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Panel & Guest Speakers To Include:



Bill Makris
Senior Director of Ticket Sales and Customer Relationships
Edmonton Oilers Hockey Club

Bill is currently in his first full season as the Senior Director of Ticket Sales and Customer Relationships with the Edmonton Oilers Organization. Having over 20 years of experience in the ticketing industry, Bill has worked with some of the top Professional Organizations including the Florida Marlins, Columbus Blue Jackets, Hartford Whalers, and the Chicago Wolves. Bill also oversees the Ticket Sales and Customer Relationships for the Edmonton Capitals and Edmonton Oil Kings.


Cary Kaplan
Cosmos Sports

Under Cary's leadership, Cosmos Sports has built relationships with numerous teams, leagues, athletes, fans, universities and sports organizations and has led the launch of the Sports Management Academy series, the Cosmos Sports Institute, and established the, and brands.

Cary has personally consulted for and trained over 250 teams and leagues including the CFL, CHL, NHL, NLL and EIHL in the UK.

From 2005-2010 he served as the Commissioner of Canada's only professional soccer league, the CSL. As well, for six years, and prior to founding Cosmos Sports, Cary was involved in the management of their AHL franchise, the Hamilton Bulldogs. Durin his tenure Cary was awarded the Tourism Award of Excellence in 1998, 1999 and 2001 for the top marketed organization in Southern Ontario. In 1999, he personally Won the Ken McKenzie Award (1999) as the American Hockey League’s top business executive.

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Mike Miele

Marketing Manager

905.564.4660 Ext.228