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GAME PLAN: Key Moments From the CNBC X Boardroom Event

Last Updated: November 9, 2023
Get all the best from Game Plan live from Los Angeles as it happened.

In a first-of-its-kind partnership, CNBC, First in Business Worldwide, and Boardroom, Kevin Durant and Rich Kleiman’s premier media brand covering the business of sports, music, and entertainment, have teamed up to produce CNBC X Boardroom Game Plan, an all-new, high-powered event on July 25 in Los Angeles focused on what drives today’s teams, leagues, and fans in a rapidly evolving world.

Keep it locked on this space for all the latest updates on the ground from this special event sponsored by Eventpipe and Jeep Wagoneer — and be sure to follow along on Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #GamePlan23.

Kevin Durant: “I like my time.”

CONVERSATION: Keynote with KD

Stan Kroenke: Sports and real estate go together, and SoFi Stadium is the best there is

CONVERSATION: Winning: One-on-one with Stanley Kroenke

Stuart Duguid: Tennis and pickleball are lifting each other up

PANEL: The Future of Tennis & Athlete Brand-Building

Nick Kyrgios: It’s time for a players’ association for tennis

PANEL: The Future of Tennis & Athlete Brand-Building

Tamika Tremaglio: It’s about building equity for the athletes

PANEL: Shifting Dynamics: Sports Leadership and the Future

Ashlyn Harris: We knew women’s soccer’s potential, brands are seeing it now

PANEL: Shifting Dynamics: Sports Leadership and the Future

Lexie Brown: Athletes Unlimited helps us build brands on our own terms

PANEL: The Ownership Game: Teams & Leagues Take Center Stage

David Blitzer: NFL’s business model still second to none

PANEL: The Ownership Game: Teams & Leagues Take Center Stage

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Jessica Berman: NWSL is focused on the future fan

PANEL: The Business of Live Sports

Jimmy Pitaro: ESPN will consider sports leagues as strategic partners

PANEL: The Business of Live Sports


Boardroom x CNBC Game Plan Panels & Speakers

The Business of Live Sports

  • Moderator: Julia Boorstin, Senior Media & Tech Correspondent, CNBC
  • Jessica Berman, Commissioner, National Women’s Soccer League
  • Aryeh Bourkoff, Chairman & CEO, LionTree,
  • Jay Marine, Vice President, Prime Video / Global Head of Sport, Amazon
  • Jimmy Pitaro, Chairman, ESPN
L to R: Julia Boorstin, CNBC Senior Media & Tech Correspondent; James Pitaro, ESPN Chairman; Jessica Berman, National Women’s Soccer League Commissioner; Jay Marine, Amazon Global Head of Sports, Prime Video; Aryeh Bourkoff, LionTree Chairman & CEO (Photo by Jesse Grant/CNBC)

 The Ownership Game: Teams & Leagues Take Center Stage

  • Moderator: Scott Wapner, Host of Fast Money Halftime Report and Closing Bell, CNBC
  • David Blitzer, Co-managing Partner, Harris Blitzer Sports and Entertainment / Global Head, Tactical Opportunities, Blackstone Inc.
  • Lexie Brown, WNBA player, Los Angeles Sparks / Executive Committee, Athletes Unlimited
  • Paul Rabil, Co-founder and President, Premier Lacrosse League
  • Clara Wu Tsai, Vice Chair, BSE Global / Governor, New York Liberty
L to R: Scott Wapner, CNBC “Fast Money Halftime Report” & “Closing Bell” Host; David Blitzer, Blackstone Global Head of Tactical Opportunities and NJ Devils and Philadelphia 76ers Co-Owner; Clara Wu Tsai, BSE Global Vice Chair, New York Liberty Governor and Brooklyn Nets Co-Owner; Lexie Brown, LA Sparks WNBA Player, Athletes Unlimited Founding Member; Paul Rabil, Premier Lacrosse League Co-Founder and President (Photo by: Jesse Grant/CNBC)

Shifting Dynamics: Sports Leadership and the Future

  • Moderator: Julia Boorstin, Senior Media & Tech Correspondent, CNBC
  • Linda Alvarado, Co-owner, Colorado Rockies
  • Ashlyn Harris, Global Creative Advisor, NJ/NY Gotham FC
  • Jessica Holtz, Co-head of Basketball, CAA Sports
  • Tamika Tremaglio, Executive Director, National Basketball Players Association
L to R: Julia Boorstin; Tamika Tremaglio, National Basketball Players Association Executive Director; Jessica Holtz, CAA Sports Co-Head of Basketball; Linda Alvarado, Colorado Rockies Co-Owner; Ashlyn Harris, Gotham FC Global Creative Advisor (Photo by: Jesse Grant/CNBC)

The Future of Tennis & Athlete Brand-Building

L to R: Rich Kleiman, Boardroom CEO & Co-Founder; Nick Kyrgios, Professional Tennis Player; Stuart Duguid, EVOLVE Co-Founder (Photo by:Jesse Grant/CNBC)

Pickleball: The Next Level

L to R: Vinciane Ngomsi, Boardroom Staff Writer; Steve Kuhn, Major League Pickleball Founder (Photo by Jesse Grant/CNBC)

Winning: One-on-one with Stanley Kroenke

  • Interviewer: Scott Wapner, Host of Fast Money Halftime Report and Closing Bell, CNBC
  • Stan Kroenke, CEO, Kroenke Sports & Entertainment (Los Angeles Rams, Denver Nuggets, Arsenal FC, Colorado Avalanche, Colorado Rapids)
L to R: Scott Wapner; Stanley Kroenke, Kroenke Sports & Entertainment CEO and Los Angeles Rams Owner (Photo by Jesse Grant/CNBC)

The Intersection of Sports x Entertainment: The Crossover  

  • Moderator: Andrew Ross Sorkin, CNBC “Squawk Box” Co-Anchor
  • Paolo Banchero, 2022-23 NBA Rookie of the Year, Orlando Magic 
  • Larry Jackson, Co-Founder & CEO, Gamma
  • Will Welch, Global Editorial Director, GQ
L to R: Andrew Ross Sorkin; Paolo Banchero, 2022-23 NBA Rookie of the Year; Jalen Green, NBA Player, Houston Rockets; Will Welch, GQ Global Editorial Director; Larry Jackson, Gamma Co-Founder & CEO (Photo by Jesse Grant/CNBC)

Keynote with KD

L to R: Kevin Durant, Boardroom Co-Founder, two-time NBA Champion; CNBC’s Andrew Ross Sorkin (Photo by Jesse Grant/CNBC)

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