The Wharton Sports Business Summit

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Jon M. Huntsman Hall

3730 Walnut Street

Room G06

Philadelphia, PA 19104

United States

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We invite you to attend the 3rd Annual Wharton Sports Business Summit! Join us for a day full of learning from leaders in the sports business industry and opportunities for networking.

Hosted in Jon M. Huntsman Hall at the University of Pennsylvania, WSBS is an all-day conference for students and industry members. We present panels, speakers, workshops, and more.

A full recap video of the first Summit can be found here. Please also see here for details about last year's event.

Note: You must use a .edu email address to purchase a student ticket. All other attendees need general admissions tickets.




Speakers and Sessions


Keynote Events

Morning: Michael Rubin, Founder and CEO of Kynetic and Fanatics, Co-Owner of the New Jersey Devils and Philadelphia 76ers

Afternoon: David Blitzer, Global Head of Blackstone’s Tactical Opportunities group (Tac Opps), and Co-Owner of the New Jersey Devils and Philadelphia 76ers

Speaker Events

A Conversation with Andrew Brandt

Thinking in Bets: Poker Champion Annie Duke on Decision-Making

Running the League: Kiki VanDeWeghe and Troy Vincent

The Gridiron Genius: Michael Lombardi on Sports, Leadership, and Life

How to Create a Hockey Team: The NHL's Expansion to Seattle

Did MLB Juice the Baseballs? The Inside Story: Meredith Wills

Inside Sports Marketing: A Conversation with Anheuser-Busch

Behind the Scenes: How MLB Plans its Season with Jeremiah Yolkut

Panels

Breaking into the Front Office

Assessing the Current Football Analytics Landscape

The State of Analytics in Philadelphia Sports

Finance, M&A, and Investing in Sports

The Future of E-Sports


Schedule




Deloitte Case Competition

WSBS has partnered with Deloitte to host a case competition at the conference. Attendees will have the opportunity to submit a solution to a business problem before the event. Finalists will then be invited to present their solutions at the Summit, where a winner will be chosen by the Deloitte team. Deloitte will also be doing a recruiting info session during the Summit, where attendees will be given the chance to learn more about a career in consulting.

The prompt is as follows:
"How can the NFL (or NBA – any professional sports league) embrace the new world of player empowerment in a way which incentivizes collaboration between the league, players, teams, and their respective social media platforms, to mutually benefit from their huge brands?"

** Sign-ups are now open here. Register your team today to get access to more information about the competition. **







Partnerships

WSBS 2019 would like to thank our sponsors Turner Sports, Big League Advance, Wells Fargo, EdjSports, Blank Rome, and Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment. We could not put on the event without their support.

This year we are excited to have a beneficiary of our event, Good Sports. Good Sports is a national nonprofit with the mission to give all kids the lifelong benefits of sport and physical activity by providing equipment, apparel and footwear to those in need. Through partnerships within the sporting goods industry, Good Sports is able to obtain brand new sports equipment that is then distributed to youth-serving organizations in need throughout the United States and Puerto Rico. Every donation helps Good Sports get more kids in the game. Check out this video to learn more.

One of our partners, SSRS, is hosting a free webinar on November 14th featuring Dr. Rich Luker. Dr. Luker, a social psychologist, has been studying American life for more than 25 years. He is best known for his creation of the ESPN Sports Poll in 1994, which was the first ongoing intelligence tool for the American sports industry.

Attendees can sign up for the webinar at this link.


Additional Details

  • The WSBS dress code is business formal

  • Breakfast and lunch will be provided for free to all attendees

  • If you are interested in attending but feel that the price is prohibitive, please reach out to usbcupenn@gmail.com

Date and Time

Location

Jon M. Huntsman Hall

3730 Walnut Street

Room G06

Philadelphia, PA 19104

United States

View Map

Refund Policy

No Refunds

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