Chief Executives Summit - 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.

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What others are saying...

"We are all struggling in this space, even if not specifically in our shops. Our partners/members are in a very difficult position with staff, which in turn is generating issues for all of us. If a hotel salesperson is folding towels and cleaning rooms, they are unable to provide contracts. If the event space sales position is vacant or having to clean the venue, we can’t get events scheduled or executed properly. All real-time issues we are currently dealing with. Workforce development is a strategy in our business plan for next year, and beyond. It’s become a critical focus. I'm eager to learn and discuss more on this topic at the CE Summit."  Mike Price, STS, CTA, Chief Sales & Operations Officer, Ann Arbor Sports Commission

"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


** Subject to Change **
All Chief Executive Summit functions will take place at the San Jose Marriott, unless otherwise noted.

Monday, February 19, 2024

5:00 -8:00 PM - Dinner & Drinks - San Jose Sports Authority Office

Tuesday, February 20, 2024
7:30 AM - 3:30 PM - Registration open - Marriott San Jose, 2nd Floor Foyer
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM - Breakfast & Keynote Speaker - Marriott San Jose, Salon III
10:00 AM - 11:45 AM - Education - Marriott San Jose, Salon I/II/III
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM - Lunch & General Session - Marriott San Jose, Salon III
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM - Education - Marriott San Jose, Salon III
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM - Hall of Fame Education Session, followed by Hosted Reception - SAP Center
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM - Evening Social sponsored by San Jose Sports Authority - San Pedro Social
8:00 PM - 8:30 PM - Nightcap sponsored by Visit San Jose -  Silicon Valley Capital Club

Wednesday, February 21, 2024
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM -  Breakfast & General Session - Marriott San Jose, Salon III
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM - Workshop - Marriott San Jose, Salon I/II/III
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM - General Session/Wrap Up
12:00 PM - Summit Concludes
12:30 PM - 5:00 PM - Sports ETA Board of Directors Meeting, San Jose Sports Authority Office



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