Octagon is the leading global sports and entertainment marketing and representation agency focused on helping brands, properties, and talent clients make the next right move in a quickly changing marketing and media landscape. From sponsorship evaluation to activation, we leverage the world’s biggest sports and entertainment events to create partnerships, content and experiences for a client roster that includes Mastercard, BMW of North America, Bank of America, Cisco, Delta Air Lines, AB InBev, Taco Bell, Allstate and others. We manage major events including 7 LPGA events, 2 PGA Champions Tour events and 8 culinary festivals. Octagon’s talent representation and marketing business – named 2018 Best in Talent Representation by SportsBusiness Journal - spans more than 800 athletes, broadcasters and personalities including Stephen Curry, Michael Phelps, Simone Biles, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Hannah Storm and more.
With more than 80 reporters, editors and guest columnists, Sports Business Journal is the category-leading weekly magazine covering sports business. Sports Business Daily, the industry’s leading daily online site, summarizes industry news reported by more than 600 media outlets while its Global edition aggregates business news 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 annually produces 12 industry-leading conferences and 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.
Welcome Reception Sponsor
Navigate is a trusted advisor to leading brands and organizations in sports and entertainment. We are experts in applying business intelligence – through research, data, and analytics – to measure and value marketing investments and guide major strategies and decisions.
Based in Chicago, Navigate helps clients determine the value of their partnerships and understand how they are performing. Navigate has measured the impact and ROI of hundreds of sponsorship deals and has valued billions of dollars in sponsorship transactions on behalf of brands, properties, universities and agencies.
Cocktail Reception Sponsor
MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) is an S&P 500® 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 28 unique hotel offerings including some of the most recognizable resort brands in the industry. Expanding throughout the U.S. and around the world, the company in 2018 opened MGM Springfield in Massachusetts, MGM COTAI in Macau, and the first Bellagio-branded hotel in Shanghai. The 81,000 global employees of MGM Resorts are proud of their company for being recognized as one of FORTUNE® Magazine's World's Most Admired Companies®. For more information visit us at www.mgmresorts.com.
Nightcap Reception Sponsor
To survive in an ever-changing world, your organization must continually re-invent its experience. Dimensional Innovations is a unique Design + Build team of 250 designers, engineers, fabricators and technologists who deliver next-level experiences for visionary clients ranging from Fortune 100 to leading hospitals to teams in the NFL and NCAA.
Sportradar is the leading global provider of sports data intelligence. The nexus between sports and entertainment, the company serves leagues, news media, consumer platforms and sports betting operators with deep insights and a suite of strategic solutions to help grow their businesses. Sportradar is the trusted partner of more than 1,000 companies in over 80 countries and serves as the official partner of the NBA, NFL, NHL and NASCAR as well as FIFA and UEFA. It is also the only provider entrusted to work with the US sports leagues in an official capacity to distribute sports data (NBA and NHL) and AV rights (MLB) around the world for betting purposes. The company monitors and delivers insights from more than 400,000 matches annually across 60 sports categories, having developed the industry’s most proficient software while setting new standards for speed and accuracy. With deep industry relationships, Sportradar is not just redefining the sports fan experience; it also safeguards the sports themselves through its Integrity Services division and advocacy for an integrity-driven ecosystem that is fair to partners, players and fans.
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.
Official Signage Provider
and that’s why we Make it Perfect™.
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.
A pioneer in the spontech space, Hookit is the leading single source platform for quantifying sports sponsorship value across all forms of media. Hookit works with brands and rights holders to expand their sponsorship intelligence, allowing them to buy and sell sponsorships more effectively. To learn more, visit www.hookit.com.
Aquimo Sports - “When the Players Rest the Fans Play”
Aquimo specializes in sports based live events. Utilizing our patented technology, Aquimo.com developed ILEM- Interactive Live Event Marketing. We make the fans part of the action using their mobile device and increase Fan Engagement, making for a halftime to remember! Our technology allows thousands of fans in the stands/millions at home to participate in live events on stadium screens. Basketball shoot-outs, football target practice, baseball home run challenge... bringing a new dimension of interactivity and marketing opportunities.
Live sponsored leaderboard with prizes delivered electronically allowing for:
- Drive fan engagement and increase sales with directional prizes awarded-Redeemed in team shop
- Increase sponsorship dollars-- Sponsors will want to be featured!
- Every Fan from the Front Row to Back Row Can be a Winner
- Game Challenge built in App for in Stadium and Out of Stadium- Keep the Fans Connected
- Fan Data and Marketing Opportunities- ROI Tracking End to End