Chicago Sports Commission Business of Sport Speaker Series

Business of Sport Speaker Series: Leveraging Chicago's Lakefront

Presented by Accenture

Nestled against undoubtedly one of the most magnificent skylines, Chicago boasts twenty-six miles of uninterrupted lakefront with a multitude of beaches and parks, providing us with an asset that truly sets our city apart. 

Join us on Thursday, July 30 to hear how Chicago's leaders "Leverage Chicago's Lakefront", using this natural asset to enhance the lives of locals, and also position Chicago as a contender to host various sporting events.  

Special Guest Panelists: 

Don Welsh, President & CEO, Choose Chicago 

Kurt Summers, Treasurer, City of Chicago

Marilynn Gardner, President & CEO, Navy Pier 

Mike Kelly, General Superintendent & CEO, Chicago Park District 


Dave Eanet, Sports Director, WGN Radio 

Special guests are subject to change 

Date: Thursday, July 30, 2015

Time: 8:00am - 9:30am
*Registration begins and buffet opens at 7:30am

Ivy Room  

12 East Ohio Street

Chicago, IL 60611

Self Park Garage Located Across the Street 


Individual tickets: $40/person

Table of Ten: $450 

Supporting Event Partners 

Ivy Room

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