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2018 Symposium


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Active Members

"NASC continues to meet our expectations by providing “hot topic” educational sessions, no-nonsense networking events and opportunities to aggregate and develop key sports leads and contacts.  NASC understands our business goals and they are focused on assisting us in achieving them. Several leads attained at 2012 NASC Symposium are currently marked “high” status lead with site visits planned. I look forward to our continued involvement in this organization."

- Jo Ellyn McNees, Director of Sales
Annapolis & Anne Arundel County Conference & Visitors Bureau

"Our NASC membership is extremely important in our ongoing efforts to attract sports business to our region.  Much more than just the annual Symposium, NASC provides the year-round contact with clients and colleagues, as well as the vast resources available on the website.  I would encourage anyone who may be considering joining the organization to do so immediately, and start taking advantage of all the benefits.”

- Gregg Cook, CSEE, Sports Marketing Manager
Hershey-Harrisburg Regional Visitors Bureau

“As a new member, I cannot express how thankful I am to have the NASC as a resource.  The Symposium is a must-attend event, the webinars are extremely helpful, and the website is an excellent tool as well.”

- David Arthur, Executive Director
Delaware Sports Commission, Inc.

“The NASC is a tremendous asset to our organization and the industry.  It has a vast resource of services that our team can use daily to improve our business.  Coupled with the NASC’s resources, the organization is the foremost expert in the sporting event industry.  In addition, the professional development initiatives and networking opportunities they continually provide through our membership have been vital to the Nashville Sports Council during the last twenty years.”

- Dave Herrell, Vice President

Nashville Sports Council

“The National Association of Sports Commissions has provided our organization several opportunities to grow through professional development, business development and networking opportunities with our peers across the country. The tools the association provides us, including the best practice webinars, the NASC website, the annual symposium and professional development through the CSEE program  are instrumental to our continued success in the sports market.” 

- Seann DeMaris, Group Sales and Services
Ames Area Sports Commission

“NASC has been a tremendous resource for Philadelphia over the years, in terms of networking among cities, accessing decision makers and as a general resource within the industry.  Keep up the great work!” 

 - Larry Needle, Executive Director
Philadelphia Sports Congress

Allied Members

“Associated Premium Corporation has been an NASC Partner for more than five years.Our ability to connect with NASC members has allowed for a successful penetration of the market of event specific products, as well as marketing and operational product placements to NASC members. As a result of the increasing revenue each year, the ROI has increased internally and the funds we provide assist the NASC in accomplishing its mission.”

- Jim Hilb
Associated Premium Corporation

Rights Holder Members

“The NASC is a great resource for the AJGA. The annual Symposiumallows us to meet with prospective destinations for our events. I wouldrecommend the NASC for any Rights Holder out there.” 

- Jason Etzen, Chief Business Officer
American Junior Golf Association

“Being a member of the NASC gives the AAU a spectacular opportunity to meet and conduct business with experienced event hosts which gives our athletes first class events to attend. The NASC not only focuses on giving you excellent opportunities to network, but it gives you opportunities to enhance your professional development which ultimately helps our entire industry.”

 - James Parker, Director of Sports
Amateur Athletic Union

"NASC, through its Marketplace, has been directly responsible for us obtaining hosts for three of our Can-Am Police-Fire Games. We attend other conferences, however, the NASC Marketplace has been the most productive for us.  The 2010 Marketplace in Columbus, Ohio generated at least five cities that may bid on our Games in 2016.  We will continue to be active members even when we do not have Games up for bid." 

 - Lynn Hillman, US President/Treasurer
Can-Am Police-Fire Games Federation

Palm Beach County Sports Commission

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