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  • Meetings Quest Program Unveiled -- Conferences and Conventions


    (ATR) The two day Meetings Quest conference in Atlantic City will feature conversations with industry experts, celebrations, and more. 
    Olympic gold medalist Shannon Miller (Getty Images)

    The conference will open on the city's famous boardwalk where participants can network and enjoy a night of dance. 

    Day two of the conference will include a series of briefings among industry experts such as the chief operating officer of the Miss America Organization Josh Randle and president of Atticus Brand Partners Kathy Armistead Olen. 

    The event will also feature a keynote address by Olympic gymnast and gold medalist Shannon Miller. 

    “Shannon’s incredible professional and personal achievements are sure to serve as an inspiration to attendees and guide them on their own path to success,” Timothy Schneider, CEO of Schneider Publishing, said in a statement. His company publishes Association News, which organizes the event. 

    Miller intends to give participants an idea of what its like to have a ‘gold-medal mindset’ through personal experiences, her fight against ovarian cancer and how she tackles day to day challenges.

    Another networking session along with a cash prize drawing will close the event 

    Meetings Quest 2017 will be held at the Borgata Hotel from Mar. 14-15.

    Philip Craven to Lead GSD 'Doping in Sport' Symposium

    The Foundation of Global Sports Development (GSD) symposium on 'Doping in Sport' will be led by International Paralympic Committee President Philip Craven.  
    (The Foundation for Global Sports Development)

    Craven will deliver the keynote address to begin the event, touching on topics including the latest Russian athlete ban at the Paralympics and previous doping issues at the Rio Games. 

    "We are incredibly honored to have Sir Philip join us for this symposium," GSD Executive Board member Steven Ungerleider said in a statement.

    "His display of leadership during the 2016 Rio Paralympics was nothing short of courageous and I know many people are interested to learn what factors played into his decision."

    Also speaking at the symposium are U.S. Anti-Doping Agency sports attorney William Brock III, Major League Baseball Chief Legal Officer Dan Halem, Vice President of the International Court of Arbitration for Sport Michael Lenard and more. 

    The event will be held at the Pepperdine University School of Law in Malibu, California on Apr. 13. 

    Attendance to the symposium is without cost. Click here to register. 

    Data Expert Kristian Gotsch talks Partnership Growth at 'The Academy' 

    Kristian Gotsch will be opening 'The Academy' conference with a discussion on the use of data and customer relationship management (CRM) in sport.

    (TSE Consulting)
    Gotsch is the Client Services Director (EMEA) for Two Circles sports marketing agency and has worked with T-Mobile, Microsoft and more assisting in developing data driven and CRM projects.

    Gotsch believes participants of his class will leave with a better understanding of ways sports organizations can use data to "secure new partners and help to provide new means of financial income".

    "I am very excited to be joining The Academy. Sports organizations are increasingly using data and insight to better engage with their audiences and partners. I am looking forward to sharing cases and provide concrete recommendations on how to use data to realize commercial growth" Gotsch said in a statement.

    Other speakers including TrueNorth founder Richard Stephenson,  PRISM founder Steve Madincea and Managing Director/Chairman of Sports Practice of Burson-Marsteller EMEA Dennis Landsbert-Noon will host master classes during  the conference. 

    More speakers are soon to be announced.

    TSE Consulting has opened the registration for 'The Academy' conference and tickets are 10 percent off to Around the Rings subscribers. Click here to register.

    The 2017 edition of this program will take place at the Olympic Museum in Lausanne, Switzerland from June 7-8.

    Conference Schedule

    R&A Golf Seminar - Japan: Mar. 13

    Sportel America : Mar. 14-16

    R&A Golf Seminar - South Korea: Mar. 17

    IEG Conference: Mar. 26-29

    NASC Sports Event Symposium: Mar. 27-30

    SportAccord/LawAccord: April 2-7

    World Stadium Congress: May 9 -11

    Host City Asia: May 16-17

    TSE 'The Academy:  June 7-8

    VISTA 2017: Sep. 20-23

    Sportel Monaco: Oct. 23-26

    Play the Game: Nov. 26-30 

    Host City 2017: Nov. 28-19 

    Written by Courtney Colquitt

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