PrimeTime Sports Management Conference
& Trade Show

Leading Edge Strategies for Managing and Marketing the Business of Sport

November 14-15, 2016
Westin Harbour Castle Hotel
Toronto, Canada


Sports Management Worldwide has partnered with PrimeTime Sports and Entertainment to host a Sports Management Conference and Trade Show in Toronto, Canada. Join an impressive list of speakers and delegates in Toronto where industry leaders meet to discuss and debate the latest challenges facing the business of sports.

Careers In Sport Workshop, Hosted By Sports Management Worldwide
Included With Your Toronto Registration

Monday, November 14

Join Peterborough Petes GM Mike Oke and SMWW President Dr. Lynn Lashbrook who share career strategies to launch your sports career quickly and effectively.  Learn networking tips and meet speakers 'one on one' who share career advice.



Call Patrice Whiffen: (519) 868-2399 or email
Or visit the PrimeTime Sports & Entertainment websiteYou can also follow PrimeTime Sports on Facebook and Twitter

Past Speakers:

Kevin Abrams Assistant General Manager, New York Giants
Matt Afinec - Senior Vice President & Chief Sales Officer, Hamilton Tiger-Cats Football Club 
Dave Andrews – President & Chief Executive Officer, American Hockey League
Steven Angel - Senior Vice President, Referee Operations and Analytics, National Basketball Association
Tom Anselmi - Former President and Chief Executive Officer, Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment 
Chris Armstrong - Senior Vice President, Wasserman Media Group, LLC
Chaka Bainbridge - President, Bainbridge Sports
Michael Bartlett – Senior Director, Corporate Responsibility, MLSE & Executive Director, MLSE Foundation
Mark Bradley - Director, The Fan Experience Company
Brian Burke – President of Hockey Operations, Calgary Flames
Dr. Chris Chard - Sports Management Professor, Brock University
Brian Cooper - President & Chief Executive Officer, S & E Sponsorship Group
Michael Copeland - President & Chief Operating Officer, Canadian Football League
George Daniel - Commissioner, National Lacrosse League 
Mark Ditmars - Vice President, Corporate Partnerships, Toronto Blue Jays
Kyle Dubas – Assistant General Manager, Toronto Maple Leafs 
Steven Fehr - Special Counsel – Major League Baseball Players Association & National Hockey League Players' Association
Mark Francis – Consultant, BaAM Productions & Professor, UCLA
Elliotte Friedman – Broadcaster, Sportsnet
Brendan Fyfe - Senior Manager, Lottery Product Development, Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG)
Dr. Pat Graham – Founder and Owner, The Core Optimum Health Centre, Official Chiropractor for the Toronto Blue Jays
Stephen Greyser– Professor of Marketing/Communications, Harvard Business School
Clark Griffith - Sports Lawyer, Griffith Consulting, LLC 
Bill Guertin - Owner, The 800 Pound Gorilla
Shannon Hosford – Vice President of Marketing and Communications, Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment
Cameron Hughes - Multimedia Host and Fan Engagement Specialist, Cameron Cheers
Jeff Hunt - President and Governor, Ottawa Redblacks of the Canadian Football League 
Robert Hunter - Chief Facilities & Live Entertainment Officer, Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment 
Stewart Johnston – President, The Sports Network (TSN) 
Gord Kirke - Sports Lawyer and Special Lecturer, Global Resolutions & University of Toronto Faculty of Law
Jim Kozak - Senior Director – Marketing, B2B & Sports Partnerships Canadian Broadcasting Corporation 
Adam Larry – Director of Licensing and Associate Counsel, National Hockey League Players' Association
Dr. Lynn Lashbrook – President, Sports Management Worldwide
Chris Lencheski – President, Phoenicia Sport & Entertainment
Abraham Madkour - Executive Editor, SportsBusiness Journal/Daily 
Dan Marr – Director of NHL Central Scouting, The National Hockey League 
Kyle McMann - Group Vice President, Integrated Sales, NHL Enterprises
Don Meehan - President, CEO and Certified NHL Player Agent, Newport Sports Management 
Gilberto Mendoza - Vice President, World Boxing Association 
Gord Miller – Play-by-Play Announcer, The Sports Network (TSN) 
Johnny Miller – CEO/Founder, Manumatix (Bamboo Social Media CRM Software)
Patrick Morris – Certified NHL Player Agent, Newport Sports Management
Jim Neish – Vice President, IMG Sports Licensing 
Jeffrey Orridge - Executive Director of Sports Properties, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation 
Dr. Paul Piccininni - Dentist, Medical Committee, International Ice Hockey Federation
Tom Pistore - Vice President of Ticket Sales & Service, Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment
Camille Quenneville – Chief Executive Officer, The Canadian Mental Health Association 
Dr. Tim Rindlisbacher – Director of Sports Health, Cleveland Clinic Canada
Jacqueline Ryan - Vice President of Sponsorships & Partnership Programs, Scotiabank
Greg Sansone – Head of Programming, Sportsnet 
Kim Saunders – Associate Vice President, Sports Partnerships – Canadian Tire Corporation
Daryl Seidman – Manager of Consumer Products – National Football League (NFL) Canada 
John Shannon – Broadcaster, Sportsnet 
Matthew Shuber – Vice President, Business Affairs and Legal Counsel, Toronto Blue Jays
Carlos Silva – President and Chief Operating Officer, Back9Network
Dr. Dana Sinclair - Partner & Sports Psychologist, Human Performance International
Szymon Szemberg - Chief Operating Officer, European Champions Hockey League
Dr. John Theodoropoulos – Orthopaedic Surgeon, University of Toronto & Toronto Maple Leafs 
Anton Thun - Co-Managing Director & Certified Player Agent, MFIVE Sports
Allen Vansen - Executive Vice President of Operations, Sport and Venue Management, Toronto 2015 Pan/Parapan American Games
Tom Whaley - Executive Vice President and Owner, St. Paul Saints Baseball Club 
Trevor Whiffen - Partner, Dickinson Wright LLP and Governor, London Knights Hockey Club 
Tom Wright – UFC Managing Director, Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Canada, Australia and New Zealand


