Although I have attended the NASC Market Segment Meetings in the past, I did not attend the inaugural 4S Summit in 2017. In all honesty, with new leadership and changes to the organization, I thought it best to “sit this one out” and evaluate the feedback post-event.
Between the FOMO (fear of missing out) and the extremely positive feedback I received from industry peers, there wasn’t a chance I was going to miss out on year two. I wanted to personally experience what was making the 4S Summit different from the past Market Segment Meetings. And, as a long-standing mentor, it was important for me to share this experience with both new members to the Association and future first time attendees.
From the moment I arrived onsite, familiar faces were surrounding me…in the hotel lobby, in the hotel restaurant, and even on the hotel elevators. Right off the bat, the sense of camaraderie was evident. To kick off the Summit, the atten...
HOUSTON, TX – Houston Dynamo and Dash President Chris Canetti has announced his resignation from the club today after 13 seasons. Canetti will remain with the team through the end of his contract, which expires December 31, 2018, and assist in the transition of leadership.
Canetti will move on to become the President of the Houston World Cup Bid Committee, which will be run by the Harris County – Houston Sports Authority. The Houston World Cup Bid Committee has been formed as part of an effort to bring the 2026 World Cup to Houston. Canetti will begin his new role in January of 2019, and work under the leadership of Janis Burke, the Sports Authority’s CEO.
“Today, I am filled with mixed emotions. I love this club, cherish my time here, and feel sadness about it coming to an end,” Canetti said, “but I am confident that is the right time to move on to the next challenge. And with this next challenge comes the opportunity to work on something vita...
Online registration and housing for the 2019 NASC Sports Event Symposium is open! The 2019 Symposium, scheduled for May 6-9 in Knoxville, TN, marks the 27th anniversary of the only non-profit, 501(c)3 association for the sports events and tourism industry in the United States. The Symposium features dozens of authentic education sessions, countless networking opportunities, and business development appointments in the NASC Sports Marketplace.
DESTINATIONS: Register by 2/15/19 and be entered to win your TOP 3 mutually requested appointments. *10 organizations will be selected
VENDORS: Register by 2/15/19 and be entered to win a FREE pre-Symposium e-blast to all registered event owners. 3 organizations will be selected.
The NASC staff, Board of Directors and Symposium Committee are looking forward to seeing you. By attending, you will learn how to produce measurable ROI, elevate your sports events, and improve the quality of...
As you register for the 2019 NASC Symposium, May 6-9 in Knoxville, set aside time to take a look around our host city while you’re there.
While Knoxville may be best known as the home of the University of Tennessee, it holds the distinction of being the smallest city to host of a World’s Fair when it held the event in 1982. The Sunsphere Tower left over from the fair remains a skyline fixture. Springtime in the South is always a great time to visit, and here are some activities you might want to check out while you’re at the Symposium:
Knox Brew Tours:
Tours are held weekly on Thursday, Friday and Saturday and it’s a good way to experience Knoxville’s growing beer scene with someone else driving. Find out times and details at www.knoxbrewtours.com.
Knoxville Walking Tours:
Experience a closeup look at the pioneers, soldiers, outlaws and even fictional characters that have given Knoxville a colorful past. They include looks at the Civil War,...
The 4S Summit is headed to Cleveland, OH in a few weeks! The summit kicks off with a Reception at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. A great opportunity to get together with your colleagues, share your stories and enjoy the history of Rock and Roll!
The 4S Summit provides an opportunity for all of us to discuss our commonalities. The commonalities could be challenges we are facing or successes that we want to share. My motto “Why recreate the wheel, when I could learn from others’ successes and challenges.” The opportunity to learn from the NASC members is one of the best learning tools at the tip of your fingers.
Be ready to learn more on the 4S’s of sports events and tourism: sponsorships, sales, services and strategies. The sports events and tourism industry has many commonalities within these 4S’s. Is your organization focusing on strategies to have the community more engaged with your sports events? Looking to learn new bidding best practices...
Orlando-based private, non-profit organization unveils company-wide rebrand featuring new logo, website and slogan – “Terrain for Every Game”
ORLANDO, Fla. (October 2, 2018) – The Central Florida Sports Commission (CFSC) – a private, non-profit organization dedicated to attracting and managing world-class sporting events and driving economic impact in the Greater Orlando area (the City of Orlando, Lake County, Orange County, Osceola County, and Seminole County) - today unveiled its new brand and website - Greater Orlando Sports Commission (GO Sports) and GreaterOrlandoSports.com. GO Sports aims to promote and elevate Greater Orlando’s vibrant community and feature a name which global audiences can identify with hosting major marquee and pro sports events at the major amateur, collegiate, professional and Olympic levels, such as the 2017 NCAA DI Men’s Basketball Championship, WrestleMania 33 in 2017, the 2019-2020 Monster Jam ...