sports business professionals to host 2nd annual networking event #sbweek miami

sports business professionals to host 2nd annual networking event #sbweek miami

Release Date: February 16th, 2015
Client: SBWeek Miami 2014

February 16, 2015, MIAMI – This week local sports business professionals and industry leaders Darren Heitner and Natalie Mikolich are thrilled to announce they will be co-hosting the second annual #SBWeek (Sports Business Week) Miami.  A networking event open to everyone in the local community who works in the sports business industry or is looking to break-in, this year’s event will take place on April 15th at American Social Brickell from 6:00-9:00 p.m.

Part of a global week of sports business networking events that will be held in more than 30 cities, this year #SBWeek will take place the week of April 13th and benefit The V Foundation. Founded by Russell Scibetti and Joshua Duboff, #SBWeek has grown into an annual tradition that draws thousands of sports business professionals to its events worldwide.

“We were blown away by the response to #SBWeek last year, so we want to keep it going and growing,” said Russell Scibetti, Co-Founder of #SBWeek.  Networking and relationship building is so critical for career success in the sports industry, and we look at these events as our way of helping fellow professionals make those valuable connections.”

"We're excited to be partnering with The V Foundation for Cancer Research. The organization has been extremely supportive of our efforts and we look forward to working with them,” added Joshua Duboff, Co-Founder of #SBWeek.

Last year, local sports and entertainment lawyer and top FORBES Sports Business reporter, Darren Heitner (Founder of HEITNER LEGAL), teamed-up with sports publicist and PRSA Entertainment & Sports Executive Committee Member, Natalie Mikolich (Founder of npm | pr) for the highly successful inaugural #SBWeek Miami networking event. 

"South Florida boasts a rich group of sports business professionals covering a variety of specific industries. This event is an excellent celebration for a community that contributes much to the sports landscape and provides many with the opportunity to connect with leading practitioners in the space,” commented Darren Heitner, Co-Host of #SBWeek Miami.  “It is an honor to serve as an ambassador for the business of sports in South Florida."

Attendees at #SBWeek Miami 2014 included both sports industry veterans and those just starting out in sports business from the local South Florida area including executives with the Miami-Dade Sports Commission, Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau, Miami Dolphins, Miami Marlins, Homestead Miami Speedway, local sports reporters and students from the areas universities.

“It was incredible to see such an amazing turnout at the first #SBWeek Miami last year,” added Natalie Mikolich, Co-Host of #SBWeek Miami.  “The response we received from the local sports business professionals who supported #SBWeek Miami 2014 was overwhelming and really showed that Miami is not only a quickly growing sports business community, but the need in our area to unite professionals with these events. We are looking forward to an even more successful event this year for #SBWeek Miami.”

This year’s #SBWeek Miami is sponsored by Coral Gables Trust and is open to everyone in the local community who is interested in connecting with like-minded sports business professionals in a casual setting. To attend #SBWeek Miami, there is a $5 registration fee if completed online ( or a $10 fee at the door with 100% of the proceeds benefitting The V Foundation for Cancer Research.

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