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About IMG

IMG Worldwide is a global sports and media business, with nearly 3,000 employees operating in 30 countries around the globe.  IMG’s areas of expertise are diverse and wide ranging: IMG College is the leader in collegiate marketing, licensing and media rights. IMG’s Joint Ventures, IMG Reliance, IMGX and IMG CCTV, in the emerging markets of India, Brazil and China, offer the company significant long-term growth opportunities. IMG Media is the world’s largest independent producer and distributor of sports programming. IMG Events and Federations owns and manages some of the most sought after events and includes long standing associations with the world’s most important sports organizations, leagues, and federations. IMG Fashion owns and operates fashion events around the world and IMG Models represents the world’s top models and leading designers. IMG Art+Commerce represents the most influential photographers, art directors and stylists. For the past 50 years IMG Clients has been the global leader in talent representation, including over 1,000 elite athletes, coaches, industry executives and prestigious sports organizations across the sports, entertainment, fashion and media industries. IMG Academies is the world’s largest and most advanced multi-sport training and educational facility delivering sports training experiences to more than 12,000 dedicated athletes from approximately 80 countries every year. IMG Consulting connects many of the world’s leading brands with consumers through access to unique sports and entertainment properties. IMG Licensing is considered one of the premier independent licensing companies in the sports, entertainment and media world.  More information is available at www.imgworld.com .


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Street & Smith’s SportsBusiness Journal is the industry’s leading weekly trade publication, providing breaking news and comprehensive reporting and analysis on sports business. With 80 reporters, editors and guest columnists, SBJ keeps its readers up to date on the latest developments in sports marketing, sponsorships, media, facilities, agents and labor, finance and more. For more information, visit
www.sportsbusinessjournal.com .

Street & Smith’s SportsBusiness Daily is the leading daily provider of real-time news and information for sports business executives, tracking more than 500 news sources worldwide, including newspapers, television and radio. SBD keeps its readers on top of the day’s events and ahead of the news cycle. For more information, visit
www.sportsbusinessdaily.com .

Both publications are part of the Street & Smith’s Sports Group, which consists of the Street & Smith’s Conference Group, the Sports Business Resource Guide & Fact Book, NASCAR Illustrated and SceneDaily.com. Street & Smith’s is a division of American City Business Journals (ACBJ), which comprises weekly business journals across the country, BizJournals.com, Hemmings Motor News, Sporting News Magazine, Sporting News Yearbooks, Sporting News Today, Sporting News Radio Network and SportingNews.com. ACBJ is part of the Advance Publications family.For sponsorship and exhibit opportunities, please contact Julie Tuttle at 212-500-0711 or
jtuttle@sportsbusinessjournal.com .



DLA Piper provides a full range of business legal services to many of the world’s major stakeholders in the global intersection of sports, media and entertainment. Among our clients are sports leagues, bodies and teams, media, Internet and entertainment companies, organizers of Olympic and world events, corporate sponsors, advertisers, financiers, developers, investors and other commercial parties.  They come to us for advice on broadcast and media rights sales; IP protection and licensing; mergers and acquisitions; disputes and controversies; development of and compliance with international and domestic regulations relating to sports competition; development and financing of stadiums and arenas; and other finance and transactional matters.

With 3,500 lawyers located in 30 countries and 69 offices worldwide, DLA Piper is positioned to help our clients with their legal needs anywhere they do business in the world. To learn more about DLA Piper, visit  www.dlapiper.com

    
Connecting people, eliminating boundaries and distances, expanding the reach of our individual efforts and passions, the network is transforming Sports and Entertainment. It’s putting fans at the center of the action, uniting them with immersive and interactive video experiences. It’s enabling new revenue growth opportunities and bringing fans together with their favorite teams in entirely new ways. For more information, visit
www.cisco.com/go/sports .

One network for innovation. Endless possibilities.
Together we are the human network.

