Thank you to our 2018 Presenting Sponsors
MGM Resorts International is a global entertainment company with national and international locations featuring best-in-class hotels and casinos, state-of-the art meetings and conference spaces, incredible live and theatrical entertainment experiences, and an extensive array of restaurant, nightlife and retail offerings. MGM Resorts creates immersive, iconic experiences through its suite of Las Vegas-inspired brands. The MGM Resorts portfolio encompasses 27 unique hotel offerings including some of the most recognizable resort brands in the industry. The company is expanding throughout the U.S. and around the world, developing MGM Springfield in Massachusetts and MGM COTAI in Macau, and debuting the first international Bellagio-branded hotel in Shanghai. The 77,000 global employees of MGM Resorts are proud of their company for being recognized as one of FORTUNE® Magazine's World's Most Admired Companies®.
Teall Capital is a privately-held set of investments in innovative, high growth potential lifestyle brands and services with a portfolio of businesses including Riddle & Bloom (national next-gen marketing agency), Tailgate Guys (national market-leading hospitality company), Sunshine Beverages, and Dyehard Fan Supply (national sports/entertainment merchandising business). The company’s leadership has extensive experience in sports, media, marketing and entertainment, and the group provides its operating companies deep expertise in a number of disciplines: corporate strategy, organizational management, culture and training, financial strategy, employee operations, recruiting and expert legal diligence.
Teall Capital is led by Ben C. Sutton, Jr. and an executive management team that built and expanded four national market-leading businesses in the college sports space: IMG College Multi-media, IMG College Seating, IMG Licensing and IMG Learfield Ticketing. Teall invests in complementary organizations that can strategically work together to realize greater value, sharing in expertise, thought leadership and networks.
For more information, please visit TeallCapital.com.
Coyne PR is a public relations firm with expertise in PR, social and digital with more than 160 full-time professionals. As one of the Top 10 Independent PR Firms in the U.S., Coyne delivers programs built on a foundation of stand-out creative, integrated thinking and activation capabilities to effectively convey messages across paid, earned, shared and owned channels for its clients. These programs have been recognized with more than 900 industry awards since the agency’s inception in 1991 and led to the agency being named the 2016 Best Agency to Work For Globally by The Holmes Report.
With more than 80 reporters, editors and guest columnists, SportsBusiness Journal is the category-leading weekly magazine covering sports business. SportsBusiness Daily, the industry’s leading daily online site summarizes industry news reported by more than 600 media outlets while its international subsidiary, SportsBusiness Global, covers sports business news stories throughout the world by following more than 200 local language publications and media outlets.
Resource Guide LIVE is the industry’s digital directory with listings on more than 75,000 people and in more than 11,000 companies. The Sports Business Conference and Events Group currently produces 12 industry-leading conferences and events.
More information can be found at: sportsbusinessjournal.com; sportsbusinessdaily.com; sportsbusinessdaily.com/global; resourceguidelive.com and sportsbusinessdaily.com/conferences-events.
The Sports Business Group is a division of American City Business Journals (ACBJ), which comprises a host of city-specific weekly business journals, BizJournals.com and Hemmings Motor News. ACBJ is part of Advance Publications.
ACCESS™ Event Solutions is revolutionizing the live events industry by providing advanced credential systems that solve modern security concerns. ACCESS™ has evolved into the industry leader for RFID integrated credentials, creating endless opportunities for functional enhancements that make event management easier and more secure. For more information, please visit www.accesseventsolutions.com or call 1-775-229-7200.
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bluemedia is the industry leader in décor, custom fabrication and experiential activations for brands, teams, events, and venues across the United States.
We’re a team of creatives, engineers, managers, rule breakers and list-checkers. It’s our passion to work alongside the world’s leading designers, architects and brands to bring their visions to life from concept to execution.