US Chapter Luncheon "Mastering Negotiation Skills: Lessons Learned from the Houston Texans and College Football"

US Chapter Luncheon "Mastering Negotiation Skills: Lessons Learned from the Houston Texans and College Football"

11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Thursday, February 1, 2018

Le Meridien, Sims Room, 3rd Floor | 1121 Walker Street, Houston, Texas 77002

David Fletcher, General Manager, Lone Star Sports & Entertainment & Executive Director, Academy Sports & Outdoors Texas Bowl

Join the US Chapter for a new and exciting spin on its monthly luncheon featuring one of Houston’s most successful sports professionals! David Fletcher will give attendees an insider’s view on the process and negotiations involved with bringing major sporting events, such as the 2017 Super Bowl and the 2017 Manchester Derby, to Houston, as well as maintaining global corporate partnerships. He will also discuss the negotiation process involved in selecting teams for annual college bowl games and give a sneak peek into plans to bring the College Football National Championship to Houston in 2024.

Fletcher is General Manager of Lone Star Sports & Entertainment and Executive Director of Academy Sports and Outdoors Texas Bowl. He has solidified Houston’s NRG Stadium as one of the premier destinations for sporting events in the world. He has overseen some of biggest sporting events to ever come to Houston, including the most attended college football game (2014 AdvoCare Texas Kickoff), the most attended Bowl game (2015 Bowl) and the most attended soccer game (Copa America Centenario Semifinal – US vs. ARG) along with a number of other world-class events like the first ever Manchester Derby played outside the UK between Manchester United and Manchester City in 2017.

Reserve your spot today for a chance to discover the similarities that exist among negotiations in the international petroleum industry and in the college and professional football industries.

11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.  – Registration and networking with  hors d'oeuvres
12:15 p.m. -1:00 p.m. – Presentation and lunch
1:00 p.m. -1:30 p.m. – Q & A with dessert

Online registration is now closed for this event. On-site regsitration will be on a space available basis, and is $55 for members, $65 for non-members, and $35 for students.

Travel Information: Valet parking is available at Le Meridien, please inform the valet you are attending the AIPN US Chapter Event.