2019 PrimeTime Sports Management Conference & Trade Show 

Leading Edge Strategies for Managing and Marketing the Business of Sport

November 17-19, 2019                
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. Speakers Include SMWW's Faculty:  Dr. Lynn Lashbrook and Mike Oke.



2019 Careers In Sport Workshop
Hosted By Sports Management Worldwide
Included With Your Toronto Registration

When: Monday, November 18, 2019 | 6pm-9pm
Where: Westin Harbour Castle Hotel - Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Dress Code: Business Attire

Join SMWW and PrimeTime Sports & Entertainment in Toronto on Monday, November 18, 2019 for a Careers in Sport Workshop as part of the 11th Annual PrimeTime Sports Management Conference. Come join Dr. Lynn Lashbrook of SMWW and experience The Power of Networking!

We all understand the importance of networking within your target industry. This intimate setting will allow you an opportunity to network with sports business executives who will teach you simple techniques to grow your business network. Dr. Lashbrook is the master of meeting people, and by the end of the evening, you will be too! 
This is a MUST ATTEND event for those trying to break into the sports industry or those who want to expand their sports business network.

Careers in Sports Workshop Monday, November 18th, 2019:

6:00 pm Join us for a Networking Reception in support of You Can Play with light refreshments. 

7:00pm-9pm Careers in Sport Workshop 
This is your chance to speak one on one with executives who will give you sports business career advice and career strategies.
Hosted by Sports Management Worldwide's Dr. Lynn Lashbrook with:

2018 Speakers Include: (2019 speakers will be announced later)
Dr. Lynn Lashbrook – Certified NFL Player Agent and  Sports Management Worldwide President
Andrew Moss - Nolan Partners Partner, Global Head of Media and Entertainment
Darren Arnold - Hamilton Bulldogs Hockey Club Senior Director of Ticketing
Taylor Coulis - CBS Interactive Head of Mobile Partnerships
David Goldstein - U Sports COO
Amanda Dwyer - Sportsnet Director of Marketing
Colin Gratton - Winnipeg Jets and True North Sports + Entertainment Account Service Representative
Jaime McMillan - Toronto FC & Toronto Argonauts Senior Director Administration & Operations
Mike Oke - Peterborough Petes General Manager
Brad Parkins - TPC Toronto at Osprey Valley Tournament Director
Laura Patterson - Toronto Maple Leafs Hockey Club Manager of Business Operations and EA to Brendan Shanahan
Aaron Sinukoff - Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment Account Manager, New Business Development
Justin Vandenberg - Twitter Canada Senior Client Partner
Mark WashoRochester Rhinos Soccer, and Marina Auto Stadium Chief Business Officer

And more to be announced! 

 All Confirmed Conference speakers can be found on Primetime Sport's website primetimesport.ca


Workshop Registration: Only $39.25 US dollars (or free with Toronto PrimeTime registration)

Registration is now closed.
If you are registered for the one or two day Toronto PrimeTime Conference you may still attend the Careers In Sport Workshop!

See you in Toronto!


SMWW’s Industry Leading Courses Featured In:

2018 Featured Speakers
*Speakers are subject to change. 2019 Speakers will be announced as we get closer.

Don Cherry
"Coach's Corner" Host, Sportsnet
Gord Miller
The Sports Network (TSN) Play-By-Play Announcer
Brian Burke
Calgary Flames President
Gary Bettman
NHL Commissioner
Lynn Lashbrook
SMWW President & Founder, Certified NFL Agent, Former NCAA Athletic Director, Sports Business Keynote Speaker
Kevin Abrams
New York Giants Assistant General Manager
Tim Bezbatchenko
Toronto FC General Manager
Nick Sakiewicz
National Lacrosse League Commissioner
Jessica Gelman
Kraft Analytics Group Chief Executive Officer
Dave Hopkinson
Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment Chief Commercial Officer
Mark washo
Rochester Rhinos and Marina Auto Stadium
Scott Moore
Rogers Communications President of Sportsnet
Bill Guertin
800-Pound Gorilla President and CEO
Bret Kanis


Matt Afinec – President & COO, Business Operations – Hamilton Tiger-Cats Football Club

Randy Ambrosie – Commissioner – Canadian Football League

Dave Andrews – President and Chief Executive Officer – American Hockey League

Tom Anselmi – Former President – Toronto Maple Leafs & Ottawa Senators

Jeff Atkinson – President – Hondy Indy Toronto

Michael Bartlett – Head, Community Affairs & Events – MLSE Foundation

Jessica Berman – Vice President, Special Projects & Corporate Social Responsibility – NHL

Tim Bezbatchenko – General Manager – Toronto FC

Cheri Bradish – Chair in Sport Marketing – Ted Rogers School of Management – Ryerson University

