Sports Events and Tourism Association

Providence Delivers a Successful 4S Summit

 Posted on: October 14 2019
It was another successful year for the 4S Summit. More than 150 sports events and tourism leaders attended the three-day summit in Providence, Rhode Island last week. During the three-day summit, attendees had the chance to learn new ideas and resources along with best practices to take back to their organization. “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, Sports Events & Tourism Association. “Providence was a terrific host city to cultivate discussions between some of the great minds in our industry.” One of those attendees was Jarrett Dowling, CSEE Sales Manager at Columbia SC Sports. She took in several of the 20+ presentations and round tables offered at this year’s summit. “I think I probably learn the most from listening to successful colleagues during the round tables and sessions,&rd...

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 ...

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.  

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...

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...

Elevate your Leadership - It’s Time

 Posted on: September 16 2019
As sports commissions, event and facility owners, and industry partners, you have become leaders in your city and the sports tourism community. It’s an honor and a responsibility. How can you make the most of that role? Take a second to consider how to elevate your leadership to a new level. The Founder and Chief Human Officer of Leadership from the Core Marcel Schwantes shares with Inc. advice from seven to leaders about their leadership. Have a clear strategy. Ask more, tell less. Be curious about your people. Embrace the unknown. Set your people up for success. Keep your people focused on their ‘why.’ Model the right cultural behaviors. Schwantes leaves you with this: “The common thread running through these responses is the centrality of inspiring leadership. Leadership actions aren’t taken for action's sake, but to work towards a central purpose that makes it worthwhile. Whatever actions these leaders perform, they reflec...

The Pulse v.6 - Research Recap

 Posted on: September 11 2019
We appreciate your input on research topics of interest for the sports events and tourism industry. If you didn't have a chance to respond to the latest version of The Pulse, it's ok! Take a look at the recap and see what research topics are of interest to other Sports ETA members. The Pulse v.6 Recap This information in the recap above helps us as we plan for timely and relevant research for our members. Part of that objective is keeping a close eye on what’s happening in the industry. Industry trends is the subject of the Pulse v. 7, available now: Take The Pulse v. 7 today!

Trends, Funds and Your Facility: Learn it all at the 2019 Sports Facilities Summit

 Posted on: September 11 2019
The Sports Facilities Summit is back and ready to show facility operators the latest trends. Developed by industry leaders in sports facilities, events, and tourism, the summit in October will provide education and facilities tours to those in this industry. This year’s summit on October 24-26 will be held at the Grand Park Sports Campus in Westfield, Indiana. This 400-acre campus is one of the largest sporting complexes in the world featuring 26 baseball and softball diamonds, 31 multipurpose fields for a variety of sports, as well as an indoor facility to accommodate year-round play. Industry leaders will lead discussions including: Facility Development Funding and Trends Surface Options: Natural vs. Artificial / Wood vs. Synthetic floor Local Usage vs. Visitor Usage - What is the right decisions? Maintaining a “High-Quality” Facility - What is the true cost? How do you differentiate your new facility There will be t...

CSEE Opportunities!

 Posted on: September 9 2019
Don't miss out on these exciting opportunities to earn CSEE credits before the end of the year! First up, CSEE at the 2019 4S Summit.  October 8 | 2:00pm - 5:00pm | Providence, RI Now Presenting: Presence, Presentation Skills, & Media Training Now Presenting activates the idea that every interaction and every conversation is an opportunity to make a positive and lasting impression on others, whether it’s connecting with a new vendor, providing a critical service or reaching out for community support. Through the Now Presenting curriculum and approach, participants will learn tools to identify communication strengths and weaknesses, ensuring that they make the most positive impression on clients, colleagues, and the media while still being true to themselves. In this program, participants learn-by-doing through exercises that help them stay confident and consistent in the media spotlight, as well as in traditional presentations and daily interactio...
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