New speaker for GSIS

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The president and CEO of AEG, Tim Leiweke, has been added to the list of speakers at the Global Sports Industry Summit (GSIS) 2010. Now in his 14th year with the organisation, and recently selected by the Los Angeles Times as one of the 100 most influential people in southern California and by the Sports Business Journal as the Sports Executive of the Year, Leiweke has acquired or merged more than 50 divisions and companies whose alliances create a global live entertainment organization capable of developing, producing, promoting, marketingsand managing sports and entertainment programming in both facilities owned and operated by AEG as well as other venues. AEG divisions such as AEG Live, devoted to all aspects of creating, producing and promoting live entertainment including concerts, productions and special events; AEG Facilities, developers and operators of such venues as STAPLES Center (Los Angeles, CA), The Home Depot Center (Carson, CA), Sprint Center (Kansas City, MO), Prudential Center (Newark, NJ), The Rose Garden (Portland, OR), Target Center (Minneapolis, MN), WaMu Theater (Seattle, WA), NOKIA Theatre L. A. LIVE, Nokia Theatre Times Square, the El Rey Theatre (Hollywood, CA), Acer Arena (Sydney, AU), Beijing Olympic Basketball Arena, Color Line Arena (Hamburg, Germany) O2 World arena (Berlin) and The O2, a 28–acre development located in the eastern part of London which includes a 20, 000 seat arena and over 650, 000sf of leisure and entertainment use; AEG Global Partnerships; AEG Sports; AEG Merchandising; AEG Marketing, AEG Real Estate and AEG Creative all operate under his direction. Octagon president and CEO Rick Dudley; 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 have also been announced as speakers at the Global Sports Industry Summit 2010. The event takes place between 28 September and 1 October 2010 in Paris, France. GSIS brings together a powerful community of leaders who are setting the agenda for the international sports industry. The summit focuses on the world economic crisis influence on the sports 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 opportunitiesMajor Events International is a media partner of the event. For further details contact:Nadia Fauvetsales@sportsindustrysummit. comwww. sportsindustrysummit. com

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