Wednesday, 3 October 2012

PRIMETIME SPORTS MANAGEMENT, The Sports Management Conference & Trade Show in Toronto, Canada

The Sports Management Conference & Trade Show in Toronto, Canada

November 12 & 13, 2012 at: Westin Harbour Castle   1 Harbour Square   Toronto
Watch videos from the 2011 Conference here.

CONFERENCE AGENDA 
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 12
7:30     Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30     Welcome by Conference Chairs
Brian Burke – President and General Manager – Toronto Maple Leafs - Toronto
Trevor Whiffen - Partner - Dickinson Wright LLP/ Governor - London Knights - Toronto
8:40     Introduction and Opening Remarks
Emcee - Gord Miller – Host of the NHL on TSN - Toronto
8:45     “Team Operations:  Meeting Stakeholder Expectations and Conquering the Business Challenges”
Moderator – Brian Burke – President and General Manager – Toronto Maple Leafs - Toronto
Tom Anselmi – President and COO - Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment - Toronto
Peter Luukko – President – Philadelphia Flyers - Philadelphia
Keith Pelley – President – Rogers Media/Toronto Blue Jays - Toronto
Chris Rudge – Chairman and President –  Toronto Argonauts – Chairman of the 100th Anniversary Grey Cup - Toronto
Tom Wilson – President and CEO - Olympia Entertainment/Detroit Red Wings - Detroit
 10:00  “Competing for Sponsorship Dollars:  Attracting and Maintaining Corporate Partnerships in a Competitive Marketplace”
Moderator - Brian Cooper – President and CEO – S&E Sponsorship – Toronto
Mark Ditmars – Vice President, Corporate Partnerships – Toronto Blue Jays - Toronto
Kathy Henderson – Vice President, Marketing - Pan American Games - Toronto
Dave Hopkinson – Senior Vice President, Business Partnerships – Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment - Toronto
Jackie Ryan – Vice President, Sponsorships - ScotiaBank - Toronto
11:00   Networking/ Refreshment Break
11:15   “Sports in the Courts:  Protecting Your Players, Teams, Leagues, and Properties”
Moderator – Trevor Whiffen- Partner - Dickinson Wright LLP/Governor of the London Knights - Toronto
Robert Carr – Senior Vice President of Operations & Legal Affairs – Detroit Red Wings/Olympia Entertainment – Detroit
Kenneth Shropshire – Sports Lawyer/Professor – Wharton Business School - Philadelphia
Robert Sokalski – Legal Counsel - Winnipeg Blue Bombers - Winnipeg
Roman Stoykewych – Associate Counsel - National Hockey League Players Association
12:30   Networking Luncheon
Panel Discussion – “You Heard it Here First: Current Issues in the World of Sports”
Moderator - Gord Miller – Host of the NHL on TSN – Toronto
Greg Sansone – Vice President – The Score Network - Toronto
Gord Stellick – CBC Sports – Host on Hockey Night in Canada on CBC – Toronto
John Shannon – Rogers SportsNet -Toronto
2:00     “Labour Issues in Major League Sports: Balancing the Interests of Teams, Leagues, and Players”
Moderator- Gord Miller – Host of the NHL on TSN
Kevin Abrams – Assistant General Manager – New York Giants – New York
Brian Burke – President and General Manager – Toronto Maple Leafs - Toronto
Don Fehr (Invited) – Executive Director – NHLPA – Toronto
Steven Fehr – Special Counsel – NHLPA/MLBPA – Kansas City
Ed Stefanski – Vice President, Basketball Operations – Toronto Raptors - Toronto
3:15     “Player Agency Roundtable: Identifying Players, Determining Their Value, and Signing the Big Deal
Moderator - Gord Kirke – Sports Lawyer/Professor - Toronto
Chaka Bainbridge – President – Bainbridge Sports – Miami
Randy Hendricks (Invited) – President – Hendricks Sports Management – Spring, Texas
Don Meehan –President and CEO – Newport Sports – Mississauga
Pat Morris – Partner – Newport Sports - Mississauga
Gil Scott – President – Gil Scott Management – Markham
