The world’s largest gathering of sports-event organizers featured sports-industry thought leaders, more than 10,000 business appointments and very satisfied attendeesThe TEAMS ’16 Conference & Expo—the world’s leading conference and expo for the sports-event industry—has scored an approval rating of more than 98% among attendees completing the event’s post-show survey. Presented by SportsTravel and hosted by the Atlantic City Sports Commission and Meet AC, TEAMS ’16 was held at Harrah’s Waterfront Conference Center in Atlantic City, September 26–29.
In the survey, attendees commented on the “fun, energetic atmosphere” at TEAMS, which left attendees “super impressed with the attendance and overall quality of the conference.” One attendee raved that TEAMS was the best event he’d attended from the standpoint of return on investment in the last five years. Others used phrases like “top-shelf,” “exceeded expectations,” “fabulous,” “excellent,” “fantastic” and “flawlessly executed” to describe their TEAMS experiences.
“For a larger conference, TEAMS still has an intimate feeling and plenty of opportunities to network,” said Kyle Weiser of Visit Salina. “TEAMS was a great opportunity for our business to talk directly to organizations that fit squarely in our target market,” said Scott Stream of Image Inflators.
“I can honestly say we were able to get more done in three days than we ever thought possible,” commented event organizer Casey Taker of Open Water Planet. “You guys rock,” said Julie Bolfa of Destination Toledo. “I love TEAMS!” Sean Wolters, organizer of the Savage Race series, echoed Bolfa’s sentiments. “If I could attend only one conference each year,” said Wolters, “it would be TEAMS.”
“We are delighted that our attendees had such a tremendous and valuable experience in Atlantic City,” said Timothy Schneider, president and CEO of Schneider Publishing, which publishes SportsTravel and organizes the TEAMS Conference & Expo. “The fact that TEAMS ’16 scored more than 98%, not only in its overall rating but also in the specific areas of conference organization and conference affordability, reaffirms TEAMS’ leadership position in the sports-event industry.”
“We thank our destination partners at the Atlantic City Sports Commission and Meet AC, as well as our attendees, exhibitors and sponsors for helping us produce such a successful conference,” continued Schneider. “We encourage those in the sports-event industry to choose carefully when deciding with whom to associate their brands and where to allocate their precious resources. If they’re not currently a part of the TEAMS family, we invite them to consider TEAMS as a platform for their sports marketing efforts,” concluded Schneider.
Hosted by Visit Orlando, TEAMS ’17 will be held October 30–November 2, 2017, in Orlando.