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The uOttawa Sport Business Club is pleased to announce the main theme of the 4th annual uOttawa Sport Management Conference: Rising To The Top. The sport industry is one of the fastest growing and evolving industries that there is, and our mission for the uOSMC 2019 is to enlighten our audience with expert knowledge, with panels focused on the advancements of technology in sport, the growth and development of sport in Canada, the trending career paths in the industry, and much more. Attendees will also have the opportunity to network with panelists and peers throughout the conference in order to ask specific questions and to receive one-on-one advice.

Keynote Speaker:

Senator Marty Deacon, Senate of Canada

Panel One: Game Changers in the Sport Industry

Moderator: Connor Primeau

In sport organizations today, we see many strategies implemented with a goal of adapting to current trends/issues. For example, we have seen an increase in the awareness of diversity and inclusion, professional sports moving towards the selling a social experience and sport organizations developing new initiatives to continue the growth of their sport. In this panel, a group of professionals will discuss current trends/issues they have encountered in the sports industry and the steps they have taken as an organization to adapt and continue rising to the top.



Stephanie Talsma - Canadian Associaction

for the Advancement of Women and Sport and Physical

Activity (CAAWS)

Tricia Zakaria - Physical and Health Education Canada

(PHE Canada)

Catherine Pitre - Sport Resolutions UK

Panel Two: The Advancement of Technology in Sport

Moderator: Iman Hassan

Technology is everywhere around us, and sport is no exception. Technology in sport can vary from athlete social media platforms to payment and ticketing all the way to sports analytics. This panel will touch on some of the advancement of these technology trends along with how the fast-growing pace of technology will affect the future in sport.


Dr. Ann Pegoraro - Institute of Sport Marketing


Paul Ausman - Ottawa Sport and Entertainment Group (OSEG)


Martin Richard - Canadian Paralympic Committee 

Panel Three: The Transition from Athlete to Professional

Moderator: Jonathan Lasnier

This panel will have an aim of a story-telling and experience sharing approach. The panel will feature representatives who have played professional or elite level sport and currently have a career in the sports industry. They will share their experience in this transition focusing on obstacles they have faced and how being an athlete has shaped their career pathway.

Julian de Guzman - Ottawa Fury FC

Maxime Brinck-Croteau - Ontario Fencing Association

Caroline Calvé - Excellence Sportive de l’Île de Montréal (ESIM)



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These prizes will be won by lucky attendees at the end of the conference. When you register at the start of the day, you will be given a ticket. This ticket will allow you to enter the raffle for free! We also have a few games throughout the day which give you a chance to win a second ticket!

Gold Level Sponsors

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Silver Level Sponsors

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Bronze Level Sponsors

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Value In Kind Sponsors

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Thank You to Our Sponsors!

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