2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Rewards and Recognition Roundtable
Co-sponsored by Incentive magazine and the Incentive Marketing Association, the Rewards and
Recognition Roundtable at TEAMS ’ 17 will provide sports-event organizers and host cities the
opportunity to understand how they can use non-cash incentive programs using brand-name
merchandise, gift cards and customized travel packages to achieve their objectives. The
discussion will be facilitated by representatives of some of the best-known brands in the world.
Ken Bott/Darden Restaurants Inc; Marc Matthews/Pulse Experiential Travel;
Dean Resnekov/Indigo, Samsonite. Introduction by Leo Jakobson/Incentive
Moderated by Rick Low/Citizen Watch Company of America
2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Concurrent Session #3: Facilities and Event Operations Track
Big-Event Best Practices for Any Sized Event
From planning, security and crowd management to ticketing, fan engagement, and communi-
cation protocols, the big events have operations down pat. Hear directly from them on how you
can take their techniques and apply them to any sized event to create greater efficiencies, safer
environments and more compelling entertainment for your fans and participants.
Suzanne Crespo/Bryan Cave; Doug Flannery/Boston Athletic Association & Boston Marathon;
Alfred White/College Football Playoff; Chip Wile/Daytona International Speedway
Moderated by Janis Schmees Burke/Harris County-Houston Sports Authority
2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Concurrent Session #4: eSports Travel Summit
eSports vs. Traditional Sports: Similarities and Differences in
Event Production and Operations
Looking to host or stage an e-sports event? Looking to partner with e-sports organizations
or considering the construction of an e-sports specific venue? Hear from e-sports experts
on the nuances of producing e-sports events and discover similarities and differences
that might surprise you.
Ryan DeVos/Orlando Magic; Brian Mirakian/Populous;
Lisa Neshanian/Esports Now Inc. Moderated by Nathan Lindberg/Twitch
3:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Event Organizer Marketplace
Don’t miss your opportunity to meet with your choice of event organizers, who will be sitting at
assigned tables during this reverse trade show. Visit with the event organizers of your choice
and target those with whom you were not able to schedule a one-on-one appointment during the
TEAMS Expo. Please conduct your business briefly or set up another time during the conference
for a more in-depth meeting with the event organizers you’re wanting to do business with.
Open to Event Organizers, Exhibitors and Sponsors Only.
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2017 2:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.