PrimeTime Sports Management Conference
& Trade Show

Leading Edge Strategies for Managing and Marketing the Business of Sport

November 12-14, 2017
Westin Harbour Castle Hotel
Toronto, Canada


Sports Management Worldwide has partnered with PrimeTime Sports and Entertainment to host a Sports Management Conference and Trade Show in Toronto, Canada. Join an impressive list of speakers and delegates in Toronto where industry leaders meet to discuss and debate the latest challenges facing the business of sports. Speakers Include SMWW's Faculty:  Dr. Lynn Lashbrook, Bill Guertin, and Bret Kanis.


2017 Careers In Sport Workshop
Hosted By Sports Management Worldwide
Included With Your Toronto Registration

When: Monday, November 13, 6pm-9pm
Where: Westin Harbour Castle Hotel - Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Dress Code: Business Attire

Join SMWW and PrimeTime Sports & Entertainment in Toronto on Monday, November 13, 2017 for a Careers in Sport Workshop as part of the 10th Annual PrimeTime Sports Management Conference. Come join Dr. Lynn Lashbrook of SMWW and experience The Power of Networking!

We all understand the importance of networking within your target industry. This intimate setting will allow you an opportunity to network with sports business executives who will teach you simple techniques to grow your business network. Dr. Lashbrook is the master of meeting people, and by the end of the evening, you will be too! 
This is a MUST ATTEND event for those trying to break into the sports industry, or those who want to expand their sports business network.

Careers in Sports Workshop Monday, November 13th, 2017:

6:00pm Join us for a Networking Reception in support of You Can Play with light refreshments. 

7:00pm-9pm Careers in Sport Workshop 
Hosted by Sports Management Worldwide's Dr. Lynn Lashbrook along with speakers to be announced.


Workshop Registration: $32 US dollars (or free with Toronto PrimeTime registration)


                                              If you are NOT registered for the PrimeTime Sports Management Conference and want to attend the WORKSHOP ONLY - $32 USD:

If you are ALREADY registered for the PrimeTime Sports Management Conference and want to attend the WORKSHOP FOR FREE: 

REGISTRATION IS LIMITED! Click here to download the 2017 Primetime Sports Management Conference Agenda! 

You can learn more about the conference here


 Toronto PrimeTime Sports Management Speakers vary per year:


Kevin Abrams – Assistant General Manager – New York Giants

Randy Ambrosie – Commissioner – Canadian Football League

Brenda Andress – Commissioner – Canadian Women’s Hockey League

Dave Andrews – President and Chief Executive Officer – American Hockey League

Tom Anselmi -President & CEO – Ottawa Senators Hockey Club

Laurence Applebaum – CEO – Golf Canada

Jeff Atkinson – President – Hondy Indy

Chaka Bainbridge – Certified NLL Player Agent & President – Bainbridge Sports Management

Tim Bezbatchenko – General Manager – Toronto FC

Gary Bettman – Commissioner – National Hockey League

Dr. Cheri Bradish – Associate Professor, Marketing Management, Ted Rogers School of Business Management – Ryerson University

Graham Brown – Chief Executive Officer – U Sports

Brian Burke – President of Hockey Operations – Calgary Flames

Patrick Burke – Director of Player Safety – National Hockey League

Michael Burns – Chief Executive Officer – Invictus Games Toronto 2017

Brian Cooper – President – MKTG Canada

Michael Copeland – President and Chief Executive Officer – Toronto Argonauts

Taylor Coulis – Director, Programmic – theScore Inc.

Bill Daly – Deputy Commissioner – National Hockey League

Mark Ditmars – Vice President, Corporate Partnerships and Luxury Suites – Toronto Blue Jays

Rene Fasel – President – International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF)

Mark Francis – Sports Marketing Professor – UCLA Anderson School of Management

Sandra Gage – Chief Marketing Officer – Canada Soccer

Jessica Gelman – CEO – Kraft Analytics Group (New England Patriots, New England Revolution & Gillette Stadium)

Bill Guertin – Founder and CEO – Stadium Gorilla, and SMWW Faculty

Dave Hopkinson – Chief Commercial Officer – Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment

Rick Horrow – CEO – Horrow Sports Ventures & Host –  “Power of Sports” Presented by Group One Thousand One on FOX Sports Regional Networks and Reuters’ “Keeping Score”

Jeff Hunt – President – OSEG Sports (Ottawa Redblacks, Ottawa 67’s & Ottawa Fury FC)

Bret Kanis – Certified NBA Player Agent – Hightower Law Firm & SMWW Legal Counsel

Derek Kent – Chief Marketing Officer – Canadian Olympic Committee

Angela LaChica – President & CEO – LaChica Sports

Dr. Lynn Lashbrook – Certified NFL Player Agent – Sports Management Worldwide

Chris Lencheski – Global Commercial Partnerships Director – MP & Silva 

Bill Manning – President – Toronto FC

Eric Macramalla – Legal Analyst – The Sports Network (TSN) & Forbes Magazine

Gord Miller – Play-By-Play Announcer – The Sports Network (TSN)

Mark Milliere – Senior Vice-President and General Manager – The Sports Network (TSN)

Scott Moore – President of Sportsnet & NHL Properties – Rogers Communications

Michele O’Keefe – President & CEO – Canada Basketball

Richard Peddie – Former President & Chief Executive Officer – Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment

Eric Perez – President – Toronto Wolfpack Rugby Team

Tom Pistore – Vice President, Ticket Sales and Service – Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment

Bruce Popko – Chief Operating Officer – Buffalo Bills, Buffalo Sabres, Buffalo Bandits

Brad Robins – Brand Ventures – LEGACY Global Sports

Nick Sakiewicz – Commissioner – National Lacrosse League

Daryl Seidman – Manager, Consumer Products – NFL Canada

John Shannon – Broadcaster – Sportsnet

Mark Silver – President – Stadium Digital

Christine Simpson – Reporter – Sportsnet and Hockey Night In Canada

Dr. Dana Sinclair – Partner – Human Performance International

Neda Tabatabaie – Vice President, Business Intelligence – San Jose Sharks

Patti-Anne Tarlton – Chief Operating Officer – Ticketmaster Canada

Tom Whaley – Executive Vice President – St. Paul Saints Baseball

Trevor Whiffen – Partner – Dickinson Wright LLP & Governor – London Knights Hockey Club


Call Patrice Whiffen: (519) 868-2399 or email
Or visit the PrimeTime Sports & Entertainment website. You can also follow PrimeTime Sports on Facebook and Twitter and Instagram


SMWW offers sports internship opportunities throughout the year in both our Portland, Oregon and Gloucester, England offices.  Visit this page for more information. SMWW conducts interviews at SMWW Career Conferences.

SMWW Sports Career Conferences

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Thank you! We will let you know as soon as conference dates are announced!