Global Media, Sports & Entertainment Track and Panels at the 2024 ICR Conference

Event is Being Held in Orlando, FL From, January 8, 2024 – January 10, 2024

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–ICR, a leading strategic communications and advisory firm, today announced its dedicated Global Media, Sports & Entertainment (“GMSE”) track at the 2024 ICR Conference. The conference is taking place January 8th, 2024 – January 10th, 2024 at the Grande Lakes Resort in Orlando, FL, home to the JW Marriott and Ritz-Carlton hotels.

The GMSE track will take place over all three days of the conference. A comprehensive conference schedule, including public and private company presentations and panels, can be viewed by visiting the 2024 ICR Conference Schedule.

Ashley DeSimone, Partner and Head of Global Media, Sports & Entertainment at ICR, commented, “We are incredibly excited for our GMSE track, now in its third consecutive year, at the upcoming 2024 ICR Conference. This track has proved itself as one of the most diversified and dynamic business verticals at ICR, and we are so pleased to have a large and wide-ranging collection of leading companies and thought leaders to showcase at one of the largest investor conferences of the year.”

DeSimone continued, “Additionally, this year we have two dedicated industry panels, providing an unparalleled opportunity for attendees to hear from leaders across the sports, leisure and location-based entertainment industries. The GMSE track is set to play a prominent role in this must-attend event of 2024.”

Keith Knee, a conference sponsor, Founder of Spartan Venture Group and long-time media and entertainment investor and advisor, commented, “I am particularly excited to participate in this year’s ICR conference. We have assembled incredible thought leaders who will share their insights on the landscape of the Media, Entertainment and Sports industries. It is an unparalleled opportunity for companies to check in on the pulse of these quickly evolving verticals.”

Beyond the consumer-sector names attending the conference, there includes a number of premier companies specifically from sports, entertainment, leisure and/or location-based entertainment industries. Those select public and private company attendees include:

  • Brera Holdings (NASDAQ:BREA)
  • Dave & Buster’s Entertainment (NASDAQ:PLAY)
  • Direct Digital Holdings (NASDAQ:DRCT)
  • Falcon’s Beyond (NASDAQ:FBYD)
  • OmegaBall
  • PublicSquare (NYSE:PSQH)
  • Puttshack
  • System1 (NYSE:SST)
  • TMRW Sports
  • Triller (Bare Knuckle Fight Club)
  • World Chase Tag

The Experience Economy, Emerging Sports & Leisure

  • Hosted by Ashley DeSimone and Keith Knee at 3:15 PM – 4:00 PM ET on January 9, 2024.
  • This panel will discuss the importance of live experiences brands, consumers and employees, the changing consumer landscape and much more.
  • Participating panelists include:

    • Falcon’s Beyond Global – Simon Phillips – President
    • OmegaBall – Jamie Hemann – Co-Founder
    • World Chase Tag – Johnny McMahon – General Manager & Chief Content Officer
    • Triller & Bare Knuckle Fight Club – Prem Parameswaran – President and CFO
    • President Tickets For Less (TFL) – Adam Rossbach – President
    • Jeff Fromm – Forbes Contributor, Marketing & Innovation Consultant to TFL and 5X Author

The 2024 Investment Opportunities in Sports

  • Hosted by Keith Knee and Ashley DeSimone at 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM ET on January 9, 2024.
  • This panel will engage thought leaders and industry experts across industries in conversation on the topic of sports investing and the growth of sports as an asset class.
  • Participating panelists include:

    • TMRW Sports – Joey Brander – Founding Team & Vice President
    • Fenway Sports Group (Fmr) and Madison Square Garden (Fmr) – John Clark
    • Wasserman Group – Darren Ross – Managing Director and EVP
    • U.S. Polo Assn. – J. Michael Prince – President, CEO & Board Member

The Global Media, Sports & Entertainment track panels will be followed by a cocktail mixer with industry veterans from Sports, Leisure and Live Events.

About ICR

Established in 1998, ICR partners with public and private companies to execute strategic communications and advisory programs, and manage complex transactions and corporate events to enhance long-term enterprise value and corporate reputation. The firm’s highly-differentiated service model, which pairs capital markets veterans with senior communications professionals, brings deep sector knowledge and relationships to hundreds of clients across more than 20 industry groups. With more than 400 team members, ICR is one of the largest and most experienced independent communications and advisory firms, maintaining offices in New York, Connecticut, Boston, Baltimore, San Jose, London, and Beijing. Learn more at Follow us on LinkedIn and on X at @ICRPR.


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