Marques Ogden To Present Keynote Address

Conference 2017

State of the Industry Breakfast and Keynote Address

Sponsored by SportsLife X

USIndoor announces former NFL player and business owner Marques Ogden as Keynote Speaker at its 17th Annual Facility Operators Conference & Tradeshow, May 11-13, in Baltimore, Maryland.  Mr. Ogden’s keynote will be presented during the State of the Industry Breakfast on Friday, May 12th, along with a State of the Industry Report from Jim Cline of The Goals Group and remarks from association president Don Shapero.

Ogden 1After finishing a five-year NFL career, Marques Ogden, now a best-selling author and motivational speaker, founded and built a successful construction company at 27, only to see it implode over a 90-day period when he lost over $2 million on a single project.  The motivating story of Marques Ogden begins with the values instilled by his father; later, the influence of his brother, Jonathan, whom he followed into the NFL; and, in his darkest days, the hand of the NFL Trust.

The tale will surely resonate to those in our industry – whether experienced or just starting out – who have not always found the way easy, tussling missteps and, perhaps, personal demons, while finding the necessary strength and will to succeed.

Jim ClineJim Cline is an industry consultant, long-time USIndoor member, and director of USIndoor’s Certified Arena Operator program. His career has included more than thirty years in real estate development, commercial design and construction for several national firms. In addition to his facility projects, he is an indoor soccer consultant to indoor equipment manufacturers and vendors as well as development groups, non-profit organizations, and municipal parks and recreation departments.

“Take the Lead”

USIndoor’s Facility Operators Conference is the annual retreat for the indoor recreational sports industry. The 2017 event features an agenda with separate Facility Operator and Startup Tracks. The State of the Industry Breakfast, Tradeshow and sponsored networking events, including Facility Bus Tour, Opening Social, and Closing Celebration, round out the Itinerary.

All programs, unless otherwise indicated, are included with registration and take place at the Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel.  For further details and event history, including past sponsors and exhibitors, visit USIndoor Conference.

Lou Mengsol
Meetings Director
Direct Dial: 608-363-0873

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