A division of leading entertainment and sports agency Creative Artists Agency (CAA), CAA Sports represents more than 1,000 of the world's best athletes, coaches, on-air broadcasters, and sports personalities, and leads all agencies in contract value under management exceeding $7.9 billion, according to Forbes. CAA Sports has completed more than $3.5 billion in new sponsorship business on behalf of its clients and orchestrated precedent-setting agreements for the new Yankee Stadium; the Marquee partnership deal at Madison Square Garden; the naming rights for the San Francisco 49ers Levi’s Stadium and Chase Center, the future home of the Golden State Warriors. CAA Sports Consulting advises, manages, and activates on more than $2.5 billion in sponsorship rights deals on behalf of leading global brands and includes an award-winning experiential marketing practice. CAA Premium Experience is a full-service hospitality and event management practice that works with Fortune 500 companies across hundreds of global sports and entertainment events annually, and Fermata Partners, a division of CAA Sports, is a specialized consumer products licensing agency that represents more than $2 billion in annual retail sales. In 2016, CAA Sports acquired ICON Venue Group, the leading owner’s representative and project management firm, which oversees the development, design, and construction of major stadiums worldwide, including the O2 Arena, Staples Center, and Chase Center. Additionally, the agency’s media practice has structured and negotiated more than $37 billion in media rights deals.
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.
Many Telecom, Media and Entertainment (TM&E) organizations are facing more change and disruption than they’ve faced in the 100+ year history. For those that can modernize while sustaining profit margins, opportunity is waiting. From business model shifts that put consumers at the center to evaluation, due diligence, and implementation of M&A activity, Deloitte teams deliver executable strategy and services that enable expansion and growth.
For more than half a century, Herrick’s Sports Law Group has helped a diverse group of franchises, owners, investors, athletes and other industry participants shape the evolving sports landscape. Many of the industry's transformative concepts — including regional sports broadcasting, pay-per-view telecasts and premium stadium experiences — were brought to life by Herrick clients who relied on our Sports Law Group to help them stay ahead of the game. Nationally ranked for excellence by Chambers USA and Legal 500, and as an elite firm by SportsBusiness Journal, our sports lawyers advise on a wide range of corporate, real estate, tax, financing, IP, litigation, and restructuring matters.
Herrick, Feinstein LLP is a full-service law firm with offices in New York City; Newark, New Jersey; and Istanbul, Turkey.
Live only happens once which is why Ticketmaster is trusted by thousands of artists, teams, and venues across the globe to help connect millions of fans with the world's most amazing performances.
Nolan Partners is the world’s leading and largest retained executive search practice for sports and entertainment. Nolan Partners has placed more than 600 executives across 6 continents and in 31 different sports.
Nolan Partners' client portfolio includes the Chicago Cubs, San Francisco 49ers, McCourt Global, Arsenal FC, PGA Tour, Wimbledon, English Premier League, Milwaukee Bucks, among others.
In 2018, Nolan Partners helped hire the COO of Olympique de Marseille, CEO of USA Cycling, President of Houston Dynamo, CEO of Nashville's MLS expansion team, CEO of USA Triathlon, COO of Relevent Sports, CHRO of Chelsea FC, COO of USTA's Western & Southern Open, among many other key industry roles
DLA Piper provides a full range of business legal services to many of the world’s major stakeholders in the global intersection of media, sport and entertainment. Among our clients are sports leagues, bodies and teams; media and entertainment companies; organizers of world events; corporate sponsors and advertisers; financiers, developers and investors; and others. They come to us for advice on broadcast and media rights sales; IP protection and licensing; mergers and acquisitions; disputes and controversies; global advertising; development and financing of stadiums and arenas; and other finance and transactional matters.
DLA Piper is a global law firm with lawyers in the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe, Africa and the Middle East, positioning us to help companies with their legal needs around the world. To learn more about DLA Piper, visit www.dlapiper.com.
