Wharton Sports Business Summit 2018
Tickets for the 2018 WSBS can be found here.
Join us on Friday, November 9th for the second annual Wharton Sports Business Summit, a collaboration between the Wharton Undergraduate Sports Business Club and the Wharton Sports Business Initiative. Founded last year, the inaugural Summit was headlined by speakers such as Don Smolenski and Aileen Dagrosa, President and Senior Vice President / General Counsel of the Philadelphia Eagles, respectively, as well as Josh Harris, Principal Owner of the Philadelphia 76ers and New Jersey Devils and Founder of Apollo Global Management. In addition, with more than 30 speakers and nearly 20 companies engaged in recruiting efforts, attendees were able to learn from and build their networks with a number of prominent figures from across the industry.
This year, the Wharton Sports Business Summit strives to continue to grow, inform, and connect this community of current and future leaders in the sports industry. Through a series of keynote discussions, panels, workshops, research presentations, a career fair and more, it is to be a full day of learning and networking. Held in Huntsman Hall at the University of Pennsylvania, the Summit is also designed to bring students from Penn and other schools together with industry leaders from across the country. Dress code is business formal; lunch will be provided and the event will be capped off with a happy hour from 5pm - 6pm.
We are also expanding the research presentation component and will be accepting abstracts for presentations. If you have any interest in presenting your research on sports business, science, analytics, etc. don’t hesitate to submit an application! You can apply through this form https://lnkd.in/e2nzeRQ.
Announced Speakers, Topics, and Companies (so far!)
Jeff Luhnow (W'89, EAS'89), GM & President of Baseball Ops, Houston Astros
Melanie LeGrande, VP of Social Responsibility, MLB
Charles Baker, Co-Chair, Sports Industry Group, O'Melveny & Myers
Andrew Brandt, former VP of the Green Bay Packers, current contributor to ESPN, The Athletic, & The MMQB
Ken Shropshire, CEO of the Global Sport Institute and Professor Emeritus at the Wharton School
Mike Lombardi, former NFL GM and front office executive, current NFL insider for The Athletic and The Ringer
Wayne Kimmel, Founder and Managing Partner, SeventySix Capital
Zack Weiner (C'14), CoFounder & President, Overtime
Scott Shirley, Founder & CEO, PledgeIt
Caroline Rebello (W'03), Principal, Evolution Media Capital
Eric Fisher, Staff Writer, Sports Business Journal
Scott Freedman, Director of Baseball Operations, Philadelphia Phillies
Seth Ladetsky (C'96), SVP of Sales, Turner Sports
... and many more!
Draft Day Analytics: Decision Making in Sport & Evaluating Players Beyond the Numbers
Sports Content Distribution & Monetization
Investment Opportunities in Sports
Social Activism through Sports
Career Fair Attendees
Madison Square Garden
Major League Baseball
... and many more!
Tentative Schedule of Events
8:00 AM: Check In
9:00 AM: Opening Remarks
9:10 AM - 10:00 AM: Morning Keynote
10:10 AM - 11:00 AM: Two Morning Panels & One Breakout Session
11:10 AM - 11:25 AM: Networking Break
11:35 AM - 12:25 PM: Three Breakout Sessions
12:30 PM - 1:15 PM: Lunch
1:25 PM - 2:15 PM: Three Breakout Sessions
2:25 PM - 2:45 PM: Networking Break
2:55 PM - 3:45 PM: Two Afternoon Panels & One Breakout Session
3:55 PM - 4:45 PM: Afternoon Keynote
4:50 PM: Closing
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THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS Turner Sports, the Philadelphia 76ers and Fox Sports!