part of the world’s most celebrated football team, Gary has since gone on to forge a successful career outside sport and I am looking forward to hearing him share his experiences.
“Other key speakers from the world of sport will be confirmed in the next few weeks ahead of what will be an unmissable dinner for the business community across the North West and Yorkshire regions.”
Tickets for the Business in Sport dinner at the National Football Museum on Tuesday 25 October cost from £100 each; a VIP package costing £1,500 for a table of 10 includes a private drinks reception with the guest speakers, prime seats and a gift pack.