Featuring Top Executives and Athletes Discussing Global Success for Triangle Organizations

The Triangle/Eastern N.C. Chapter of the British American Business Council and the Fuqua/Coach K Center on Leadership and Ethics will host a special Business Exchange event on Wednesday, Sept. 24 focusing on “The Business of Sport: Global Success for Triangle Organizations.” Also participating will be the Canadian Business Association of North Carolina. The event will be held in the Geneen Auditorium at the Fuqua School of Business, Duke University, 100 Fuqua Drive in Durham.

Moderated by ABC11 Sports Director Mark Armstrong, the program will feature prominent speakers from the Triangle business and collegiate sports communities with outstanding national and global success in business endeavors related to sports. The panelists will discuss how to meet and exceed organizational goals through actions that are both highly productive and highly ethical, while delivering on stakeholder expectations.


Gerard J. Hall, President and CEO of SMT (Sports MEDIA Technology Corporation)

Don Waddell, President of Gale Force Sports & Entertainment (Carolina Hurricanes)

Mike Cragg, Deputy Director of Athletics / Operations, Duke University

Will Pleasants, SVP, Global Consulting, Wasserman Media Group

Abby Johnston, 2012 London Olympics Silver Medalist

The agenda will be as follows:

5:30 p.m. – Registration and Networking (Winter Garden)

6 p.m. – Welcome and BABC special guest speaker Melinda Goforth, Head of U.K. Trade & Investment, British Embassy, Washington, D.C.

6:15 p.m. – Panel discussion

7:45-8:30pm. – Closing Reception (Winter Garden)

“While of particular interest to those who are directly involved in the business of sport, this event is relevant to all those concerned with the challenges of leadership and will provide a forum to further the understanding of the key issues and sharing of best practices among leaders in the field,” said Steve Cain, President of the Triangle/Eastern N.C. Chapter of the British American Business Council.

The cost of the program is $20 for BABC members, $40 for non-members, and $15 for students. For more information or to register for this event, visit http://bit.ly/1CzeiuT.

For more information on the Triangle/Eastern N.C. Chapter of the British American Business Council, visit http://trianglebabnc.org.


About The Fuqua/Coach K Leadership & Ethics Center (COLE)

The Fuqua/Coach K Leadership & Ethics Center (COLE) redefines leadership and develops leaders of consequence for emerging global opportunities and challenges. COLE programs bridge theory and practice — the center supports rigorous research, offers leadership development and executive programs for MBA students and practitioners, and hosts the Fuqua/Coach K Leadership Summits and Roundtables. Additionally, to leverage changing business demographics, COLE’s Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLEAD) empowers women for more leadership responsibilities. For more information, visit http://cole.fuqua.duke.edu/.


About the British American Business Council

The British American Business Council is the largest transatlantic business network, with 25 chapters and 3,000 member companies, including many of the world’s largest multinationals based in major business centers throughout North America and the United Kingdom. Companies can gain access to the benefits of membership in this network by joining one of the BABC’s chapters, all of which are independent British-American business organizations that participate in the BABC to provide their member companies with a broader transatlantic business network and additional member benefits, including marketing, networking and business intelligence opportunities. For more information, visit http://trianglebabcnc.org