Business of Hockey opens this weekend; tickets remain

The Kings’ Business of Hockey seminars are returning this season and will feature an excellent array of speakers and presenters including Pat Brisson, NHLPA Agent and Co-Head of CAA’s Hockey Department, Kelly Cheeseman, CEO of AEG Sports, Luc Robitaille, President of Business Operations for the LA Kings, Ed Goren, former President of FOX Sports, David Carter, Principal of Sports Business Group, Jeff Solomon, Vice President of Hockey Operations and Legal Affairs with the Kings, Allan Walsh, Octagon Hockey Agent, Mike Altieri, Vice President, Communications and Broadcasting with the Kings, and Lee Zeidman, President of Staples Center.

For those who may not have a slapshot like Drew Doughty and are looking to break into the business side of sports, these seminars will offer tremendous insight from an array of leading figures in hockey and sports-business operations.

The three sessions:

December 20, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (prior to Kings-Coyotes)
-Let’s Make a Deal
Panelists: Pat Brisson, NHLPA Agent & Co-Head Hockey Department (CAA), Jeff Solomon, VP Hockey, Hockey Operations & Legal Affairs (LA Kings), Luc Robitaille, President, Business Operations (LA Kings), & Allan Walsh (Octagon Hockey)
-Arena Operations
Panelists: Armen Dembekjian, Senior Event Manager (STAPLES Center), Brian McClary (National Hockey League), Bob Newman, President (AEG Facilities), Lee Zeidman, President (STAPLES Center)

January 10, 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. (prior to Kings-Jets)
-The Business of Hockey
Panelists: Kelly Cheeseman, COO (AEG Sports), David Carter, Principal (Sports Business Group), Warren Woo, Co-Owner (Nashville Predators)
-Big Data and Analytics
Panelists: Tom Braun, Sr. Manager, Analytics and Research (LA Kings), Lee Callans, Scouting Operations Coordinator (LA Kings), Aaron Levalley, VP, CRM and Analytics (LA Kings), Others TBA

March 21, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (prior to Kings-Canucks)
-Money and the Media
Panelists: Mike Altieri, Vice President, Communications and Broadcasting (LA Kings), Pat Donahue (Director, Digital Media, LA Kings, Ed Goren, Former Vice Chairman (Fox Sports Media Group)
-Marketing and Sponsorship
Panelists: Brett Bittel (Enterprise Rent-A-Car), Davis Elen Advertising, Jonathan Lowe, VP, Marketing (LA Kings), Josh Veilleux, VP, Partnership and Sales (LA Kings)

General admission is $100; student admission is $75. A ticket includes admission to one day of speaker panels and one ticket to the Kings game that day. Panelists are subject to change.


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