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Industry Expert, Matt Powell, Discusses the Current State of Sports Retail

Thursday, September 24 at 12:00pm

Virtual Event

The University of Oregon Sports Product Management program invites you to hear from retail and consumer trends expert, Matt Powell. Matt is the vice president and senior sports industry advisor for The NPD Group, one of the world's largest and most esteemed analytics companies, and has over 22,000 LinkedIn connections.

Matt will review the current state of sports retail and provide advice on growing your network.

Please join us for this free insightful virtual session with one of the industry's best!

*Registration required, attendees will receive the live-stream link the morning of the event.

More on Matt's background is below.

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Matt Powell, vice president and senior industry adviser for The NPD Group, covers the sports, outdoor, and recreation marketplace. He offers his industry expertise on retail sales and consumer trends across apparel, footwear, and equipment for categories such as running, outdoor, paddle-sports, fitness, and cycling. With over 40 years of experience in the retail and research industries, Powell has worked with leading retailers and e-tailers in sporting goods such as Modell’s Sporting Goods, Sneaker Stadium, and Previously, Powell was an analyst for SportsOneSource, and has provided insights to many of the industries’ leading brands and retailers. A recognized expert on the sports industry, he is frequently quoted in the media.


Event Type

Lectures & Presentations, Free, Portland


UO Portland, Lundquist College of Business, UO Sports Product Management Program



Free but must register to attend


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