POSTED: Tuesday December 15th 2009

Global Sports Industry Summit: Rick Dudley, Octagon President & CEO announced as a Speaker

Global Sports Industry Summit takes place September 28 - October 1, 2010.

Rick Dudley, the President and Chief Executive Officer at Octagon Worldwide, has been announced as a speaker at the Global Sports Industry Summit in Paris, France.

FISU Secretary General and Chief Executive Eric Saintrond; FIFA Beach Soccer Chief Executive Joan Cusco; Bonham & Associates Founder Dean Bonham and HBS Founder and CEO Francis Tellier also be announced as a speakers at the Global Sports Industry Summit 2010.
As President and CEO of Octagon, Rick Dudley has worldwide responsibility for all functional disciplines of Octagon.
A former partner and CEO of the private equity firm MHC Investments, a sports and entertainment practice, Dudley also served as Managing Director for Ignite Sports, a leading interactive sports solutions provider.
Rick has held executive positions at three major professional sports leagues. During his five years as the President of the National Hockey League Enterprises, he established the league’s corporate marketing program, increasing partner dollars spent on the game from $20 million to over $200 million. He also revitalized the league’s licensed merchandise activity, launched the Coolest Game On Earth marketing campaign and championed grassroots marketing initiatives including NHL Street and NHL Breakout.
Since joining Octagon, Rick has been named to BusinessWeek’s “Power 100” list of the most influential people in sports (No. 41) and to SportsBusiness Journal’s list of the 50 most influential people in sports for the past three years.  He also is among the top 20 most influential CEO’s in the sports world today as compiled by SportBusiness Magazine.
Global Sports Industry Summit takes place September 28 - October 1, 2010.
The Paris Global Sports Industry Summit brings together a powerful community of leaders who are setting the agenda for the international sports industry. Summit is focuses on world economic crisis influence on sport industry and on the tension between tradition and innovation in sport as the industry looks to expand while staying true to its roots.
Exclusively reserved for the leading players in the sports industry, the summit’s high-level participation and practical discussion will encourage open, constructive and candid debate.
Topics to be discussed include:
• World Economic Crisis: influence on sport industry, solutions • Taking the game global: Rationale, risk, reward • Radical innovation: Re-thinking the fan experience • Innovating to enhance sponsorship value • Stadia • Media: Channels, consumers and the brave new (virtual) world of sports • The modern Olympics: Lessons and opportunities
Global Sports Industry Summit will be held in Paris, France from September 28 - October 1, 2010.
Global Sports Industry Summit will host a select number of exclusive conferences that bring together the world most influential leaders from sports industry, finance, media and government. At these intellectually rigorous, highly interactive events, there are no prepared speeches; instead, the Summit moderators will lead dynamic discussions with global experts on the most pressing topics of our time, with active contributions by all participants.

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Keywords · Global Sports Industry Summit · Octagon · Rick Dudley · FISU · Eric Saintrond; FIFA Beach Soccer · Joan Cusco · Bonham & Associates · Bonham and HBS · Francis Tellier

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