Information about the 2015 event:
2016 information to be added as it becomes available

Westin Harbour Castle Hotel
Toronto, Ontario

7:30am Registration and Continental Breakfast 

8:30am Welcome by Conference Chairs
Brian Burke, President of Hockey Operations Calgary Flames
Trevor Whiffen, Partner - Dickinson Wright LLP Governor – London Knights

8:40am Introduction and Opening Remarks
Gord Miller, Play By Play Announcer The Sports Network

8:45am The Business of Sports: Meeting The Challenges of a Competitive Market
Gord Miller, Play By Play Announcer The Sports Network
Doug Boles, President Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Brian Burke, President of Hockey Operations Calgary Flames
Tim Leiweke, President and Chief Executive Officer Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment
Chris Lencheski, President Front Row Marketing Services – A Comcast Spectacor Subsidiary
Bruce Popko, Senior Vice President of Business Development Buffalo Bills
Masai Ujiri, President and General Manager Toronto Raptors

10:00am Gord Miller of TSN Interviews Gary Bettman – Commissioner of the National Hockey League

10:30am The Importance of Developing Strong Corporate Partnerships in Sports
Chris Lecheski, President Front Row Marketing Services – A Comcast Spectacor Subsidiary
Brian Cooper, President and Chief Executive Officer S & E Sponsorship Group
Katherine Henderson, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Revenue Pan/Parapan American Games Toronto 2015
Dave Hopkinson, Chief Commercial Officer Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment
Jacqueline Ryan, Vice President, Sponsorships & Partnership Programs Scotiabank

11:30 Developments in Drug Testing, Awareness and Enforcement
Dr. Richard Powers, Professor Rotman School of Management – University of Toronto
Erik Galas, Intelligence Coordinator Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport
Steven Fehr, Special Counsel Major League Baseball Players Association/ National Hockey League Players Association
Clark Griffith, Sports Lawyer CCG P.A.

12:30am Networking Luncheon – Panel Discussion – Current Issues in the World of Sports
Gord Miller, Play By Play Announcer The Sports Network
Sam Cosentino, Host of Baseball Central & Junior Hockey Analyst Sportsnet
Elliotte Friedman, Sports Broadcaster CBC Sports
Nick Kypreos, Hockey Analyst Sportsnet
Bob McKenzie, Hockey Analyst The Sports Network

2:00pm Event Management: Organizing, Promoting and Hosting Sporting Events
Paul Hardy, IAAF Competitions Director International Association of Athletics Federations
Robert Hunter, Chief Facilities and Live Entertainment Officer Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment
Pat McEleney, Executive Director 2015 and 2017 World Junior Championships – Toronto and Montreal – Hockey Canada
Sara Moore, Vice President of Marketing Canadian Football League
Annemarie Roe, President BaAM Productions

3:00pm Gord Miller of TSN Interviews Rene Fasel of the International Ice Hockey Federation and Bob Nicholson of Hockey Canada

3:30pm Athlete Evaluation and the Role of Analytics
Dr. Dana Sinclair, Partner and Sports Psychologist Human Performance International
Kevin Abrams, Assistant General Manager New York Giants
Kevin Cheveldayoff, Executive Vice-President and General Manager Winnipeg Jets
Patrick Morris, Certified Player Agent Newport Sports Management
Dave Nonis, Senior Vice-President and General Manager Toronto Maple Leafs
Alex Rucker, Senior Analytics Consultant Toronto Raptors

4:30pm Athlete Representation Roundtable
Rob Faulds, Broadcaster Sportsnet
Chris Armstrong, Executive Vice-President Wasserman Media Group, LLC
Chaka Bainbridge, President Bainbridge Sports
Tim Fleiszer, Certified Player Agent Gil Scott Sports Management
Don Meehan, President, Chief Executive Officer and Certified Player Agent Newport Sports Management
Anton Thun, Certified Player Agent MFIVE Sports

5:30 Networking Reception

6:45 Conference Concludes for the Day


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