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Entries for October 2017

4S Summit Recap and Next Steps

 Posted on: October 24 2017
First 4S Summit completed, what a great time we all had in Detroit! Lots of good conversations, good ideas and good friends. Now you may ask, we have all this knowledge….. what next? I think we all learned that the ‘4S’s” go hand in hand, right? Let’s do a little recap…. Sales, Strategies, Sponsorships and Services. In order to have an event in your destination these four topics will come into play. Best practices, things that work, things that don’t and discussing these topics in an open forum is a great way for destinations to learn from one another. We all know that we have many different size destinations, budgets and a variety of venues. However, one common denominator is we all want to host a successful event. That brings me to Sales, learning about the event…Does it fit in market? Do we have a local club or ambassador to help advance our bid? Making sure you have all the players to make the event successful?  Do YO...

Submit your nomination to serve on NASC Board of Directors by December 15

 Posted on: October 15 2017
Board service of the sports events and tourism industry's leaders is vital for the continued growth and success of the NASC. Board members serve as representatives of the NASC's 750 member organizations and help guide the future direction of the Association. The NASC Nominating Committee is accepting nominations for the following open positions (view job description):  Secretary - Candidate must have previously served on the NASC Board of Directors Four (4) Active member representatives (three-year terms) One (1) Allied member representative (two-year term) One (1) Rights Holder member representative (two-year term) Submit a nomination. Timeline October 15 – Nomination Portal Opens December 15 – Nomination Portal Closes December 15 – December 31 – Committee reviews nominee profiles January 5 – Committee call to select candidates to be interviewed January 12 – Interviews scheduled January  - 15 – ...

Registration and Housing for 2018 NASC Sports Event Symposium Open Now

 Posted on: October 12 2017
Registration and housing is open for the 26th NASC Sports Event Symposium to be held April 23-26, 2018 in Minneapolis, MN.  Special thanks to our hosts Sports Minneapolis powered by Meet Minneapolis and Explore Minnesota Sports.  By attending, you will learn how to produce measurable ROI, elevate your sports events, and improve the quality of life in your destination.  Registration Register now before rates increase on February 16. View rates. Hotels The host hotels are the Hilton Minneapolis and Hyatt Regency Minnapolis.   Please be aware the cut-off date for the NASC room block at the host hotels is March 30, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. ET.  Make a reservation. Preliminary Schedule and Important Dates Networking from beginning to end is a critical component of a successful Symposium. Start making your travel plans now! View the preliminary schedule here.   Registration and Housing Early Registratio...

Knoxville Selected as 2019 NASC Sports Event Symposium Host

 Posted on: October 11 2017
Cincinnati (For Immediate Release) – The city of Knoxville, TN, will be the host city for the 2019 NASC Sports Event Symposium, connecting leaders in the sports tourism industry with event rightsholders and venue managers from around the country and across the world.  The Symposium will be held May 6-9, 2019. The NASC Sports Event Symposium is the annual meeting of the National Association of Sports Commissions (NASC), the only non-profit 501(c)3 association for the sports events and tourism industry in the United States since 1992. Hundreds of sport tourism professionals and industry partners gather there each year to exchange time, resources, strategies, solutions, and more. “Sports Tourism is a growing market and to have NASC choose Knoxville is wonderful for our destination,” states Kim Bumpas, President, Visit Knoxville. “Being chosen for this event puts Knoxville on a national playing field with many other cities across the nation.” ...

NASC 4S Summit for Sports Events and Tourism Professionals Sets Attendance Record

 Posted on: October 9 2017
Contact: Jackie Reau/Betsy Ross Game Day Communications 513-929-4263   Cincinnati (For Immediate Release) – The National Association of Sports Commissions (NASC) 4S Summit kicks off tomorrow in Detroit, MI, hosted by Detroit Sports. A record 200 sports events and tourism professionals from across the United States are in attendance. “We have listened to what our members want, and we think our updated 4S Summit meets their needs,” said Al Kidd, NASC president and CEO. “By concentrating on these four core areas, we hope to offer the tools our members need to succeed.” The curriculum includes four key areas of strategies, sponsorship, sales and servicing sports events. In the two days of meetings, 25 topics will be presented to help members excel in the sports events and tourism industry. Participants earn four credit hours toward Certified Sports Event Executive credential, the only advanced certification program for sports events and tour...