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Moderator: Abraham Madkour

Executive Editor, Sports Business Journal / Daily / Global

Abraham Madkour brings more than 20 years of experience covering the business of sports and serves as Executive Editor of Sports Business Journal, Sports Business Daily/Global.  He is responsible for shaping the editorial direction of the publications while managing the entire editorial staff.  He also oversees the editorial content for the various conferences produced by the Sports Business Group, including the prestigious World Congress of Sports, Sports Business Awards and Forty Under 40 awards. Madkour writes weekly editorials and profile features of the management and leadership strategies of leading industry executives. He is a frequent industry speaker and serves as the lead moderator and editorial spokesman at all of the company’s events. 

Wednesday, December 05

FEATURED INTERVIEW - State of College Sports: A One-On-One Interview with NCAA President Mark Emmert

In what has become Mark Emmert’s “state of college sports,” this is your opportunity to hear firsthand insights from the man leading the NCAA membership on the issues transforming college sports.

Moderator: Abraham Madkour, Executive Editor, Sports Business Journal / Daily / Global
Mark Emmert, President, NCAA

FEATURED INTERVIEW - Focus on Mission, Brand and Culture: Unleash the Innovation Within Your Organization

As the Executive Chairman of ESPN, George Bodenheimer rose from the company’s mailroom to become one of the most respected figures in the media business. In this conversation with SBJ’s Executive Editor Abe Madkour, Bodenheimer will discuss the importance of focusing on innovation and growth within large organizations— and how to foster an environment where good ideas are cultivated, developed and executed.

Moderator: Abraham Madkour, Executive Editor, Sports Business Journal / Daily / Global
George Bodenheimer, Former President & Executive Chairman, ESPN

FEATURED INTERVIEW - A Time for Change and for Action: A Commitment to Honesty, Transparency and Athletes Voices Being Heard

Moderator: Abraham Madkour, Executive Editor, Sports Business Journal / Daily / Global
Sarah Hirshland, CEO, United States Olympic Committee
Thursday, December 06

FEATURED INTERVIEW - A Call to Action for Intercollegiate Athletics: A Voice of Inclusion and Diversity

Moderator: Abraham Madkour, Executive Editor, Sports Business Journal / Daily / Global
Katrice Albert, Executive Vice President, Inclusion and Human Resources, NCAA