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Overview

At the Event Innovation Forum in New York, Frank Supovitz, president and CEO of Fast Traffic Events & Entertainment—and the N.F.L.’s former head of events—revealed how he has dealt with unplanned circumstances, such as the Super Bowl XLVII blackout. Video from www.bizbash.com

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Course Information

Estimated Time: 3 mins

Level: All

CMP Credit Hours:

Instructor: Frank Supovitz

Course Instructor

Frank Supovitz

For more than 25 years, award-winning event producer Frank Supovitz has been at the helm of some of the world’s most prestigious, widely-viewed and well-attended sports and entertainment events. He founded Fast Traffic Events & Entertainment in 2014, an event management and consulting company based in New York. Fast Traffic’s current and recent clients include Indianapolis Motor Speedway, New York City’s South Street Seaport, the Pro Football Hall of Fame, the BIG EAST Conference, Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau, and Australia’s National Rugby League.

For ten years, Supovitz served as Senior Vice President, Events for the National Football League, overseeing the meteoric growth of Super Bowl, Pro Bowl, and the NFL Draft.  Prior to joining the NFL, he led the National Hockey League’s Events & Entertainment department from 1992 to 2005, managing and producing the NHL All-Star Weekend, the Stanley Cup Finals, the NHL Awards Television Special, and international competitions across the globe in Canada, Europe and Japan. Supovitz previously served as director of special events for Radio City Music Hall Productions.

It can honestly be said that Frank Supovitz wrote the book on managing and marketing live events.  He is the co-author of The Sports Event Management & Marketing Playbook, the second edition recently published by John Wiley & Sons.  His new book, What to Do When Things Go Wrong, will be published by McGraw-Hill Education in May 2019..

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