 

Corporate Events, Inc. is a full-service audiovisual management and consulting company for corporate meetings and events, specializing in technical event support. We provide state-of-the-art audiovisual equipment, skilled technicians and experienced site managers to handle all the details so your meetings, conferences and events are perfectly planned and executed. Plus, we offer an audience response system for real-time feedback and permanent reports to guide your market research, training initiatives and communication evaluation. Corporate Events oversees the technology and provides the talent to ensure successful, seamless event production that exceeds expectations. For more information go to
www.corporateeventsinc.net
Proskauer 
Proskauer has been recognized by Chambers USA as having the "nation's leading sports practice, with a "dream team of lawyers" who have "the finest skills in the country." As part of its "superbly rounded practice," the firm represents a broad range of clients in team and league-related financings; stadium and arena development and sponsorships; key facility contracts including naming rights and seat licenses; acquisitions of sports teams; production and distribution of sports content across all platforms; e-Commerce and technology acquisition and licensing; joint ventures between and among sports entities and media and technology companies; collective bargaining agreements with players, referees, umpires and other game officials; and in litigation matters involving the most pressing issues facing sports.




Sun Life Financial is a leading financial services organization providing a diverse range of protection and wealth accumulation products and services to individuals and corporate customers. Sun Life Financial and its partners have operations in Canada, United States, United Kingdom, Ireland, Hong Kong, Philippines, Japan, Indonesia, India, China and Bermuda. For more information visit
www.sunlife.com/us.

 
For more than half a century, O’Melveny has helped sports clients stay ahead of the game. From novel strategies for monetizing brands to exploiting new markets to high-stakes transactions and disputes, O’Melveny’s global reach and diverse capabilities are a proven advantage for industry leaders in the new world of sports business. For more information, please visit
www.omm.com .

 

The HEAT Group is comprised of the National Basketball Association's Miami HEAT and the 19,600-seat AmericanAirlines Arena. The HEAT won its sole championship in 2006 and is currently in its 23rd season. The AmericanAirlines Arena is a state-of-the-art facility which hosts over 150 events per year. For more information, please visit
HEAT.com and AAArena.com .




Competitor Group, Inc. (CGI) is the leading endurance media and event entertainment company dedicated to promoting the sports of running, cycling and triathlon. CGI owns and operates 45 national endurance events, including the Rock 'n' Roll Marathons Series, TriRock Triathlon Series and Columbia Muddy Buddy Series; which will deliver more than 400,000 professional and amateur participants in 2011. CGI publishes four magazine titles including VeloNews, Inside Triathlon, Triathlete and Competitor magazine with a combined monthly circulation of over 800,000. In addition, the company holds a captive online endurance community at competitor.com, delivering over 1.5 million monthly unique visitors and 25 million page views. Further information about Competitor and its media properties can be found at
cgimediakit.com .

  
Winstead is a full-service law firm with offices in eight cities, and relationships around the world. Our national sports practice has been involved in landmark venue projects and sports financing transactions that set trends and make history in the sports industry. Winstead projects have included representation in connection with stadium development and renovations, representation of bid and host committees for NFL, NBA, MLS and NCAA major events, and representation with regard to real estate development and financing surrounding national sports venues, arenas and convention centers. For more information, visit
www.winstead.com .


  

Covington & Burling LLP offers one of the world’s premier sports and media practices, representing the NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, NASCAR, and USTA in the United States, and the FIA (the governing body of Formula 1 racing) and British Horseracing Authority in Europe. Covington lawyers have also advised a host of major league teams and owners in the U.S. and premier league clubs in England. The firm offers a broad range of counsel to sports clients, ranging from industry-shaping litigation to corporate, finance, media and technology transactions to intellectual property disputes and enforcement to government affairs, regulatory and taxation issues.  Covington was recently named the "Sports, Media & Entertainment Team of the Year 2010" by Intellectual Property Magazine in recognition of the firm’s contribution to promoting and protecting the sports and entertainment-related IP rights of its clients. For more information, please visit
www.cov.com .


