March 21 - 22, 2012 | Dana Point, Calif.

Event Venue: The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel

Where the Leaders in Sports Business Convene

World Congress Of Sports Overview

Now entering its 11th year, the IMG World Congress of Sports is the preeminent gathering of the leaders in sports business.  The Congress is a two-day event featuring keynotes from and interviews with some of the most powerful leaders in sports. WCOS 10th AnniversaryThe keynotes and interviews are complemented by featured presentations and roundtables on the most pressing issues in sports business. 
The 2012 Congress once again features an all-star speaker faculty and unparalleled networking opportunities with senior-level thought leaders from across the industry. To view the 2012 program, please click HERE.
Last year, the Congress celebrated its 10th anniversary. To view the 10-year anniversary highlight reel shown at the 2011 Congress, click play below.




Here's What They're Saying About World Congress

"The World Congress of Sports is the one sports industry conference that is mandatory attendance in my book."

Michael Lynch
Head of Global Sponsorship Management

"If you are in a decision-making position at any sports franchise, the World Congress of Sports is an absolutely invaluable program for finding out what is going on in the industry, making important connections and learning what your peers are doing to keep ahead of the game."

Brett Yormark
President & CEO
Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment

Bob McKnight

Founder, President, CEO & Chairman of the Board


Larry Probst

Chairman of the Board

U.S. Olympic COmmittee

Leonard Armato


SKECHERS Fitness Group

Larry Baer

President & CEO

San Francisco Giants

Bill Battle

Founder & Chairman

Collegiate Licensing Co.

Brian Bedol

Founder & CEO

Bedrocket Media Ventures

Dermot Boden

Chief Brand Officer


Scott Boras


Boras Corporation

John Burris


Silver Chalice

Frank Cooper

Global Chief Marketing Officer, Consumer Engagement


Jeff Diskin

Senior Vice President, Global Consumer Marketing

Hilton Worldwide

Darryl Dunn

CEO & General Manager

Rose Bowl Operating Company

Sam Farmer

NFL Columnist/National Football Columnist

Los Angeles Times/Tribune Newspaper

Lorenzo Fertitta

Chairman & CEO

Zuffa (Ultimate Fighting Championship)

Peter Guber

Owner & Co-Executive Chairman/Chairman

Golden State Warriors/Mandalay Baseball Properties

David Holland

Senior Vice President, Sports and Entertainment Solutions Group


Nathan Hubbard

CEO, Ticketing


Joe Leccese



Bob Maggiore


TaylorMade adidas-Golf

Marc Mentry

Senior Vice President, Brand Marketing

Capital One

Mark Murphy

President & CEO

Green Bay Packers

Priya Narasimhan

Chairman & Founder


Don Ohlmeyer

Former President

NBC, West Coast

Scott O'Neil


MSG Sports

George Pyne

President, Sports and Entertainment


Jamey Rootes


Houston Texans

Jeremy Schaap

Reporter/Host/E:60 Coorespondent


Eric Shanks

President & COO

Fox Sports

Steve Shannon

Vice President, Marketing

Hyundai Motor America

Mark Shapiro


Dick Clark Productions

Ed Snider



Gary Stevenson


Pac-12 Enterprises

Ben Sutton


IMG College

Judy Sweet


Alliance of Women Coaches

Roger VanDerSnick

Senior Vice President, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer

IMG College

Bill Webster

Vice President, Brand Management

Sun Life Financial

Humpy Wheeler


The Wheeler Company

Peter White

Co-Chair, Global Sports Media & Entertainment Group

DLA Piper

Fred Whitfield

President & COO

Bobcats Sports & Entertainment/Time Warner Cable Arena

Jed York

President & CEO

San Francisco 49ers

Brett Yormark

President & CEO/CEO

Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment/Nets Basketball

Interviews from the 2011 Congress

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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