SPORTS EVENTS & TOURISM ASSOCIATION WRAPS UP A SUCCESSFUL 4S SUMMIT

 Posted on: October 11 2019
CINCINNATI (October 11, 2019) - The Sports Events & Tourism Association (Sports ETA) wrapped up its annual 4S Summit, which focuses on sports events and tourism and the following areas: strategies, services, sales, and sponsorships.  More than 150 sports events and tourism leaders attended the three-day summit in Providence, Rhode Island. During the three-day summit, the program, which started Tuesday, gave attendees a chance to learn new ideas and resources along with best practices to take back to their organization. More than 20 speakers offered presentations and hosted round tables. “The 4S Summit allows industry professionals to come together to share ideas and best practices about the current trends in sports events and tourism,” said Al Kidd, President & CEO of Sports Events & Tourism Association. “Providence was a terrific host city to cultivate discussions between some of the great minds in our industry.” Highlights of ...

ICYMI: Sports ETA Announces CSEE Course at TEAMS 2019

 Posted on: October 9 2019
In case you missed it, we have partnered with Northstar Meetings Group. NMG is the leading multi-brand media platform for event planners of all types, and they have teamed up with us to feature their educational content. Not only will the educational content that we provide be featured at Northstar conferences, but this agreement also includes a joint “Annual State of the Industry” publication and research co-sharing with NMG. To launch the partnership, we are offering a course presented by Peter Ashwin titled “Protecting Your Events: How to Prepare for Uncertainty and Adverse Conditions”. This course is included in our Certified Sports Event Executive (CSEE) series and will take place in Anaheim, California, on November 12 at a cost of $250 for Sports ETA members and $400 for non-members. To register for this event, you can visit SportsETA.org.  “We have long admired the work that Northstar Meetings Group, through its SportsTravel brand...

Fall 2019 Playbook

 Posted on: October 8 2019
The fall 2019 edition of the Playbook is available now. Download your copy. Inside this issue - Kansas City Bucket List - Event Impact in Your Community - Strategic Sponsorships - Creating a Winning Environment The primary contact for your organization will receive a hard copy of The Playbook - Fall 2019 edition in the mail in the next few days. We encourage members to share information with their peers. Contact Meagan Grau, Director of Member Services and Engagement, at Meagan@SportsETA.org to learn more about how you can contribute to a future edition of The Playbook.  

Join Sports ETA at this year’s Chief Executive Summit

 Posted on: October 7 2019
Are you ready to advance the mission of your organization? Wanting to improve your leadership skills? Then the Chief Executive (CE) Summit is for you. All presidents, CEOs, and executive directors are encouraged to come learn from industry experts addressing high-level topics. This year's summit will take place in Louisville, Kentucky November 5-6. To register, visit SportsETA.org. This summit is geared to Chief Executives to improve their overall leadership skills. That’s why Ray Palmer, CEO of Pensacola Sports, has attended in the past. “The CE Summit gives me the chance to interact with other leaders in our industry who face similar challenges and learn how others address challenges and issues in a small group setting,” said Palmer. Ray highly encourages any person in a high-level position within their organization to attend and says that “The only people who should not attend, are those who already know it all and quite frankly, I haven't fo...

Discounts? Did someone say discounts?

 Posted on: September 30 2019
Who doesn’t love a good discount? Did you know with your Sports ETA membership, you have access to several great discounts on services you may already be using. Give us a few minutes and we’ll walk you through the discounts you can start using today. Shipping discount with Partnership® PartnerShip®, the endorsed shipping management provider of Sports ETA, helps you save on every shipment you send and receive. This program is available to all Sports ETA members with no obligations and no minimum shipping requirements. Members who enroll in the Sports ETA Shipping Program save on select FedEx® services. Sign up today. Car rentals with Avis and Budget Headed out of town on business? Rent a car to get there. Your Sports ETA membership gives you discounts at both Avis and Budget. For Budget, members can enjoy a savings of up to 25%. Avis discounts vary. You can determine your discount by using the Avis Worldwide Discount code found here. A...

Score BIG With Sports Tourism Events

 Posted on: September 26 2019
Funding, Usage, Facility Management -- Learn about the latest industry trends at one of the largest sports complexes in the world. Save your spot for the Sports Facilities Summit today. "As a new facility operator, I have relied on best practices from similar facilities in order to plan our staffing and maintenance programs.  As we are entering the market, it seems there is a lack of networking and training opportunities for facilities like ours.  The Sports Facilities Summit fills a large need in the industry and I am excited to learn from experts around the country on how to better our product and/or operations." Ben Huffman, CSEE, Director of Sports Enterprises, Warren County CVB WHO SHOULD ATTEND? Convention Centers Developers & Architects Indoor/Outdoor Facilities Non-Traditional Sports Venues Parks and Recreation Stadiums & Arenas Sports Complexes Sports Destinations Sports Facility Vendors Sports Parks ...

Earn CSEE credit with Sports ETA next month

 Posted on: September 25 2019
Putting Certified Sports Event Executive (CSEE) behind your name is a big deal in this industry. If you are working towards your CSEE certification, the 4S Summit can help. Tuesday, October 8, Jason Martinez from Game on Nation will be leading a class, Now Presenting. This curriculum and approach teaches participants how to identify their communication strengths and weaknesses. This way you can make the most positive impression on clients, colleagues and the media, while still being true to yourself. Jason will also touch on techniques to enhance presence, public speaking and presentation skills, and media and social media interactions. Click here to learn more about this CSEE course. The 4S Summit is headed to Providence, Rhode Island October 8-10. There is still time to register, but spots are filling up. Reserve yours today and earn 4 credit hours towards your CSEE certification or recertification for attending.

19-field sports facility coming to Naples, Florida area

 Posted on: September 23 2019
The Naples, Florida area is growing its sports tourism abilities with a new sports facility. Collier County is building an $80 million dollar facility that would include 19 sports fields and a lake, according to WINK-TV. This is all made possible to tourism tax dollars. County officials believe this facility will be very popular for not only local sporting events but national tournaments as well. That is something for Sports ETA member Naples, Marco Island, Everglades Convention & Visitors Bureau to be excited about. The unnamed facility will be operational next July. This will include four fields. The rest of the 15 fields will be done in 2021. Congrats!

What are you buzzing about?

 Posted on: September 18 2019
We need your help. We know you probably keep up with the latest trends in the sport tourism world. So we want to know, what are you excited about? What buzz are you keeping your eye on? Are you watching the world of eSports? Or do you think Tourism Improvement Districts are the way of the future? How about the changes in the way visitors are booking trips to your city? We want to know, so we can continue to give important, timely information to you and your organization. Let us know by taking the latest edition of The Pulse!  

Sports ETA, Northstar Meetings Group Announce Strategic Partnership

 Posted on: September 16 2019
CINCINNATI (September 16, 2019) – Sports ETA, the most essential resource for sports commissions, sports destinations, sports event owners and industry partners, announced today a multi-year partnership with Northstar Meetings Group (NMG), the leading multi-brand media platform for event planners of all types, including professionals who organize and manage sporting events through its SportsTravel print, digital and event brand. The partnership includes educational content from Sports ETA to be offered at Northstar conferences, including an educational track for members. The agreement also includes a joint “Annual State of the Industry” publication and research co-sharing with NMG.  To launch the partnership, Sports ETA will host a course for their Certified Sports Event Executive series at the 2019 TEAMS Conference & Expo, in Anaheim, California, November 11-14. The course, titled “Protecting Your Events: How to Prepare for Uncertainty and Advers...
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