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.
At StubHub, our mission is to bring the joy of live to fans globally. As the world’s largest ticket marketplace spanning 44 countries, we enable fans to buy and sell tickets to tens of thousands of events, whenever and wherever fans want to be. Backed by award-winning customer care, StubHub’s FanProtect™ Guarantee means every ticket is 100 percent guaranteed valid or you’ll receive your money back or a replacement ticket of equal or better value. Our business partners include more than 150 properties globally across the NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL, WWE, NCAA, Matchroom Boxing, plus Paciolan and Tessitura. StubHub provides the total end-to-end event going experience throughout the world. StubHub is an eBay company (EBAY). For more information on StubHub, visit StubHub.com or follow @StubHub on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or LinkedIn.
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 other commercial parties. They come to us for advice on broadcast and media rights sales; IP protection and licensing; mergers and acquisitions; advertising and promotions; disputes and controversies; esport and gaming; development of and compliance with international and domestic regulations relating to sports competition; development and financing of stadiums and arenas; and other finance and transactional matters.
DLA Piper is a global law firm with lawyers located in more than 40 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific, positioning us to help clients with their legal needs around the world. To learn more about DLA Piper, visit www.dlapiper.com.
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 of 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.
Our teams are trusted by thousands of artists, teams and venues across the globe to help connect millions of fans with the world's most amazing performances. Ticketmaster is proudly the leading enterprise-grade ticketing software and services company, powering the biggest and best in sports. We are driven by innovation, unparalleled scalability and unmatched support, Ticketmaster Enterprise has been the definitive leader in professional ticketing software and services for over 40 years.
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.
WWE, a publicly traded company (NYSE: WWE), is an integrated media organization and recognized leader in global entertainment. The company consists of a portfolio of businesses that create and deliver original content 52 weeks a year to a global audience. WWE is committed to family friendly entertainment on its television programming, pay-per-view, digital media and publishing platforms. WWE programming reaches more than 650 million homes worldwide in 25 languages. WWE Network, the first-ever 24/7 over-the-top premium network that includes all live pay-per-views, scheduled programming and a massive video-on-demand library, is currently available in more than 180 countries. The company is headquartered in Stamford, Conn., with offices in New York, Los Angeles, London, Mexico City, Mumbai, Shanghai, Singapore, Dubai, Munich and Tokyo.
Additional information on WWE (NYSE: WWE) can be found at wwe.com and corporate.wwe.com. For information on our global activities, go to http://www.wwe.com/worldwide/.
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
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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.
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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.
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.
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Eventellect is the leading distribution and supplemental ticket pricing partner for professional sports organizations as well and select entertainment companies. The firm uses its market expertise and proprietary software to help their partners leverage current ticketing trends to incrementally grow their revenue, attendance and brand.
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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.
AT&T continues to set the standard as one of the premier integrated communications companies in the world. Nearly 3.5 million businesses—from the largest multinational corporations to small businesses—in all major industries turn to AT&T. We help organizations accelerate their digital evolution through our innovation in networks, cloud computing, cybersecurity, IoT, and mobile devices. We develop highly secure applications using our own proprietary systems and in collaboration with other service providers through strategic alliances.
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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.
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, the NBA, NFL, and NHL, dozens of professional sports teams, the PGA Tour, PGA of Americas, Race Team Alliance, USOC, USGA, USTA, and WWE, the American Athletic, Atlantic 10, and Pacific-12 conferences, and Activision Blizzard, League of Legends maker Riot Games and its parent Tencent Holdings, and Microsoft on 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 planning and controversy 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.
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The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, Inc. (NASCAR) is the sanctioning body for the No. 1 form of motorsports in the United States. NASCAR consists of three national series (Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series™, NASCAR Xfinity Series™, and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series™), four regional series, one local grassroots series and three international series. The International Motor Sports Association™ (IMSA®) governs the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship™, the premier U.S. sports car series. Based in Daytona Beach, Fla., with offices in eight cities across North America, NASCAR sanctions more than 1,200 races in more than 30 U.S. states, Canada, Mexico and Europe. For more information visit NASCAR.com and IMSA.com, and follow NASCAR on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat (‘NASCAR’).
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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.
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.
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.
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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!
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
Gameday Gateway is a sports advertising online marketplace that enables businesses to buy from professional sports teams across multiple leagues and markets—for the first time ever.
Brands gain access to highly desirable sports advertising content, while teams generate incremental revenue and can maintain their focus on major corporate partnerships.
Nielsen Sports is the leading source of sports measurement and analytics around the world, with solutions spanning cross-platform media valuation, fan insights and digital & social analysis. With unrivaled data, products and consulting services, Nielsen Sports is uniquely positioned to help brands, leagues, teams, federations and agencies optimize sponsorship portfolios and maximize investments in sports. Nielsen Sports is part of Nielsen Holdings plc (NYSE:NLSN) a S&P 500 company with operations in over 100 countries, covering more than 90% of the world’s population.