The Bloomberg Power Players Summit brings together dealmakers, risk takers and world-class athletes to discuss the future of the multi-billion dollar global sports industry. From transformative technologies and the shift to streaming to understanding the elite athlete’s competitive edge, we’ll bring you insights, candid conversations and exclusive Bloomberg data on the innovations and trends that will disrupt and dominate the game. Among the topics we’ll explore: How will business leaders capitalize on industry changes? What are the opportunities and challenges of investing in sports? How will the next generation of athletes build their brands in a multi-platform universe?
January 31 - Friday
Registration and Networking Lunch
Special Pop-Up Networking Session: Value Beyond the Game
This session will be taking place during the networking lunch. The value of sports extends far beyond the game. Join this pop-up networking segment to connect with other top executives on key challenges facing the sports industry. Topics include:
Proudly Sponsored By Nanotronics:
- Innovating Materials and Manufacturing
- Sports, Governments and Communities
Discussion Hosts: Matthew Putman, Co-Founder and CEO, Nanotronics; Julie Orlando, Chief Product Officer; James Williams, Chief of Staff, Nanotronics
Proudly Sponsored By Truist Financial:
- Tackling the Future of Private Wealth
Discussion Host: Jeff Dunn, Head of SunTrust now Truist’s Sports & Entertainment Group
A New Era in Sports
Real-time data analytics, virtual reality, 5G connectivity and streaming are just some of the technologies drastically transforming the world of sports. At the heart of it all, is the increasing need to capture a new target audience by bringing new experiences to fans without abandoning the traditional core consumers. We’ll discuss how innovation and cutting edge partnerships are increasing fan engagement and reinventing the game for athletes and traditional approaches to the sports business.
Chief Revenue Officer, LA 2028, Chief Executive Officer, U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Properties
Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Bruin Sports Capital
The Big Bet on Sports
The U.S. Supreme court’s decision to make sports betting legal has had a profound impact on the industry. We’ll examine what has changed. What kind of mergers and alliance deals are forming as a result of legalization? How are fantasy sports companies getting involved in sports betting? Will sports wagers keep viewers watching?
Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder, DraftKings
Editor-at-Large, Bloomberg Television
The Athlete’s Competitive Edge
The power of a name can only take an athlete so far; so many apply their leadership skills to transition to meaningful careers in business. As more athletes venture into the tech and business world, by either investing in startups or building their own companies, we’ll examine how life lessons learned in sports can set you up for success in business.
Linebacker, Jacksonville Jaguars, Co-founder and Chief of Fan-Engagement, VEEPIO
Former All-Pro Fullback, Atlanta Falcons, Founder, Ovie Mughelli Foundation
Co-Founder & CSO, Premier Lacrosse League
Entrepreneur, ESPN Analyst, Former NBA Player
Co-Anchor Bloomberg Businessweek, Bloomberg Television and Radio
Power Moves: Plays Behind the Game
In this session top NFL team owner Kim Pegula discusses the future of football, fan engagement, and her priorities for the next decade.
President & CEO of Pegula Sports & Entertainment, Owner & President of the Buffalo Bills and Buffalo Sabres
The Shift to Streaming
The future of how we watch sports could drastically change by 2021. When broadcast TV rights expire, will the NFL, NBA, NHL and MLB continue with the existing models or will they look to disrupt? Will traditional media companies like CBS, Fox and ESPN maintain their dominance or will platforms like DAZN, Amazon and Facebook take over this space? If more fans move away from TV and move towards streaming will this be the collapse of the TV ecosystem as we know it? Bloomberg will pinpoint what to anticipate in sports media’s digital transition game.
Executive Chairman, DAZN Group
New York Bureau Chief; Co-Anchor Bloomberg Businessweek, Bloomberg Television and Radio
Tackling Sustainability through Sports
How can we drive meaningful change for our climate and communities through sports? We’ll convene industry leaders to discuss how they are making sports more inclusive, reducing the environmental footprint of their refreshments, teams and facilities, creating a more sustainable fan experience.
President, San Francisco 49ers
Chief Executive Officer, Dallas Mavericks
Chief Executive Officer, PepsiCo Beverages North America
Co-Anchor Bloomberg Businessweek, Bloomberg Television and Radio
The David Rubenstein Show: Peer-to-Peer Conversations
David Rubenstein, The Carlyle Group Co-founder and Co-executive
Chairman, presents a special live taping of his Bloomberg TV show.
David M. Rubenstein
Co-Founder and Co-Executive Chairman, The Carlyle Group
Chairman and Founder, Related Companies, Miami Dolphins Owner
Closing Remarks, Cocktails and Networking Reception
Kathy CarterChief Revenue Officer, LA 2028 Chief Executive Officer, U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Properties
Najee GoodeLinebacker, Jacksonville Jaguars Co-founder and Chief of Fan-Engagement, VEEPIO
Al GuidoPresident San Francisco 49ers
Jason KellyNew York Bureau Chief; Co-Anchor Bloomberg Businessweek Bloomberg Television and Radio
Cynthia MarshallChief Executive Officer Dallas Mavericks
Carol MassarCo-Anchor Bloomberg Businessweek Bloomberg Television and Radio
Ovie MughelliFormer All-Pro Fullback, Atlanta Falcons Founder, Ovie Mughelli Foundation
Kim PegulaPresident & CEO of Pegula Sports & Entertainment Owner & President of the Buffalo Bills and Buffalo Sabres
George PyneFounder and Chief Executive Officer Bruin Sports Capital
Stephen RossChairman and Founder, Related Companies Miami Dolphins Owner
David M. RubensteinCo-Founder and Co-Executive Chairman The Carlyle Group
John SkipperExecutive Chairman DAZN Group
Kirk TannerChief Executive Officer PepsiCo Beverages North America
Paul RabilCo-Founder & CSO Premier Lacrosse League
Jason RobinsChief Executive Officer & Co-Founder DraftKings
Erik SchatzkerEditor-at-Large Bloomberg Television
Jay WilliamsEntrepreneur, ESPN Analyst Former NBA Player
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