Spring Summit 2018

The NSF Spring Summit

Thursday, May 3, 2018

In an effort to expand sports business education and networking to 365 days of the year, the folks that bring you the National Sports Forum are proud to present the NSF Summer Summit. The first annual Summit launched a special one-day Summer Conference in New York City in July 2017. This unique conference offers attendees the chance to experience a “Forum-for-a-Day” filled with networking opportunities, educational breakout sessions, and Super Panels with top sports industry leaders and some of New York’s best and brightest.


While we are hard at work crafting the agenda for the 2018 Spring Summit, take a look through 2017’s inaugural Summer Summit agenda:

9:00am – 10:00am : Summit Opening and Keynote – Tod Leiweke, NFL

10:00am – 11:00am : “A New York State of Mind” Super Panel

Moderator: Jim Kahler, Ohio University; Panelists: Wes Engram, NY Mets; Mike Stevens, NY Giants; Ron Skotarczak, Madison Square Garden; Drew Cloud, Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment

Morning Session: 11:30am – 12:30pm

  • Ticket Sales: “Wherehouse to Wearhouse — Spelling out the Right Data Warehouse Strategy to Drive Revenue” – Karlis Kezbers, OKC Thunder
  • Marketing: “How Media Companies Utilize Sports to Enhance Content & Experiential Marketing Campaigns” – Sheri Barros, SVB Group
  • Sponsorship: “Integrating Tech Partners into the Future of Sports” – Betsy Grider, NASCAR

12:30 – 2:00pm : Networking Lunch

Afternoon Session: 2:00pm – 3:10pm

  • Ticket Sales: “Ticket Packages & Programs Designed to Attract the Millennial Consumer” – Michael Luteran, MLB Advanced Media
  • Business Development: “Transcending Sports & Entertainment Through Non-Traditional Revenue” – Eileen Valois, PSAV
  • Sponsorship: “Sponsorship from the BRANDS’ Perspective” – Steve Dupee, GMR Marketing

3:45pm – 5:00pm : “Looking Down the Road” Super Panel

Moderator: Joe Favorito, Columbia University; Panelists: Jon Tuck, NASCAR Digital Media; Dawn Hudson, NFL; David Lehanski, NHL

5:15pm – 7:15pm : NSF Summer Summit Cocktail Reception


2018 Speakers coming soon…check out some of the speakers from last year’s 2017 NSF Summer Summit!


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