April 23 - 26 2018 · Minneapolis, MN
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25th NASC Symposium
Rutherford County CVB


NASC - Marketplace Appointments The NASC Sports Marketplace is the longest-running reverse trade show in the sport tourism industry. Destinations, vendors, and event owners participate in appointments to cultivate meaningful relationships and produce measurable ROI. Educational opportunities and other activities are not scheduled during Marketplace hours, so exhibitors have the undivided attention of attendees.

Important Dates

Mid-January - One-On-One Appointment Portal Opens
February 27 at Noon PT -  One-On-One Appointment Portal Closes
No more one-on-one appointments can be scheduled after this date.
March 9 - Event Overview Appointment Portal Opens
Confirmed one-on-one appointments will be available at this time.
March 15 at Noon PT -  Event Overview Appointment Portal Closes 
March 22 -  Appointment Schedules Released

How does it work?

First registered attendees for all NASC member destinations, event owners, and vendor exhibitors may request, accept, decline and rank appointments in the NASC Sports Marketplace. Login to request appointments. Once logged in, go to My Account and select the tab labeled "Marketplace Appointments."

One-On-One Appointments
Think "New Relationship NASC Marketplace"
Each one-on-one, 10-minute appointment offers destinations and vendor exhibitors the opportunity to share information about their community and/or products/services.

Event Overview Appointments
Think "Learning & Listening Marketplace"
Event overview appointments take place at round tables in a separate area of the Sports Marketplace exhibit hall, not at the event owner's booth.  Up to five (5) destinations and/or vendor exhibitors will be seated at a table with one event owner.  The event owner will review what it takes to host their event and may allow a minute or two at the end of the 10-minute appointment for questions.

*First Attendee Registration must be paid in full to access the appointment request portal.

What is a reverse tradeshow?

A typical reverse tradeshow is where attendees engage with the exhibitors through pre-scheduled meeting appointments. The advantage of a reverse tradeshow is that exhibitors are guaranteed booth traffic during pre-scheduled appointment times rather than simply hoping attendees stop by during open exhibit hours.

Questions? Contact the NASC Member Services Department, at 513.281.3888 or info@sportscommissions.org.

J&J Exhibitors is the official exhibitor service provider for the NASC Sports Event Symposium.  Orders for audio visual or other exhibitor service material is not supported or authorized by the NASC.

Appointment Countdown Clock and Aisle Sign Sponsor

Meet-Ups Sponsor 


Chicago Southland CVB

Registered Organizations: