Northern Sports Industry Conference

NSIC 2018

Website for the inaugural Northern Sports Industry Conference in Sudbury, Ontario. 

*STAY TUNED FOR 2018 SPEAKER ANNOUNCEMENTS

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

 
 
 
Brodie Lawson is the host for the Canadian Football League's digital properties including CFL.ca and all other CFL channels . She graduated from the University of Western Ontario with an honours degree in Information and Media Studies and spent time with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats and CBC Sports before joining the CFL team. In her current role Brodie interviews players and coaches and appears in the CFL's Digital series The Snap Wrap, Off Season/ On Record and vlogs for her behind the scenes look at the league for Brodie OT.

Brodie Lawson is the host for the Canadian Football League's digital properties including CFL.ca and all other CFL channels . She graduated from the University of Western Ontario with an honours degree in Information and Media Studies and spent time with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats and CBC Sports before joining the CFL team. In her current role Brodie interviews players and coaches and appears in the CFL's Digital series The Snap Wrap, Off Season/ On Record and vlogs for her behind the scenes look at the league for Brodie OT.

Ryan is currently CEO & Founder of The Positive Inception clothing line which reminds people to lead by example, to spread the love, compassion and helps people persevere with their dreams. Ryan will be speaking about his experience with cerebral palsy and his powerful clothing brand that has taken over Sudbury.

Ryan is currently CEO & Founder of The Positive Inception clothing line which reminds people to lead by example, to spread the love, compassion and helps people persevere with their dreams. Ryan will be speaking about his experience with cerebral palsy and his powerful clothing brand that has taken over Sudbury.


 PANEl #1

Mr. Baker is currently the Director of Games with the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) and graduated from SPAD in 2005. Andrew has worked with the COC ever since graduating in '05, as a Manager of Logistics, Project Manager of Team Operations, and several other positions.

Mr. Baker is currently the Director of Games with the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) and graduated from SPAD in 2005. Andrew has worked with the COC ever since graduating in '05, as a Manager of Logistics, Project Manager of Team Operations, and several other positions.

Mark is responsible for all aspects of the Nestlé Maternal and Infant Nutrition business in Canada. Mark is a SPAD grad from '98, and has been with Nestlé since 2004!

Mark is responsible for all aspects of the Nestlé Maternal and Infant Nutrition business in Canada. Mark is a SPAD grad from '98, and has been with Nestlé since 2004!

Francois is currently the Executive Director of Partnerships for the Canadian Paralympic Committee and graduated from SPAD in '91. Mr. Robert has worked with the Senators Sports and Entertainment as the Senior Corporate Account Manager and has spent some time working with Labatt Breweries of Canada.

Francois is currently the Executive Director of Partnerships for the Canadian Paralympic Committee and graduated from SPAD in '91. Mr. Robert has worked with the Senators Sports and Entertainment as the Senior Corporate Account Manager and has spent some time working with Labatt Breweries of Canada.

Andrew is currently Senior Director of Sponsorship Marketing & Strategy with CIBC! Andrew graduated from SPAD in 2001 and has previous experience as Director of Sponsorship & Events with Paralympics Ontario.  

Andrew is currently Senior Director of Sponsorship Marketing & Strategy with CIBC! Andrew graduated from SPAD in 2001 and has previous experience as Director of Sponsorship & Events with Paralympics Ontario.
 

 

PANEL #2

Peter is currently the President for DEC Sports and Entertainment and has been for the past 15 years! Peter has previously worked for the Toronto Blue Jays, as the Vice President of Marketing, and as the Director of Marketing for the Toronto Argonauts!

Peter is currently the President for DEC Sports and Entertainment and has been for the past 15 years! Peter has previously worked for the Toronto Blue Jays, as the Vice President of Marketing, and as the Director of Marketing for the Toronto Argonauts!

Kyla Csumrik is an account executive at the National Hockey League, where she manages day-to-day relationships with corporate partners, including PepsiCo, Canadian Tire, Sport Chek, Mondelez, High Liner and Sonnet. Kyla also helps execute program approval and marketing solutions for all partner activations. She graduated from SPAD in 2012. Previous to the NHL, Kyla worked as a Business Development intern for the Canadian Football League working on sales pitches for potential new partner opportunities. Kyla played varsity basketball for Laurentian and continues to play in rec leagues in Toronto, where she currently resides.

Kyla Csumrik is an account executive at the National Hockey League, where she manages day-to-day relationships with corporate partners, including PepsiCo, Canadian Tire, Sport Chek, Mondelez, High Liner and Sonnet. Kyla also helps execute program approval and marketing solutions for all partner activations. She graduated from SPAD in 2012. Previous to the NHL, Kyla worked as a Business Development intern for the Canadian Football League working on sales pitches for potential new partner opportunities. Kyla played varsity basketball for Laurentian and continues to play in rec leagues in Toronto, where she currently resides.

Alannah Della Vedova is a sports marketing strategist with experience in delivering national campaigns and executing events for tier-1 organizations such as the Toronto Blue Jays, Rogers Cup, and various NHL initiatives.

Alannah Della Vedova is a sports marketing strategist with experience in delivering national campaigns and executing events for tier-1 organizations such as the Toronto Blue Jays, Rogers Cup, and various NHL initiatives.

Blaine is currently the President of the Sudbury Wolves and has served in a variety of capacities with the club ranging from the Director of Marketing to the General Manager. Blaine graduated from SPAD in '80 and has been leading the pack with the Wolves as their President since '88!

Blaine is currently the President of the Sudbury Wolves and has served in a variety of capacities with the club ranging from the Director of Marketing to the General Manager. Blaine graduated from SPAD in '80 and has been leading the pack with the Wolves as their President since '88!

Mark is an experienced sports marketer with extensive property, agency and brand experience having worked in professional football for the CFL, NFL, Cleveland Browns, San Diego Chargers and most recently the TwentyTen Group (a strategic marketing and sponsorship agency formed from the Vancouver Olympic Games). Currently, Mark is the Senior Manager, Brand Marketing - Golf at RBC.  

Mark is an experienced sports marketer with extensive property, agency and brand experience having worked in professional football for the CFL, NFL, Cleveland Browns, San Diego Chargers and most recently the TwentyTen Group (a strategic marketing and sponsorship agency formed from the Vancouver Olympic Games). Currently, Mark is the Senior Manager, Brand Marketing - Golf at RBC.
 

 
 

PANEL #3

Chris Ackroyd is a Manager of Communications with the National Hockey League, where he has been one of the faces behind all of the League’s social media platforms for the last four seasons. A 2012 SPAD grad, Chris’ role focuses on helping develop the NHL’s social strategy, as well as managing in-game digital content and aiding Hockey Operations with external communications. Chris recently peaked when he recorded a Snapchat with Justin Bieber, and as a result he understands it’s all downhill from here.

Chris Ackroyd is a Manager of Communications with the National Hockey League, where he has been one of the faces behind all of the League’s social media platforms for the last four seasons. A 2012 SPAD grad, Chris’ role focuses on helping develop the NHL’s social strategy, as well as managing in-game digital content and aiding Hockey Operations with external communications. Chris recently peaked when he recorded a Snapchat with Justin Bieber, and as a result he understands it’s all downhill from here.

Tyler is currently an Account Coordinator for Season Seat Services with the Edmonton Oilers! Tyler graduated from SPAD in 2016 and has done consulting for MetLife Stadium. With numerous past internships in the Ottawa area, Tyler is a great example of how hard work and commitment helps excel an individual into the sporting world.

Tyler is currently an Account Coordinator for Season Seat Services with the Edmonton Oilers! Tyler graduated from SPAD in 2016 and has done consulting for MetLife Stadium. With numerous past internships in the Ottawa area, Tyler is a great example of how hard work and commitment helps excel an individual into the sporting world.

Mr. Rodgers is currently in his third season as a Manager, In-Game Communications with the NHL. Mr. Rodgers graduated from SPAD in 2014, and has previous experience in communications and public relations with the North Bay Battalion Hockey Club.

Mr. Rodgers is currently in his third season as a Manager, In-Game Communications with the NHL. Mr. Rodgers graduated from SPAD in 2014, and has previous experience in communications and public relations with the North Bay Battalion Hockey Club.

Mr. Tihal is currently an Account Executive with the NHL in Partnership Marketing. Mr. Tihal graduated from SPAD in 2013, and has previous experience in sponsorship and sales with the Mississauga Steelheads Hockey Club. 

Mr. Tihal is currently an Account Executive with the NHL in Partnership Marketing. Mr. Tihal graduated from SPAD in 2013, and has previous experience in sponsorship and sales with the Mississauga Steelheads Hockey Club. 

McKenzie is currently the Marketing Coordinator, for Senators Sports & Entertainment! McKenzie graduated from SPAD in 2013 and has interned with P&G, done student consulting with the Florida Panthers, and worked with the London organizing committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games in 2012!

McKenzie is currently the Marketing Coordinator, for Senators Sports & Entertainment! McKenzie graduated from SPAD in 2013 and has interned with P&G, done student consulting with the Florida Panthers, and worked with the London organizing committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games in 2012!

 
 

BREAKOUT Session #1

JP is currently the Director of Digital Strategy at Laurentian University - Université Laurentienne! JP graduated from SPAD in 2009 and did his MBA here at Laurentian as well. In his current role, JP oversees all things digital (the web, social media, advertising, etc.). He leads a team of energetic problem solvers and aims to support the goals of Laurentian. Most notably, he works for student recruitment and national recognition. Among many interesting projects, he is currently undertaking website redesign, content redevelopment and has expanded Laurentian's database of 360-degree images and video.

 

 

BREAKOUT SESSION #2

Joey was born and raised in the Greater City of Sudbury and attended Laurentian University’s Sports Administration program where he graduated in 2005. Also in 2005 Joey completed an internship with the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League and was later hired as a full time employee. Over twelve years he filled several different roles which culminated most recently with being named Assistant General Manager in 2015. In December of 2016 he decided to move on from the Alouettes and take on new challenges as an entrepreneur.”