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  • Triathlon Event Brings Industry Together -- Conferences & Conventions


    (ATR) USA Triathlon and Triathlon Business International (TBI) announce Endurance Exchange, an annual industry-wide conference that combines multiple pre-existing events.
    Endurance Exchange brings together multiple triathlon events (Max Pixel)

    Endurance Exchange will be in Tempe, Arizona from January 23-25, 2020. It replaces the TBI Annual Conference, which was initially scheduled for the same time and place. Endurance Exchange also will include two former events hosted by the USA Triathlon -- the USA Triathlon Race Director Summit and the Art and Science of Triathlon International Coaching Symposium.

    “At USA Triathlon we heard from our constituents that it was challenging to manage several conferences on the calendar each year, and we realized it was time to think bigger-picture,” USA Triathlon CEO Rocky Harris said in a statement.

    “More importantly, we recognize the value in coming together with TBI to create a collaborative environment for all industry members — enabling coaches, retailers, corporations, race directors, clubs, officials and athletes to learn from each other and share best practices.” 

    Registration is open at, and early bird pricing is available now for $350 per person. A complete schedule, speaker line-up and additional event details will be announced in the coming months.

    Esports Business Summit Program Unveiled

    The full program for the Esports Business Summit is out this week.

    The event, from September 10-12 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, is described by organizers as “the world’s only conference that connects the entire esports ecosystem”.

    The program includes workshops, executive level keynotes and traditional breakouts.

    Olympic TOP sponsor P&G through its subsidiary Gillette has a large presence, hosting two events on the second day of the conference -- a fireside chat in the morning and “Making the Move from Traditional Sports into Esports with Gillette” in the afternoon.

    Click here to see the entire program.

    The Esports Business Summit promises those who attend will “meet and learn from key executives from brand marketing, television, sports and technology who are growing their businesses by leveraging the passionate global audience that esports delivers”.

    Event pricing increases take effect beginning on Friday, though a lesser discount is still being offered through July 18.

    Re-branded SportsPro Fan Conference Set for September

    The newly re-branded SportsPro Fan Conference launches in London on Sept. 10.
    Liverpool soccer supporters with smartphones at a match (Getty Images)

    SportsPro says the Fan Conference, which replaces the Brand Conference, will be taking a new look at the trends affecting sports marketing and sponsorship through the most important relationship the industry will ever have: the one with its fans.

    Among the key themes for the conference will be the evolution of sponsorship in an age of engagement, how fans are disrupting traditional sports media, and the future of fan engagement.

    Speakers include Stephen Day, Vice President of Sponsorship, Brand & Product Marketing for Visa, and Mary Byrne, Editor-in-Chief for the Olympic Channel.

    A limited two-for-one offer is available to those who sign up in June. Click here for details.

    Transfer Market Panel Named for Soccerex Europe

    Soccerex confirms the panel for a timely discussion on the transfer market during Soccerex Europe.

    Former Portugal international Deco will be joined by Dr. Erkut Sogut, the agent for Mesut Ozil, Esteve Calzada, CEO for Prime Time Sport, and Andrew Orsatti, communications director for FIFPro.

    The re-introduction of player agent regulations by FIFA as well as the proposed introduction of loan restrictions aimed at preventing teams from stockpiling talent are likely to be part of the discussion.

    “Football Changing Transfer Market” is just one of many cutting edge topics that will be addressed at the Soccerex event in Oeiras, Portugal on September 5-6.

    Organizers say the program will cover everything from the rise of women’s football and expansion of major tournaments to the needs to the modern fan and the role of players as influencers.

    For more information on the event including the initial program, please go to

    The second edition of Soccerex China in Haikou wrapped up on May 24 while Soccerex USA will be returning to Miami, Florida for a second straight November.

    Written by Gerard Farek

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