2013 Conference Schedule

Sunday, February 10
1:00 PM - 6:00 PM Sponsor Expo
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Keynote Address Gary Hall, Jr. - swimmer with 10 Olympic medals
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM Speed Networking "Digging for Contacts"- Meeting your Contemporaries
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Welcome Reception Presented by Competitor Group
Monday, February 11
6:00 AM - 6:45 AM Morning Workouts Choice of 2XU Morning Run (various distances), ACTIVEX Fun Fitness Challenge, or TYR Morning Swim with Andy Potts
6:30 AM - 8:00 AM Breakfast  
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Sponsor Expo

8:00 AM - 8:30 AM Welcome and President's Address Mining Triathlon Gold
Jack Caress- President of Triathlon Business International
8:30 AM - 9:45 AM Keynote Andy Potts -Professional Triathlete, 2004 Olympian, 2007 Ironman 70.3 World Champion,  Top American at Kona in 2012
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Panel
"Panning for Gold "(Using Triathlon to Promote Your Brand) 
  • Moderator: Scott Dickey - President & CEO, Competitor Group, Inc.
  • Brian McKinley - Senior Director, Corporate Alliances, Herbalife
  • Rob Wight - CEO, myList
  • Ed Walker - President & CMO, Affinity Markets, Transamerica
11:10 AM - 12:00 PM Panel
"Protect Your Gold and Minimize Risk" (Event Insurance)
    Moderator: James Leitz -Senior Vice President, IMG Action Sports
    Keith Newell - Senior Vice President, Heffernan Insurance
    James Decker - AVP, Philadelphia Insurance
    Charlie Patten - President, Revolution3 Triathlon
11:10 AM - 12:00 PM Panel "Technology Exploration" (Timing, Scoring, and Technology)  
  • Moderator: Eric McCue - VP & General Manager, Sports, The Active Network
  • Robin Thurston - Co-Founder & CEO, MapMyFitness
  • Kurt Hansen - Innovative Timing
  • Mike Gilvar - CEO, Fish Technology
12:00 AM - 1:20 AM Lunch Presented by Ironman
1:30 PM- 2:45 PM Keynote Phil White - CEO & Co-Founder, Cervélo
2:50 PM - 4:00 PM Panel "Prospecting New Customers" (Importance of Triathlon to Your Business)  
  • Moderator: Scott Kaylin - President, Champion System, Inc.
  • Elysa Walk - General Manager, Giant Bicycle
  • Peter Hurley - CEO, American Bicycle Group
  • Mark Vandermolen - Director of Product Development, Profile Design
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Panel "Doping - Fool's Gold" (Rules, Regulations, and Drug Policies)  
  • Moderator: Mike Reilly - Vice President, The Active Network, and “Voice of Ironman”
  • Michellie Jones - Professional Triathlete & World Champion
  • Charlie Patten - President, Revolution3 Triathlon
  • Don Catlin - Professor Emeritus of Molecular and Medical Pharmacology, UCLA School of Medicine
  • Mark Johnson - Cycling Writer and Photographer
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Panel "Online Precious Metal" (Top Web and Social Media Trends for 2013)
Ben Greenfield
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Reception Legends of Triathlon Ron Smith Reception
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM Awards/Banquet "Gold Rush": The Triathlon Business International Awards Celebration Presented by The Active Network
Tuesday, February 12
6:00 AM - 6:45 AM Morning Workouts Choice of 2XU Morning Run (various distances), ACTIVEX Fun Fitness Challenge, or TYR Morning Swim
6:30 AM - 8:00 AM Breakfast  
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Sponsor Expo

8:15 AM - 9:30 AM Keynote Rob Urbach - CEO, USA Triathlon
9:35 AM - 10:40 AM Panel "Turning Sweat Equity Into Gold" (Mergers and Acquisitions)
  • Moderator: Laurence Levi - Founder & CEO, VO2 Partners
  • Scott Dickey -  President & CEO, Competitor Group, Inc.
  • Brad Wills - VP Corporate Development/M&A, The Active Network
  • Christian Toetzke- CEO, Upsolut Sports
10:45 AM - 12:00 PM Panel "Gold Standards of Safety" (Water Safety and Emergency Management)
  • Moderator: Molly Quinn- VP of Triathlon Events, Competitor Group
  • Dan Ingalls - Owner, National Marine Safety Center
  • Emilio De Soto - Owner, De Soto Sports
  • Kathy Matejka - Event Services Director, USAT
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Lunch Hot Topics of Triathlon: moderated by Mike Reilly

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