London Sports Career Conference & NFL London Game "Where British & American Sports Converge!" Coming September 2017 2017 NFL International Series
Wembley Stadium & Brent Civic Center
Getting hired in sports takes both skill and knowing the right people. Executives at sports industry behemoths like Arsenal and Manchester City don’t tend to hang out around town carrying on conversation, but they will be doing exactly that at the upcoming London Sports Career Conference hosted by Sports Management Worldwide October 201 at the Brent Civic Center in London.
Our speakers not only engage with the audience during their panel Q&A sessions, but they also make themselves available to discuss one-on-one with attendees after their panel completes.
The annual London Sports Career Conference provides people of all ages with a desire to work in professional sports insight and exposure they can't get anywhere else:
Sports career advice from top UK & US sports executives in football, rugby, cricket and US Sports
Understand how the globalization of sports can benefit your career
Network with sports business industry leaders
Learn from UK & US mentors who are willing to assist you with your career path
Connect with sports business professionals and fellow career-minded individuals
Take advantage of career tips and take your sports career to the next level
Gain confidence and credibility, get motivated for a career in sports
Add valuable experience to your resume
Seats for this one of a kind event are running out – register today and reserve your chance to learn from some of the best sports minds around the globe.
Why You Should Attend the 2017 London Sports Career Conference
“Go Global Or Go Home!”
That is the mantra of Sports Management Worldwide President and Founder Dr. Lynn Lashbrook, who understands that sports are a global industry. In fact, the two most popular sports in the world, soccer and rugby, are dominated by European franchises and are just now beginning their growth phase in the US.
Which is exactly why we are coming to the Brent Civic Center in London September 2017 and we hope you will too.
Our Sports Career Conference features advice from top UK and US sports executives in soccer, cricket, rugby and US sports. In the past we’ve featured speakers such as:
Arsenal COO Tom Fox
Manchester City Chief Commercial and Operating Officer Tom Glick
FIFA agents Sky Andrew and Colin Gordon
Soccer analyst and reporter Keir Radnedge
Wyscout’s Richard Trafford
Tottenham Hotspur Head of Business Development Aidan Mullaly
Newcastle Falcons Managing Director Mick Hogan
Miami Dolphins Senior VP of Football Operations Dawn Aponte
If you want to start a career in sports or advance your current one, attending the SMWW London Sports Career Conference is the move you need to make. Find out who is hiring and for what roles, network with sports executives, and learn strategies to catapult your career to the next level.
“The conference provided an excellent opportunity to network within the international sports industry,” says 2015 conference attendee Howard Hylton from Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire. “Real-time information was provided by speakers who are currently working in the field as scouts, agents, analysts, and providing a player’s perspective. In short, a great career conference which I highly recommended.”
Every major sport is in the midst of expanding internationally, whether it’s football in London, basketball in Beijing or rugby in America, international growth is where it’s at. With broadcast technology constantly improving and fan bases growing exponentially, borders don’t matter, sports leap the boundaries. Which is why our London conference is such an important experience to take in, whether you live in Manchester, England or Manchester, New Hampshire.
“I gained a huge amount of information by attending the SMWW London Sports Career Conference,” says Football Agent Tom Palmer. “SMWW organizes an impressive list of speakers who are all willing to share their advice and answer all our questions.”
Sign up soon, this is a smaller venue so we’ll cut off registration at 100 – this event will sell out so don’t delay!
Information on the Upcoming London Sports Career Conference
This Sports Career conference is aimed at anyone who is looking to develop or enhance a career in sports. In attendance will be speakers from a variety of different sports and leagues. If you want to work in professional sports, then this is the conference for you!
This one-day event will feature panel discussions, Q&A sessions and networking events with some of the biggest names in the world of soccer, rugby, cricket and US sports. Attendees can expect to learn more about the business of sports including:
Scouting and Analytics
Sports Communication and Media Relations
Sports Journalism and Broadcasting
Careers strategies and insights from sports executives
For UCFB Wembley student Phillip Boothby the Sports Career Conference put his studies in perspective, “I am a student at UCFB Wembley studying Sports Business & Sports Law. Before the event, I was unsure of where my degree would take me. Listening to speakers within the sports industry and networking at this conference, I now have a better understanding of the industry and feel confident of my future career path. I will attend again next year!”
An estimated $600 billion industry, the sports world reaches every corner of the globe, which helps to explain why we are headed to London later this October to engage with the greatest sports business minds in Europe.
And we want you to come along!
Our London Sports Career conference features some of the biggest names on the global sports scene, but seats are running low, the time is now to register!
