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    (ATR) Esports and its impact on the travel industry will be the focus of a summit at the TEAMS ’17 Conference & Expo in Orlando, Florida from Oct. 30 – Nov. 2.
    (TEAMS '17)

    The first-of-its-kind eSportsTravel Summit will begin on Oct. 31 with a session on the similarities and differences of organizing and hosting esports competitions.

    The following day will include two sessions. The first features sports-industry professionals giving insights into how artificial intelligence, augmented reality, virtual reality and esports will transform the sports-event industry.

    The summit will conclude later in the day with an educational session that will examine the launch of the NBA 2K League, which the NBA sees as a platform for the engagement of the next generation of sports fans.

    Confirmed presenters for the session include Aaron Ryan, senior vice-president of business operations for the NBA 2K League; Ted Dalton, senior vice-president of corporate partnerships and business development for the Boston Celtics; Alex Martins, chief executive officer for the Orlando Magic; Josh Barney, director of e-sports and technology for the Utah Jazz; and broadcaster Bonnie Bernstein, vice-president of content and brand development for Campus Insiders.

    “Event organizers, destinations and suppliers who want to gain a better understanding of the impact of e-sports should make plans now to attend the eSportsTravel Summit at TEAMS ’17,” said Timothy Schneider, founder and chairman of the SportsDivision of Northstar Travel Group, which publishes SportsTravel magazine and organizes the TEAMS Conference & Expo.

    For more information or to register for TEAMS '17, which includes the eSportsTravel Summit, call (877) 577-3700 or

    Transportation Expert Among Panelists at 2017 London Infrastructure Summit

    Roads Minister at the Department of Transport Jesse Norman MP has been named one of many confirmed speakers for the 2017 London Infrastructure Summit. 
    (2017 London Infrastructure Summit)

    Norman will be joining other London government key figures including Deputy Mayor for Transport Val Shawcross, National Infrastructure Commission Chairman Lord Adonis and Port of London Authority Chief Executive Robin Mortimer.

    The conference will be divided into presentations, panels and plenary sessions, each tackling subjects ranging from London's housing needs to the mayor's environment and transportation strategies.

    A discussion with Transport for London Commissioner Mike Brown MVO and remarks from London First Director of Strategy and Policy John Dickie will close the conference. 

    The one day event will be held on Sep. 14. 

    Click here to register

    India Hosts International Sporting Goods Show

    Sport India 2017 - the 5th India international sporting goods show - will take place in New Delhi from Aug. 22-24.

    The Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports, state governments and around 70 sports federations are expected to attend. 

    The event will be split into four groups, each covering various aspects of the sports industry. Groups include fitness, world adventure, golf and infra-tech.

    Accessories, sports wear, fitness equipment, raw materials, technology and more will be on display for delegates to browse during the many exhibition sessions.

    A pickle ball tournament, crossbow shooting activities and a sports fashion show will also be held during the event. 

    For more information on Sport India 2017, click here.

    Conference Schedule

    Sport India 2017: Aug. 22-24 

    Stadia & Arena Asia Pacific 2017: Sep. 12-14

    London Infrastructure Summit: Sep. 14

    WSF Coaching Conference: Sep. 14-16

    VISTA 2017: Sep. 20-23

    Team USA Media Summit: Sep. 24-27

    Learfield Intercollegiate Athletics Forum: Sep. 29

    Leaders Week London 2017: Oct. 2-6

    ITF Worldwide Coaches Conference : Oct. 11-14 

    AISTS - Sport Event Management and Organization Seminar: Oct. 16-20

    Host City Asia: Oct. 18 

    Sportel Monaco: Oct. 23-26

    Stadium Sports Marketing Symposium: Nov.1-2

    TAFISA World Congress: Nov. 15-19 

    Play the Game: Nov. 26-30 

    Host City 2017: Nov. 28-29 

    SportAccord Convention: April 15-20, 2018

    IWG World Conference on Women and Sport: May 17-20 , 2018 

    International Sports Convention: Dec. 5-6, 2018

    Written by Courtney Colquitt and Gerard Farek

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