The University of Miami (UM) Sport Administration Program (School of Education & Human Development), will be hosting its 4th Annual Sport Industry Conference (SIC) on April 11th and 12th, 2019.

The event features two days of sport and entertainment programming.

The SIC will feature engaging keynote speakers as well as breakout sessions that address the most relevant issues in the business of sport and entertainment.

The SIC will be held on UM’s Coral Gables campus in the beautiful, Shalala Student Center.


2018 Conference Attendees


The UM Sports Industry Conference is a "must-attend" conference for sport professionals who want to establish connections with local and global experts. The conference stimulates networking and provides updated information about the trends in sports industry.

Marcelo Claudino
CEO, TopSoccer and TopConsulting


Opening Remarks by Dr. Erin McNary


Jurgen Mainka, Chief Business Officer, Inter Miami CF
Keynote Address


Kevin Carr, Bijan Heravi, Brandon Shore,
Topic: So You Want to Be A sports Agent. Think about this.
Moderator: Darren Heitner


Chris Foster, Micky Lawler, Bonnie Rothenstein
Topic: The Power of Sports Analytics
Moderator:  Tim Brogdon


Lunch & Keynote in Grand Ballroom
2020 Miami Super Bowl Host Committee
Moderator: Jose Sotolongo

2:00-3:00 pm

Tim Lewis, Jenn Strawley, Vince Volpe
Topic: Final Destination: College AD
Moderator: Justin Sievert


Leger Douzable, Wayne Kimmel
Topic: Transforming the Game: The Future of Sports Betting
Moderator:  Arnold Schreer


Drew Hanlen
Topic: Drew Hanlen, NBA Skills Coach & Consultant / CEO of @PureSweat


Closing Remarks
Blake James, Director of Athletics, University of Miami


Networking Reception with support by Sports Lawyers Association
 *Held on the Lakeview Terrace


Opening Remarks by Dr. Erin McNary


Opening Keynote: Dany Garcia, Founder, CEO, Chairwoman of The Garcia Companies & Co-Founder of Seven Bucks Productions
Moderator: Kristen Hewitt


Emily Glass, Laz Guitierrez, Luis Morales, Joe Strohm
Topic: Front Office vs. Player Development
Moderator: Travis Apple


Lunches provided for pick up in the Vista Room


Charles Nieves, Tony Perez, Shawn Thornton
Topic: The Power of Partnerships: How Sponsorship Revenue and Activation is Changing the Game
Moderator: Dr. Windy Dees


Philippe Moggio, Juan Carlos Rodriquez
Topic: Soccer in America: The Next Frontier
Moderator: Shawn McGee


Conference Complete