A division of leading entertainment and sports agency Creative Artists Agency (CAA), CAA Sports represents more than 1,000 of the world's best athletes, coaches, on-air broadcasters, and sports personalities, and leads all agencies in contract value under management exceeding $7.9 billion, according to Forbes. CAA Sports has completed more than $3.5 billion in new sponsorship business on behalf of its clients and orchestrated precedent-setting agreements for the new Yankee Stadium; the Marquee partnership deal at Madison Square Garden; the naming rights for the San Francisco 49ers Levi’s Stadium and Chase Center, the future home of the Golden State Warriors. CAA Sports Consulting advises, manages, and activates on more than $2.5 billion in sponsorship rights deals on behalf of leading global brands and includes an award-winning experiential marketing practice. CAA Premium Experience is a full-service hospitality and event management practice that works with Fortune 500 companies across hundreds of global sports and entertainment events annually, and Fermata Partners, a division of CAA Sports, is a specialized consumer products licensing agency that represents more than $2 billion in annual retail sales. In 2016, CAA Sports acquired ICON Venue Group, the leading owner’s representative and project management firm, which oversees the development, design, and construction of major stadiums worldwide, including the O2 Arena, Staples Center, and Chase Center. Additionally, the agency’s media practice has structured and negotiated more than $37 billion in media rights deals.
EverFi is an education technology company that develops digital learning resources that help students build the critical skills they need to be successful in life, including financial literacy, STEM readiness, health and wellness, character development, and diversity and inclusion. In partnership with corporations, professional sports leagues and teams, and coach and athlete foundations, EverFi delivers custom, student-facing programs at no cost to schools and community organizations throughout North America.
For more information on EverFi, visit EverFi.com/Transform
At StubHub, our mission is simple: help fans find fun. We connect fans with their favorite teams, shows and artists and introduce them to the ones they'll love next. As the largest ticket marketplace in the world, we enable fans to buy and sell tickets to tens of thousands of events, whenever they want, through our desktop and mobile experiences, including our StubHub app for iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch and Android. Offering a superior fan experience at its core, StubHub reinvented the ticket resale market in 2000 and continues to lead it through innovation. Our industry firsts include the introduction of the first ticketing application, the first interactive seat mapping tool and the first live entertainment rewards program, Fan Rewards™. Our business partners include more than 60 teams in MLB, NBA, NHL, MLS and NCAA, AEG, AXS and Spectra Ticketing & Fan Engagement. With the acquisition of Ticketbis in August 2016, throughout the world, StubHub provides the total end-to-end event going experience. StubHub is an eBay company (NASDAQ: EBAY). For more information on StubHub, visit StubHub.com or follow @StubHub on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram or YouTube.com/StubHub.
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.
DLA Piper is a global law firm with lawyers in the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe, Africa and the Middle East, positioning us to help companies with their legal needs around the world. To learn more about DLA Piper, visit www.dlapiper.com.
For more than half a century, Herrick’s Sports Law Group has helped a diverse group of franchises, owners, investors, athletes and other industry participants shape the evolving sports landscape. Many of the industry's transformative concepts — including regional sports broadcasting, pay-per-view telecasts and premium stadium experiences — were brought to life by Herrick clients who relied on our Sports Law Group to help them stay ahead of the game. Nationally ranked for excellence by Chambers USA and Legal 500 and as an elite firm by SportsBusiness Journal our sports lawyers advise on a wide range of corporate, real estate, tax, financing, IP, litigation, and restructuring matters.
Herrick, Feinstein LLP is a full-service 140-lawyer firm with offices in New York; Newark, New Jersey; Washington D.C. and Istanbul, Turkey.
Nolan Partners is the world’s leading and largest retained executive search firm with a dedicated focus on sports and entertainment. Nolan Partners has placed over 500 executives across 6 continents.
Operating from offices in London, New York, and Los Angeles, Nolan Partners represents a global portfolio of clients that range from world famous sporting clubs, governing bodies, professional leagues, venues, agencies, universities, broadcasters, and the major corporate organizations involved in sport.
