Member Meeting

Launching a Local Sports Organization to Drive Economic Impact

11:30 AM

Ford Field

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2017-10-25 11:30 2017-10-25 13:30 America/Detroit DEC Meeting: Launching a Local Sports Organization to Drive Economic Impact Ford Field Detroit Economic Club info@econclub.org

Arn Tellem

Vice Chairman

Detroit Pistons

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Tom Wilson

President & CEO

Olympia Entertainment

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Rod Wood

Team President

Detroit Lions

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About This Meeting

Sports represent big business to communities and that is especially true in Detroit.  The region has a long history of producing winning teams, legendary athletes, and the greatest fans in America who pump millions of dollars into the local economy at sporting events.  With the recent addition of Little Caesars Arena to its lineup of first class venues, Detroit can take its rightful place as the nation’s top city for hosting marquee sporting competitions.  It will take teamwork to make this opportunity a reality. Top leadership from Detroit’s sports teams, the Detroit Sports Commission, Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau, media and the business community have joined forces to form the Detroit Sports Organizing Corp. (DSOC). This group’s mission is to win the large Super Bowl-sized sporting events for the Motor City and by doing so accelerate the city’s economic growth.

On October 25, this panel of sports and entertainment leaders will share their strategic vision for the DSOC and for turning Detroit into the hottest new sports and entertainment destination.

Meeting Agenda

11:30 a.m. Network Cafe

11:30 a.m. Speaker Reception

12:00 p.m. Lunch

12:30 Program

1:30  Adjourn

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Presiding Officer

Bill Emerson

Vice Chairman

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Gus Johnson

Lead College Football & Basketball Play-by-Play Announcer