 

 

The Breeders' Cup World Championships has become recognized as the ultimate test of a Thoroughbred's talent and ability. Not only offering a platform to enhance and promote horse racing, the Breeders' Cup races provide a powerful year-end championship and a grand spectacle that presents the sport to a worldwide audience. The Breeders' Cup is broadcast on ESPN and ABC and is seen in over 120 countries.



Populous is the world’s leading design firm dedicated exclusively to creating environments that draw people and communities together for unforgettable experiences. As Populous, we enthusiastically embrace the expertise we uniquely claim – drawing people together around teams, athletes, events, places, commerce, industry and ideas they wholeheartedly embrace and adore.
www.populous.com


 

Getty Images is a leading creator and distributor of still imagery, footage and multimedia products, as well as a recognized provider of other forms of premium digital content, including music. Getty Images offers 30 years of experience, knowledge and understanding of Sports Marketing and partners with more than 50 of the most prestigious sports governing bodies, including NBA, MLB, NHL, PGA TOUR, USTA, NASCAR, MLS, FIFA and the International Olympic Committee. It has built the largest, most prolific Sports collection available today, with over 8 million sport images currently available, and another 4,000 added each day. Visit Getty Images at
www.gettyimages.com to learn more about all about how the company is advancing the unique role of digital media in communications and business, and enabling creative ideas to come to life. For more information please contact Howie Burke at howie.burke@gettyimages.com .

 

The Wharton Sports Business Initiative (WSBI) is a research and executive education focused “think tank."  Utilizing the talents of Wharton's professors and students we are a resource for sports business properties seeking growth opportunities, practical cutting edge research and business education for current and aspiring sports business professionals and players alike.  Additionally, WSBI supports efforts to create positive social impact via sports domestically and around the globe.   
  

  

YinzCam's mobile and touchscreen apps allow fans in NFL/NHL venues to watch replays and live cameras on their smartphones/tablets at their seats or touchscreen displays in suites. Out-of-stadium fans can access live scores, stats, standings, roster, depth chart, news, 24x7x365 HD radio, podcasts, photos, video-on-demand, social media, QR codes, searchable concessions maps, etc. Clients include the Penguins, Capitals, Patriots, Steelers, Falcons, 49ers.

 

 

The List is a B2B lead generation resource with over 108,000 marketing, advertising, and media decision makers in its database. Subscribers use its service to target corporate decision makers, research company budgets and determine incumbent providers in order to better prospect for new business. 

 

CSG Systems’ Content Direct is the complete end-to-end video monetization solution chosen by the most recognized sports brands today. Content Direct delivers premium sports video content to your fans on any device, including Android, iPad, iPhone, Tablets, PC/Mac, Connected TV’s and Set-Top Boxes and offers multiple commerce and advertising models for both Live and On Demand video. Sports content providers can seamlessly manage their fans content across many consumer devices through Content Direct’s innovative Digital Locker. In addition, content providers use Content Direct to create app stores for all types of sports related content. Content Direct offers all this while giving your fans an unparalleled, high-quality, adaptive, HD experience with the highest level of content protection available today. For more information, contact us at
contentdirectinfo@csgsystems.com or 877.455.7966.  

 

 

As one of the most admired privately held hospitality and food service companies in the world, Delaware North's 55,000 employees serve half a billion customers on three continents at locations ranging from luxury resorts and travel destinations to ballparks and national parks. In addition to owning TD Garden in Boston, Delaware North’s newest sports hospitality innovations can be found at Wembley Stadium, Target Field, Red Bull Stadium, New Meadowlands Stadium and Bank of America Stadium, and coming soon – new tastes in food and retail at the legendary Oriole Park at Camden Yards and the KC Soccer Stadium. 
www.DelawareNorth.com .  

