The first-ever Sports PR Summit took place on May 22, 2013 at the one-of-a-kind MLB Fan Cave in New York City. The Sports PR Summit is an annual event that brings together Senior PR executives from the pro and collegiate sports ranks as well as from top sports corporations, media members and athletes for panel discussions and valuable networking opportunities. Media members and athletes share candid insight about the best ways for PR executives to work most effectively with them. The event allows for all attendees to leave with a better understanding of the evolving communications issues and challenges we are facing in the sports industry.
"Not only did the event cater to the topics from a Public Relations professional's viewpoint, it gave those of us in attendance an understanding from the other side of the equation. Brian lined up an intelligent core of media representatives and professional athletes, who shed light on how our practice is being characterized from their perspective. If future Summit events can deliver as sound as the first, the Sports PR Summit will be a long-lasting event on many sports PR executives calendars for years to come."
— Joe Hornstein, CoSIDA President
"There are countless sports business conferences each year...none of them do an ample job of highlighting the importance of PR in the sports business process. The Sports PR Summit finally gave sports PR the attention it deserves in the scheme of the sports marketing process."
— Bill Sanders, BDA Sports Chief Marketing Officer
"The Sports PR Summit was a treasure trove of information for sports PR people. The media panel gave unique insights into how media view, work with and perceive PR representatives, which should alter some of the aspects of how sports PR people work with them."
— Matt Bourne, MLB VP of PR
"The inaugural Sports PR Summit was definitely a piece of the puzzle that's been missing in the sports biz community. It brought a number of talented and respected sports figures together who spoke candidly about the industry and topics that were extremely relevant at the time. I'm looking forward to attending future discussions and watching this Summit grow into THE place to be for all publicists and media that work in sports.
— Erica Yakobzon, Communications, National Hockey League
"I had the pleasure of attending the inaugural Sports PR Summit at the MLB Fan Cave. Brian Berger and his staff put together a group of moderators and panelists with the pulse of PR at the league and team level, in addition to garnering interesting perspectives from former athletes. As a fan and a sports business executive, this event was long overdue for our industry. A valuable networking experience, I am certainly looking forward to the next one!"
— Mario Prosperino, Associated Press Business Development Manager
The 2014 Sports PR Summit will take place at the MLB Fan Cave in New York City on Thursday, May 22, 2014. The 2014 Sports PR Summit will be a full-day event and include a networking lunch and post-event networking reception.
Learn more about our lineup for the 2014 Sports PR Summit and register for our event by visiting our Eventbrite registration page.