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Rugby Executives Leadership Conference

Rugby Executives Leadership Conference

Friday, June 30, 2017 at 9:00 AM (PST)
to Sunday, July 9, 2017 at 4:30 PM (PST)
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Marriott Mission Valley
8757 Rio San Diego Drive
San Diego, California, United States 92108

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What is the Rugby Executives Leadership Conference?

The Rugby Executives Leadership Conference is a premier one-day event for senior executives having a passion for rugby. The purpose is to build business relationships, learn from sports management thought-leaders and engage the professional community to develop major rugby markets in support of USA Rugby’s Strategy 2020 and the vision of Dan Payne, CEO, USA Rugby.

Why you should attend

Perhaps U.S. rugby's greatest and most underutilized asset is our professional community. The Rugby Business Executives Association (RBEA) exists to turn this resource into a source of competitive advantage. Officially launching with this summit, RBEA already has more than 600 members and may be one of the few professional associations you will ever need.

Conference Theme

The theme of the conference is "Major Market Development: Community and economic development through rugby and sport," which is a cornerstone of Strategy 2020.

Join a Strategy 2020 "Theme Team" while at the conference

More than a networking group, members of the RBEA's Strategy 2020 Community have the opportunity to join "Theme Teams" organized around the five themes of Strategy 2020. This is a hands-on opportunity for registered members to support the execution while building business relationships. The mission, purpose and initiatives of the five Theme Teams will be presented in detail at the conference, offereing tangible next steps.

Join the RBEA's Strategy 2020 Community and pre-register for a Theme Team!

Also happening this weekend in San Diego!!!

U.S. Rugby Hall of Fame Induction Dinner: (at the conference hotel) Friday, June 30, 2017
CAN-AM Rugby World Cup Qualifier: Saturday, July 1, 2017

What you will gain by attending:
  • Expand your professional network as you socialize with rugby executives and friends
  • Learn how YOUR success in business will contribute to the growth of the sport nationwide
  • Develop business opportunities and forge alliances with industry influencers
  • Meet Dan Payne, newly appointed CEO of USA Rugby and hear his vision for the sport
  • Join a "Theme Team" and take a seat at the table in execution of USA Rugby’s Strategy 2020
  • Learn key elements of a major market strategy including:
    • Insights from sports management professionals
    • Management dashboard and execution roadmap
    • Form a regional development council
    • Partner to host a regional conference
  • Exclusive announcements and updates on the 2018 Rugby World Cup Sevens in San Francisco
  • Extend your stay and spend 4th of July weekend enjoying San Diego's many attractions

Hotel and conference location

The conference will be held at the Marriott, Mission Valley
8757 Rio San Diego Dr, San Diego, CA 92108
Discounted room rates = $169* per night, Reservations: (800) 228-9290
*Reference UNITED STATES RUGBY FOUNDATION if making reservations by phone

Registration includes:

  • Conference attendance from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm June 30, 2017
  • Continental breakfast and working lunch buffet
  • Free WiFi in rooms and discounted parking
  • Admittance to pre-Hall of Fame Guest Reception with cash bar from 6:00 to 7:00 pm
  • Purchase a package and attend both the conference and the US Hall of Fame Induction Dinner


Marriott Mission Valley
8757 Rio San Diego Drive
San Diego, California, United States 92108

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