NSGA 2024 Leadership Conference

2024 Leadership Conference

Registration for the NSGA 2024 Leadership Conference is NOW OPEN!


The NSGA 2024 Leadership Conference provides attendees the opportunity to:

  • Participate in Speed Networking (NEW: Additional Sessions Added)
  • Connect face-to-face with retailers, team dealers and brands from the sporting goods industry
  • Hear speakers who will motivate and share insights for success
  • Celebrate past industry leaders and honor Hall of Fame inductees


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Grow Your Connections!

Speed Networking is one of the most-anticipated events at the NSGA Leadership Conference. Sporting goods retailers and team dealers make important fact-to-face connections with manufacturers and brands in a fast-paced afternoon of timed, scheduled meetings.

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Check out how valuable previous attendees found Speed Networking:

What Past Attendees Are Saying

Mike Lotocki


All Pro Team Sports

It is a great networking event. You get to meet vendors and reflect on the year that was. We talk about the new products and innovations coming and you get to meet competitors, in a good way, and just talk about what’s going on in the industry. It is great to stay connected with your peers, competitors and vendors.

Kendall Whitley

Vice President of Team and Retail Athletics

Nation's Best Sports (NBS)

This is all I know, this industry. The camaraderie, the teamwork, the give and take, the understanding that we are all just trying to make each other better, I don’t know if other industries have this type of sharing and common belief that we want to make each other just a little bit better, so I think we are unique in that (with the NSGA Leadership Conference).

Tyler Ayers

Director of Team Sales & International Sales Manager


I found it valuable for us because of the ability to get in front of all our dealers. We know we have a large majority of them here and when you only have so many regional sales managers, you can’t get in front of them as often as you would like. The ability to have so many of those guys here made it really impactful and helpful to get the honest feedback from them in a comfortable setting.

The Location

Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass – Phoenix, AZ

The room block is now open at the Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass! NSGA has a block of rooms reserved for conference attendees at a rate of $269/night (plus $20 resort fee/tax). The block will close on Friday, April 26, 2024. Core conference dates are Sunday, May 19 (check-in) to Wednesday, May 22 (check-out). Attendees traveling by air should fly into Phoenix International Airport (PHX). PHX is approximately 20 minutes from Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass.

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Schedule at a Glance

Sunday, May 19


3:00 pm – 5:30 pm – Registration Opens 

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm – Welcome Reception 


Monday, May 20


7:00 am – 8:00 am – Networking Breakfast

8:00 am – 9:30 am – Education Session

9:30 am – 9:45 am – Networking Break

9:45 am – 11:30 am – Education Session

11:30 am-12:30 pm – Networking Lunch

12:30 pm – 3:30 pm – Speed Networking

3:30 pm – 5:00 pm – Afternoon Reception


Tuesday, May 21


7:00 am – 8:00 am – Networking Breakfast

8:00 am – 9:15 am – Education Session

9:15 am – 9:30 am – Networking Break

9:30 am – 11:15 am – Education Session

11:15 am-12:30 pm – Networking Lunch

12:30 pm – 2:00 pm – Education Session

5:30 pm – 9:00 pm – Sporting Goods Industry Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony 

*Schedule subject to change

Registration Rates


January 16 – April 3, 2024

April 4 – May 19, 2024

NSGA Member
Retailer/ Team Dealer/ Sales Agent*



Retailer/ Team Dealer/ Sales Agent*



NSGA Member
Manufacturer/ Wholesaler/ B2B Service Provider*



Manufacturer/ Wholesaler/ B2B Service Provider*



Significant Other*



Registration Includes*
  • Admission to all education sessions
  • Participation in Speed Networking for retailers, team dealers, manufacturers and brands
  • Access to conference networking receptions and opportunities to meet and connect with fellow industry leaders
  • Breakfast and lunch served Monday and Tuesday
  • A seat at the Sporting Goods Industry Hall of Fame Dinner and Induction Ceremony
  • Discount on your hotel room


Brands/Suppliers: Interested in becoming a 2024 supporter and receiving complimentary conference registrations? Contact Hayley Fansler at (847) 296-NSGA (6742), ext. 1280 or by email at for more information!


For questions or help completing your registration, contact Hayley Fansler at (847) 296-NSGA (6742), ext. 1280 or by email at

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Frequently Asked Questions

The NSGA Leadership Conference is a networking and educational event designed to support and benefit sporting goods retailers, team dealers and suppliers/brands.

Absolutely! The NSGA Leadership Conference provides educational opportunities that can benefit the whole team. Additionally, the conference schedule affords several built-in opportunities to network with industry peers.

Speed networking is a great opportunity for suppliers/brands to showcase their products and have discussions with retailers and team dealers in short, structured meetings. Don’t forget to bring your product samples and business cards!

Yes! If you become an NSGA supporter you will receive complimentary registration(s), enhanced brand exposure, print and digital advertising throughout the year and more! Reach out to Hayley Fansler, Business Development Manager, at for more information.

Registration for the NSGA 2024 Leadership Conference is now open. Register Today!

Contact Hayley Fansler, Business Development Manager, at or by phone at (847) 296-6742 (NSGA).

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