4:30    Networking Reception for all Delegates, Speakers, Sponsors and Trade Show Exhibitors - Hosted by Dickinson Wright
6:00     Conference Concludes for the Day
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 13
7:30     Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30     Opening Remarks – Gord Miller – Host of the NHL on TSN
8:45     “Commissioners Roundtable: Tackling Expansion, Drug Testing, Work Stoppages, Player Safety, Talent Pools, and Other Challenges”
Moderator – Clark Griffith – Sports Lawyer/Former Commissioner of Northern Baseball League - Minneapolis
Dave Andrews – President and CEO – American Hockey League – Springfield, Massachusetts
David Branch – President - Canadian Hockey League/Commissioner Ontario Hockey League - Toronto
Michael Copeland – Chief Operating Officer – Canadian Football League – Toronto
Bill Daly (Invited) – Deputy Commissioner - National Hockey League - New York
George Daniel –Commissioner – National Lacrosse League – New York
Tom Wright (Invited) – Director of Operations – UFC Canada – Toronto
10:00   “Creative Marketing Strategies and Alternative Revenue Streams: Making Money and Keeping Your Fans Loyal”
Moderator - Mark Francis – Professor - UCLA Business School/Consultant – BaAM Productions – Los Angeles
Chris Lencheski – President – Front Row Marketing/NASCAR owner - Philadelphia
Bernie Mullin – Chairman and CEO – Aspire Group - Atlanta
Tom Whaley – Executive Vice President – St. Paul Saints Baseball Club – Minnesota
11:00   Networking/ Refreshment Break
11:15   “Athlete Evaluations: Identifying Which Players are Bigger, Stronger, Faster…..and Smarter”
Moderator - Dr. Dana Sinclair – Partner and Sports Psychologist – Human Performance International - Toronto
Brian Burke – President and General Manager – Toronto Maple Leafs - Toronto
Bryan Colangelo – President and General Manager – Toronto Raptors – Toronto
Ned Colletti (Invited) – General Manager – Los Angeles Dodgers – Los Angeles
Kevin Cheveldayoff – General Manager – Winnipeg Jets - Winnipeg
 12:30  Networking Luncheon – Keynote Speaker – Canadian Football League Commissioner Mark Cohon
“The Canadian Football League’s 2012 Grey Cup Game: 100 Years in the Making”
 2:00    “FaceBook, Twitter, YouTube, the Internet…and Beyond: Utilizing New Media to Build Your Business”
Moderator – Scott Mitchell – President – MRX Media and the Hamilton Tiger-Cats
Michael Bradley (Invited) – Vice President – Neulion Communications – Toronto
Chris Hebb – Senior Vice President - Broadcast and Content – Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment - Toronto
John Levy – Founder, Chairman & CEO – The Score Digital Network – Toronto
3:00     “Developments in Television Broadcasting and Sports Properties”
Moderator – Rick Horrow- Host of “Sportfolio” on the Bloomberg Network - Miami & SMWW Faculty
Stew Johnson – President – TSN - Toronto
Phil King – President of Sports and Executive VP of Programming – CTV - Toronto
Jeff Orridge – Executive Director of Sports Properties – CBC - Toronto
Scott Moore – President – Rogers SportsNet - Toronto
 4:15    Networking/ Refreshment Break
 4:30    “Careers in Sport: Education, Internships and the Power of Networking”
Moderator:    Dr. Lynn Lashbrook – President – Sports Management Worldwide – Portland, Oregon
Dr. Chris Chard – Sports Management Professor - Brock University – St. Catharines
Michael Ouellet – Chief of Business Affairs – National Hockey League Players Association
John McCauley – Director, Digital – Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment - Toronto
Dr. James Riordan – Director of MBA in Sport Management – Florida Atlantic University - Boca Raton, Florida
Dave Watkins – Senior Director, Data Analytics and Social Marketing – Hamilton Tiger-Cats – Hamilton

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