Westin Harbour Castle Hotel - Toronto - November 12-14, 2023

2023 PrimeTime Sports Management Conference & Trade Show

Leading Edge Strategies for Managing and Marketing the Business of Sport.

Sports Management Worldwide has partnered with PrimeTime Sports and Entertainment to host a Sports Management Conference and Trade Show in Toronto, Canada. The event features confirmed speakers from the New York Giants, Pittsburgh Penguins, Toronto Blue Jays, Hamilton Tiger Cats, Golf Canada, Toronto Raptors and Toronto FC and Vancouver Whitecaps FC, Toronto Argonauts, Canadian Olympic Committee, and executives at the league level.  The PrimeTime Sports Management Conference & Trade Show brings industry leaders together to debate and discuss current issues in the sports business world. This is a must-attend for anyone in the sports industry or who wants to break into the sports industry.  Learn from and network with the leaders in sports.

Click here to view the conference agenda for 2023.

Find more information here: www.primetimesport.ca/

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

When: Monday, November 13, 2023 | 6pm-9pm
Where: Westin Harbour Castle Hotel - Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Dress Code: Business Attire

5:00 pm Join us for a Networking Reception in support of You Can Play with light refreshments. 
6:00 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 13, 2023, for a Careers in Sport Workshop as part of the 16th Annual PrimeTime Sports Management Conference. Come join SMWW and experience The Power of Networking!

Meet sports professionals 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. 
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:



2022 Featured Speakers
*Speakers are subject to change.

Lynn Lashbrook
President & Founder of SMWW. Certified Sports Agent. Former NCAA Athletic Director.
Brian Burke
President of Hockey Operations – Pittsburgh Penguins
Mike Oke
OHL Peterborough Petes General Manager, SMWW Faculty
General Manager
Steve Mcallister
Editor-in-Chief, The Parleh
Trevor Whiffen
Partner – Dickinson Wright LLP + Governor – London Knights Hockey Club
Caroline Cameron
PrimeTime Sports Management Conference Emcee & Sportscaster – Sportsnet
John Shannon
Jeff Atkinson
President – Honda Indy Toronto
Jessica Berman
Commissioner – National Women’s Soccer League
Mark Ditmars
Vice President, Corporate Partnerships – Toronto Blue Jays
Randy Ambrosie
Commissioner - Canadian Football League
Dr. Dana Sinclair
Partner & Sports Psychologist – Human Performance International
Brian Blake
Senior Director, Diversity & Inclusion – National Hockey League
Daniel Sedin
Former National Hockey League Player & Hockey Hall of Fame Inductee 2022
Matt Afinec
President & Chief Operating Officer, Business Operations – Hamilton Sports Group
(Hamilton Tiger-Cats & Hamilton Forge FC)
Derek O’Hara
Special Projects Director, Planning & Development – Los Angeles Dodgers
Henrik Sedin
Former National Hockey League Player & Hockey Hall of Fame Inductee 2022
Brenda Andress
Founder & President – SheIS
Mike Morreale
Commissioner & CEO – CEBL (Canadian Elite Basketball League)
Kadeem Bandali
Manager, Game Presentation and Fan Experience, Toronto FC
Ryan Beckford
Account Executive – theScore
Aron Yeomanson
Managing Editor, NHL – The Athletic
Shauna Bookal
Manager of EDI and Student Experience – OUA
Rico Phillips
Director of Cultural Diversity and Inclusion – Ontario Hockey League
David Branch
Commissioner – Ontario Hockey League
Amanda Brewer
Country Manager, Canada – Kindred Group & Senior Advisor – Canadian Gaming Association
Anastasia Bucsis
Sports Host – CBC & 2 x Canadian Olympic Speed Skater
Melissa Caruso
Vice President, Hockey Operations and Governance – American Hockey League
Michael Copeland
Chief Commercial Officer – Woodbine Entertainment
Rob Corte
Vice President, Sportsnet and NHL Production – Sportsnet
Sam Cosentino
Broadcaster – Sportsnet
Jamie Dawick
Owner & President – Toronto Rock Lacrosse Club
Taylor Dean
Manager, Game Presentation – Toronto Maple Leafs & Toronto Marlies
Chanté Eastmond
Administrative Director – Hockey Equalit
Jennifer Ekeleme
Vice President, Multicultural Integration & Engagement – National Hockey League
Bill Elafros
Founder – BEAT esports
Bridgette Estrela
Managing Director – MLSE Foundation
Stefanie Wright
Director, Game Entertainment & Production – Toronto Blue Jays
Lisa Ferkul
Chief Marketing Officer – Golf Canada
Mark Francis
Professor – UCLA & Director, Sport Management Program, Faculty Athletics Representative – Concordia University Irvine
Sam Galanis
Director, Revenue Gaming – Rogers Sports & Media
Julie​ Garcia Sjögrim
Senior Director, Partnerships, Business Development and Commercial Affairs – Canadian Olympic Committee
Angela White
Senior Director, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion – MLSE
David Goldstein
Chief Operating Officer – Canadian Football League
Ian Greengross
Certified NFL Player Agent and Partner – PowerPlay Management
Scott Howson
President & CEO – American Hockey League
Jordan Vader
Senior Vice President, Global Partnerships – MLSE
Marsha-Gaye Knight
Partnership and Marketing Executive – CBC Sports & Black in Sports Business Association
Sheron Lau
CEO & Founder – Jump Thru Hoops & Chair – Canada Basketball Foundation
Dan MacKenzie
President – Canadian Hockey League
Bill Manning
President – Toronto FC and Toronto Argonauts
Jillian Svensson
Marketing, Promotions & Outreach – University of Toronto Varsity Blues
Erin Mathany
Senior Vice President of Marketing – Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Christine Simpson
Reporter – Sportsnet & Hockey Night in Canada
Bryant McBride
Co-Chair – The Carnegie Initiative
Jacqueline Ryan
Chief Brand & Commercial Officer – Canadian Olympic Committee & CEO – Canadian Olympic Foundation
Wynn Moody
Vice President, Fan Experience – Vancouver Canucks
Daniella Orsi
Former Manager, Game Presentation & Talent Acquisition – Toronto Raptors & Senior Account Manager – Power Play Productions


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.


SMWW Sports Career Conferences

See other SMWW Sports Career Conferences listed here.



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