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Innovative Pathway to the Future of Sports & Entertainment

International Virtual Conference & Expo
Special emphasis: COVID-19

Join us November 17 and 18, 2020 as we explore engage around COVID-19 best practices, solutions and a path forward for our industries.

See Summary and Agenda further down the page.

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About the event

IIFX  is proud to host the Innovative Pathway to the Future of Sports & Entertainment International Virtual Conference and Expo (with special emphasis on best practices and solutions related to COVID-19. )

The agenda features an impressive array of diverse sports and entertainment industry professionals and organizations focusing on the common challenge of adapting and innovating health safety, security, operations, and management into a possible new fan experience and management paradigm. As we look forward to the future, the focus on the conference is to share best practices and lessons learned.

Re-imagining the new paradigm is extremely critical and timely than ever, which is why the Innovation Institute will present a lineup of thought leaders who are experiencing early stages of the anticipated “new normal” world. They are pioneering how sports and entertainment will function in the years to come.  Our cadre of outstanding speakers will analyze the advancements of carrying out a future business model and how these operational methods will shape the sports and entertainment risk and future landscape.

We’ll examine the most pertinent ramifications, challenges, the most important trends and events that are shaping both industries. We will focus on innovative strategies that might become more significant in driving the return of fans as well as keeping them safe and engaged.

The virtual conference and expo environment will be innovative and engaging, delivering an elite lineup of speakers, interactive networking opportunities, an Expo with the latest technology solutions, and an exceptional educational experience for those looking to stay ahead of the innovation curve.

Top (10) Reasons to Attend

1. 25 speakers and presenters comprised of industry thought leaders and subject matter experts.

2. Cutting edge panel discussions from leading subject matter experts — with special emphasis on getting through COVID-19 challenges.

3. Keynote speakers whose knowledge and experience on the challenges and solutions furnish the attendee’s insights on how to navigate for the future “New Normal”.

4. Topics to assist in planning and implementing the “New Normal”.

5. Actionable innovative strategies and solutions provided by subject matter experts.

6. The programming format will include significant audience participation and input, discussion and Q&A among executive level professionals, stakeholders and subject matter expert.

7. Outstanding breakouts with experts in their field and prepared to share their insights.

8. Visionaries and innovators who will provide insights for attendee’s considerations into the new normal.

9. The latest “New Normal” solutions and attendees can engage Expo Exhibitors information via demo videos, chat 1-on-1 via written message, audio, or video chat.

10. Numerous networking opportunities throughout the day.

Speakers

David AllIson

University of Texas

Simon Ancliffe

Movement Strategy

Peter Ashwin

Innovation Institute, Canada Office

Bryan Bedford

Cisco

Liam Boylan

Wembly Stadium

ELOISE BRASI

Paris Olympics

David Broughton

Sports Business Journal

Charles Burns

Uber

Damian Bush

SportsHub

Jeff Chapman

Babel Street

Mario Coutinho

Toronto Blue Jays

Peter Dalton

Innovation Institute, UK Office

David Eads

Pasadena Tournament of Roses

Rick Fenton

Ilitichholdings Corperation

Brian Finch

Pillsbury Law

Paul Foster

Innovation Intitute, UK Office

Richard Giller

Pillsbury Law

Gregory Gillin

Live Nation

Paulo Gomes

Council of Europe

Tilman Jolly

Aveshka Group

Matt Kastel

Stadium Managers Association

Chris Kemp

Innovation Institute, UK Office

Zachary Klima

The Wait Times

Pranav Kothari

Rock Family of Companies

Steve Kulp

Sports Monitor

Casey Lane

Penske Entertainment

Joe Lewis

Joe Lewis Company

Ryan McConnell

Sports Monitor

Jim Mercurio

San Francisco 49'ers

Larry Naifeh

University of Oklahoma

Robert Nied

Golden State Warriors

Michael O'Connell

Critical Insights Consultancy

Michael Roberts

Melbourne Cricket Club

John Sheehan

Pan Stadia Magazine

Russ Simons

Venue Solutions

Jeff Steele

Auburn University

Paul Turner

AT&T Stadium

Pascal Viot

Paleo Festival

Donny White

Statisfi Lab

Schedule
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NOTE: IF YOU CAN'T ATTEND ALL DAY EACH DAY, RECORDED SESSIONS WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR 30 DAYS TO REGISTERED ATTENDEES.

