This summer a new conference will be gracing our diaries, The Global Sports Symposium.
The Global Sports Symposium, which is being presented by the same team behind the US-based Ivy Sports Symposium (Sports Symposium, Inc.), this student-run event, will bring together the leading decision-makers of the industry for a day of networking, discourse and learning. The organization is excited to be expanding internationally by hosting the first GSS in partnership with Arsenal FC and Emirates Stadium.
“One of my top goals when assuming the role of Executive Director was finding a way to take our event international,” said Sports Symposium Executive Director Alex Rosen. “The Symposium family cannot wait to share the unique experience of attending one of our events with both students and professionals at the world-class Emirates Stadium.”
Established in 2006, Sports Symposium, Inc. is a student-run, non-profit organization that sets the standard for sports business education. In their eight-year history, events have featured more than 300 unique speakers from around the world representing all facets of the sports business.
Past speakers from the event have included:
- Gary Bettman, Commissioner, National Hockey League
- Tom Verducci, Senior Writer, Sports Illustrated
- Arn Tellem, Vice Chairman and President, Team Sports, Wasserman Media Group
- Wyc Grousbeck, Chief Executive Officer, Boston Celtics
- Lisa Baird, CMO, United States Olympic Committee
- Peter Moore, President, EA Sports
The Sports Symposium has traditionally welcomed student attendees from over 60 colleges and universities and professional delegates from a wide range of companies. Its intimate setting combined with engaging content and dynamic speakers have made it a “must attend” event every year.
Confirmed speakers so far are:
- Bob Reeves (President, RFU)
- Chuck Baker (Partner, DLA Piper)
- Matthew Baxter (Chief of Media, Liverpool FC)
- Mark Lamping (President, Jacksonville Jaguars)
- Marc Reeves (International Commercial Director, NFL)
- Stephen Nuttall (Senior Director, Sports YouTube EMEA)
- Tom Fox (Chief Commercial Officer, Arsenal)
The symposium promises to bring a 360 degree view of the Sports Business world, with talks and panels representing all aspects of the business. However, it comes with a nice twist as it’s aimed at both seasoned professionals and those who want to enter the business.
“Throughout the planning process the student-run team has received positive feedback from the industry leaders it has reached out to. We believe this is a testament to the US-based Ivy Sports Symposium that has attracted top industry names over the course of its eight-year history. We are expecting similar successes for this first event in the UK and continue to get excited as we move forward with our planning.”– Harriet Thayer, 2014 Global Sports Symposium Co-Chair
The 1st annual Global Sports Symposium (“GSS”) takes place on Thursday, May 15, 2014 at Emirates Stadium in London. The registration page can be accessed from: http://www.sportssymposium.org or here: http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/global-sports-symposium-emirates-stadium-tickets-10440779653