The University of Miami (UM) Global Sport Administration Program (School of Education & Human Development), will be hosting its 6th Annual Sport Industry Conference (SIC) on April 7th, 2021.

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.


2019 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

Conference Agenda


Session Topic

(Eastern Time)

A guide to managing career and finances for women in Sports

Julianne Dinda
Contract Advisor and WNBA agent with Shark Sports Management

Yolanda Perez
Managing Director, Wealth Director with Fiduciary Trust
Rushia Brown
Director, Community Relations & Youth Sports for the LA Sparks

10:00 AM - 10:35 AM

VIP Meeting

Julianne Dinda, Yolanda Perez, Rushia Brown

10:40 AM - 11:00 AM

The Globalization of Basketball

Max Strauss
Brand Communications Senior Specialist for the Atlanta Hawks and State Farm Arena

Andrew Saltzman
Executive Vice President & Chief Revenue Officer, Atlanta Hawks & State Farm Arena
Steve Stowe
Vice President/Executive Director, Miami HEAT Charitable Fund
Adrian Griffin
Assistant Coach, Toronto Raptors

11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

VIP Meeting

Andrew Saltzman, Steve Stowe, Adrian Griffin, Max Strauss

12:05 PM - 12:25 PM

Esports: The Future of Sport

David Higdon
Global Head of Communications, Esports for Riot Games

Naz Aletaha
Head of Global Esports Partnerships & Business Development at Riot Games
Kristen Salvatore
Senior Vice President of Marketing for Cloud9 esports

12:30 PM - 1:15 PM

VIP Meeting

David Higdon, Naz Aletaha, Kristen Salvatore

1:20 PM - 1:40 PM

Soccer’s global growth through regional partnerships

Clementina Riobueno
Sr. Marketing Coordinator for Van Wagner Collegiate Services Division

Patrick Lowe
Head of Partnerships, LaLiga North America

1:45 PM - 2:15 PM

VIP Meeting

Patrick Lowe, Clementina Riobueno

2:20 PM - 2:40 PM

A conversation with Marc Ratner, Senior VP of Government and Regulatory Affairs for UFC

Joe Setley
Sr. Manager of Social Media, UFC

Marc Ratner
Senior VP of Government and Regulatory Affairs for UFC

5:00 PM - 5:30 PM