SportsBIZ XChange: Former NFL Player Announced as Keynote

 Posted on: July 14 2020
CINCINNATI  (July 14, 2020) – SportsBIZ XChange presented by Sports ETA, a month-long schedule of virtual business appointments and industry networking opportunities to connect its members to sports events rights holders, announced today that former NFL player Andrew Hawkins will serve as the keynote speaker on August 10, 4 p.m. ET. Andrew “Hawk” Hawkins, is a former NFL wide receiver, sports executive, Shorty Award-winning writer, Emmy Award-nominated host, and Oscar-winning producer. At only 5’7”, Hawk’s seven-year NFL career was as improbable as his post-NFL successes in media, business and entertainment.  The former NFL team captain, who graduated with a master's degree and a 4.0 GPA from Columbia University, has become synonymous with creative cultural content, and digital media expertise and development. After retiring from the NFL, Hawk began his media career at ESPN, where he was a two-time Emmy Award-nomina...

CBS’ Seth Davis Announced As Speaker for First-Ever SportsBIZ XChange

 Posted on: July 2 2020
Seth Davis is an award-winning sports writer and broadcaster who covers college basketball. Since 2004, Davis has been a mainstay of CBS Sports’ studio coverage of college basketball and the NCAA Tournament. He wrote for Sports Illustrated for 22 years and is currently the Managing Editor for college basketball at The Athletic. Davis is the author of five books, including the New York Times best sellers Wooden: A Coach’s Life, which chronicles the life of longtime UCLA coach John Wooden, and When March Went Mad: The Game That Transformed Basketball, which tells the story of the 1979 NCAA championship game which pitted Magic Johnson against Larry Bird. Davis’ most recent book is Getting to Us: How Great Coaches Make Great Teams. In it, he uses in-depth profiles of elite coaches such as Mike Krzyzewski, Doc Rivers and Dabo Swinney to explain how they use the PEAK profile to form winning teams. That stands for Persistence, Empathy, Authenticity and Knowledge, a concep...

SportsBIZ XChange announces CBS’ Seth Davis as speaker

 Posted on: July 2 2020
SportsBIZ XChange presented by Sports ETA announces CBS’ Seth Davis as speaker Virtual networking event will connect America’s sports events and tourism industry CINCINNATI (July 2, 2020) – SportsBIZ XChange presented by Sports ETA, a month-long schedule of virtual business appointments and industry networking opportunities to connect its members to sports events rights holders, announced today that CBS Sportscaster Seth Davis will serve as the keynote speaker on August 3, 4-5 p.m. Myrtle Beach is the sponsored host of Davis’ keynote session. Seth Davis is an award-winning sports writer and broadcaster who covers college basketball. Since 2004, Davis has been a mainstay of CBS Sports’ studio coverage of college basketball and the NCAA Tournament. He wrote for Sports Illustrated for 22 years and is currently the Managing Editor for college basketball at The Athletic. SportsBIZ XChange presented by Sports ETA will be held from August 3-21 and regi...

Get Answers to Your SportsBIZ XChange Questions

 Posted on: June 24 2020
As you know, registration for SportsBIZ XChange is now open and closes July 6. The appointment portal will be open from July 10-22. If you have already registered, thank you!   The virtual event will take place every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday between 1:30pm and 4:30pm ET from August 3 – 21. One-on-one appointments will take place on Mondays and Fridays Group meetings (similar to RFP round tables) will take place on Wednesdays Actual appointment times will be from 2-4pm ET with introductory speakers, business development lounges, and entertainment happening before and after Registration is available at www.sportsbizxchange.org. FAQs for SportsBIZ XChange Q: Will my 2020 Symposium registration be automatically transferred to 2021? A: To transfer your 2020 Symposium registration to the 2021 Symposium in Birmingham, please email info@SportsETA.org. Once your registration has been transferred, you can choose to use a credit from your 2020 ...

SportsBIZ XChange Registration Now Open

 Posted on: June 17 2020
Contact: Jackie Reau Game Day (513) 929-4263 jreau@gamedaypr.com CINCINNATI (June 17, 2020) – Registration is now open for SportsBIZ XChange presented by Sports ETA, a month-long schedule of virtual business appointments and industry networking opportunities for its members and sports events rights holders from August 3-21.   Virtual attendees will have multiple one-on-one 20-minute appointments with key decision-makers as well as several 30-minute event overview appointments with sports events rights holders, access to dozens of new and updated RFPs, and numerous social networking opportunities in the Virtual Lounges. Additionally, a virtual Locker Room will be open to all attendees to view documents (RFPs, fact sheets, and videos) from each rights holder.   The August schedule is as follows (all times are ET): Mondays, August 3, 10, 17 1:30-5 p.m., Virtual Lounges are open 2-4 p.m., One-on-one appointments 4-4:30 p.m., Industry Updates Wedn...

SportsBiz XChange to be offered as new virtual networking event in August

 Posted on: June 4 2020
Sports ETA to move its Annual Symposium to 2021 CINCINNATI (June 4, 2020) – Sports ETA, the trade association for the sport events and tourism industry, announced today that it will postpone its 2020 in-person Annual Symposium to April 26-29, 2021 in Birmingham, Alabama. The largest annual gathering of sports events and tourism professionals was originally scheduled to be hosted in Kansas City for August 2-5, 2020. Kansas City will host a future Annual Symposium to be announced at a later date. As a supplement and significant member benefit enhancement to its on-going robust programming, Sports ETA will offer SportsBiz XChange, a month-long schedule of industry networking opportunities for its members and sports events rights holders. Virtual attendees will have numerous appointments with key decision-makers in sports tourism events and access to dozens of new and updated RFPs throughout the month of August. Registration will open later this month at SportsETA.org. &ldqu...