Lagardère Sports is a leading sports marketing agency, with a global network of local experts dedicated to delivering innovative solutions that meet our clients’ needs. We believe sport inspires emotions and passion that are essential to enrich people’s lives and generate powerful collective experiences. At Lagardère Sports, we dedicate our expertise and passion to provide our clients with privileged access to the infinite opportunities of sports. Lagardère Sports is part of Lagardère Sports and Entertainment, a company with more than 1,600 employees worldwide and 50 years of experience. For more information on Lagardère Sports, please visit www.lagardere-se.com.
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.
The Esports Observer is the world’s leading source for essential esports business news and insights. As the esports business authority of the western world, TEO enables companies to make informed decisions for their business. We offer a comprehensive industry database covering entities from personalities to companies and games, real-time business intelligence, and insight reports. Through TEO’s business conferences and events, we connect industries and individuals alike. Our ultimate goal is to increase transparency and foster growth in the industry we love: esports.
Research and Analytics
As one of the leading law firms in the United States, our broad and deep history, experience, and multi-disciplinary reach in sports and entertainment is unmatched. For decades, Foley has been a market leader in sports & entertainment law, and our attorneys have held high-profile positions at leading sports, entertainment, and media companies, from the President & COO of the MLB to Founding Partner of Electronic Sports Group. Our attorneys do it all and can effortlessly guide you through Mergers & Acquisitions, League & Team Operations, Trademark/Copyright/Patents & Licensing, Esports, Start-ups, Players Medical/Healthcare, Financing and more.
Consistently ranked among top-tier practices by U.S. News – Best Lawyers, Legal 500, and Chambers USA, we provide an unmatched level of client service, innovation, and value—all tailored to meet your specific needs. Leveraging our team of industry insiders and seasoned practitioners, we are consistently recognized as one of the preeminent legal practices in the country.
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.
Registration and Breakfast Sponsor
The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) attracts visitors by promoting Las Vegas as the world’s most desirable destination for leisure and business travel. The LVCVA also manages the Las Vegas Convention Center. Las Vegas has nearly 150,000 guest rooms and more 11.5 million square feet of meeting and exhibit space. Las Vegas has evolved tremendously in recent years, and continues to capture the world’s imagination. Beyond the 24-hour-a-day casino excitement are some of the best restaurants, most unique entertainment, world-class events, professional sports teams, premier shopping and fantastic golf – not to mention the greatest variety of meetings venues and accommodations in the world.
Franchises and governing bodies, team owners, media companies, investors and financiers turn to Latham & Watkins’ Entertainment, Sports & Media and Emerging Company lawyers for seasoned advice on a full spectrum of legal issues affecting the sports & esports industries – from team purchases, investments and sales to stadium matters, broadcast and media licenses and corporate sponsorships.
For more information visit https://www.lw.com/.
Official Signage Provider
Our passion is bringing graphics to life. From design and printing to installation, project management, and ongoing maintenance, AAA Flag & Banner has been the go-to super graphics printer for over 47 years. Our client list speaks volumes for our abilities. We visually communicate the story that the nation’s top sports teams, corporations, and event producers want to convey to their guest — creating experiences to remember for a lifetime. With printing capabilities from coast to coast, AAA Flag & Banner is poised to meet any challenge, no matter the scope or schedule of the activation. At AAA Flag & Banner we say it BIG!
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.