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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, IMX 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 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 .




As the world’s leading live entertainment ticketing company, Ticketmaster connects the world to live entertainment. Ticketmaster operates in 20 global markets, providing ticket sales, ticket resale services, marketing and distribution through www.ticketmaster.com, one of the largest e-commerce sites on the Internet; approximately 7,100 retail outlets; and 18 worldwide call centers. Established in 1976, Ticketmaster serves more than 11,000 clients worldwide across multiple event categories, providing exclusive ticketing services for leading arenas, stadiums, professional sports franchises and leagues, college sports teams, performing arts venues, museums, and theaters. In 2010, the Company sold more than 400 million tickets on behalf of its clients.  Ticketmaster is headquartered in Hollywood, California and is a subsidiary of Live Nation Entertainment.


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 4,200 lawyers located in 31 countries and 77 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.

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 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. For more information, please visit www.proskauer.com.



For more than half a century, O'Melveny & Myers has cultivated a broad, worldwide sports practice that includes a proven track record of representing domestic and international clients involved in the Olympic Games, FIFA World Cup, NBA, NFL, MLB, NHL, NASCAR, MLS and WNBA. Our roster of clients includes international and domestic governing bodies, professional sports leagues and associations, team owners and investors, teams, individual athletes, television and new media companies, sports promoters, corporate sponsors, financial institutions/financing sources, developers of sports complexes (stadiums, arenas, broadcast studios, etc.) and other companies operating in the sports industry. We have decades of experience handling all manner of legal work for leading global sports, entertainment and media clients, including acquisitions and dispositions, financings, complex media and other licensing arrangements, intellectual property, sponsorships and endorsements, stadium financings and naming rights deals, strategic joint ventures, internal investigations, high profile litigation and other disputes. We are one of the very few firms qualified to handle truly novel and sophisticated industry transactions - our robust, broad-scoped platform permits clients to confidently undertake sophisticated financial transactions, exploit novel new technology and expand into new geographies. For more information, please visit www.omm.com.




Omnigon is an award winning digital solutions company specializing in broadcast second screen products, large web-based systems, social media products, and mobileweb/apps. Our success in digital sports initiatives is the result of a unique combination of elite digital development capabilities and subject matter expertise in a wide variety of sports. For more information on how Omnigon can support your digital efforts, visit www.omnigon.com.



Headquartered in San Diego, Calif., Competitor Group, Inc. (CGI) is the leading active lifestyle resource dedicated to promoting the sports of running, cycling and triathlon. CGI is a portfolio company of the investment firm Falconhead Capital, which specializes in growing companies in the consumer sector of the leisure and lifestyle space. CGI owns and operates more than 55 events around the world, including the Rock 'n' Roll Marathon Series, TriRock Triathlon Series and Columbia Muddy Buddy Series; which will deliver more than 600,000 professional and amateur participants in 2012. CGI publishes four magazine titles including Velo, Inside Triathlon, Triathlete and Competitor with a combined monthly circulation of 600,000. In addition, the company hosts a captive lifestyle community online at competitor.com, delivering over 3 million monthly unique visitors and 25 million page views. CGI recently acquired and soft launched Race It Race Services, an online registration platform that provides marketing, product and other essential race services for endurance industry events of all sizes. Further information about CGI and its media properties can be found at Competitormediakit.com.



AlixPartners is a leading global business advisory firm offering comprehensive services across four main disciplines: enterprise improvement, turnaround and restructuring, financial advisory services and information management services.  Founded in 1981, the firm has more than 900 professionals in offices around the world and can be found on the Web at www.alixpartners.com.



Covington & Burling LLP offers one of the world’s premier sports and media practices, representing, among others, the NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, NASCAR, USOC, USTA and the Big East Conference 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, including recently representing Christopher Cohan in the NBA record-setting sale of the Golden State Warriors. The firm offers a broad range of counsel to sports clients, ranging from industry-shaping litigation to mergers and acquisitions, finance, media and technology transactions to intellectual property disputes and enforcement to government affairs, regulatory and taxation issues.  Covington is recognized by Chambers USA as an “outstanding law firm with unmatched sports law expertise” and was recently named the "Sports, Media & Entertainment Team of the Year" 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.



