Hotel Deadline Extension

The deadline to reserve your  room at our discounted $159/night rate has been extended to Friday, April 11. Hurry now for this will be the last opportunity to reserve your room at a near 50% discount. You can reserve your room now by clicking here or by calling the hotel at (760) 341-1000 and mentioning the National Sporting Goods Association.

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For questions please contact Katie Nemec at (800) 815-5422, ext. 1070. If you have not registered as of yet, please do so here.

We look forward to seeing you at the conference!

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Only Two More Days to Get Our Low Hotel Rate!

The NSGA special pricing will close tomorrow, April 4, so hurry and reserve your room to ensure your $159 rate. Rooms are going fast, and the hotel is completely sold out on Friday and Saturday. You can also reserve a room by calling (888) 421-1442 and mentioning the National Sporting Goods Association.

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Don’t miss out on all of the things this year’s conference has to offer! To get a sneak peak at what you could be enjoying please visit here.

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Watch What Others Are Saying About the Conference

See what attendees value at the Management Conference & Team Dealer Summit:

Let us know what you value about the conference. We will be happy to post your responses on our website, Facebook and Twitter. Please email your testimonials to Meghan Beach at mbeach@nsga.org.

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Don’t Miss These Opportunities!

Hurry and reserve your room before it’s too late – Be sure to reserve your hotel room for the NSGA Management Conference & Team Dealer Summit April 27-30 at the Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa as soon as possible. The resort is sold out on Friday and there are only a few rooms left for Saturday arrivals. Our block of rooms during the conference is going fast! Reserve your room at the special $159 rate online or by phone at (402) 592-6464.

Last chance to register early and get rewarded – Register by tomorrow for the conference to receive a $150 gift card to be used on property or upon checkout at the Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa. Don’t miss out on inspiring sessions to better your business. Look at the full program or register today!

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Hear What Others Are Saying…

There is no better way to get excited and learn more about the upcoming 50th NSGA Management Conference and 16th Annual Team Dealer Summit than to hear about the experience directly from your colleagues. See firsthand why attending the conference will be a memorable experience to have for a lifetime.

“As a first time attendee of the NSGA conference I wasn’t really sure what to expect. I saw a few seminars on the information packet that looked like they would be interesting. When I arrived at the event, everything exceeded my expectations. The conference featured a great variety of seminars and social events that were both interesting and applicable not only to the sporting goods industry as a whole, but specifically to me as a team dealer. Duke men’s basketball coach and U.S. Olympic team coach Mike Krzyzewski’s motivational talk about teamwork and leadership was the highlight of the event for me. The NSGA really put on a first-class event and I look forward to attending future conferences.”

– First-time attendee Mike Gonsiewski, Kampus Klothes (Ivyland, PA)

“I think the Management Conference and TDS is a great event. I enjoy getting a fresh look into the sporting goods business and learn new techniques to apply to my everyday work. The chance for great interaction with team dealers from across the country is invaluable to the relationship building that our business is built upon.”

– Eric Flowers, Team Sales Manager, Gared (St. Louis, MO)

“The 2013 NSGA Management Conference was my first and it truly was a great experience.  The speakers were very informative and Coach K was awesome!  I enjoyed meeting and talking with peers in the sporting goods industry who have a similar passion for sports and an active life style.  I am looking forward to next year’s conference.”

– First-time attendee Rob Summerfield, EVP and Chief Financial Officer, MC Sports (Grand Rapids, MI)

We would love to hear from you as well! Your support directly affects the success of this conference and has allowed for it to become the longest running event of its kind in the sporting goods industry. Let us know if you have a memory you would like to share from last year’s event. We will be happy to post your responses on our website, Facebook and Twitter. Please email your testimonials to Meghan Beach at mbeach@nsga.org.

Like what you see? Make sure you don’t miss out on all of the fun. The 50th NSGA Management Conference and 16th Annual Team Dealer Summit is fast approaching so be sure to register now if you have not had the chance.

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Register by March 1 and Get Rewarded

GiftCard_btnRegister by March 1 for the Management Conference & Team Dealer Summit and receive a $150 gift card to be used on property at the Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa or upon check-out.

Are you a NSGA retailer/team dealer looking to come to the 2014 conference? You can still apply for a conference/summit scholarship - find out more and apply today.

