Fourth NSGA Innovations Arena to Showcase Innovative Products in the Sporting Goods Industry

Applications Now Being Accepted


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

MOUNT PROSPECT, ILLINOIS (October 3, 2017) – Attendees of the National Sporting Goods Association’s 54th Annual Management Conference & 20th Annual Team Dealer Summit will get an up-close look at innovative products in the sporting goods industry. The Arena, in its fourth year, will feature products from new as well as established companies in the market.

GloveStix at the 2017 NSGA Innovations Arena

“I am so thankful GloveStix was picked to show our product in the Innovations Arena this past year. Since we are a new business with a lot to learn, attending this 4-day event was awakening,” commented Krista Woods of GloveStix, a 2017 exhibitor. “My husband and I learned more about the sporting goods industry and how it operates in those 4 days then we had the entire 2 years prior.”

New companies with a new product ready for market can participate in the NSGA Innovations Arena through an application and selection process. Applications can be completed online at Manufacturer sponsors of the event also can participate and promote an innovative product in the Arena. Companies interested in sponsoring the event should contact Julie Pitts, NSGA Business Development Director at                             

“The Innovations Arena connects new products and companies with decision makers, paving the pathway for success,” commented Matt Carlson, NSGA President & CEO. “The Arena is a great place for companies to meet attendees who can help diversify their distribution and sell the new products.”

The NSGA Innovations Arena will be open throughout the Conference & Summit to provide attendees the opportunity to experience interactive demonstrations and to ask questions.

More about the Management Conference & Team Dealer Summit
The 54th Annual Management Conference & 20th Annual Team Dealer Summit will be held at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa in Bonita Springs, Florida from May 20-22, 2018. 

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.

For more details on the Management Conference & Team Dealer Summit, visit

About NSGA
The National Sporting Goods Association has served as the leading voice for the sporting goods industry since 1929. NSGA is devoted to providing a competitive edge to sporting goods retailers and team dealers through industry leading research, networking and advocacy, and unmatched customer support. For more information about membership or NSGA’s products and services, please visit