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2019 Sports Business Journal Thought Leaders

July 23 - 24, 2019
The Resort at Pelican Hill
Newport Coast, CA

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Program Update

Thought Leaders Overview

This “by-invitation-only” event will bring together the sports industry’s most senior executives for two days of information sharing, dynamic speakers, outdoor activities and peer-level relationship building. Thought Leaders provides attendees the opportunity to address important topics outside the scope of day-to-day sports business, such as leadership, creativity, innovation, management issues, work/life balance, and diversity and inclusion.

As in years past, we have chosen a destination that is secluded enough to create a retreat atmosphere, but accessible enough for easy arrivals and departures. For 2019, we have selected:


Thought Leaders Through the Years

 In 2018, Thought Leaders was held at the beautiful Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch in Beaver Creek, Colorado. Previous Thought Leader locations have included:

  - The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay
  - The Inn at Spanish Bay, Pebble Beach
  - The Cloister at Sea Island
  - The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island

To read more about Thought Leaders 2018, please visit 2018 HIGHLIGHTS.

Visit FIND OUT MORE to request information on Thought Leaders 2019.