Economics & Implications of the World Cup – Achieving its Goal on May 20

Tuesday, May 20, 2014
5:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Morris’ Café
30 South 17th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103

The World Cup international soccer tournament held every four years is taking place this summer. On May 20th a panel of experts will share their insights on the economics and implications of this major sporting event. Hosting a tournament of this magnitude delivers both benefits and risks to the sponsor country and participants. This program will allow attendees from across the region the chance to network and learn from experts about the risks and coverage issues; foreign exchange and currency factors; and the global business force behind soccer as both a commodity and a sport. Event ticket purchase entitles you to enter a business card raffle draw for the chance to win travel vouchers on American Airlines and Philadelphia Union branded team gear.

Eric A. Zillmer, Psy.D., Director of Athletics, Pacifico Professor of Neuropsychology, Drexel University

Panelists to date:
Matthew Alexy, Vice President and Director, Global Foreign Exchange, TD Securities (USA) LLC
Allen C. Koski, Vice President – Cigna Global Health Benefits
Nick Sakiewicz, CEO & Operating Partner, Philadelphia Union
Rhett D. Workman, Managing Director – Government & Airport Affairs, American Airlines

Special recognition and thanks to event sponsors: American Airlines, Cigna, Duane Morris LLP, Philadelphia Sports Congress, and TD Bank .

Participating Chambers:
British American Business Council of Greater Philadelphia
Chilean and American Chamber of Commerce
German American Chamber of Commerce
Norwegian American Chamber of Commerce
Swedish American Chamber of Commerce

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