ATLANTA, GA. — MELT (, the award-winning sports, entertainment and culinary marketing firm announced today that its Founder and CEO Vince Thompson will participate in a panel discussion tonight on “Innovation in Sports” for The Georgia Tech Business Network tonight at The McCamish Pavilion on the campus of Georgia Tech.

Thompson will join a star-studded panel moderated by the Voice of The Atlanta Falcons Wes Durham. Panel participates include Adam Zimmerman, Atlanta Braves SVP of Marketing; Chris LeCraw, INWEGO General Manager; Eric Platte, Atlanta Hawks SR. Director of Ticket Sales and Jeff Keisler, Georgia Tech Associate Athletic Director of Giving.

The business of sports in Atlanta is entering its golden age with the new Mercedes-Benz Dome; The Atlanta Falcons; The Atlanta United; The Atlanta Hawks and the renovation of Philips Arena; The Atlanta Braves and SunTrust Park; The 2018 College Football National Championship; The 2019 Super Bowl; The 2020 Final 4; The College Football Hall of Fame and the recently announced 2018 MLS All-Star game. The panel will discuss many ways the convergence of commerce, technology, business and sports is creating a booming multi-billion dollar industry right here in Atlanta.

“Im proud to be a part of this esteemed panel,” said Thompson. “This group represents the leadership and the emergence of Atlanta as a global player in the world and business of sports and Im looking forward to a lively discussion.”