Pro Sports & Entertainment Facilities Summit 2024

InterContinental New Orleans, New Orleans, LA
June 23, 2024 - June 25, 2024

68 days left


The Pro Sports & Entertainment Facilities Summit (PSEFS) is an invitation-only executive conference for Vice Presidents and Directors of Construction, Operations, and Event Services to share knowledge and discover solutions to enhance their facilities and operations. Unlike a traditional conference or tradeshow, PSEFS provides you with the undivided attention of the senior administrators over 3 days through targeted sessions, networking functions, and pre-arranged meetings.

PSEFS has transformed the executive conference experience. Unlike other industry events, PSEFS is smaller and allows you to build solid relationships with the administrators of capital planning for pro sport and entertainment venues. This all-inclusive Summit provides an intimate setting and creates a highly effective channel for true collaboration with the best-in-class vendor companies.

Current as of June 1, 2023

12:00 pm

Registration Opens

2:00 - 5:00 pm

Tour – Temple University

5:30 pm

Welcome Cocktail Reception & Bourbon Tasting

6:30 pm

Opening Session

Shawn Springs, CEO & Founder, Windpact, Former NFL Player, Seattle Seahawks, Washington Commanders and New England Patriots

Moderator

Daniel Hughes, Founder / Co-Creator of Athletes Influence, Partner, LOHAS Advisors

7:30 pm

Dinner

7:15 am

Breakfast & Itinerary Pick Up

8:00 am

Multipurpose Venues Maximizing Facility Use

Natalee Anderson, VP of Private Events and Special Projects, AMB Sports + Entertainment

Geoff Hinds, Director, Fair & Expo, Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center

Frantzer Le Blanc, Vice President of Operations, Moody Center

Moderator

Christopher Williams, Director of Operations, Colonial Life Arena

8:50 am

One-on-One Meetings

10:25 am

Facility Disruption and Safety Hazards

Jordan Enke, SVP, Stadium Operations, Austin FC

11:10 am

One-on-One Meetings

12:40 pm

Luncheon

1:40 pm

Green Initiatives: Commitment towards Sustainability Standards & Design Atlanta Hawks – Zero Waste Program Certification

Sofi Armenakian, Head of Sustainability, Atlanta Hawks & State Farm Arena

Kristen Fulmer, Director of GOAL, Oak View Group

2:15 pm

One-on-One Meetings

3:50 pm

Operational Sustainability

Jackie Ventura, Sr. Director, Sustainability, Facility Health & Hygiene, Golden State Warriors

4:40 pm

One-on-One Meetings & Happy Hour

6:30 pm

Dinner Reception

9:30 pm

After Hours Networking

 

Sponsored by: AECOM

8:00 am

Breakfast

8:30 am

Season Ticket Holders, VIPs, & Members – Providing the Ultimate Experience

Mike Wendling, Senior Director of Guest Services, MLSE (Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment Partnership)

Eboni Wilson, Vice President, Guest Experience, UBS Arena

Moderator

Joey DiFranco, COO/President of 1913 Media Group, CEO, Firewatch

9:20 am

One-on-One Meetings

10:55 am

Best Practices on Revenue Streams for Capital Improvement

Scott Sayers, Principal, Project Architect, AECOM

11:45 am

Closing Lunch & Roundtables

12:45 - 3:00 pm

Tour – Lincoln Financial Field

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InterContinental New Orleans
444 St Charles Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA



The Pro Sports & Entertainment Facilities Summit is an invitation-only event for the heads of capital planning, design, construction, operations, and experience of stadiums, areans, and parks & rec. Registrations are complimentary for qualified participants and include 2 nights of accommodations at the conference hotel, meals, networking functions, and participation in the full conference program. Solution providers can attend through sponsorship.

To learn more about participating, please contact summits@opalgroup.net
  • Innovations on Improving the Guest Experience
  • Green Initiatives: Commitment towards Sustainability Standards & Design
  • Grab and Go Technology Trends
  • Facility Disruption and Safety Hazards
  • Best Practices on Cyber Risk
  • Smarter Venues: Strategic Systems for Engagement
  • Multipurpose Venues Maximizing Facility Use
  • Best Practices on Turnaround Times
  • Back of House Experiences
  • Best Practices on Revenue Streams for Capital Improvement
  • Addressing Staffing Challenges
  • Providing First-Class Experiences in Smaller Spaces
  • Season Ticket Holders, VIPs, & Members – Providing the Ultimate Experience
  • Prescheduled One-to-One Meetings:
    Each participating solution provider and attendees will have pre-summit access to our matching software that allows you to completely customize your meeting agenda. The password protected website provides the information needed to make your selections on who you want to meet with.

  • Exceptional Networking Opportunities
    We strive to maximize your face-to-face time by providing a multitude of avenues to engage with all attendees. The agenda incorporates cocktail receptions, networking lunches and a specially selected dinner and tours of local athletic facilities. Leverage the meeting’s relaxed atmosphere and after hours networking activities to build strong personal relationships with current and future clients.

Attendees have requested to meet with companies in the following categories:

  • Architecture
  • AV Systems
  • Bleachers/Seating/Furniture
  • Cleaning Services
  • Concessions
  • Display Systems
  • Energy Management
  • Exhibits/Hall of Fame
  • Finance
  • Branding/Graphics
  • Gym Equipment
  • Lighting
  • Locker Systems
  • Luxury Suites
  • Parking
  • Playing Surfaces/Flooring
  • Scoreboard
  • Scoring Tables
  • Security Systems
  • Signage
  • Smart Devices/Tablets
  • Turf
  • Wall Treatments
  • Wifi/Wireless

    Excellent programs with good variety of topics and knowledgeable presenters. Deputy AD

    Colorado State University

    It was just what I was looking for in my first conference since stepping into this new role. It was 3 days packed with information, ideas, stories, etc. I took a lot from it and made a lot of contacts. Assistant AD for Facilities and Game Operations

    University of Texas Arlington

    Overall, I felt like this was a good experience. I learned some day to day facility and operations difficulties from Universities of all sizes. I also made some good connections with vendors as well. Associate Director of Athletics for Internal Operations

    Valparaiso University

    Being a first time attendee I really enjoyed the tours, conference and the meetings with the vendors. I came away with some really good information for some current projects, but also ideas for the future. Assistant AD- Athletic Facilities

    University of Iowa

    The 2019 Campus Athletics Facilities Summit was a great event. It brought together professionals as well as vendors in a unique setting and I truly enjoyed my educational experience. Associate Director of Athletics for Facilities, Operations and Events

    The Holy Cross College