Mathew Ratner is the Associate Director for Sports Tourism at the Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau. The goal of the Sports Tourism department is to attract, promote and retain sporting events, conferences, and conventions for Greater Miami and the Beaches. Most recently, Ratner played an integral part in Miami being named one of 23 candidate host cities for the 2026 FIFA World Cup United Bid for North America, organizing local efforts with the Office of the Mayor for Miami-Dade County. Ratner has been in the sports business for more than 12 years, working with collegiate as well as professional and amateur sports organizations in various positions ranging from media relations to development and marketing.
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