Sports Management Summit

May 31 - June 1, 2017

The Peninsula Chicago


May 31, 2017 / Day 1

Conference Schedule


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The Global Sports Management Summit has been carefully crafted by our Governing Body to deliver the most timely and relevant information in a true peer-to-peer environment. Based on criteria developed by the Governing Body, speakers are invited following a highly selective nomination and qualification process. The Governing Body’s goal is to ensure that the conference delivers valuable and useful information to all.

Day 1-
11:00am Registration
11:30am — 6:00pm Keynotes, Breakout Sessions, Lunch and Networking Breaks
6:00pm — 8:00pm Dinner

Day 2-
8:00am Breakfast
8:30am — 5:00pm Keynotes, Breakout Sessions, Lunch and Networking Breaks
5:00pm Closing Reception

Breakout session formats include: best practices, industry-leading featured speakers and interactive boardroom discussions.

Conference sponsors provide a best-practice pavilion with unique rules of engagement built per the request of the Governing Body. Sponsors are required to provide recent best practice/case studies and referrals suited to the needs of large enterprises.

Keynote Speakers


Mike Ditka
Hall of Fame Head Coach
Chicago Bears
Larry Paul
Pittsburgh Steelers
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Session details coming soon.

Additional Agenda Highlights

Featured Speaker 

Bill Chapin
SVP, Business Operations
Kansas City Chiefs
Charlie Freeman
Orlando Magic
Jack Elkins
Director of Innovation
Orlando Magic
John Roberson
Sebastian Park
Director of Esports Development
Houston Rockets
Sarah Spain
Columnist & Host
Arno Trabesinger
Managing Director
F.C. Barcelona
Tom Wilson
President & CEO, Olympia Entertainment
Detroit Red Wings
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Please check back regularly as speakers are added to the agenda.