 

 

 


 
ActionSportsArt creates customized pieces of art which celebrate and capture the power of sports and the tradition of historic teams, players and games. Using powerful imagery and creative ability in conjunction with the highest quality printing techniques these pieces bring the passion of sports alive! Wisit www.actionsportsart.com for a gallery tour or contact  Cort Harwood at cort@actionsportsart.com or 205-790-8582.
 


  
Double Encore crafts the next great mobile app experience for major sports and entertainment organizations by leveraging everything available to us-- technology, data, hard work, and imagination. Our customers select us for our creativity and technical expertise, and they continue to work with us because we confidently manage the uncertainties inherent in being "On Air".  To learn how we can help you elevate your mobile app business, please contact Dan Burcaw at
dan@doubleencore.com .

 

Txtstation is a leading mobile marketing company specializing in sports and entertainment. We allow broadcasters, event owners, sponsors and general media to engage with consumers directly through mobile phones, internet, and landlines phones in real time and in high definition. Txtstation creates one to one 'real time' dialog with consumers at specific times and places such as events, concerts and live or pre-recorded broadcast. Since 2004, we have been at the forefront of mobile interactivity designing 'live' integrated programs that harness the excitement of live events and broadcasts while delivering high consumer response and encouraging brand loyalty. Txtstation can increase revenues, build databases, and create new inventory. Call Michael Falato, the VP of Sales, at 512-535-5381 or email him at
michael@txtstation.com . Clients include UFC, KCAL Sports, Raycom Sports, NFL, Miami Dolphins, Arizona Cardinals, Phoenix Coyotes, Phoenix Suns, Utah Jazz, Houston Texas, Philadelphia Eagles, Atlanta Falcons, Dallas Mavericks, Real Salt Lake, Denver Nuggets, Colorado Avalanche, AT&T Wireless, Cellular South, Southwest Airlines, plus many more. A more complete list can be seen at www.txtstation.com . 

 

 

The Nielsen Company (NYSE: NLSN) is a global information and measurement company with leading market positions in marketing and consumer information, television and other media measurement, online intelligence, mobile measurement, trade shows and related assets. The company has a presence in approximately 100 countries, with headquarters in New York, USA. 
 

  

  Man·gia [MAHN-jyuh] (Italian): --verb   

1. To Eat (command form)

 

Man·gia [MAHN-jyuh] (English): --noun
1. Puts fans at the center of the action by letting them order food, beverages and merchandise from the comfort of their seats using their mobile phones

2. Only mobile-ordering platform that operates on every fan’s cell phone (through iPhone and Android Apps, mobile web, and text messaging)

3. Offers both in-seat delivery and express pick-up options.

4. Leading mobile-ordering provider; industry pioneer

5. Integrates with point-of-sale systems  

Mangia. Miss the line, not the moment.

For information please visit  www.mangia.com  or contact Derick Maggard at  derick@mangia.com  or 801-717-1144



 SP Plus® GAMEDAY specializes in managing the flow of people to places.  A master transportation planner and provider, we are the only A to Z general contractor for all event transportation needs. We combine proven success in major sporting events and venues with scalable services that adapt to events and venues of all sizes.

Sporting events and venues bring a host of constituencies together, and we orchestrate all of them, from athletes, spectators, media, sponsors and dignitaries to employees and vendors to transportation agencies and law enforcement. Using state-of-the-art technologies and proven operational practices, we track arriving vehicles, count crowds, even take advance reservations for parking and bus seats.

 Britten 
The leading provider of high-quality, large-format, full-color banner solutions, Britten has been a trusted partner of some of the worlds’ best known and most discerning companies, for 25 years. Visit our new showroom in Chicago, and let us Raise Your Brand. To learn more, visit
www.brittenbanners.com or call 1-800-426-9496.

Contact Information

For PROGRAM information, including ATTENDANCE, please contact Lorianne Lamonica at 704-973-1523.

For information on SPONSORSHIP opportunities, please contact Julie Tuttle at 212-500-0711.

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