4500 W. Tropicana Ave.
(At the Orleans Hotel/Casino)
Las Vegas, NV 89103
Global Basketball Expo (GBE) in Las Vegas 2009
On July 7-9, 2009 in conjunction with the Eurobasket
Summer League (ESL) the first ever major global
basketball conference will be held at the prestigious
Orleans Arena in Las Vegas.
In every major sport on a global basis like football
(soccer), rugby and tennis there are seminars, conferences and expos where all of the major
associations, federations, delegates and governing bodies
meet and discuss a variety of issues surrounding their
These seminars offer business networking opportunities
for administrators, executives, coaches, sponsors,
exhibitors, vendors, agents, players and general
managers in their particular sport.
Television rights, sponsorship strategies, players
transfer rights and a variety of other topics are addressed in
Basketball is one of the most intriguing sports on a
global basis and there is a need for the major bodies
(NBA, FIBA, ULEB, NCAA, NABC, WNBA, NBPA and the many
other federations around the world) to meet and
examine the issues regarding the expanding international
The global basketball market has many issues to examine
like foreign athletes playing in the NCAA, FIBA
agent regulations, international television and
broadcasting rights, an expanding Asian market, differences in
the international game, increasing player buyouts with
European teams, the emergence of basketball
academies for European youth, sponsorship issues,
international coaching and certifications, the effect of
basketball globalization, international tour
opportunities, the emergence of the middle east market,
sponsorship opportunities, understanding the
infrastructure of European basketball, legal rights in the
international market, lack of international player
associations, the international market for women and a
variety of other topics surrounding the global
In addition there will be seminars for new professional
players adjusting to the international market, agents
developing their business to the global market and
coaching seminars identifying differences in the
international, major college and NBA game.
Eurobasket has commitments and will feature some of the
top coaches, agents and basketball executives in
the world as keynote speakers.
This event will be successfully promoted by Eurobasket
and will attract over eight-hundred world-wide
The seminar will feature many clinics, events and
presentations by key note speakers over a three day period.
In the current global market all of the major decision
makers in basketball partially meet at the Euroleague
Final Four, Portsmouth Invitational, European
Championships and the NBA Summer Leagues.
The seminar is essential for the market and will
generate enormous media attention being the first and only
major global business basketball related event of this magnitude.
The Global Basketball Expo will benefit the following
international basketball executives
International Basketball Associations and Federations
(College and Professional)
professional basketball players
Semi-Professional Leagues Executives (IBL, CBA, PBL and etc)
International Sports lawyers
• International Tour Team
Global Basketball Expo Key Facts:
• The Global
Basketball Expo (GBE) will be the first major business basketball
conference featuring the
top basketball executives in the international market
and will be held at the prestigious Orleans Arena
in Las Vegas.
is the global on-line leader of providing basketball related information
to scouts, agents,
executives, professional players, sport marketing
organizations and international fans.
is the perfect on-line media organization and information provider to
promote a seminar of
this magnitude to the global basketball community.
• The GBE is
a business networking opportunity for basketball executives, coaches,
sponsors, exhibitors and professional players to enhance
their international contacts and
understanding of the issues facing the international
• Las Vegas
is the summer basketball capital where a variety of events are promoted
including the NBA
Summer League, AAU tournaments and other international
promotions. The GBE will be held at the
Orleans Arena which is a new high quality venue where
concerts and major college basketball
tourneys have been organized.
• The GBE
will feature the most influential basketball governing bodies,
federations and delegates in the
global basketball community.
• The most
contemporary issues facing the international basketball market will be
addressed in this
three day seminar featuring a wide range of key-note
speakers and experts in the industry.
• There will
be exhibitor opportunities for basketball related brands and companies
promote products/services for the global basketball
• There will
be international coaching seminars at the GBE providing coaches at all
levels an opportunity
to increase their knowledge of the international game
and to develop contacts with international
coaches from different leagues around the world.
• There will
be seminars for USA based agents educating them on all aspects of the
and providing them with contacts and information that
will develop their business.
• There will
be seminars for new professional players or rookies who need more
information about the
international market and for other players searching for
information regarding agents, contacts and
lifestyle issues while playing abroad.
The Eurobasket Summer League (ESL) will feature daily
updates on the Eurobasket web site of the variety of
key note speakers, sponsors, exhibitors and participants
involved in the expo.
The Global Basketball Expo (GBE) will have a dedicated
page on the Eurobasket site with agenda information
and exhibition forms to be downloaded.
There will be special group rates available for the
Global Basketball Expo delegates at the Orleans Hotel.
Cost: $349 per delegate
or $199 per delegate before July 5th, 2009
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