Another Successful Chief Executive Summit is in the Books

 Posted on: November 12 2019
Leaders in the world of sports events and tourism just wrapped up another great Chief Executive Summit in Louisville. These great minds came together to address topics of leadership management, business strategy, and crisis management, all while getting to know the city of Louisville and their colleagues. “Leadership is a constant learning process and our industry executives can benefit from top business professionals,” said Al Kidd, President and CEO of Sports Events and Tourism Association. “Our Chief Executive Summit gave sports tourism leaders and executives the chance to hear from others in business and learn best practices from leaders in higher education, horse racing, and technology, among others.” One of the highlights of the Summit was keynote speaker Dr. Neeli Bendapudi, president of the University of Louisville. She discussed principles of leadership and management styles. Jonathan Paris, the executive director of sports tourism at Visit M...

Sports ETA Welcomes Sports Leaders to Chief Executive Summit

 Posted on: November 8 2019
LOUISVILLE, KY (November 8, 2019) – Sports events and tourism leaders from around the country were in Louisville this week for the 2019 Sports ETA Chief Executive Summit, where top business experts addressed topics such as leadership and management, crisis management and business strategy. “Leadership is a constant learning process and our industry executives can benefit from top business professionals,” said Al Kidd, President and CEO of Sports Events and Tourism Association. “Our Chief Executive Summit gave sports tourism leaders and executives the chance to hear from others in business and learn best practices from leaders in higher education, horse racing, and technology, among others.” “The Louisville Sports Commission was pleased to host the national leadership of the sports events and tourism industry in partnership with Sports ETA to showcase our city and our own business leadership,” said Karl Schmitt, President and CEO of the Lo...

The Importance of Professional Connections

 Posted on: November 7 2019
"I believe that you can get everything in life you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want."--Zig Ziglar That quote is the inspiration that I use every day.  Mentoring, fostering, sharing, and caring are qualities that help us to build strong and healthy relationships both personally and professionally. The key to creating life-long connections is to give as much, if not more than you take. Staying connected and developing professional relationships takes time, work, and strategy. If you’re trying to improve your professional connections, you should be. These connections will be the key to your professional growth. Here are some tips to follow: Strong communication skills will help lay a strong foundation. Making yourself clearly understood as well as truly listening and learning from others. Show respect by being courteous, using non-offensive language, and being courteous of people’s time.  Be open to hone...

Advertise with Sports ETA

 Posted on: November 6 2019
Want to be seen by hundreds of industry leaders in the sports industry? Advertise with us. There are several different ways to advertise with Sports ETA. Print Advertising The Sports ETA Playbook is the official quarterly publication of Sports ETA. 1,000 printed copies and 7,500 digitals copies go out to our members four times a year. There are several different options including an Advertorial where your organization or company can have a full-page ad along with an article. For more details on advertising in the Sports ETA Playbook, contact Rebecca Myles at Rebecca@sportseta.org. Digital Advertising Let your audience connect directly to you with our online advertising. As a Sports ETA member, your company or organization will be able to receive exclusive placements on our website, along with the opportunity to advertise in our weekly newsbrief, Get in the Game eNews. To learn more about our digital advertising opportunities, contact our publishing partner MultiView. ...

2020 Symposium News is here!

 Posted on: November 5 2019
There may still be time left in 2019, but here at Sports ETA, we are working hard on the 2020 Symposium. We’ll be headed to Kansas City, Missouri April 20-23 for our 28th annual meeting. Registration is now open, so start planning your trip! It doesn’t matter if this will be your first Symposium or your 28th, we are planning an all-new event with more deep-dive education sessions and breakouts divided by skill level. Plus, the 2020 Sports Marketplace is back and it is sure to be more interactive and provide informal learning opportunities to hundreds of people. You will be able to start making those one-on-one marketplace appointments in March. If that hasn’t sold you yet, then listen to those who went last year. The 2019 Symposium received a 4 or 5-star rating from 72% of respondents, who enjoyed marketplace appointments, education sessions, and all of the networking opportunities to catch up with colleagues and to meet new ones. Take a look at how much fu...