8:50am Welcome and Opening Remarks Dr. Lynn Lashbrook – SMWW President & Founder
9:00am Scouting in Soccer
Joe Monks – Barnet Football Club, Head of Recruitment
Steve Simmons – Aston Villa Football Club, European Scout (Provisional)
9:45am Entry Level Opportunities in Sports
Katie Fitz-Costa – Arsenal Football Club, Senior Executive Box Account Manager
Graham Bramwell – Arsenal Football Club, Premium Sales Executive
10:45am Sponsorship in Sports
Chris Gratton – Octagon, Group Director
Shaun Petafi – EFL, Commercial Development Manager
11:30am Sports Media & Broadcasting
Alison Bender – ESPN Europe, Broadcaster & Journalist
Keir Radnedge – World Soccer, Journalist
12:15 NETWORKING LUNCH with Tony Wyllie, Washington Redskins Senior Vice President
13:00 Soccer Analytics
Richard Trafford – Wyscout, Head of UK & North America
Jamie Dos Anjos – Stats, Head of Education Consultant
Lee Fraser - Newcastle United Football Club Talent ID & Data Analyst
13:45 Sports Media & PR
Dave Lowe – Sports Marketing Consultant
14:30 Business of Sports Agent
Sky Andrew – FIFA Agent
Duncan Maxim – Mark Blundell Partners, Head of Golf
15:15 Integrity in Sports
Michele Verroken – Sporting Integrity, Founder Hubert F. Register II – HFR Consulting
16:00 The Athletes Journey
Gladstone Small – Former England Fast Bowler; SMWW Faculty
Andy Lapthorne – Paralympic Rio 2016 Double Medallist, Wheelchair Tennis
16:45 Closing Remarks
Sunday, 30 October 2016
9:30am Wembley Stadium
Free Tailgate Party- free and open to the public.
Appearances by NFL Hall of Famers, performances by cheerleaders, music acts and interactive and historical NFL elements. All events take place just outside Wembley Stadium.
1:30pm NFL Game
Cincinnati Bengals (3-4) take on the Washington Redskins (4-3) at Wembley Stadium
**Must have a Game Ticket
Registration Opens in 2017 - Check Back For Dates
This event is limited to the first 100 and will sell out fast!
Conference Registration Includes:
Delegate badge & credentials
All conference sessions
NFL Game Tickets available for an additional fee
General Admission (2016 Prices): $250 | £188 | €225
** Please note, conference fee does not include hotel accommodations
Walk-up registrations will not be accepted. Please register online in advance.
Tickets to the NFL London Game:
Attending the conference? Join us at the game on Sunday. Kick off is typically at 13:30. Last year we reserved a block of seats in Section 552 - check out the view!
You can be assured that NFL fans from around the world will once again pack Wembley to the rafters for this very special Regular Season game! SMWW has a group of 30 seats for speakers and attendees. You must register for the conference first!
Tickets are being sold at an exclusive discount for our conference attendees.
Must have purchased Conference registration to be able to purchase NFL tickets. Only 30 seats available and these will go quickly. Buy up to 2 per registration. (Yes, you can bring a friend or spouse who doesn't attend the conference!)
Groups of 4 or more are eligible for a discount. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or +44 (0)20 8767 0067 for more information.
Where To Stay:
Hotel options within 2.0 miles from Brent Civic Center/Wembly Stadium:
Ibis Hotel London Wembley - .3 miles
Pop In Commercial Centre, South Way, Wembley, London HA9 6BA, United Kingdom
Euro Hotel Wembley - 0.9 miles
1-7 Elm Road, Wembley, London HA9 7JA, United Kingdom
Phone: +44 20 8902 1764
Holiday Inn London Wembley - 0.4 miles
Empire Way, Wembley, London HA9 8DS, United Kingdom
Phone: +44 20 8902 8839
St. George's Hotel Wembley - 0.4 miles
43-51 Wembley Hill Rd, Wembley HA9 8AU, United Kingdom
Phone: +44 20 8900 0662
Quality Hotel London - 0.6 miles
Empire Way, Wembley HA9 0NH, United Kingdom
Phone: +44 20 8733 9000
Premier Inn London Wembley - 0.7 miles
151 Wembley Park Dr, Wembley HA9 8HQ, United Kingdom
Phone: +44 871 527 8682
Bridge Park Hotel - 1.7 miles
16 Hillside, London NW10 8BN, United Kingdom
Phone: +44 20 8961 1260
Don't Understand American Football?
Let us teach you the nuances! Even if you are a newcomer to the sport of American football, we will help you understand the basics of the game. Sports business is similar from sport to sport. American football is growing in Europe and soccer is growing in the USA.
This conference will help you join the explosion of international sports business!
Darren Eales, Tottenham Hotspur Director of Football Administration visiting with attendees.
Note: Due to Team Meetings, speakers are not guaranteed and will change. The closer we get to the date, the more accurate the schedule becomes as executives do not yet know their team meeting schedules.
