See below for our current list of keynotes speakers. More keynote speakers to follow – keep checking back.

Professor Don Getz (virtual presentation)
Professor Emeritus, Adjunct Professor, Haskayne School of Business

Don Getz retired in July 2009 from his full-time academic position at the University of Calgary, Canada, where he remains Professor Emeritus and Adjunct Professor in the Haskayne School of Business.

Professor Kiki Kaplanidou
Professor, University of Florida Department of Sport Management

Kyriaki (Kiki) Kaplanidou, Ph.D., is Professor at the University of Florida, Department of Sport Management. Dr. Kaplanidou is the Director of Innovative Research Initiatives in Sport Events (i-Rise) lab at the University of Florida (UF) and the Director of UF’s Graduate Sport Event Management certificate.

Paul Foster (virtual presentation)

Paul is a recognized leader in innovation and metaverse for major events and venues. He has worked on 6 Olympic Games, 2 Commonwealth Games, the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup, and advised INTERPOL on crowd management.

Jason Siegal
President and CEO, Greater Orlando Sports Commission

Jason Siegel has enjoyed more than 30 years of success and accomplishments in sports tourism, major and minor league professional sports, as well as intercollegiate athletics. He is currently in his eighth year as President & Chief Executive Officer of the Greater Orlando Sports Commission (GO Sports!).

James Bulley OBE
CEO, Trivandi and former Director of Venues and Infrastructure at the London Organizing Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG)

James is Global CEO and co-founder of Trivandi. James provides strategic advice to boards, governments and funding institutions on the successful delivery, financing, operation and dissolution of mega events and major venue projects.