Corporate Events Inc. (CEI) is a full service audio visual production company with a proud history of over 15 years bringing events to life, focusing exclusively within the corporate event space.We understand that each event is unique and we take the time to ensure that even the smallest details are covered. We provide state of the art equipment, experienced project managers and technicians so that your events run smoothly and within budget guidelines. CEI works as your event partner to make your event memorable and engaging, thereby creating post meeting legacy that lasts long after the event has concluded. Live events are exactly that- on the spot, rapidly changing environments, and we’ve spent years perfecting them.Our goals are simple, we strive to flawlessly execute our audio visual productions and focus on providing the highest level of customer service. So how do you create a world class event? Partner up with experts. Explore the solutions that make the difference. Get to know CEI. Corporate Events Inc., Your Event Partner. www.corporateeventsinc.com
Heritage Werks specializes in creating and mining state-of-the-art archival programs to fuel fan engagement, new revenue streams and fresh content for stadiums of the future.
Our enterprise approach positively impacts a team’s daily business flow, breaking down silos and supporting collaboration, ideation, innovation, and information sharing across every major department.
We are the heritage agency for sports, brands and entertainment. Our clients include DOW 30 and Fortune 500 companies; leading technology, retail, luxury and fashion brands; NBA, NFL, MLB and NHL teams and many others. We also provide private client services to support the needs of celebrities and highly accomplished individuals including some of America’s most influential business leaders.
To learn more visit www.heritagewerks.com.
Young Executives Program Partner
Eventellect is the leader in driving incremental ticket revenue for sports teams and entertainment companies by developing and executing supplemental pricing and distribution strategies. Through expertise in pricing and risk management, the firm helps partners leverage current consumer trends to maximize ticket yield, attendance, season ticket sales and other metrics. Eventellect’s dedication to its partners is recognized by being ranked by INC magazine as one the 1000 fastest growing privately held US companies for seven consecutive years.
Official Ticketing Partner
AXS provides innovative ticketing, data, and marketing solutions for more than 200 clients in live entertainment, from arenas and theaters to teams and universities. With its industry-leading technology, AXS helps clients reach more fans, gain better insights, and maximize the value of their events. The AXS platform serves millions of fans across the globe and makes it easier for them to discover events, get the perfect tickets, and share unforgettable live experiences with artists and teams. Headquartered in Los Angeles, AXS employs more than 500 professionals in multiple locations worldwide: Cleveland, Charlotte, Dallas, Denver, London, and Stockholm. Learn more at solutions.axs.com.
Luncheon and Badge Sponsor
Proskauer’s Sports Law Group has been recognized by Chambers USA as "first-rate” with clients praising that “Proskauer is pretty much unparalleled.” As part of its "best in class – smart, focused and committed" practice, the firm represents a broad range of clients in antitrust; acquisitions of sports teams; sports-related financings; television, media and distribution agreements; stadium and arena development; key facility contracts, including naming rights, cornerstones and seat licenses; production and distribution of sports content across all platforms; e-Commerce and technology acquisition and licensing; joint ventures between sports entities and media and technology companies; collective bargaining agreements with players, referees, umpires and other game officials; and litigation matters involving the most pressing issues facing sports. For more information, please visit www.proskauer.com.
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
Galatioto Sports Partners provides best-in-class advisory, lending and capital raising services to clients in the professional sports industry, having advised on or financed 100+ transactions. Led by Sal Galatioto, named one ofStreet & Smith’s Sports Business Journal’s “50 Most Influential People in Sports Business,” GSP enjoys extensive access to governing bodies, franchise owners and executive management of the major sports leagues.
After-Hours Reception Sponsor
Mobilitie is the leading telecommunications infrastructure company in the United States. We help people stay connected on their mobile devices by funding, deploying, and operating next-generation infrastructure that enables robust 4G LTE coverage and upcoming 5G services and speeds. Mobilitie wireless infrastructure includes communication towers, neutral-host DAS networks, small cells, and Wi-Fi networks. Our high-density wireless infrastructure is designed for rich, interactive mobile experiences including real-time streaming, location-based services, social media, and other mobile applications.
Visit us at www.mobilitie.com.
