Academy Stage – Day 1

November 14, 2023
  • Academy Stage - Day 1
  • November 14, 2023
  • 10:30 AM To 17:30 PM
10:40 AM 11:10 AM Everlasting Love - A look at sustainability in soccer Moderator: Ben Jacobs, Journalist Panelists:
  • Tom Gribbin, Planet League
  • Sebastian Gray, Everclime
  • Luis Rodriguez, FC Juarez
11:20 AM 11:50 PM X Marks the (Transfer) Spot Moderator: Michelle Kaufman, Miami Herald Panelists:
  • Ben Jacobs, Journalist
  • Tom Bogert, The Athletic
  • Guillem Balague, Biggleswade United
11:55 AM 12:25 PM FIFA Legacy: The impact of Copa America 2024 and FIFA World Cup 2026 Moderator: John Kristick, Playfly Premier Partnerships Panelists:
  • Ed Foster-Simeon, U.S Soccer Foundation
  • Ricardo Trade, Conmebol Copa America
  • Brent Latham, North Bay Village
12:30 PM 1:00 PM On the road to 2026: How brands can make every sponsorship count Panelists:
  • Robert Zitzmann, Jung von Matt SPORTS
  • Jürgen Griesbeck, Common Goal
1:10 PM 1:40 PM Brain Game: The mental aspect of soccer Moderator: Maurice Ouderland, KNVB Panelists:
  • Edson Braafheid, Play Mental Foundation
  • Han Dirkx, Alphabeats
  • Rick Scholte, Sorama
1:45 PM 2:15 PM Transforming Mindset Through Culture Rehab: The Hidden Costs of a Broken Culture Moderator: Alexandra Bowen, PEOPLEFirst Panelists:
  • Danita Johnson, D.C United
  • Lisa Bonta Sumii, Oakland Roots Sports Club
  • Urel Martinez, LA Galaxy
2:25 PM 2:55 PM To have and to hold: Fan Engagement in the Digital Age Moderator: Kate O'Malley, Minute Media Panelists:
  • David Lane, SI Tickets
  • Marisol Camargo, Federación Mexicana de Fútbol
  • Matt Sebek, St. Louis City SC
  • Stefano Faccendini, Stats Perform
3:05 PM 3:35 PM "Live Virtual Advertising – Proven Technology; Panelists:
  • Jay Gambrell, Supponor
  • Michele Ciccarese, Lega Serie A
  • Oscar Sanchez, CONCACAF
  • Keith Wachtel, National Hockey League
3:45 PM 4:15 PM Soccer for Good - Changing the Game Moderator: Rodney Wallace, Views Football Club Panelists:
  • Kyle Martino, Over Under Initiative
  • Jason Roberts, CONCACAF
  • John Wroe, Street Child United
  • Nasser al Khori, Generation Amazing Foundation
4:25 PM 4:55 PM Passion to Purpose - Unreasonable Innovation Moderator: Diego Arrioja, Journalist Panelists:
  • Rogelio Castillo, European Football Group
  • Garry Monk, Soccer Profile
  • Asier Martin, Voon Sports
  • Jeff Kretchmar, Omegaball
5:00 PM 5:30 PM Trust and Verify - Authenticating fans in Mexico Moderator: Fernando Fiore, Inter Miami CF Panelists:
  • German Elvira, Liga MX
  • Juan Carlos Velásquez, Incode

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