Technological Advancements in Facilities & Venues
An Art & Science Approach to Creative Rev. Generation & Fan Engagement
Tune in to a recorded webinar from December 15, 2021 to learn more about the National Intercollegiate Running Club Association (NIRCA), the event types the group hosts and coordinates, and the geographic areas that are targeted for event and venue partnerships. Stephanie Bartley, Event Director, NIRCA discusses the Spring 2022 RFP for the upcoming Track & Field and Half Marathon Championships and close with a Q&A session.
KANSAS CITY, Mo.—In partnership with Mayor Quinton Lucas, the boards of the Kansas City Sports Commission and Foundation and Visit KC announced today that industry veteran and local community leader Kathy Nelson will serve as the leader of both organizations, effective Jan. 1, 2022.
Serving as the President & CEO of the KC Sports Commission and Foundation for the last 10 years, Nelson will now provide strategic oversight to both regional organizations in the newly expanded role, helping to generate economic development for the destination through meetings, conventions, sports and tourism.
“Kansas City is thrilled to announce today that Kathy Nelson, one of sports’ most respected names locally and around the country, is expanding her role and will now oversee both the Kansas City Sports Commission and Kansas City’s tourism arm, Visit KC," said Mayor Lucas. “Kathy’s steady leadership, efficiency and kindness when assembling sizable sport...
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Inside this issue:
2022 Event Calendar
Life in the Front Office Podcast
Sports ETA Hall of Fame
Sports ETA Member Awards
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- The Sports ETA Staff
Smart Cities & Sport 2021
Building Partnerships: IFs Have The Floor!
Cities are the treasures chests where most sports events are organized. Hosting sports events implies high-level facilities as well as a thoughtful events strategy linked with tourism, economic development, mobility policies, environment concerns, and legacy objectives. But nothing is possible without strong partnerships with sports federations and event organizers. The recent period has deeply disrupted both the existing benchmarks and the anticipated schedules.
What is the future of major event bidding and hosting? Are rights holders increasingly tending to have a “Continuous Dialogue” with the cities rather than launching a bidding process?
This session aims to answer the above questions by providing concrete examples and best practices from the perspective of IF’s, as well as the cities.
Al Kidd, President & CEO of the Sports Events & Tourism Association
What is the future of major event bidding and hosting?
Thank you for your membership with Sports ETA! Without your loyalty and support, this association would not be able to continue growing and evolving.
A few years ago, we coined the term “EARN” to define the work of our association: Education, Advocacy, Resources, and Networking. As you know, all of these pillars have been re-imagined and activated through the pandemic. Take a look at the programs and services implemented for the sports events and tourism industry.
As a reminder, 2022 membership dues will be increased at the following levels based on the outcome of an extensive membership dues review conducted by your Sports ETA Board of Directors.
Destinations – $1,195/organization
Industry Partners - $1,195/organization
Rights Holders - $250/organization
Help us continue the momentum and sustainability of your association. For more information on the membership dues increase review click here.
PitchSide From the Plex is back for season 2 and will be focusing on Women in Sports.
Are you the president, CEO, or executive director of your organization? If so, we want to see you in Las Vegas this January at the 2022 Chief Executive Summit!
What is the Chief Executive Summit? The CE Summit equips Sports Events and Tourism CEOs with the tools necessary to advance the mission of your organization. CEOs of sports destinations and sports events are invited to learn from industry experts addressing high-level topics including office culture, leadership and management, crisis management, achieving goals, and more.
Sports ETA Member Rate: $499
Non-Sports ETA Member Rate: $699 (contact firstname.lastname@example.org to register)
The registration deadline is January 21, 2022.
The Signature at MGM Grand
145 Harmon Avenue
Las Vegas, NV 89109
The online reservations portal will open on December 1, 2021.
The hotel room block closes on December 27, 2022. Official accommodations for the 2022 Chief Executive&n...