Nolan Partners have represented Manchester United, PGA Tour, Mercedes F1, NFL, Chicago Cubs, San Jose Earthquakes, International Tennis Federation, Breeders' Cup, USTA, Toronto Blue Jays, City Football Group, Arsenal.|
Corporate Events Inc. (CEI) is a full service audio visual production company with a proud history of over 15 years bringing events to life, focusing exclusively within the corporate event space.We understand that each event is unique and we take the time to ensure that even the smallest details are covered. We provide state of the art equipment, experienced project managers and technicians so that your events run smoothly and within budget guidelines. CEI works as your event partner to make your event memorable and engaging, thereby creating post meeting legacy that lasts long after the event has concluded. Live events are exactly that- on the spot, rapidly changing environments, and we’ve spent years perfecting them.Our goals are simple, we strive to flawlessly execute our audio visual productions and focus on providing the highest level of customer service. So how do you create a world class event? Partner up with experts. Explore the solutions that make the difference. Get to know CEI. Corporate Events Inc., Your Event Partner. www.corporateeventsinc.com
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Proskauer’s Sports Law Group has been recognized by Chambers USA as "first-rate” with clients praising that “Proskauer is pretty much unparalleled.” As part of its "best in class – smart, focused and committed" practice, the firm represents a broad range of clients in antitrust; acquisitions of sports teams; sports-related financings; television, media and distribution agreements; stadium and arena development; key facility contracts, including naming rights, cornerstones and seat licenses; production and distribution of sports content across all platforms; e-Commerce and technology acquisition and licensing; joint ventures between sports entities and media and technology companies; collective bargaining agreements with players, referees, umpires and other game officials; and litigation matters involving the most pressing issues facing sports. For more information, please visit www.proskauer.com.
MVPindex is the first comprehensive social media index, measurement, and valuation platform for sports and entertainment with more than 33,000 athletes, entertainers, teams, leagues, and brands ranked across the most popular social platforms. MVPindex's data and social media insights are serving clients throughout every facet of the sports and entertainment industries including top brands, teams, leagues, and agencies. To learn more visit www.mvpindex.com.
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Eventellect is the leader in driving incremental ticket revenue for sports teams and entertainment companies by developing and executing supplemental pricing and distribution strategies. Through expertise in pricing and risk management, the firm helps partners leverage current consumer trends to maximize ticket yield, attendance, season ticket sales and other metrics. Eventellect’s dedication to its partners is recognized by being ranked by INC magazine as one the 1000 fastest growing privately held US companies for six consecutive years.
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Galatioto Sports Partners provides best-in-class advisory, lending and capital raising services to clients in the professional sports industry, having advised on or financed 100+ transactions. Led by Sal Galatioto, named one of Street & Smith’s Sports Business Journal’s “50 Most Influential People in Sports Business,” GSP enjoys extensive access to governing bodies, franchise owners and executive management of the major sports leagues.
OMNIGON is a team of global digital strategists, technologists and artists. With offices and professional relationships all over the globe, some of the world’s most visible brands look to us for our unique perspective on the way digital technology is changing their businesses, and the lives of the customers they serve. OMNIGON, headquartered in New York, and with offices in Los Angeles, London, Toronto, Kiev and St. Petersburg, works with some of the world’s most celebrated brands including AS Roma, PGA TOUR, NASCAR, IRONMAN, the USGA, CONCACAF, the German Football Association and Verizon, among others.
For information on how OMNIGON can support your digital efforts, visit OMNIGON.com.
PwC US provides industry-focused assurance, tax, and advisory services to build public trust and enhance value for its clients and their stakeholders. Our sports advisors have significant experience helping clients evaluate a variety of issues related to sports leagues, teams, facilities, and major events. Find out more by visiting http://www.pwc.com/us/sports.
