On the first day of the Innovation Institute for Fan Experience’s conference– Innovative Pathway to the Future of Sports & Entertainment, Eloise Brasi, Paulo Gomes, and Matt Kastel will be discussing possible answers to the question “What Have Sports and Entertainment Organizations Learned From COVID-19 As We Go Forward?” All three of these incredible professionals have much to say about this question, but before you hear them speak, learn a little more about them. 

Eloise Brasi graduated from Pantheon-Assas University with a Masters in Law and Security Strategy and an MBA in Competitive Intelligence. She co-authored a book called: Israel, the 6th GAFAM? A strategy of power through new technologies. She was the head of the Anti-Crime Unit in Paris, and is now the Police Captain. Eloise also works for the Ministry of the Interior within the National Coordination for the Security of the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games and of the Major International Sporting Events (CNSJ-GESI) as Head Deputy of the Safety and Security Pole for the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games. 

Paulo Gomes is a police commissioner from the Portuguese National Police. He has been working with the Council of Europe as a Senior Program Manager for four years at the Conventions Division. Paulo is the former National Police Director of Portugal. Throughout his 35-year career within the police department, he was regularly dealing with the topic of policing at major events. He was the deputy head of the National Committee on Safety and Security of Soccer EURO 2004 and the 2006 U-21 Championship, which were both held in Portugal. 

Matthew Kastel is currently the Stadium Manager at Oriole Park at Camden Yards (Baltimore, Maryland [USA]) and President of the Board of Directors for the Stadium Managers Association. In addition, Matt is on the Board of Advisors for Mt. St. Mary’s University in Emmitsburg, Maryland (USA).  He is also co-author of Managing Sport Facilities with Gil Fried of the University of New Haven.

Join us on 17 and 18 November 2020 at the Innovation Institute for Fan Experience’s conference– Innovative Pathway to the Future of Sports & Entertainment.

Eloise Brasi, Paulo Gomes, and Matt Kastel Discuss Where Sports and Entertainment Organizations Go Forward

On the first day of the Innovation Institute for Fan Experience’s conference– Innovative Pathway to the Future of Sports & Entertainment, Eloise Brasi, Paulo Gomes, and Matt Kastel will be discussing possible answers to the question “What Have Sports and Entertainment Organizations Learned From COVID-19 As We Go Forward?” All three of these incredible professionals …

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As Air Quality Has Improved at Sports Venues, Many More Sports Fans Are Ready to Get Back to the Games

Now that many professional sports venues have focused on the air quality within their stadiums because of the COVID-19 pandemic, fans seem to notice and show more interest in returning to stadiums for games. Before the coronavirus pandemic, air quality within stadium was not really seen as an important aspect of the fan experience. However, …

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Casey Lane and Vincent Pereira Open Up The IIFX International Conference on November 17th!

To kick off the Innovation Institutes for Fan Experience’s conference – Innovative Pathway to the Future of Sports & Entertainment-, Casey Lane and Vincent Pereira will open the conference with their keynote address titled “Managing our Way Through the Disruption”. Here’s some early insight about our fantastic speakers!  Casey Lane is the Chief Revenue Officer …

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National Experts Weigh In: Youth Sports – What is the Medical Risk for Returning to Play & Spectate?

COVID-19 Forum Series On Wednesday, 21 October 2020, the Innovation Institute for Fan Experience (IIFX) will host the first of four weekly forums running between 21 October and 11 November 2020. This series presents and interprets current scientific information on COVID-19 in the context of venue operations. This information is presented by the IIFX medical …

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Disney is Reorganizing to Focus More on Streaming

Fans may be wondering what the new normal will look like for the entertainment industry.  Since the beginning of the COVID-19 Pandemic, the entertainment industry has been uncertain as to what the new entertainment landscape will look like. As movie theaters begin to re-open worldwide, there are indications that people may forgo the theater experience …

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Dr. Lou Marciani On The Upcoming IIFX Virtual Conference, and More

As we inch closer to the inaugural Innovative Pathway to the Future of Sports and Entertainment International Virtual Conference and Expo, IIFX co-founder, Dr. Lou Marciani, joins IIFX Global Strategic Advisor, Ross Halliday, to discuss what the upcoming conference has in store. Click the video above to learn more. With some of the brightest minds …

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Knight Study shows NCAA revenue sharing favors Power-Five Football Schools

How do colleges and universities share revenues from the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s (NCAA) football and basketball tournaments?  The Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics, a good governance organization that promotes transformational change that prioritizes the education, health, safety, and success of college athletes, commissioned a study to find out.  The Knight Commission was formed by …

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“JURASSIC WORLD: DOMINION” DELAYS RELEASE TO 2020

While the cancellation of mass gatherings at sports venues are often big news, the entertainment side of the industry has been hit hard by COVID-19, and producers and event planners are trying to find ways to resume productions and deliver high-quality entertainment events.  COVID-19 has its own budget line in many production budgets. After becoming …

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CIVIC SCIENCE: Fantasy Football Players Are Fiercely Loyal To Their Favorite Brands

This post is published with permission from market research and consumer intelligence firm CivicScience. Fantasy football remains the undisputed king of all fantasy sports, being about five times as popular as its nearest rival, fantasy baseball. About 1 in 10 Americans (ages 13+) say they’ve played fantasy football within the past year. That’s about twice as …

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Global Authority Peter Dalton Talks Security, Tour De France and mega events amid a pandemic

The Innovation Institute for Fan Experience is proud to present the first in our video interview series with safety and security experts in sports and entertainment around the world. IIFX Global Strategic Advisor, Ross Halliday (former Interpol Security and Communications Advisor and multimedia producer) caught up with Peter Dalton, a global authority on protective security, …

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