Smart Cities & Sport 2021 - Building Partnerships

 Posted on: November 30 2021
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 Mark ...

Renew Your Sports ETA Membership for 2022

 Posted on: November 29 2021
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.   Currently, you...

2022 Chief Executive Summit

 Posted on: November 22 2021
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. REGISTRATION Sports ETA Member Rate: $499 Non-Sports ETA Member Rate: $699 (contact info@sportseta.org to register) The registration deadline is January 21, 2022. Register Now HOTEL 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...

The Pulse - Volume 1 Edition 2 November 2021

 Posted on: November 10 2021
The Pulse data dashboard is powered by EventConnect’s™ industry-leading tournament solution software. The Pulse is a part of the Sports Tourism Research Institute, a product of Sports ETA. Data is drawn from the more than 4,000 sporting events in the platform, pulled together, and analyzed at a holistic level. The comprehensive data is then segmented into these eight data visualizations representing a snapshot of key sports events and tourism industry metrics reviewed year-over-year and month-to-month. Data ranges from number of events held in each state and events by sport to number of hotel registrations made by team and average length of stay.   View Full Report

Sports ETA Wraps Up Successful Symposium

 Posted on: October 28 2021
Contact: Jackie Reau Game Day (513) 708-5822 jreau@gamedaypr.com Sports ETA Wraps Up Successful Symposium 700+ Sports Events and Tourism Leaders Gather in Birmingham BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA (October 28, 2021) – Sports ETA, the only trade association for the sports events and tourism industry, held its annual Symposium here from October 25-28, 2021 with more than 700 sports events and tourism industry leaders in attendance. Keynote presentations were made by Civil Rights Activists Dr. Martha Bouyer and Lisa McNair, SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey and Erik Moses, President of Nashville Superspeedway. “Sports events and tourism industry leaders convened from around the country in Birmingham for the Symposium designed to connect destinations to event rights holders for new business opportunities,” said Al Kidd, President and CEO of Sports ETA. “Birmingham was the perfect host for our largest annual event for our membership.” Numerous education prog...

Sports ETA Honors Industry Leaders with Member Awards

 Posted on: October 26 2021
BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA (October 26, 2021) – Sports ETA, the only trade association for the sports events and tourism industry, presented its member awards today to honor industry leaders at its Annual Symposium held here. The eight award honorees included: Ariana Tyler, STS, Senior Business Development Manager, Greater Columbus Sports Commission, was honored as Young Professional of the Year. Luchie Javelosa, STS, Director of Tucson Sports, Visit Tucson, was honored as Young Professional of the Year. Frank Lett, STS, Senior Associate Executive Director, Director of Sports Marketing, Visit Kingsport, was honored as the Trailblazer of the Year. Bonny Bernat, STS, Senior Sports and Events Sales Manager, Visit Winston-Salem, was honored as Woman of the Year. Adam Andrasko, CEO of USA Artistic Swimming, was honored as Rights Holder of the Year. John David, STS, CEO of USA BMX, was honored as Rights Holder of the Year. Additionally, Denny Gann, the longtime executi...

2021 Symposium Education Information

 Posted on: October 19 2021
We’ve got a great line-up of education sessions in store for you in Birmingham! Check out these seven quick facts to maximize your education experience at Symposium. Bye, bye “One Size Fits All” track sessions – Our new education session format will feature content specifically intended for cross-sections of our membership with common interests - these are called Community Groups. Here’s the schedule.   Something for Everyone – From young professionals, small/mid-markets and event impact calculator users to industry partners, large markets, and state associations, we’ll have 10 engaging sessions featuring a wide range of topics and speakers categorized by Community Groups.   Created by you for you – Leaders from each of our Community Groups were actively involved in designing the topic and content scheduled for their group’s session based upon feedback and input from you, our members....

Enhanced Health and Safety Protocols at 2021 Symposium

 Posted on: September 23 2021
Sports ETA Attendees: Sports ETA would like to announce the following health and safety protocols for our upcoming Symposium in Birmingham, AL October 25 - 28, 2021: All attendees must provide proof of vaccination showing the final dose received on or before October 10th or a negative PCR/Rapid-Antigen or home test taken between October 22nd and prior to your arrival in Birmingham.   Sports ETA is partnering with Fern Health Check for a digital portal to upload required documentation. You will receive an invitation to this portal, as well as additional details, in mid-October.  Please note that admittance to Symposium, as well as ancillary Summit events, will only be allowed with this documentation.   Daily temperature checks will be required for entry into the Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex.   Sports ETA is implementing touchless check-in for registration, which limits contact for all attendees.   Masks will be ...

Podcast: The Future of High School Sports

 Posted on: September 7 2021
Episode seven of our Life In the Front Office podcast series is now available! Listen now to hear from Mark Koski, CMO, National Federation of State High School Associations, featuring a discussion around the future of high school sports, the NFHS Network, and much more!  Special thanks to our sponsor, Breinfuel - a Cerebral Beverage helping you push the boundaries of what you thought possible. Use the code "LIFO15" at checkout for your 15% discount.   Listen Now

Sports ETA Symposium Appointment Portal NOW OPEN

 Posted on: September 6 2021
The appointment portal for the 2021 Sports ETA Symposium is open now through October 7. Only the first registered attendee for your organization has access to the portal.  Enter Appointment Portal IMPORTANT APPOINTMENT PORTAL INFO The portal will be open from September 6  – October 7 at 11:59 p.m. ET During this time, you may request/accept/decline/rank appointments   Your organization’s Symposium registration(s) and 2021 membership dues must be paid in full before you can access the appointment portal. Click here to check the status of your organization’s registration. If you are unable to log into your membership account, your membership has lapsed. Please contact info@SportsETA.org to renew your membership.    Make the most of every appointment. If your organization’s membership profile is not up-to-date, your organ...
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