Events

The Business behind the Rings

Tuesday, May 8, 2012
6:00pm – 9:00pm

Cira Centre – The Hub
2929 Arch Street
Mezzanine Level
Philadelphia, PA 19104

The Olympics are not all fun and games – the business competition begins long before the athletic proceedings commence. The world’s leading cities and largest multinational companies, led by business-savvy strategists and stakeholders work tirelessly and go head-to-head to secure the winning bid to serve the Olympics in lead-up to the sporting events.

Business partners and supporters for this year’s Games will participate in a panel discussion focusing on the following topics:

  • Who are the official 2012 Olympic Business Partners and Supporters that make this truly global effort possible?
  • What is our region’s role in this year’s Olympics, and how are local businesses and athletes involved?
  • What is involved in the bidding process?
  • When do cities and companies start bidding for the next Olympic Games?
  • Where are Olympic supporters based?
  • Why would a company choose to support the Olympics?
  • How can an Olympic partner/supporter measure the short and long term return on their investment?

Panelists:

  • Nick McInnes, Director, Trade & Investment USA and Deputy Consul-General, British Consulate-General, New York
  • John McDonald, Vice President, Marketing & Communications – Americas, British Airways
  • Matt Offner, Director of Financial Planning & Analysis, ARAMARK
  • Thomas Togneri, Director, Olympics and Sports Sales, NBC Owned Television Stations

Moderator: Kenneth L. Shropshire, David W. Hauck Professor at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania Special Counsel, Duane Morris LLP, The Wharton Sports Business Initiative

Silent Auction Donors:

  • Aberdeen Asset Management Inc.
  • British Airways
  • The Dandelion
  • Philadelphia Flyers
  • Philadelphia Eagles
  • Philadelphia Union
  • Philadelphia Triathlon LLC
  • USA Rugby Sevens

Join us for this very special event to increase your visibility and stay connected as we explore the business behind the rings.

A percentage of all Spectator ticket sales will be donated to ShelterBox (www.shelterboxusa.org) an international disaster relief charity that delivers emergency shelter, warmth and dignity to people affected by disaster worldwide.

Click here to register: http://www.greaterphilachamber.com/event/3002/the-business-behind-the-rings-%E2%80%93-2012-london-olympics

Any questions please contact Jane Rosenberg at babc@greaterphilachamber.com or 215-790-3686

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