The Pulse - Volume 2 Edition 4 December 2022

 Posted on: December 29 2022
It's here! Volume 2, Edition 4 of Sports ETA's The Pulse powered by EventConnect Quarterly Report is now available. In this edition, you'll see that the sports events and tourism industry has continued to make tremendous progress, hosting 4,922 events over the last 12 months. Simply put, this represents a 36.7% increase since the November 2021 Pulse (3,600 events hosted at that time). Dive in now and learn how you can use this information to make better business decisions for your organization. CHECK OUT THE PULSE Custom Reporting Available Are you looking to use meaningful data to help your organization better serve your community and give you a competitive advantage? The power of The Pulse's data runs much deeper than these visualizations display. We are now capable of digging into the data and extracting elements vital to your organization's goals by developing custom reports through tailored data and analysis fit to your organization's needs. ...

Sports ETA CEO Al Kidd announces retirement, set for June 2023

 Posted on: December 19 2022
CINCINNATI (December 19, 2022) – Al Kidd, who has served as the President & CEO of Sports ETA, the only trade association for the sports events and tourism industry, announced he will retire on June 30, 2023. Kidd joined Sports ETA in 2017 after a successful business career, which included serving as the CEO for the San Diego Sport Association for eight years. Searchwide Global has been retained to conduct the executive search for Sports ETA.   Sports ETA, which serves more than 600 member organizations and 2,400 sports event professionals, is widely known for its “State of the Industry” study, which reported $39.7 billion in 2021 in direct spending on amateur sporting events equating to $91.8 billion in economic impact across the United States.   During his tenure, Kidd led the brand name change from National Association of Sports Commissions to Sports Events & Tourism Association or Sports ETA to engage the growing industry in an inclusive mann...

Serve on the Sports ETA Board of Directors

 Posted on: December 19 2022
To achieve continued growth and success, Sports ETA requires strong leadership from our dynamic members. Board members serve as representatives of Sports ETA's 650+ member organizations and help guide the future direction of the Association. You are invited to apply for a board position and/or suggest potential candidates for consideration by the Nominating Committee. The Nominating Committee is accepting applications for seven (7) open positions on the Sports ETA Board of Directors. The open positions include: Executive Committee – Secretary Three (3) Directors representing the Sports ETA Destination category serving a three-year term expiring June 2026 Two (2) Director representing the Sports ETA Rights Holder category to serve a three-year term expiring June 2026 One (1) Director representing the Sports ETA Industry Partner category to serve a three-year term expiring June 2026 Submit Nomination Please note: To complete the nominati...

Call for Speakers for Select Sports ETA Events

 Posted on: December 6 2022
In preparation for our lineup of industry-leading in-person events in 2023, Sports ETA is pleased to offer this Call for Speakers for select events. Please read the details carefully and contact Sports ETA with any questions. Events This call for proposals is for select Sports ETA’s 2023 in-person events only. Speaking opportunities include the following events: Facilities Summit (May 7-8, Kansas City, MO) Symposium (May 8-11, Kansas City, MO) 4S Summit (October 23-25, El Paso, TX) Please note that a proposal submission in no way guarantees that your submission will be accepted for these or future Sports ETA events. Quality Presentations Quality presentations are paramount to the experience for our members and event attendees. Quality presentations should: Cover timely and relevant topics related to aspects of the sports events and tourism industry. Be intended to bring new knowledge and insight to the audience and must not be designed as ...

Outdoor Recreation, Parks, and Spaces Community: December Meeting

 Posted on: December 2 2022
Join the Outdoor Recreation, Parks, and Spaces Community on Tuesday, December 13th at 1:00 PM ET to discuss gravel racing and its impact on destinations. Learn about the rise of the unique discipline of Gravel Racing from leading industry expert Micah Rice, VP of Event Strategy & Operations for Sports Strategies. Micah is also the acting race director for SBT GRVL and FNLD GRVL events. Join via Zoom:  Meeting ID: 853 6715 7370

Celebrate 2022 with 22% Off

 Posted on: December 1 2022
Happy December! As the year winds down, you may have a little extra time on your hands. Why not put it to good use and invest in yourself as you prepare to tackle 2023? We've put together the Sports Tourism Fundamentals Series, comprised of three Sports Tourism Learning Institute (STLI) Certificate Playbook courses, that will provide you with a solid foundation in fundamental industry concepts. Are you... 1. Hiring new staff? 2. Interested in training your team? 3. Looking to earn STS credits? 4. New to the sports events and tourism industry? 5. Seeking a refresher on industry fundamentals? This bundle is for you if you answered yes to any of these questions.  Courses included in the Sports Tourism Fundamentals Series: Introduction to Sports Tourism This course will provide existing, new, and aspiring sports tourism professionals with a comprehensive foundational understanding of the industry’s interworkings and key industry concepts...

Be A Young Professional Leader

 Posted on: November 9 2022
The Young Professionals Community looking for new committee members! Complete this form to tell us a little bit about yourself and why you’d like to join the Young Professional committee. Applications are due by Wednesday, November 23, and we will contact you in early December. As a reminder, please ensure you are subscribed to the YP group through Sports ETA. You can do so here: Thank you for being a part of this community! Your YP Group Leaders, Luchie Javelosa, STS, Tempe Tourism Office, Ariana Tyler, CMP, STS, CTA, Greater Columbus Sports Commission,

Playbook - Fall 2022

 Posted on: November 2 2022
The Fall 2022 edition of the Sports ETA Playbook is out now! Download your copy here, and don't forget to share it with a colleague. Inside this edition:  - 4S & RH Summit Recap - Celebration of Title IX's 50th Anniversary  - What's YOUR Game Plan?  - Sports ETA Annual Report  - 2023 Symposium - Think BIGGER  - Harris County - Houston Sports Authority Celebrates 25 Years  - Stoll Strategies Report On State-Level Funding Read Playbook

Harris County-Houston Sports Authority Celebrates 25 Years

 Posted on: October 31 2022
Interview with Janis Burke, CEO of the Harris County-Houston Sports Authority.

Sports ETA and Meeting Professionals International Announce Expanded Partnership

 Posted on: October 26 2022
CINCINNATI (October 26, 2021) – Sports ETA, the only trade association for the sports events and tourism industry, announced today a new partnership with Meeting Professionals International (MPI), the largest meeting planner and event planner industry association worldwide, to share industry events and educational programs for their respective industry members.   Under the terms of the new agreement, Sports ETA and MPI will share thought leadership and content at each of their respective annual conferences (Sports ETA’s Annual Symposium, Women’s Summit, Chief Executive Summit, and 4S Summit and MPI’s World Education Conference and GMID). Additionally, both organizations will share and cross-promote each other’s educational courses and curriculum.   “MPI is a long-time partner of Sports ETA and our sports events and tourism industry,” said Al Kidd, president and CEO of Sports ETA. “We are honored to have such a dedicated part...
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