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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.

The 2013 Sports Management Conference will be held on November 17 & 18, 2014
at:
Westin Harbour Castle Hotel
1 Harbour Square 
Toronto, ON M5J 1A6, Canada
Phone: (416) 869-1600

Watch videos from previous years conference here.

Fees:  Visit Prime Time Sports & Entertainment for more information or to register.

 


Questions? Visit the Prime Time Sports & Entertainment website

Call Patrice Whiffen - 519-868-2399

or email: patricewhiffen@primetimesports.ca

 

Agenda from 2013 so you can see how last year was scheduled:

 

 

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2013

WESTIN HARBOUR CASTLE HOTEL
TORONTO, ONTARIO

 

7:30    Registration and Continental Breakfast 
8:30 Welcome by Conference Chairs

Brian Burke
President of Hockey Operations
Calgary Flames

Trevor Whiffen
Partner - Dickinson Wright LLP
Governor – London Knights

 

8:40 Introduction and Opening Remarks

Emcee: Gord Miller
Play By Play Announcer
The Sports Network

8:45 The Business of Sports: Meeting The Challenges of a Competitive Market

Moderator: 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

10:00 Gord Miller of TSN Interviews Gary Bettman – Commissioner of the National Hockey League
10:30 The Importance of Developing Strong Corporate Partnerships in Sports

Moderator: Chris Lencheski
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

Moderator: 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.

12:30 Networking Luncheon – Panel Discussion – Current Issues in the World of Sports

Moderator: 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

2:00 Event Management: Organizing, Promoting and Hosting Sporting Events

Moderator: 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

3:00 Gord Miller of TSN Interviews Rene Fasel of the International Ice Hockey Federation and Bob Nicholson of Hockey Canada
3:30 Athlete Evaluation and the Role of Analytics

Moderator: 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

4:30 Athlete Representation Roundtable

Moderator: 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

 

 

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2013
7:30 Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30 Opening Remarks

Emcee: Gord Miller
Play By Play Announcer
The Sports Network

8:45 Issues Affecting the Operations of Sports Leagues, Associations and Federations

Moderator: Gord Miller
Play By Play Announcer
The Sports Network

Dave Andrews
President and Chief Executive Officer
American Hockey League

Steven Angel
Senior Vice President of League Operations and Officiating
National Basketball Association

David Branch
President – Canadian Hockey League
Commissioner – Ontario Hockey League

George Daniel
Commissioner
National Lacrosse League

Brian McKenna
Commissioner
ECHL

Tom Wright
Director of Operations
UFC Canada

10:00 Networking / Refreshment Break
10:15 That’s The Ticket: Building Your Brand and Selling Out Your Events

Moderator: Mark Francis
Professor – UCLA Business School
Sports Marketing Consultant – BaAM Productions 

Tom Anselmi
Former Chief Operating Officer
Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment

Tom Pistore
Vice President of Ticket Sales and Service
Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment

Patti-Anne Tarlton
Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
Ticketmaster Canada

Dan Quinn
Director
NFL Canada

11:30 Legal Issues Affecting Players, Teams, Leagues and Facilities

Moderator: Trevor Whiffen
Partner - Dickinson Wright LLP
Governor - London Knights

Richard Brand
Chair of the Sports Industry Practice
Arent Fox LLP

Michael Copeland
President and Chief Operating Officer
Canadian Football League

Clark Griffith
Sports Lawyer
CCG P.A.

Michael Ouellet
Chief of Business Affairs
National Hockey League Players’ Association

12:30 Networking Luncheon: Gord Miller of The Sports Network Interviews Don Fehr – Executive Director of the National Hockey League Players' Association
2:00 Utilizing New Media to Generate a Return on Your Investment

Moderator: James Mirtle
Hockey Writer – The Globe and Mail
Contributor – TSN1050 Radio

Matt Maychak
Vice President of Communications and Broadcast
Canadian Football League

John McCauley
Senior Director of Marketing
Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment

Dr. Natalie Petouhoff
Professor
UCLA Business School

Joe Ross
Vice President, Content
theScore, Inc.
 

3:00 Keynote Address by Brian Burke: Going for Olympic Gold in Sochi
3:30 Networking / Refreshment Break
3:45 Developments in Television Broadcasting and Sports Properties

Moderator: John Shannon
Broadcaster
Sportsnet

Stewart Johnston
President
The Sports Network

Phil King
President, CTV Programming and Sports
CTV Inc.

Scott Moore
President of Broadcasting
Rogers Media

Jeffrey Orridge
Executive Director of Sports Properties
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

4:45 Careers in Sport Workshop: The Long and Winding Road

Moderator: Rob Faulds
Broadcaster
Sportsnet

Dr. Chris Chard
Sports Management Professor
Brock University

Larry Landon
Executive Director
Professional Hockey Players’ Association

Dr. Lynn Lashbrook
President
Sports Management Worldwide

Dr. James Riordan
Director of MBA in Sport Management
Florida Atlantic University

Jon Sinden
Manager: Digital Content & Social Media
Toronto Maple Leafs, Toronto Raptors, Toronto FC

5:45 Networking Reception
6:45 Conference Concludes – Thank You For Attending

 

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