The morning of October 21, 2009 marked this year’s launch of the Alumni Breakfast Speaker Series. The Breakfast was themed “Ottawa Senators Business of Sport: Local Commerce with a Global Perspective”.
The keynote speaker was Cyril Leeder, President of Ottawa Senators Sports and Entertainment. Mr. Leeder spoke to several topics including how the Ottawa Senators business is almost entirely dependant on the Ottawa-Gatineau community for suppliers, employees and revenue. However, the Senators must play on a world stage and manage a number of global issues such as: Canadian foreign exchange risk, player scouting and development around the world, antitrust and collective bargaining.