Who Should Attend

Professionals

Engaged in the health safety, security, operations and management of sports and entertainment venues and events)

Organizations

  • Agencies
  • Amateur Sports Professionals
  • Events
  • Vendors
  • Venues
  • Architect Firms
  • Amusement Parks
  • Concerts 
  • Corporate Events
  • Cycling Events
  • Endurance Events and Vendors
  • Entertainment Agencies
  • Entertainment Events and Venues
  • Esports Tournaments
  • Event Local Organizing  Committees
  • Event Vendors
  • Fans
  • Festivals
  • Government Agencies
  • High School Athletics
  • Horse Racing
  • Hospitality Industry
  • Insurance Firms
  • Intercollegiate Athletics
    •  Division I
    • Division II
    • Division III
  • International Federation of Sports
  • Law Enforcement Agencies
  • Law Firms
  • Live and Tour Professionals
  • Private Security Firms
  • Professional Stadiums, Arenas, Outdoor Events
  • Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA)
  • Major League Baseball (MLB)
  • Major League Soccer (MLS)
  • National Basketball Association (NBA)
  • National Football League (NFL)
  • National Hockey League (NHL)
  • National Lacrosse League (NLL) 
  • National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL)
  •  Olympic National Governing Bodies
  • Professional Bull Riders (PBR)
  • Professional Golf Association (PGA)
  • United Soccer League (USL)
  • Women’s Tennis Association (WTA)
  • Professional Players Associations
  • Professional Stadiums, Arenas, Outdoor Events
  • Public Safety Officials i.e. emergency managers, fire/HAZMAT)
  • Recreational Sports and Higher Education
  • Risk Management Firms
  • Technology Corporations
  • Universities and Institutes of Higher Learning
  • Youth Sports Tournaments and Complexes

SPONSORSHIPS

Diamond Level

Sponsorship
$ 10,000
Corporate Investment
  • DELIVERABLES INCLUDE:
  • Welcome presentation at the opening Keynote session
  • Present a 10 minute stand-alone presentation or video at the session
  • Provide a conference introduction video that appears every time an attendees enters the lobby
  • Top level sponsorship in the lobby and auditorium
  • 6 passes to virtual conference and 4 additional guest passes for clients and partners
  • 1 virtual exhibit booth with all of the corporate benefits
  • Digital advertisement in event guide
  • Access to attendee list (companies, names, titles, profiles)
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Platinum Level

Sponsorship
$ 8,000
Corporate Investment
  • DELIVERABLES INCLUDE:
  • Welcome presentation at the opening Keynote session
  • Present a 8 minute stand-alone presentation or video at the session
  • Sponsorship branding in the lobby and auditorium
  • 4 passes to virtual conference and 2 additional guest passes for clients and partners
  • 1 virtual exhibit booth with all of the corporate benefits
  • Digital advertisement in event guide
  • Access to attendee list (companies, names, titles, profiles)
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GOLD Level

Sponsorship
$ 6,000
Corporate Investment
  • DELIVERABLES INCLUDE:
  • Title sponsor of a conference program track or breakout sessions
  • Sponsorship branding associated with the program track or breakout sessions
  • Moderator will recognize corporation message at the session
  • Sponsorship branding in the lobby and auditorium
  • 2 passes to virtual conference and 2 additional guest passes for clients and partners
  • 1 virtual exhibit booth with all of the corporate benefits
  • Digital advertisement in event guide
  • Access to attendee list (companies, names, titles, profiles)
  •  

EXHIBITORS

VIRTUAL EXHIBIT BOOTH

$ 2,100
  • DELIVERABLES INCLUDE:
  • Virtual booth looks just like a trade show both
  • Ability to link your company content (whitepapers, thought leadership, case studies)
    within your booth, which attendees can download and save to their virtual briefcase
  • A direct link to your company website, case studies, social media accounts and more
  • View who is currently is at your booth and chat 1 on 1 via written message, audio or video chat
  • Create a group discussion so attendees can view questions from others and engage
  • Exhibitors will have access to post event data regarding attendee engagement with your booth
  • Each booth comes with two complimentary registrations to the conference & Expo
    (a $220 value)
Re-imagining the new sports and entertainment paradigm is extremely critical and timely than ever, which is why the Innovation Institute will present a lineup of international thought leaders who are experiencing early stages of the anticipated “new normal” world. They are pioneering how sports and entertainment will function in the years to come. Our cadre of outstanding speakers will analyze the advancements of carrying out a future business model and how these operational methods will shape the sports and entertainment risk and future landscape.
Dr. Lou Marciani
Director and Co-Founder
Innovation Institute for Fan Experience

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