2020 Sports Business Journal Thought Leaders Retreat

August 13th 2:00 PM - 6:15 PM ET


Winstead is proud to be a sponsor of the 2020 Sports Business Journal Thought Leaders Retreat. The virutal event will be on August 13th from 2:00PM to 6:15PM (ET). Shareholder Denis Braham will moderate Supporting Social Justice Reform: Backing Words with Action beginning at 3:50PM. Thought Leaders is an unique event that provides busy executives and intimate, peer-to-peer environment that promotes professional and business development in a spirited format. This by-invitation-only event will bring together the sports industry’s senior executives for information sharing, dynamic speakers, activities and peer-level relationship building. Thought Leaders provides attendees the opportunity to address important topics outside the scope of day-to-day sports business, such as leadership, creativity, innovation, management issues, work/life balance, and diversity and inclusion. VIEW FULL EVENT OVERVIEW. 

VIEW ATTENDANCE INQUIRY. You can also contact Lorianne Lamonica at llamonica@sportsbusinessjournal.com or 704-973-1523 for attendance information.


2:00 PM- Welcome and Program Overview

2:10 PM- Opening Keynote with Meditation
Pandit Dasa on Mindful Leadership

This former monk will address the importance of creating an environment where ego battles aren't driving the company down and where individuals are willing to put aside their own self-interest for the sake of the greater good. It encourages an environment where individuals are willing to appreciate the contributions of their co-workers instead of feeling threatened by them.

2:55 PM
The C-Suite Imperative: Corporate Responsibility and Social Impact

In an age of transparency, never before has executive leadership and corporate responsibility meant more to organizations around the world. Companies must step up to address the opportunity gap, and not only create but also advocate a safe and honest work environment for all.

Moderator: Erik Sorenson, CEO, Sucherman Group

3:10 PM       
The Fan Experience: A 360-Degree Approach. 365-Day Journey

We’ve always known true fan engagement is more than in-venue experience.  It’s a 360-degree approach to connecting with fans. And the challenges presented by Covid-19 have really brought this light. We will discuss how the journey is going; what’s here to stay; and what the future looks like.

Moderator: Pete Giorgio, Principal and Sports Practice Leader, Deloitte
Kate Jhaveri, CMO, NBA

3:25 PM 10-minute BREAK

3:35 PM 
Reinvented: A Conversation with Sports Agent Leigh Steinberg

3:50 PM
Supporting Social Justice Reform: Backing Words with Action

The sports industry can no longer remain agnostic on issues that could be seen as controversial. What role can the sports industry play in demanding social justice, addressing systemic inequities, and creating real change?

Moderator: Denis Braham, Co-Chair, Sports Business & Public Venues Industry Group, Winstead

Navigating the Road Ahead: Fundamental Shifts We Can Expect in Sports and Sports Business

4:50 PM- Closing Remarks

5:00 PM- Activities


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