Heidi Browning – Chief Marketing Officer – National Hockey League

Brian Burke – Sportsnet Analyst & Former NHL General Manager

Patrick Burke – Senior Director of Player Safety – National Hockey League

Craig Button – Director of Scouting – TSN

Caroline Cameron – Broadcaster – Sportsnet Central – Sportsnet

Meghan Chayka – Co-Founder – Stathletes

Don Cherry – Host of ‘Coach’s Corner’ on Hockey Night in Canada – Sportsnet

Kevin Cheveldayoff – General Manager – Winnipeg Jets

Mark Chipman – Executive Chairman and Governor – True North Sports + Entertainment & the Winnipeg Jets Hockey Club

Brian Cooper – CEO – MKTG

Rob Corte – Vice President, Sportsnet and NHL Production – Rogers

Taylor Coulis – Head of Mobile Partnerships – CBS Interactive

Ashley Curran – Associate Vice President, Community Investment – Canadian Tire Corporation

Bill Daly – Deputy Commissioner – National Hockey League

Jeff Deline – Senior Vice President, Global Partnerships & Retail – MLSE

John Doig – Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer – Scotiabank

Don Fehr – Executive Director – National Hockey League Players’ Association

Mark Francis – Sports Business Professor – UCLA Anderson Center for Media, Entertainment & Sports

Jayna Hefford – Five-Time Olympian, Hockey Hall of Fame Inductee & Commissioner – Canadian Women’s Hockey League

Dave Hopkinson – Head of Business Operations – Real Madrid

Rick Horrow – CEO – Horrow Sports Ventures & Host – “Power of Sports” Presented by Group One Thousand One on FOX Sports Regional Networks and Reuters’ “Keeping Score”

Shannon Hosford – Senior Vice President, Marketing & Fan Experience – MLSE

Jeff Hunt – President – OSEG (Ottawa 67’s, Ottawa Redblacks, Ottawa Fury)

Mark Hunter – Former Assistant General Manager – Toronto Maple Leafs & General Manager – London Knights

Laurie Kepron – Group Vice President, Integrated Marketing – National Hockey League

Jennifer Ko Craft – Media, Sports & Entertainment Attorney – Dickinson Wright Las Vegas

Dr. Lynn Lashbrook – Certified NFL Player Agent & President – Sports Management Worldwide

Ralph Lean – Distinguished Counsel in Residence – Ryerson University

Mike Liut – Certified NHL Player Agent & Managing Director – Hockey – Octagon

Leah MacNab – Senior Director, Marketing Partnerships – NBA Canada

Eric Macramalla – Legal Analyst – The Sports Network (TSN) & Forbes Magazine

Bill Manning – President, Toronto FC & Toronto Argonauts

George McPhee – General Manager – Vegas Golden Knights

Mark Milliere – Senior Vice-President and General Manager – TSN

Nelson Millman – Owner – Millman Media Consulting & Former Vice President and General Manager – THE FAN590

Andrew Moss – Partner, Global Head of Media and Entertainment – Nolan Partners

Dr. Nyaka Niilampti – Director of Player Wellness – NFL Players Association

Willy O’Ree – 2018 Hockey Hall of Fame Inductee

Eric Perez – Director – Toronto Wolfpack Rugby Team

Tom Pistore – Senior Vice President, Sales and Service – MLSE

Bruce Popko – Chief Operating Officer – Buffalo Bills, Buffalo Sabres, Buffalo Bandits

Camille Quenneville – Chief Executive Officer – Canadian Mental Health Association

Brian Ramsay – Executive Director – Canadian Football League Players’ Association

Teresa Resch – Vice President of Basketball Operations and Player Development – Toronto Raptors

Matt Roberts – Global Research Director – Formula One

Jacqueline Ryan – Vice President, Sponsorship Marketing and Global Philanthropy – Scotiabank

Gil Scott – President & Certified NFL Player Agent – Gil Scott Sports Management

John Shannon – Broadcaster – Sportsnet

Knesia Sholdra – Director of Ticketing – Toronto Rock Lacrosse Club

Christine Simpson – Reporter – Sportsnet & Hockey Night in Canada

Dr. Dana Sinclair – Partner and Performance Psychologist – Human Performance International

Marnie Starkman – Vice President, Marketing and Events – Toronto Blue Jays

Anton Thun – Co-Managing Director & Certified NHL Player Agent – Quartexx Management/MFIVE Sports

Trevor Whiffen – Partner – Dickinson Wright LLP & Governor – London Knights Hockey Club

Eric Wright – President & Executive Director of Research – Joyce Julius & Associates

Tom Wright – Former Director of Operations – Ultimate Fighting Championship Canada, Australia & New Zealand


