About the SportBusiness Summit

The SportBusiness Summit will deliver the data and insights US sports businesses need to enable them to identify and develop new opportunities and revenue streams in markets around the world.

Since its launch in 1996, SportBusiness Group has developed unparalleled access to and expertise in the global sports business. Its research has created unique databases of high-value to the industry which enable its team to accurately and authoritatively identify and analyze industry trends across world sports.

The invitation-only SportBusiness Summit will fuse SportBusiness’ data and analysis with the unique opinion, assessment and overview of key decision makers and opinion formers from leading international and US sports leagues, clubs, agencies, brands, finance and technology leaders and media organizations. The result will be an event which delivers exceptional value by informing, inspiring and guiding US sports businesses to realize their business potential worldwide.

Held at the luxurious W South Beach Hotel on South Beach, the SportBusiness Summit will feature international A-list keynote speakers and a host of globally regarded expert panelists from some of the most significant organizations in international sport. Together with SportBusiness Group they will identify and discuss business opportunities in key areas.

Panels will focus on understanding the impact of global media rights, identifying new sponsors worldwide, unlocking the value of soccer in the US, the role of data in a post Cambridge Analytica world, global trends in fan demand and behavior, opportunities and challenges arising from new US sports betting legislation and the strategies of the tech companies shaping the future of sport.

The SportBusiness Summit is geared towards C-suite executives and senior budget holders from teams, leagues, federations, sponsors, agencies, investors and advertisers in the business of sport.

SportBusiness is headquartered in the UK and has an office in Miami. It is the only information provider covering the global sports business sector. Its mission is to collate and curate data and examples of best practice which provide sports sector businesses with the information tools they require to develop successful business strategies and gain competitive advantage.

For more information about SportBusiness, visit www.sportbusiness.com

Panel Topics

The US sports betting revolution – maximizing opportunities: identifying threats: As US legislation changes, what can clubs, leagues and others learn from the international experience of maximizing revenues while avoiding PR pitfalls and potential brand damage?

Know the fans – understanding your consumer worldwide: Discussion and analysis of SportBusiness data which will help sports businesses understand the specifics and nuances of local market behavior and expectations essential to developing regional and global strategies.

Identifying new opportunities in the world’s game: How can US sports businesses benefit from the surge in interest in the world’s biggest soccer brands and properties and how does US soccer build a truly sustainable and profitable domestic market?

Trends and issues in global TV rights – how they impact your business: Global TV rights provide an accurate barometer to the global sports market and understanding trends is key to developing effective content development and delivery strategies. This panel dissects the dynamics of key global markes and examines their implications for business.

Partnerships beyond borders: The inside track on where and how US sports properties can most effectively and profitably find new commercial partners worldwide and how US brands can grow through overseas sports partnerships.

Private equity in sports: Bridging the worlds of commercial sports and financial investment.

Who’s driving sport and where are we heading?: While much of the technology driving sports, media and marketing is made in the USA – what are the next developments, how are overseas companies impacting the sector and how is technology playing out worldwide?

Will US soccer ever reach its sporting potential? The FIFA President recently said that the US could be one of the top 3 soccer nations in the world.  But are non-meritocratic ‘closed leagues’ the best system for the development of soccer? Would promotion and relegation be a driver of sporting quality at the expense of business investment?