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.




2019 Careers In Sport Workshop
Hosted By Sports Management Worldwide
Included With Your Toronto Registration (or register for just the workshop!)

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

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

7:00 pm-9:00 pm 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.

Join SMWW and PrimeTime Sports & Entertainment in Toronto on Monday, November 18, 2019, for a Careers in Sport Workshop as part of the 12th Annual PrimeTime Sports Management Conference. Come join SMWW and experience The Power of Networking!

Meet SMWW Faculty who will be available to personally answer your sports career related questions on how to break into the industry, steps to landing the interview, and how to differentiate yourself in the competitive sports market. 

  • Jen Mueller, Seahawks & Mariners Sideline Reporter & Broadcaster
  • Mike Oke, OHL Peterborough Petes General Manager

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.
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.



See you in Toronto!


SMWW’s Industry Leading Courses Featured In:

2019 Featured Speakers
*Speakers are subject to change.

Gary Bettman
NHL Commissioner
Brian Burke
Former NHL General Manager & Sportscaster – Sportsnet
Jen Mueller
Seattle Seahawks Sideline Reporter and Seattle Mariners Television Broadcaster
Kevin Abrams
New York Giants Assistant General Manager
Nicole Lee
NHL Senior Director Integrated Marketing
Neil Glasberg
PBI Sports & Entertainment President and CEO
Nick Sakiewicz
National Lacrosse League Commissioner
Jessica Gelman
Kraft Analytics Group Chief Executive Officer
Dave Hopkinson
Global Head of Partnerships – Real Madrid C.F.
Kim Carter
MLSE Senior Vice President Human Resources
Mark Ditmars
Toronto Blue Jays Vice President Corporate Partnerships
Scott Moore
Uninterrupted CEO
Matt Afinec
Hamilton Tiger-Cats President and COO of Business Operations
Caroline Cameron
Sportsnet Broadcaster, Host of Hockey Central Tonight
Trevor Whiffen
London Knights Governor (OHL) & Dickinson Wright LLP Partner
Dr. Dana Sinclair
Human Performance International Partner and Psychologist




Kevin Abrams – Assistant General Manager – New York Giants

Sumit Arora – Senior Director, Strategy & Analytics – MLSE

Matt Afinec – President and COO of Business Operations – Hamilton Tiger-Cats

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

Tom Anselmi – President of Business Operations & COO – Edmonton Oilers & Oilers Entertainment Group

Jeff Atkinson – President – Honda Indy

Michael Beckerman – President & CEO – MKTG Canada

Jessica Berman – Deputy Commissioner – National Lacrosse League

Gary Bettman – Commissioner – National Hockey League

Graham Brown – President & CEO – U Sports

Brian Burke – Former NHL General Manager & Sportscaster – Sportsnet

Caroline Cameron – Sportscaster & Host of Hockey Central Tonight  – Sportsnet

Kim Carter – Senior Vice President, Human Resources – MLSE

Bill Daly – Deputy Commissioner – National Hockey League

Jamie Dawick – Owner, President & General Manager – Toronto Rock Lacrosse Club

Matt Devlin – Play By Play Announcer – Toronto Raptors

Mark Ditmars – Vice President, Corporate Partnerships – Toronto Blue Jays

John Doig – Executive Vice President, Head of Retail Distribution – Scotiabank

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

Lisa Ferkul – Director, Hockey Sponsorship – Scotiabank

Darren Ferris – Managing Director, Certified NHLPA Agent – Quartexx Management

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

Jessica Gelman – CEO of Kraft Analytics Group – KAGR, New England Patriots

Neil Glasberg – President & CEO – PBI Sports & Entertainment & PBI esports

Dan Hannigan-Daley – Director, Sportsbook Product – DraftKings Inc.

Dave Hopkinson – Global Head of Partnerships – Real Madrid C.F.

Rick Horrow – Host – “Beyond the Scoreboard,” SiriusXM & “Keeping Score,” Reuters & CEO – Horrow Sports Ventures

Shannon Hosford – Chief Marketing Officer – MLSE

Jeff Jackson – Executive Vice President, Hockey – Wasserman/Orr Hockey

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

Nicole Lee – Senior Director, Integrated Marketing – National Hockey League

Chris Lencheski – Chief Executive Officer – Winning Streak Sports

Leah MacNab – Managing Director – NBA Canada

Bill Manning – President – Toronto FC & Toronto Argonauts

Scott Moore – CEO – Uninterrupted

Jeffrey Orridge – Chairman – Tiidal Gaming Group

Sarah-Eve Pelletier – Deputy General Counsel and Director, Business Affairs – Canadian Olympic Committee

Jim Popp – General Manager – Toronto Argonauts

Jacqueline Ryan – Chief Brand and Commercial Officer – Canadian Olympic Committee

Nick Sakiewicz – Commissioner – National Lacrosse League

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

Christine Simpson – Reporter – Sportsnet & Hockey Night In Canada

Dr. Dana Sinclair – Partner & Sport Psychologist – Human Performance International

Tara Slone – Co-Host of Hometown Hockey – Sportsnet

Jillian Svensson – Executive Director – SheIS

Shane Talbot – eSports Manager – MLSE

Anthony Truong – Founder – BEAT esports

Maryann Turcke – Chief Operating Officer – National Football League

Trevor Whiffen – Governor, London Knights & Partner, Dickinson Wright LLP

Hayley Wickenheiser – Canadian Olympic Gold Medalist, Hockey Hall of Fame Inductee for 2019 & Assistant Director of Player Development – Toronto Maple Leafs

Bart Yabsley – President – Sportsnet

Additional Speakers are added weekly – please continue to check back for updates at primetimesport.ca



Call Patrice Whiffen: (519) 868-2399 or email patricewhiffen@primetimesport.ca
Or visit the PrimeTime Sports & Entertainment website. You can also follow PrimeTime Sports on Facebook and Twitter and Instagram

Internships: 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.


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Thank you! We will let you know as soon as conference dates are announced!