Keir Radnedge - well-known journalist, WorldSoccer, and broadcaster Matt Moore, NFL Miami Dolphins Quarterback Sky Andrew - Sports Agent (Clients include: Alex Dowsett, Sol Campbell, and Chris Robshaw.) Chris Parsons - NFL VP International Kaleb Thornhill - Miami Dolphins Director of Player Engagement Aidan Mullally - Tottenham Hotspur Head of Business Development Ben McGregor - Senior Player Development Manager at The Rugby Players Ass. Tom Fox - Arsenal FC Chief Commercial Officer Tom Glick, Manchester City FC Chief Commercial and Operating Officer Dawn Aponte - Miami Dolphins Executive Vice President of Football Administration Darren Venn, Radius Sports Marketing Managing Director Dr. Lynn Lashbrook - Sports Management Worldwide President Syd Douglas, Managing Director, Rah Rah Rugby (World's largest rugby player and coach recruitment company) Alex Scotcher, British Universities & Colleges Sport (BUCS) Head of Communications Will Lloyd - Global Sports Jobs CEO Jordan Garbutt, Prozone Head of UK Professional Services Geoff Burrows, Rugby League Players Assoc. Mike Stoeber - Jacksonville Jaguars Asst. Director of Football Technology Andy Meikle - Co-Founder & CEO of Sportlobster - The Sport Social Network Darren Eales - Tottenham Hotspur Director of Football Administration Tom Fox, Arsenal FC COO & Lynn Lashbrook
Tom Fox, Aston Villa Chief Exec & Lynn Lashbrook
Colin Gordon - Key Sports Management Licensed Player Agent by the FA Simon Miller - Bloomberg Head of Intl. Business Development Neil Hornsby - PR Pro Football Focus Owner Simon Farrant, Opta Sports - Marketing Ahmad Hamzah - Jacksonville Jaguars Director of Football Logistics & Facilities David Lowe - St Helens Rugby League - Digital Marketing Manager Derek Bragg - The Scouting Network/Wyscout Paraag Marathe - San Francisco 49ers Chief Commercial Officer Gary Double - IMG Vice President, Corporate Communications, Michele Verroken - Sporting Integrity Ceri Wynne - Sports Consultant on behalf of the FA, LTA, Anti-Doping Paul Molesworth - English Football LeagueChief Scout John Print - SMWW Director of UK Operations & Licensed FA Player Agent Krista Olson - San Francisco 49ers Marketing Manager Charles Bruner – Arsenal FC Premium Sales Manager Steve Simmons, Aston Villa European Scout Talia Malik – San Francisco 49ers PR Assistant Maria Hopwood - UCFB Webley Sport Management Lecturer Richard Trafford - Trafford Sports LTD., Managing Director Rachel Anderson - FIFA Certified Player Agent Adam Barker - Business Development Manager Aaron Degereness - New York Jets Senior Manager, Operations Tuomas kanervala - CEO at AccuScore & SMWW Alumni Tom McCann - Arsenal Football Club Head of Premium sales, Service and Operations Jan Wieland - Blacktop Management Founder & CEO
SMWW will award a limited amount of full and partial scholarships for each SMWW Career Conference. You must be 18 years or older to be considered. If interested, fill out an application and submit your resume and a one-page letter explaining why you should receive a scholarship to email@example.com.
Scholarships do not include lodging or airfare. Those who have completed an SMWW training program will be given preference.
SMWW offers sports internship opportunities throughout the year in both our Portland, Oregon and Gloucester, England offices. Visit this page for more information. SMWW conducts interviews at SMWW Career Conferences.
What Can You Expect?
SMWW holds conferences across North America and in London, with our headline conference taking place every February in Indianapolis at the NFL Combine. We also run sport-specific conferences throughout the year.
Click here for videos about our past Basketball and Hockey conferences in the USA. Attendees rave about our conferences.
We have a very high satisfaction rate and many returnees. Many sports business conferences are over £600 ($1000). We keep the price of our conference affordable so that those wanting to advance their careers in sports can afford to attend.
Questions? Call John Print at UK +44 (0)871 288 4799
Dress Code: Business Casual for the Conference, Casual for the Game!
Come join Sports Management Worldwide in London for a sports business experience you won't forget!
(Liz & Lynn Lashbrook)
This conference is an eye opener and a great platform to network with fellow professionals in the sports field. Very informative!
The SMWW Conference presents individuals who are passionate about the global sports industry and who are offering attendees opportunities to expand their horizons. I will definitely attend next year.
Owner, LEGUN S.A.
Wonderful! Very informative! Speakers were excellent! Dr. Lashbrook is like a fine wine, he gets better with age!
I am a student at UCFB Wembley studying Sports Business & Sports Law. Before the event I was unsure of where my degree would take me. Listening to speakers within the sports industry and networking at this conference, I now have a better understanding of the industry and feel confident of my future career path. I will attend again next year!
The conference provided an excellent opportunity to network within the industry. Real time information was provided by speakers who are currently working in the field as scouts, agents, analysts, and the players perspective. In short, a great career conference, highly recommended.
I gained a huge amount of information. SMWW organizes an impressive list of speakers who are all willing to share their advice and answer all our questions.
Brentford Football Club
It was excellent to hear insights from people inside the industry. All the speakers were inspirational and high energy.
University of South Africa
You come to the conference without expectations, but you leave with so much knowledge and you are ready to face the football sports world! Well done and thank you SMWW!
Baton Rouge, LA
This conference motivated me to pursue my dream of becoming a sports agent!