Don’t forget to book your room at the special rate of $159. Reserve your hotel room at the Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa. You can also reserve by phone by calling either (402) 592-6464 or (888) 421-1442 and speaking to an agent. Please mention you are with the National Sporting Goods Association group to ensure you receive the best rate.

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Boston Marathon Race Director Dave McGillivray to Speak at NSGA Management Conference Luncheon

Dave McGillivray has spent most of his life going the extra mile to motivate and inspire others. He completed a fundraising run across the United States in 1978 and is the race director of one of the world’s most prestigious events, the Boston Marathon.

McGillivray will share these and other stories at the National Sporting Goods Association’s 50th Management Conference and 16th Team Dealer Summit in Indian Wells, Calif. McGillivray will speak during the All-Star Awards Luncheon on Monday, April 28.

“We are thrilled to include a highly sought-after speaker in Dave McGillivray to this year’s Management Conference lineup,” said NSGA President and CEO Matt Carlson. “Dave’s background and ability to provide a motivational message will have a tremendous impact on our attendees.”

Read the full release, learn more about the sessions or register today!

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NSGA Offers Inspiring Kickoff and Sendoff to Management Conference and Team Dealer Summit

Sports participation is often linked to inspiration. That makes Shellie Pfohl and Anthony Robles a perfect combination of speakers for the 50th NSGA Management Conference and 16th Team Dealer Summit.

Pfohl, the Executive Director of the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition, will kick off the Management Conference and Team Dealer Summit on the morning of Monday, April 28, by discussing ways to solve the growing childhood obesity and inactivity problem in the United States. Robles will give the powerful sendoff speech to the attendees on Wednesday, April 30 when he shares his amazing story of how he became an NCAA wrestling champion despite being born with only one leg.

“I can’t think of a better way to get our members energized about the importance of this year’s Management Conference and Team Dealer Summit than to hear Shellie Pfohl talk about a dilemma that has a major impact on the sporting goods industry,” said NSGA President and CEO Matt Carlson. “Anthony Robles becoming a member of the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition last year makes for a perfect tie-in. Anthony’s story of overcoming incredible odds to become a champion will be a great way to send our members back to their businesses inspired and energized.”

Read the full release or register for the conference now.

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Registration is now open!

Learn more about the NSGA 2014 Management Conference & Team Dealer Summit, view the brochure and register today.

Register Online:
Register an individual attendee
Register multiple attendees

Register by phone: (800) 815-5422 x1270

Register by fax: (847) 391-9827
Download the form and fax it in

Register by mail:
Download the form and mail to
1601 Feehanville Dr. Suite 300
Mount Prospect, IL 60056

Register by March 1, 2014 to receive a $150 gift card, courtesy of Epicor, to be used at the Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa during your stay!

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Renowned Baseball Executive Billy Beane Highlights Speakers at NSGA Management Conference and Team Dealer Summit

Oakland Athletics General Manager Scheduled to Share His Success Story with Sporting Goods Industry on April 29 in Indian Wells, Calif.

You won’t find many major league sports executives portrayed by a major motion picture star.

But you won’t find many executives like Oakland Athletics general manager Billy Beane – depicted by Brad Pitt in the movie “Moneyball” – who broke away from traditional beliefs and methods to form one of the biggest success stories in baseball, sports and business.

You will find Beane sharing his insights for success and how they equate to the business world when he makes the keynote speech at the historic 50th Annual NSGA Management Conference and 16th Annual Team Dealer Summit on Tuesday, April 29 in Indian Wells, Calif. The NSGA event runs from April 27-30 just outside of Palm Springs.

“Billy Beane’s story and record of success with the Oakland Athletics are truly impressive. We are delighted to have someone of his stature in the sports world participate in our management conference,” said NSGA President and CEO Matt Carlson. “Mr. Beane is also an accomplished speaker who can relate his business acumen and leadership to all members of the sporting goods industry. His story of overcoming numerous obstacles, and using methods which were once scorned to build one of baseball’s best organizations, will definitely make an impact on our audience.”

Read the full press release or view the conference schedule.

Registration for the 2014 conference will open later today, so check back to be sure you don’t miss out!

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