The future of the Flames: Business and hockey

The future of the Flames: Business and hockey

Monday, September 25, 2017 - 11:30am to 1:30pm
TELUS Convention Centre
120 9 Ave SE, Calgary AB
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This event is part of the Business of Sports series. 

For many, hockey is about Saturday nights cheering on the home team, while for others it's the 5:00 am wake-up call for practice. But for some, it’s business.  

Having a professional sports team in Calgary increases businesses ability to attract skilled talent, contributes nearly $3 million to local charities, and approximately $300 million to the economy.

The Calgary Flames have been a local icon since they arrived in 1980, and have contributed significantly to both the economy and culture in our city. Throughout the years they've seen a Stanley Cup Trophy, Hall of Fame players, and a strong fan base and city that stands by them throughout it all.  

Join us this fall for a dynamic discussion with Calgary Flames President and CEO, Ken King, and moderated by Eric Francis, on the future of the Flames, the many challenges faced both in terms of business and hockey, and how Calgary will be impacted on the world stage.

About Ken King

Ken King is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Calgary Sports and Entertainment Corporation; the company that encompasses the NHL Calgary Flames, the AHL Stockton Thunder, the WHL Calgary Hitmen, the CFL Calgary Stampeders and the NLL Calgary Roughnecks.

Born and raised in Hanley, Saskatchewan, King is a strong believer in support for the community; he is involved with several organizations including the TELUS Community Board, the Calgary Sport Tourism Authority, Director of the Calgary Airport Authority and is a former Chairman of the Calgary Chamber of Commerce. 

Prior to joining CSEC in 2001, King enjoyed a 30-year career in the newspaper business that included senior executive positions in Canada’s leading newspapers including President and Publisher of the Calgary Sun and Calgary Herald.

For more information on sponsorship of this event, please contact pross@calgarychamber.com