CNBC Media Alert: CNBC and Boardroom Announce First Round of Speakers for Game Plan Summit on July 25 in Los Angeles

May 18, 2023

Inaugural Event Will Feature NBA Champion Kevin Durant and Grammy-Nominated Rapper Travis Scott

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., & NEW YORK, N.Y., May 18, 2023 – CNBC and Boardroom today announced the first round of speakers for the inaugural Game Plan Summit, a one-day event for business leaders and industry movers focused on the intersection of sports and business which will take place on July 25 in Los Angeles, CA. Boardroom’s Rich Kleiman joined CNBC’s Squawk Box this morning to kick off the announcement of Game Plan speakers which include:

Jessica Berman, National Women’s Soccer League Commissioner Pete Bevacqua, NBC Sports Chairman Aryeh Bourkoff, LionTree Chairman & CEO  Kevin Durant, 35V/Boardroom Co-Founder and two-time NBA Champion Larry Jackson, Co-Founder and CEO, Gamma Rich Kleiman, 35V/Boardroom Co-Founder Jimmy Pitaro, ESPN Chairman Travis Scott, Rapper and Entrepreneur Tamika Tremaglio, National Basketball Players Association Executive Director

Invitees will have the chance to hear from these high-profile individuals who will lend their expertise to topics such as the shifting landscape of media rights deals, sports leadership opportunities, the intersection of sports and entertainment, and much more.

Additional panelists and speakers will be announced in the coming weeks.

A request for invitation can be made at

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