Chief Executives Summit

February 20-21, 2024
San jose, CA


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What is the Chief Executive Summit?

The Chief Executive Summit equips sports events & tourism executive leaders with the tools necessary to advance your organization's mission. CEOs of sports destinations and sports events are invited to learn from industry experts addressing high-level topics, including office culture, operations and leadership, crisis management, achieving goals, and more.


  • Presidents
  • CEOs
  • Directors

Do you report directly to a board of directors? If so, we want to see you at CE Summit!
Still not sure if you should attend? Give us a call at 513.281.3888 or email Member Services.

What others are saying...

"It was an honor to attend the 2022 Sports ETA Chief Executive Summit and present during one of the main sessions. The event attracted a high caliber of top performers and decision-makers in the industry. The content shared was fresh, timely and highly relevant. And the networking opportunities were exceptional. The CE Summit is a must-attend for those looking to lead, grow or evolve in sports and event tourism." Brad Dean, Chief Executive Officer, Discover Puerto Rico

"The CE Summit is easily my favorite educational event of the year. I always look forward to it. The combination of professional development and networking with old and new friends and industry peers is tough to beat. Sports ETA does a fantastic job putting together the agenda. It’s condensed, concise and on-point, so you can be in and out of town pretty efficiently while still getting a lot out of it. It’s well-thought-out and just an all-around excellent meeting."
Scott Dupree, Executive Director, Greater Raleigh Sports Alliance

“The CE Summit delivered relevant presenters and content addressing important issues and opportunities in our industry.  It provided the opportunity to get peer perspectives, share our collective experiences and best practices around each issue and opportunity.  Best of all, you get to broaden, deepen and personalize your professional network.” Jim Etzel, CEO, Sport Oregon


*The 2024 schedule will be released this winter.

Tuesday, February 28, 2023

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM - Registration open - Hyatt Regency, Level 3 Foyer
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM - Sports ETA Board of Directors Meeting - Hyatt Regency, Park City Room
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM - Optional Activity: Utah Jazz v. San Antonio Spurs 

Wednesday, March 1, 2023

7:30 AM - Registration Opens - Hyatt Regency, Level 3 Foyer
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM - Breakfast, Hosting NCAA Championships - Hyatt Regency, Park City Room
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM - Facilitated Discussions - Hyatt Regency, Park City Room and Canyonlands Room
12:15 PM - 1:45 PM - Lunch, Salt Lake Olympic Power Panel - Hyatt Regency, Park City Room
2:30 PM - 6:30 PM - Utah Olympic Park VIP Tour and Reception 
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM - Evening Social sponsored by Sports Salt Lake - Lake Effect

Thursday, March 2, 2023

8:00 AM - 9:30 AM -  Breakfast, Industry Insider: The Changing Landscape of Sports, Events, and Tourism in the US
and Beyond
- Hyatt Regency, Park City Room
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM - Searchwide Global Workshop - Hyatt Regency, Park City Room and Canyonlands Room
12:15 PM - 1:45 PM - Networking Lunch - Hyatt Regency, Park City Room
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM - Pathway to the Fluid Fan - Hyatt Regency, Park City Room
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM - NBA All-Star Game, Hyatt Regency, Park City Room
4:00 PM - Summit ends

Registration Rate: $799


Thanks to our 2024 Host:

San Jose Sports Authority