March 19 - 20, 2019
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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event description

Organized by SportsTravel magazine and sponsored by the Louisville Convention & Visitors Bureau and the Louisville Sports Commission, the SportsTravel Road Trip is a by-invitation-only networking and education event for chief executives and event directors of sports governing bodies.

The SportsTravel Road Trip will begin with an informal networking reception on Tuesday, March 19. Held at the United States Olympic Committee's headquarters in Colorado Springs on Wednesday, March 20, the SportsTravel Road Trip educational program includes a networking breakfast and a custom-curated morning on the hottest topics facing sports organization chief executives and event directors. The event will conclude in time for the Colorado Springs Sports Corp's Salute to the Olympic Family luncheon.

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Testimonials

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—Doris Mayer, Meetings Plus

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—Tess Vismale, iSocialExecution, Inc.

"In two short days IPEC accomplished two very important goals for me - it provided an intimate forum where I could meet with suppliers I've been interested in meeting; and just as importantly, it enabled me to network and share best practices with respected colleagues who do just what I do all across the country."

—Brett Sterenson, Hotel Lobbyists

SPEAKERS

Tom Boucher

Tom Boucher is a vice president in the Velocity B2B unit of CashStar. He brings 14 years of retail gift card experience and over 25 total years of retail experience. Most recently, Tom had full gift card program oversight while with Best Buy, building and managing Best Buy’s highly successful B2B gift card program.

Rhonda Brewer

Rhonda Brewer is the Vice President of Sales at BCD Meetings and Events. She brings more than 30 years of MICE experience including, project management, operations, business development, industry relations, strategy, communications, administration, business solutions, creative services, sales, marketing and leadership. 

Shelly Colla

Shelly Colla, National Sales Manager, Premium Incentive Group, Sony Electronics Inc. Shelly has worked with Sony Electronics for over 20 years and managed the U.S. Premium Incentive Group. With Customer Relationship Management as her core skill, she has built valuable relationships across the industry and she has served as a longtime member of the Incentive Marketing Association.

Mike Donnelly

Mike Donnelly, President of Hinda Incentives, is a 30‐year veteran of the incentives, recognition, engagement, and loyalty industries, Mike is responsible for all leadership aspects of Hinda, including sales, marketing, product development, strategic direction, and operations.

Holly Glowaty

Holly Glowaty, Co-Founder at K+H Connection,  has spent over 10 years working with merchants to create profitable partnerships in FinTech, loyalty/rewards and Sports Marketing, representing major gift card portfolios for JCPenney and Staples and creating numerous loyalty program partnerships.

Jonathan T. Howe

President and Senior and Founding Partner of Howe & Hutton Ltd. Jonathan is also general counsel to Meeting Professionals International, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Association Committee of 100, the Sports & Fitness Industry Association and the International Live Events Association, and special advisor to the American Bar Association Standing Committee on Meetings and Travel.

Tony Lorenz

Founder and/or CEO of four successful event-focused businesses, including his current service to PRA as CEO. Prior to PRA, Tony launched an award-winning online platform, BOB.tv. Tony was also Co-Founder of rEvolution, now one of the largest independent sports marketing firms in the US. 

Mike May

Mike is the 2018 Chairman of the Incentive Research Foundation and President of Brightspot, a full-service performance improvement company. Brightspot manages full-service meetings, corporate events, and incentive programs for enterp rise clients – with industry – leading creativity, flexibility, and commitment to deliver results.

Steve O’Malley

Steve O’Malley is Division President of Maritz Travel. He is an industry veteran and visionary with more than 25 years of experience in a variety of roles from onsite support as a travel director to leading nearly 1,000 associates in the day-to-day operation of one of the industry’s leading companies.

David Meerman Scott

David Meerman Scott is a marketing strategist and author of "The New Rules of Marketing & PR". Previously he was the VP of marketing for two publicly traded technology companies and was also Asia marketing director for Knight-Ridder, at the time one of the world’s largest newspaper and electronic information companies. 

Jesse Wolfersberger

Jesse Wolfersberger is Chief Data Officer for Maritz Motivation Solutions. Jesse leads Maritz’s Decision Sciences team, a group of data scientists who specialize in merging the fields of behavioral science and artificial intelligence, helping brands make data-driven decisions through analytics, machine learning, and statistical analysis. 

PRESENTERS

Please check back for the list of presenters

Agenda

Unless otherwise indicated, all events will be held at:

USOC Headquarters
Second Floor Event Center
27 S. Tejon Street
Colorado Springs, CO 80903  

Tuesday, March 19
4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Networking Reception
Location to be announced
Wednesday, March 20
8:15 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.
Networking Breakfast
8:45 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.
Session #1
(Session Description)
9:15 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
Session #2
(Session Description)
9:45 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Break
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. 
Session #3
(Session Description)
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Colorado Springs Sports Corp Luncheon: Salute to the U.S. Olympic Family
(Ticket Information)
DoubleTree by Hilton

EVENT HIGHLIGHTS

CONTACT

Event Organizer Contact:

Nicole Goddeyne
Event Organizer Liaison

ngoddeyne@ntmllc.com

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