About the Banquet

2012 Forty Under 40 Awards Banquet

Hundreds of Hopefuls… 40 Winners… One Big Night

Thursday, March 22, 2012
Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel in Dana Point, California

About the Forty Under 40 Awards

The Forty Under 40 Awards is an annual celebration of the best young talent in sports business.

On Thursday, March 22, 2012 following the IMG World Congress of Sports, the 40 winners, their guests and industry leaders will be treated to a gala dinner and awards program at the Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel.

The evening is a celebration not only of the accomplishments of the class of 2012, but also of sports business. Ask anyone who has been there, the Forty Under 40 Awards is a night to remember…. and not one to be missed.

Make your plans to attend buy purchasing your tickets today.

About the Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel

The 2012 Forty Under 40 Awards will be held Thursday, March 22 at the Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel.

The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel is consistently ranked among the world’s premier travel destinations for both business and pleasure. In addition to newly renovated conference facilities, the property features four tennis courts with a full-time teaching professional; two heated swimming pools; two outdoor whirlpools and an oceanfront Fitness Center. It also features all of the special amenities expected from a AAA Five Diamond hotel, status that it has maintained for 25 consecutive years.

Adjacent to the hotel is an 18-hole golf course designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr. and two-miles of sandy beach. With the Pacific Ocean just steps away, guests may walk or shuttle to the beach with complimentary beach chairs and umbrellas, body boards and beach towels. Attractions of interest within an hour by car or boat include Disney’s California Adventure, Disneyland, Santa Catalina Island, Dana Point Harbor, Balboa Island, the San Diego Zoo and South Coast Plaza or Fashion Island, California’s premier shopping centers, and nearby Laguna Beach with more than 70 art galleries.


A table of 8 = $4,500
An individual seat = $700

Thursday, March 22


The 2012 Forty Under 40 Awards Banquet will be held at the:

Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel

One Ritz-Carlton Drive, Dana Point, California 92629

Phone:  (949) 240-2000


Black-tie, or formal attire, is recommended.


Cocktails    6:30-7:30 p.m.
Banquet and Awards Ceremony   7:30-10:00 p.m.
Post Reception    10:00-11:00 p.m.


Sleeping Room Reservations

Our block of Garden View rooms and standard Ocean View rooms at The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel is no longer available. However, there are still Pool and Garden Executive Suites, Executive Suites with Club Access and One Bedroom Executive Suites available. You can reserve these rooms by calling 866-763-2960.

Alternative Hotel Options for the Forty under 40 Awards Banquet

Here are other hotels within easy driving distance of The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel:

Residence Inn San Juan Capistrano
(949) 443-3600
6 mins/2.83 miles

Surf and Sand Resort
10 mins/4.98 miles
(888) 869-7569

Best Western Dana Point Inn by the Sea
(949) 240-0150
6 mins/3.43 miles

Holiday Inn Express Dana Point Harbor
(877) 859-5095
4 mins/2.17 miles

DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Doheny Beach
(949) 661-1100
5 mins/2.61 miles
Casa Laguna Inn & Spa
(949) 494-2996
9 mins/4.57 miles

St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort
Limited Availability (March 20 not available)
(866) 599-6674
2 mins/.83 miles

For ground transportation needs please contact Resolute Transportation at 877-394-2660 or myres@resolutelimo.com and mention “IMG World Congress” for a discounted rate.

John Wayne/Orange County Airport; SNA (25 minutes/23 miles)

Long Beach Airport; LGB (45 minutes/44 miles)

Los Angeles International Airport; LAX (60 minutes/63 miles)

San Diego Lindbergh Field Airport; SAN (75 minutes/67 miles)

Resolute Transportation
Need a town car, limo or SUV to and from the airport?
Resolute Transportation is the preferred transportation provider for the IMG World Congress of Sports and Forty Under 40 Awards Banquet.
Resolute offers a fleet of new model vehicles and provides professional chauffeurs for all of your transportation needs.  All cars are equipped with WiFi Internet access and iPads. To make your reservations, call 877-394-2660 or email myres@resolutelimo.com and mention “IMG World Congress” for a discounted rate.


Contact Information

For PROGRAM information, including ATTENDANCE, please contact Donna Johnson at 704-973-1421.

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

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