Morgan Stanley is a leading global financial services firm providing a wide range of investment banking, securities, investment management and wealth management services. The Firm's employees serve clients worldwide including corporations, governments, institutions and individuals from more than 1,300 offices in 43 countries. For further information about Morgan Stanley, please visit www.morganstanley.com.




Front Row is a digital marketing agency focused exclusively on the sports industry. We provide strategy, creative, user experience, and development services across web, mobile and social media for sports lifestyle, products, events, and services. Our veteran team, who are athletes themselves, have agency and client-side experience from companies like Razorfish, Monster Energy, and Disney. For more information, visit www.frontrow-studios.com.



“Plum Benefits is an online media channel that promotes sports and entertainment events to millions of employees at over 20,000 corporations. Through well-established corporate relationships, we deliver valuable exposure and measurable ticket sales within a controlled environment. We’re corporate specialists. We’re service oriented. And we’re focused on driving new sales. For more informtaion, visit plumbenefits.com.




Delaware North Companies is one of the largest and most admired privately held hospitality companies in the world. Founded and owned by the Jacobs family, owner of the Stanley Cup champion Boston Bruins, it is a global leader in hospitality and food service with more than $2.6 billion in revenues with 55,000 employees and operations on three continents. For more informtaion, visit www.delawarenorth.com.

The Nielsen Sports Practice provides the industry though our “FANALYTICS” with a wealth of consumer and market intelligence as we strive to get you closer to the fan and allow to develop a deeper understanding of what and how they “watch” sports content and what they “buy”. To learn more about how Nielsen Sports meticulously tracks fan sentiment, engagement, purchases and media consumption please contact Stephen Master at Stephen.Master@Nielsen.com.



Brian Hanlon is the Official Sculptor for the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Hanlon's completions include statues of Shaquille O'Neal at LSU; Yogi Berra; Chuck Bednarik at Penn; Herb Magee at Philadelphia; Binghamton's Bearcat; Bob Cousy at Holy Cross; Leavander Johnson; Michael Horrocks at West Chester. Current projects include Jody Conradt for Texas; Yeardley Love; "Rebirth" for the New Orleans Saints. For more information, visit www.hanlonsculpture.com.



Witt/Kieffer is the nation’s largest executive search firm serving organizations that improve quality of life including not-for-profit entities, private foundations, community service and cultural organizations, hospitals, health systems, colleges and universities.  Our work in professional sports focuses on recruiting executives with the experience and expertise to run private foundations successfully. For more information visit, www.wittkieffer.com.  



Txtstation, a CommerceTel Company (MFON.OB) 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, the 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 broadcasts. 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 SVP of Sales & Business Development, at 512-522-4710 or email him at michael@txtstation.com. Clients include UFC, KCAL Sports, USTA, Miss Universe Organization, Sprint, Raycom Sports, NFL, Miami Dolphins, Arizona Cardinals, Utah Jazz, Houston Texans, Philadelphia Eagles, Orlando Magic, Cleveland Browns, Dallas Mavericks, Real Salt Lake, Denver Nuggets, Colorado Avalanche, AT&T Wireless, Cellular South, Southwest Airlines, plus many more. Capabilities include SMS, IVR, QR, Mobile Web, Facebook/Twitter Connects, HD Television/Stadium graphics, and many other customs solutions.  A more complete list can be seen at www.txtstation.comVideo Overview.

Rossetti: Designing Experiences. Generating Value.

Rossetti is an international design firm with over 40 years of design solutions for every type of sport – international games, professional, collegiate + amateur. Our goal is to transform public spaces into destinations by infusing “hospitality experiences” throughout each sports facility. For more information, visit www.rossetti.com.



Britten is the industry leader in large format digital printing, custom banners, flags, tents and event signage. Trusted by promoters across America, we make your brand stand out among the rest! To learn more, visit www.brittenbanners.com or call 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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