Past Speakers Have Included

Kevin Abrams – Assistant General Manager – New York Giants

Randy Ambrosie – Commissioner – Canadian Football League

Brenda Andress – Commissioner – Canadian Women’s Hockey League

Dave Andrews – President and Chief Executive Officer – American Hockey League

Tom Anselmi -President & CEO – Ottawa Senators Hockey Club

Laurence Applebaum – CEO – Golf Canada

Jeff Atkinson – President – Hondy Indy

Chaka Bainbridge – Certified NLL Player Agent & President – Bainbridge Sports Management

Tim Bezbatchenko – General Manager – Toronto FC

Gary Bettman – Commissioner – National Hockey League

Fiona Birch – Chief Digital Strategist – Pro Athlete Online

Dr. Cheri Bradish – Associate Professor, Marketing Management, Ted Rogers School of Business Management – Ryerson University

Graham Brown – Chief Executive Officer – U Sports

Brian Burke – President of Hockey Operations – Calgary Flames

Patrick Burke – Director of Player Safety – National Hockey League

Michael Burns – Chief Executive Officer – Invictus Games Toronto 2017

Brian Cooper – President – MKTG Canada

Michael Copeland – President and Chief Executive Officer – Toronto Argonauts

Taylor Coulis – Director, Programmic – theScore Inc.

Meghan Chayka – Co-Founder – Stathletes

Bill Daly – Deputy Commissioner – National Hockey League

Mark Ditmars – Vice President, Corporate Partnerships and Luxury Suites – Toronto Blue Jays

Joelle Elfassy – Business Development Manager – Stadium Digital

Rene Fasel – President – International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF)

Mark Francis – Sports Marketing Professor – UCLA Anderson School of Management

Sandra Gage – Chief Marketing Officer – Canada Soccer

Jessica Gelman – CEO – Kraft Analytics Group

Bill Guertin – Founder and CEO – Stadium Gorilla, and SMWW Faculty

Dave Harris – Executive Director – Oakville Soccer Club

Josh Hamilton – Manager, Membership Services & Events – Greater Toronto Hockey League

Dave Hopkinson – Chief Commercial Officer – Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment

Rick Horrow – CEO – Horrow Sports Ventures & Host –  “Power of Sports” Presented by Group One Thousand One on FOX Sports Regional Networks and Reuters’ “Keeping Score”

Jeff Hunt – President – OSEG Sports (Ottawa Redblacks, Ottawa 67’s & Ottawa Fury FC)

Will Kay – Director, Business Development – Hamilton Tiger-Cats

Bret Kanis – Certified NBA Player Agent – Hightower Law Firm & SMWW Legal Counsel

Derek Kent – Chief Marketing Officer – Canadian Olympic Committee

Angela LaChica – President & CEO – LaChica Sports

Dr. Lynn Lashbrook – Certified NFL Player Agent – Sports Management Worldwide

Chris Lencheski – Global Commercial Partnerships Director – MP & Silva 

Bill Manning – President – Toronto FC

Eric Macramalla – Legal Analyst – The Sports Network (TSN) & Forbes Magazine

Gord Miller – Play-By-Play Announcer – The Sports Network (TSN)

Mark Milliere – Senior Vice-President and General Manager – The Sports Network (TSN)

Scott Moore – President of Sportsnet & NHL Properties – Rogers Communications

Michele O’Keefe – President & CEO – Canada Basketball

Mike Oke - Peterborough Petes GM & SMWW Faculty

Richard Peddie – Former President & Chief Executive Officer – Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment

Eric Perez – President – Toronto Wolfpack Rugby Team

Tom Pistore – Vice President, Ticket Sales and Service – Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment

Bruce Popko – Chief Operating Officer – Buffalo Bills, Buffalo Sabres, Buffalo Bandits

Dr. Tim Rindlisbacher – Director of Sports Health – Cleveland Clinic

Brad Robins – Brand Ventures – LEGACY Global Sports

Nick Sakiewicz – Commissioner – National Lacrosse League

Daryl Seidman – Manager, Consumer Products – NFL Canada

John Shannon – Broadcaster – Sportsnet

Mark Silver – President – Stadium Digital

Christine Simpson – Reporter – Sportsnet and Hockey Night In Canada

Dr. Dana Sinclair – Partner – Human Performance International

Aaron Sinukoff – Account Manager, New Business Development – Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment

Jillian Svensson – Vice President, Business Development & Operations – You Can Play

Neda Tabatabaie – Vice President, Business Intelligence – San Jose Sharks

Patti-Anne Tarlton – Chief Operating Officer – Ticketmaster Canada

Tom Whaley – Executive Vice President – St. Paul Saints Baseball

Trevor Whiffen – Partner – Dickinson Wright LLP & Governor – London Knights Hockey Club



Call Patrice Whiffen: (519) 868-2399 or email patricewhiffen@primetimesport.ca
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Thank you! We will let you know as soon as conference dates are announced!