Covington offers one of the world’s premier sports practices, representing major sports organizations, including MLB, MLS, NASCAR, NBA, NFL, NHL, USOC, USGA, UFC, WWE, USTA, and the American Athletic Association, Atlantic 10 and Pacific-12 conferences. Our work spans the industry—from industry-shaping litigation to mergers and acquisitions, finance, and media and technology transactions, and from intellectual property disputes and enforcement to government affairs, regulatory issues, and tax matters. Covington has played a central role in headline-making sports matters for decades and is recognized by Chambers USA as a “dominant force in sports law, with an exceptional bench of experienced and skillful sports practitioners.” For more information, please visit www.cov.com.
Accelerate Sports is a boutique investment bank focused on sports-related businesses and professional sports teams and leagues. We facilitate M&A and Private Equity transactions for teams and companies in the world of sports. On the sell-side, we help our clients execute successful exit strategies. On the buy-side, we assemble team ownership groups and help our clients grow via strategic acquisitions. We create win-win partnerships. For more information, please visit www.acceleratesportsbusiness.com.
comScore’s sports initiative leverages the company’s digital consumption metrics, TV measurement information, consumer purchase insights and branded entertainment metrics specifically for the sports industry. A “one-stop shop” for insights surrounding content and value in the sports marketplace, comScore delivers tangible fan insights and sponsorship valuation services for sponsors, leagues, teams, agencies and other organizations engaged in the world of sports.
For more information, please contact Tom Sommer at email@example.com.
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Mobilitie is the largest privately-held telecommunications infrastructure company in the United States. As a global provider of complete wireless solutions, Mobilitie helps people stay connected on their mobile devices wherever they are. We fund, deploy and operate next generation infrastructure that enables robust 4G LTE coverage and upcoming 5G services and speeds. Mobilitie wireless infrastructure includes communication towers, indoor and outdoor neutral host DAS networks, small cells, and Wi-Fi networks. Mobilitie’s Advanced Technology Group engineers innovative wireless solutions that improve wireless service at the largest and most complex venues across all major industries—including sports and entertainment, real estate, hospitality, education, healthcare, government and transportation. The highest mobile data traffic ever recorded during an event was carried by a Mobilitie DAS network.
Mobilitie is headquartered in Newport Beach, California and has regional offices across the United States and internationally. To learn more about our wireless coverage solutions, visit us at www.mobilitie.com.
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AXS is a leading ticketing, data, and marketing solutions provider in the US, UK and Europe. The company and its solutions empower more than 200 clients — teams, arenas, theaters, clubs and colleges– to turn data into action, maximize the value of all their events and create joy for fans.
Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, AXS employs more than 500 professionals in multiple locations worldwide: Cleveland, Charlotte, Dallas, Denver, London and Stockholm.
AXS Group, LLC is owned by AEG, Dan Gilbert, and TPG Capital, owner of Cirque du Soleil.
Sportradar is the leading provider of sports data and information globally, covering more than 400,000 live events across 48 sports. Sportradar has developed the industry’s most proficient software, distributing content and data that is easy to consume while setting new standards for speed and accuracy. Turner Media, Twitter and Samsung are among the leading companies in sports and digital media relying on Sportradar for innovative content, comprehensive applications and product development. Exclusive agreements with the NFL, NHL, International Tennis Federation and NASCAR are among its 65 worldwide league and federation partnerships. Sportradar’s U.S. Advisory Board includes Ted Leonsis, Mark Cuban and Michael Jordan. Learn more at www.sportradar.com.
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WE ARE BLUEMEDIA — For nearly 20 years the biggest brands, agencies, teams and venues in the world have trusted us with the signage, décor, and experiential elements of their events and campaigns. From concept to completion, we create engaging, memorable, and shareable experiences that wow clients and sponsors and leave consumers talking for days.
Access Pass & Design is now Access Event Solutions! New brand. New products. Same commitment to you.
We help the world’s most image-conscious events, brands, entertainers, and sports teams in the world connect with audiences in ways that shatter all expectations. Creating extraordinary live-event credentials (media credentials, press passes, VIP hospitality badges) and live event technology platforms (VIP access control, sponsor activation integration, and more) to enhance the management, magic, and value of your next event. For more information, please visit www.accesseventsolutions.com or call 1-775-229-7200.