Mentoring Blogs – Why Read? And What to Look Forward To!

 Posted on: November 5 2019
The Mentoring Committee was put in place years ago to assist new individuals attending Sports ETA Symposium. For some first-time attendees, it is their first trade show, ever! That was me…. straight out of college. For others, they have been in the workforce, and have attended other trade shows, but never a sports-related trade show. There are many new kinds of attendees and this committee was built to help all of them. Along with providing a mentor, the committee has added additional resources to assist first-timers. One of those is the blog that is written by mentors – who have been a part of Sports ETA for at least five years. They want to help their colleagues entering this new world of sports tourism. The blogs do not just focus on the Symposium, but important things to know about your membership, other events that are hosted by Sports ETA, fun facts, and more. Some blogs to look forward to prior to Sports ETA Symposium 2020 are: The Importance of Building...

There's still time to register for CSEE course at TEAMS

 Posted on: November 4 2019
Don't miss this opportunity to earn 4 CSEE credits at a discounted rate! This session will take place during the 2019 TEAMS Conference in Anaheim, CA. November 12, 2019 | 8am - 12PM | Anaheim, CA   Protecting Your Events: How to Prepare for Uncertainty and Adverse Conditions   Is your organization and event team prepared and resilient to manage adverse events within complex and uncertain operating environments?  During this workshop, Peter will present three (3) individual, 75 min focus sessions: Introduction to the Fundamentals of Enterprise Risk Management Secure by Design: Principles for protecting crowded spaces during events Mission Ready – critical decision making and how to optimize individual and team performance through a risk-based preparedness approach for the “knowns” (familiar and consistent) and enhance resilience for the “unknowns” Registration $250 for Sports ETA members $400 for non-mem...

2020 Symposium Registration NOW OPEN

 Posted on: October 30 2019
Build relationships with hundreds of sports events and tourism professionals at the 28th Sports ETA Symposium in Kansas City, MO April 20-23, 2020. Online registration is now open, lock in the best rate by registering with early bird pricing today! After 12/31/19, rates go up. Register Today! Important Information Registration Rates Schedule Hotel Accommodations Need help convincing your boss? Don't worry, we've got you covered! We've put together a justification toolkit to arm you with information to share with your supervisor on the benefits of attending the Symposium, how it will make you a better employee, and help advance your organization.  Justification Toolkit We think the Symposium is a must-attend event, but don't just take our word for it... take your fellow sports events and tourism professionals' words too! See what they have to say about the Sports ETA Symposium. QUESTIONS? Co...

CSEE Online Course Opportunity

 Posted on: October 28 2019
Dear CSEE Students, Level Up! And do it from the comfort of your home or office. Sports ETA is teaming up with Game On to give you the opportunity to take a CSEE course online. Game On’s signature course, Level Up U, will provide you with professional development skills to help you speak up, stand out, and improve your confidence in work and life. The course, which counts as 4 credits towards your CSEE Certification, will teach you 10 proven techniques to get you in the right mindset to find real-life confidence. Plus, you’ll find a new home in the Level Up U Community with visionary and inspiring alumni who come back as Coaches. The five week course is designed to help you get un-stuck, get clear about your purpose, and feel empowered about your next steps in your career and life. Whatever your goal, Level Up U gives you the one strategy you need to stay successful at the next level. Enroll today by completing the registration. The Level Up U course is $400 per pe...

Visit Fort Wayne gears up for NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament

 Posted on: October 24 2019
Visit Fort Wayne is excited for March. They are hosting the NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Regional for the first time. The tournament will be coming to the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum on March 28 and 30, 2020.             “As we continue to build on Fort Wayne’s sports heritage, we are excited to delight the NCAA and attendees with Fort Wayne’s signature hospitality. We hope the community will join us in celebrating the DI Women’s Basketball Regional on March 28 and 30,” says Dan O’Connell, CEO of Visit Fort Wayne. According to The Herald Press, the economic impact of these tournament games is estimated at $1.2 million. Tickets are on sale. You can learn more here.
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