Sports Network & SRI Announce New Alliance
By Linda
(Philadelphia, PA.) — The Sports Network, the nation’s premier real-time, 24-hour, sports wire service and information provider to hundreds of organizations domestically and internationally, and the most prestigious conference organizer in the world, Strategic Research Institute, have joined forces to create and develop a series of groundbreaking interactive gaming and entertainment conferences, commencing in 2003.

The partnership between The Sports Network ( and Strategic Research Institute (, announcing the launch of two annual conferences, one in Europe and the other in the United States, has been dubbed the Interactive Gaming & Entertainment (IGE) series.

Mickey Charles, President and CEO of The Sports Network, has been one of the most sought after speakers in the industry over the years. “I know what works and what doesn’t, the topics that are of the most interest to potential attendees and I am most conversant with the speakers worldwide that can best deliver outstanding and informative presentations.

“It was necessary,” Charles added, “that we ally with a company well versed in the running of successful conferences, totally expert and familiar with the strategies so necessary for the planning process. We found that partner in the Strategic Research Institute.”

“Strategic Research Institute is proud to be partnering with The Sports Network on these conferences,” added Christopher Dauer, Senior Vice President of Strategic Research Institute. “We’ve always found Mickey Charles to be one of our most highly rated speakers and were most pleased when it was suggested that these new conferences should be undertaken as a partnership between his firm and ours. There are certain conferences that are a calendar ‘must’ for everyone in the industry and it is our plan that ours will be such planned items for corporate strategists within the industries that will be our focus.”

The Interactive Gaming & Entertainment conferences will highlight a range of top industry leaders in gaming, interactive entertainment, online and wireless technology, and much more. Each event will be supplemented by an exhibition floor showcasing the cutting edge suppliers to these industries.

Full details of the European event, to be launched in the Spring of 2003, will be announced shortly, as will those of the one to be scheduled for the Fall in the U.S. The organizers are currently entertaining inquiries concerning exhibitors, sponsors and those who are anxious to be speakers at the IGE conferences. The early interest, as word of the partnership between TSN and Strategic Research Institute has reached the marketplace, is indicative of the anticipated success projected for the series, which are expected to become the premier interactive gaming and entertainment events in the world.

About The Sports Network

The Sports Network is the nation's foremost international real-time sports wire service furnishing a plethora of content on a 24/7 basis using state-of-the-art technology. This data includes, but is not limited to, scores, trends, analysis, news, features, statistics, pre and post-game reports, box scores, historical data, Las Vegas odds updates, and very much more. Among its clients are AT&T, Fox Sports National/Regional, Tribune Media, Knight-Ridder, Lexis*Nexis, Bloomberg Financial, Comcast, Dallas Morning News, New York Times/Post & Daily News, Houston Chronicle, Denver Post, Sunshine Network, Learfield Communications, Media News, Media General and hundreds more. is one of the most accessed web sites on the Internet and TSN currently brands sports pages for sites numbering in excess of 500 while furnishing satellite transmitted data and online transmission to a host of organizations domestically and internationally.

About Strategic Research Institute

The Strategic Research Institute creates, produces, and manages conferences covering industry specific business-to-business topics. Over 100,000 senior executives have attended Strategic Research Institute conferences as delegates, speakers, sponsors, or exhibitors. The Strategic Research Institute’s globally recognized conferences provide powerful business research, education, and information, which relate directly to market trends, global competition and technological change. These conferences also provide a forum for face-to-face networking between industry leaders, potential strategic partners, prospects, and customers.

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