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Posted on: Feb 19, 2014

Now in its seventh year, the Racing Attorney Conference (TRAC) will be held April 8 and 9 at the Hyatt Place Charlote Downtown in Charlotte, North Carolina. See below for a sneak peek a this year's conference agenda.

Agenda
Tuesday, April 8

12:00–1:15 p.m.
Registration; “Breaking in to the Industry / Motorsports 101” optional segment before CLE program • This presentation does not offer MCLE credit.

1:00–1:15
Welcome and Opening Remarks

1:15–2:15
Sponsorship: “Cutting through the Noise”

  • Current market trends
  • Solving for perceived loss of bargaining power with creative value adds
  • Contract and logistical issues related to managing multiple primary sponsors

2:15–3:15
Motorsports Accounting, Tax & Finance Issues

3:15–3:30
Break

3:30–4:30
Motorsports Insurance

  • Workers compensation issues and sharing employees
  • Disability insurance; driver and crew injuries
  • General insurance provisions and risk management practices

4:30–5:30
Defining Compensation

  • Prize money, owner plans, etc.
  • How prize pools are calculated and paid
  • What amounts are typically shared with drivers

5:30–6:30
Cocktail Reception

6:45–9:30
Dinner


Wednesday, April 9

8:30–8:45 a.m.
Announcements

8:45–9:45
“Who Owns What?”: Trademarks/Motorsports IP

  • Common intellectual property issues
  • Licensing structures
  • Ownership of car numbers, trade dress, etc.

9:45–10:45
Immigration

  • Immigration issues
  • Options for foreign drivers and employees

10:45–11:00
Break

11:00–12:00 p.m.
Full-Service Marketing

  • Logistics and risk management for marketing activation
  • Show cars and event management
  • Digital rights for webisodes, podcasts, etc.

12:00–1:30
Lunch with Keynote Speaker

1:30–1:35
Transition Break

1:35–2:35
“Motorsports Goes Hollywood”: SAG-AFTRA and Guild Issues

  • Application of guilds to motorsports activities
  • Compliance with guild requirements

2:35–3:35
“We Must Protect this House!” Track and General Facilities Issues

  • Risk management, waivers and releases
  • Logistics, food service and maintenance
  • Employees and volunteers

3:35–3:45
Closing Remarks

CLE Credit: 9.0 Hours

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