Michigan Sport Business Conference Continues to Draw Big Names



ESPN President John Skipper will headline a jam-packed Michigan Sport Business Conference later this month here at U-M Ross.

The event marks the second year undergraduate students from across several U-M schools have collaborated to develop and organize the conference, which brings together big names and executives in the sports industry with students interested in a future in the sports business.

This year’s conference, which will be held on Friday, Oct. 18, will focus on how sports can be a blueprint for economic and brand growth. ESPN’s Skipper is just one of the many exciting executives scheduled to appear.

Others come from some of the biggest companies and properties in sports and other industries, including: CBS Sports, the NFL, NBC Sports, ESPN, Fathead, University of Michigan Athletics, Major League Soccer, IMG Consulting, Michigan International Speedway, ESBL Social Media, the Detroit Tigers, Bow Tie Cause, the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Target, Unilever, Visa, Funny or Die, and the Nielsen Company, among others.

Read through the entire list of speakers.

Registration for the all-day event is $30 for U-M students. Faculty, staff and other students are also welcome to attend.

A conference with such an elite and experienced group of presenters will offer attendees a unique networking opportunity, and prior to the conference, organizers have developed a networking bootcamp event for students interested in honing their skills and perfecting their pitch.

On Wednesday, Oct. 9 at 6 p.m., Milwaukee Tool and the MSBC organizing committee are offering the first-ever MSBC Networking Bootcamp.

At the event, students will have the chance to practice networking with Michigan alumni and industry professionals. The event is free and open to all U-M students.

Portions of the Oct. 18 conference will be available via a live stream at umsbc.sidearmsports.com and you can follow @MichiganRoss’ live tweeting of the event on Twitter with the tag #MSBC2013.

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