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Mathew Ratner

Mathew Ratner

Director, Sports & Entertainment, Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau

The Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau recently appointed Mathew Ratner as director of sports and entertainment tourism after 10 years as the associate director. Most recently, Ratner organized successful bids for Miami to host the 2026 FIFA World Cup as well as the 2024 Copa America finals and 2026 College Football Playoff National Championships. In his new role, Ratner will continue to spearhead the promotion of Miami and Miami Beach as a destination for major sporting events, conferences and conventions as well as supporting the Miami-Dade Office of Film and Entertainment and various municipal partnerships. Ratner’s mission is to drive the growth of Greater Miami and Miami Beach’s sports and entertainment tourism industry to new heights. He holds a master’s degree in recreation and sport management from Florida International University and a bachelor’s degree in communication and leadership studies from the University of South Florida. With Ratner’s support, the GMCVB has fostered strong relationships within the industry by serving as a tourism liaison to all professional sports franchises in Miami-Dade County.