November 15-18th, 2019

GotSoccer / GotPro
2019 Convention


* This Event is Invitation Only *

Attendees

In all, we expect just under 200 attendees, about 60 of them from professional leagues and the rest from GotSoccer amateur and youth organizations in the USA.

Speakers

We have some fantastic presenters, whose knowledge and experience in the game are surpassed by none. It promises to be a fantastic weekend of new ideas.

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GotPro Analytics will discuss case studies involving league formats, dynamic ticketing, revenue streams and other ways that data analysis can be beneficial.

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About

GotSoccer/GotPro Convention

Over the past several years this invitation-only event has become a think-tank for leagues battling to improve services in a very competitive field and changing fan needs. It is not a sales event, but rather an opportunity for our clients and other leagues to swap ideas and also discuss common problems not only with peers but also with other sports and broadcasters.

Speakers


  • Robert Pires

    French Footballing Legend

  • Jeff Mostyn

    AFC Bournemouth Chairman

  • Charlie Stillitano

    Executive Chairman of Relevent Sports

  • Peter Walton

    Former General Manager of the Professional Referee Organization (PRO)

  • James Murray

    Head of Marketing at AC Milan

  • Lynn
    Berling-Manuel

    CEO of United Soccer Coaches

  • Hank Steinbrecher

    Former General Secretary of the USSF

  • Daniel Cravo

    Top Sports Lawyers

  • Paul Beirne

    Former President of the Canadian Premier League

  • Marcin Stefanski

    CMO of Poland's EKSTRAKLASA league

  • Niels Grevenstuk

    Head of International Partnerships at AFC Ajax

  • Andrew Donnery

    Top Coach in Northern California

  • Danny Cortenraede

    President of Wannahaves USA/433

  • Bill Cameron

    Math Wizard of Analysis

Agenda

What the weekend has in store

7:30pm

Welcome Cocktail Party (all attendees)

Location: One Ocean Verandah

7:30am

Breakfast

Location: One Ocean Verandah

9:00am

2026 World Cup - You Better Be Ready
Hank Steinbrecher | Former General Secretary of the USSF

Location: Main Ballroom

9:30am

For GotPro (Professional Sports) Attendees

ESPN's Wide World of Sports Tour
GotPro guests depart for ESPN's Wide World of Sports in Orlando
Jorge Senior, Director, Sports Planning & Development at Walt Disney World will give a presentation on the facility

Hosted By: Walt Disney World

10:00am

GotSoccer’s Walk Through Soccer History
Gavin Owen-Thomas | CEO and President of GotSoccer

Location: Main Ballroom

10:45am

GotSport is Live and it’s Here
William Cameron and Dave Buchanan | GotSport

Location: Main Ballroom

12:00pm

Lunch

Location: There are several delightful restaurants in Neptune Beach

2:00pm

5 Powerful Lessons Your Association Can Learn From the World Cup
Lynn Berling-Manuel | CEO of United Soccer Coaches

Location: Main Ballroom

3:00pm

Wrangling a 13 Club Merger
Andrew Donnery | Top Soccer Coach in Northern California

Location: Main Ballroom

4:00pm

analyses the numbers to plot the USA's path to the 2026 World Cup
Bill Cameron | Math Wizard

Location: Main Ballroom

7:00pm

Street Barbeque
Gavin closes the street outside his house and invites all attendees to a raucous barbecue!

World Cup winner Robert Pires will take on all-comers on the Teqball table (weather permitting.)

Location: Gavin's House

7:00am

Breakfast

Location: One Ocean Verandah

8:45am

The Italian Job
James Murray | Chief of Staff to CEO at AC Milan

Location: Main Ballroom

9:30am

AFC Ajax: Exciting New Plans
Niels Grevenstuk

Location: Main Ballroom

10:15am

From Bankruptcy to Brilliance: the Bournemouth Story
Jeff Mostyn | AFC Bournemouth Chairman

Location: Main Ballroom

11:00am

Q&A with an "Invincible" and World Cup winning legend
Robert Pires | French Soccer Superstar

Location: Main Ballroom

11:45am

The Legal "Bite" Behind the Game
Daniel Cravo | One of the World's Top Sports Lawyers

Location: Main Ballroom

12:30pm

Lunch

Location: There are several delightful restaurants in Neptune Beach

2:00pm

The Wild World of Social Media
Danny Cortenraede | President of Wannahaves USA/433

Location: Main Ballroom

2:45pm

Launching New Endeavors - the battles you face
Paul Beirne | Former President of the Canadian Premier League and former VP of the Toronto FC

Location: Main Ballroom

3:30pm

The Story so VAR
Peter Walton | Former General Manager of the Professional Referee Organization (PRO)

Location: Main Ballroom

4:15pm

VAR Polish Style
Marcin Stefanski | CMO of Poland's EKSTRAKLASA league

Location: Main Ballroom

5:00pm

GotSoccer Convention (Youth Sports) Concludes

Location: Main Ballroom

7:00pm

Social Hour

More info coming soon

7:30am

Breakfast

Location: One Ocean Verandah

8:45am

GotAnalytics: The Power of Data
Luis Calderon and Walter Gisler | GotPro

Location: Main Ballroom

9:30am

The Future of International Club Soccer
Charlie Stillitano | Executive Chairman of Relevent Sports

Location: Main Ballroom

10:15am

AFC Ajax, last season's surprise package in the European Champion's League are back
Niels Grevenstuk | Head of International Partnerships at AFC Ajax

Location: Main Ballroom

11:00am

Innovation and Brave New Ideas
EKSTRAKLASA & GotPro

Location: Main Ballroom

11:45am

GotTicketing is here
Gavin Owen-Thomas & Colin Kuhn | GotTicketing

Location: Main Ballroom

12:30pm

Lunch

Location: There are several delightful restaurants in Neptune Beach

3:00pm

Panel of Speakers
We ask several of our guest to contribute:
Sean Gottliebsen
General Manager of National Basketball League (Australia)
Abhi Arunachalam
Cricket Australia
Mickey Charles Kwado
Ghana FA
Randy Harris
President, Caribbean Football Union and VP, CONCACAF
Colin Keane
Major League Lacrosse
Dani Marks
Business Development Manager at PlayerMaker

Location: Main Ballroom

4:30pm

GotPro Convention (Professional Sports) Concludes

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