Official Apparel Partner
Officially launched in 2015, Swet Tailor is a premium menswear brand that is defining a new kind of casual. It started with a simple idea: make a pair of five-pocket pants that looked like jeans but felt as good as sweats. Originally hired to custom engineer a client’s fabrication to fit and drape right, Adam Bolden and David Kranz saw an opportunity that transcended beyond one pair of pants. They soon joined forces to bring this effortless style to a man’s entire wardrobe, considering fabrication, comfort, and all of life’s daily scenarios to create a new EveryDay. EveryWear™ dressing category.
Swet Tailor recently closed its first round of seed funding of $1.6M from partners such as Burch Creative Capital and veteran NFL Quarterback Mark Sanchez, and has received credible endorsements from athletes including Nick Foles, Aaron Rodgers, Tim Tebow, Josh Rosen, Zach Ertz and Marcellus Wiley. The brand also has a robust white label platform and is engaged with companies ranging from Soul Cycle and Google to Casamigos and Discover Properties and is expanding this year into the underserved markets that include big and tall fashion.
Covington offers one of the world’s premier sports practices, representing a host of U.S. and international clients, including Major League Baseball, Major League Soccer, NBA, NFL, NHL, PGA Tour, PGA of Americas, Race Team Alliance, USOC, USGA, USTA, WWE, and the American Athletic, Atlantic 10 and Pacific-12 conferences, Drayson Technologies, the newly formed Americas Champions League throughout the Americas, and Activision Blizzard and League of Legends maker Riot Games and parent Tencent Holdings (e-sports ventures). Our work spans the industry—from industry-shaping litigation to mergers and acquisitions, finance, and media and technology transactions, and from intellectual property disputes and enforcement to government affairs, regulatory issues, and tax matters. Covington has played a central role in headline-making sports matters for decades and is recognized by Chambers USA as a “dominant force in sports law, with an exceptional bench of experienced and skillful sports practitioners.” For more information, please visit www.cov.com.
Room Key Sponsor
Delaware North Sportservice – a division of global hospitality leader Delaware North – is one of the world’s leading food, beverage and retail management companies. Delaware North has delighted fans at iconic venues and major events, including the Super Bowl, World Series, NHL and MLB All-Star games, the Stanley Cup Final, NBA Finals, the FA Cup and the Australian Open.
Every day, at more than 50 sports venues around the world, Delaware North continues to demonstrate its ability to develop, operate and manage multifaceted kitchens, restaurants, suites, fine-dining and retail facilities that exceed the evolving needs of today's fans. Delaware North takes pride in a robust customer insights platform to provide passionate service, retail expertise, an unmatched culinary experience and partnerships that bring together the best in local fare.
From luxury suites to the front row seats, Delaware North delivers innovation and excellence. For more information, please visit www.delawarenorth.com.
The American Gaming Association is the premier national trade group representing the $261 billion U.S. casino industry, which supports 1.8 million jobs nationwide. AGA members include commercial and tribal casino operators, gaming suppliers and other entities affiliated with the gaming industry. It is the mission of the AGA to achieve sound policies and regulations consistent with casino gaming’s modern appeal and vast economic contributions.
For more information, please visit americangaming.org
We’re Sucherman Group, trusted advisors to leading names in sports – the NFL, New York Jets, Los Angeles Dodgers, NBC Sports, WWE, the USTA and many others. For 30 years we have provided unmatched strategic counsel, executive search and industry intelligence – helping companies such as Disney, Fox, Turner,A+E Networks, Viacom, CNN, Discovery, Netflix, Hulu and Amazon make the right moves with the right organizational structure and the right people. We do it with the highest integrity and discretion. Learn more at sucherman.com.
From cutting-edge media rights deals, tech-enabled sponsorships and fan engagement experiences to high-stakes corporate transactions, financing arrangements and intellectual property disputes, Loeb & Loeb’s integrated Sports Practice provides a full range of legal services to help our sports industry clients achieve their business objectives. Our talented team draws upon its diverse knowledge base and experience in a variety of substantive disciplines to address the myriad legal challenges and opportunities facing the industry today and serves as trusted business advisors to media companies, leagues, franchises, owners, investors and athletes as they continue to shape the dynamic, multibillion-dollar business of sports.
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!