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Registration Now Open for the NSGA 53rd Annual Management Conference & 19th Annual Team Dealer Summit

CONTACT: Katie Bruce, Director of Marketing & Communications
(847) 296-NSGA (6742), ext. 1070

MOUNT PROSPECT, ILLINOIS (January 4, 2017) – Registration for the 2017 NSGA 53rd Annual Management Conference & 19th Annual Team Dealer Summit is now open. The event takes place May 21-24, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Gainey Ranch in Scottsdale, Arizona. Attendees can expect more networking opportunities and education than ever before.

The Conference & Summit is the only event of its kind in the sporting goods industry that maximizes casual networking and learning. Returning attendees will see new programming and an enhanced schedule. First-timers will have a variety of options to network and learn with top executives and decision makers in the industry.

New this year, “The Combine” will pull together experts from inside and outside the industry to provide fundamental and practical solutions that make businesses more efficient. During “The Combine,” leading technology companies will navigate through the ins and outs on how to use everyday applications, providing attendees with real-world, actionable insights.

In addition, NSGA has eased the process of product distributor and supplier communications by facilitating new meeting options between top brands and dealers. These meetings will be held during a “Structured Product Networking” session at the conference. By registering for the conference, dealers and suppliers will automatically become a part of this select group that will have scheduled meetings arranged at the conference.

The conference hosts many notable speakers as well, including representatives from: Google, Forbes, Vanity Fair, Zappos, Locally, Yelp, Hubba, Kibo, Microsoft, Payment Alliance International, National Federation of State High School Associations, Positive Coaching Alliance and

Experts from innovative companies will lead discussions on key issues facing business owners today:

  • Competition in the Industry
  • Emerging Technology
  • Recruitment & Retention through Company Culture
  • Deconstructing the Millennial Employee
  • Tackling Digital Communications
  • How to Be Competitive Without Dropping a Ton of Cash
  • Competing with Online Sales

The Team Dealer Summit, sponsored by Mueller Sports Medicine and Russell Athletic, will also feature sessions on how to handle the competitive labor market, where to generate new sales with high profit margin items, what rule changes by the NFHS and other organizations will have a meaningful impact on inventories, and so much more

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More about the Management Conference & Team Dealer Summit

The NSGA Management Conference & Team Dealer Summit is the longest running, most successful leadership event in the sporting goods industry. Top executives and decision makers from sporting goods retailers, team dealers, manufacturers, sales agencies and industry supporting vendor companies gather for education, best-in-class networking, impactful speakers and industry recognition. During the event, Larry Aasheim, retired President and founder of Universal Athletic and Kevin Plank, CEO and Founder of Under Armour will join the iconic list of more than 160 men and women in the Sporting Goods Industry Hall of Fame.

About NSGA
Since 1929, the National Sporting Goods Association has been the leading voice and go-to resource for the sporting goods industry. NSGA helps the sporting goods industry grow its businesses through research, advocacy and networking.  For more information about membership or NSGA’s products and services, please visit