Frequently Asked Questions

First time attending the Symposium or new to the sports market?  Be sure to thoroughly prepare for the Sports Marketplace and review the frequently asked questions below.

Watch the Sports Marketplace Appointments Tutorial.

Who can exhibit at the NASC Sports Marketplace?
Vendors (hotels, publications, insurance, research firms, housing services, etc.) and event owners (organizations that have events available for bid). 

Host organizations do not exhibit at the NASC Symposium due to the reverse tradeshow nature of the NASC Sports Marketplace. 

How does the appointment process work?
Host organizations will meet with exhibiting event owner and vendors during pre-scheduled appointment times. 

One appointment schedule will be created for each NASC member host organization (CVBs, sports commissions and the like) requesting to meet with the exhibitors.  The number of appointments scheduled for event owners depends on the number of representatives in attendance. 

Vendors purchasing a standard booth package receive one (1) appointment schedule with host organizations; vendors purchasing a silver booth package receive two (2) appointment schedules: one with event owners and one with attending host organizations.

Who is eligible to take appointments in the Marketplace?
All NASC member host organizations and exhibiting vendors and event owners.  Non-member host organizations and vendors not purchasing an exhibit booth are not eligible for appointments.

Multiple attendees are coming from my organization; do we each receive separate appointments?
For host organizations and standard vendor exhibitors, no.  One appointment schedule will be created for each organization. 

The number of appointments scheduled for event owner depends on the number of representatives in attendance. 

Vendors purchasing a silver booth package receive two (2) appointment schedules: one with event owners and one with attending host organizations.

How are appointments scheduled?
On Wednesday, February 19, 2014 the first registered attendee (as indicated on your organizations registration form) for all member host organizations and exhibiting event owners and vendors will receive an email notifying them to login and access the NASC Sports Marketplace Appointment Program.  Those individuals will have until Wednesday, March 5, 2014 to request appointments. 

When will I know my schedule of appointments?
Around Wednesday, March 12, 2014 the same the first registered attendee for member host organizations and exhibiting event owners and vendors will receive another email notifying them to login into the NASC Sports Marketplace Appointment Program where they can view and print their appointment schedule.

What can I expect at Sports Marketplace appointments?  
Appointments are 10 minutes in length and are an opportunity to introduce yourself and your organization as well as exchange basic information.  Full contact information for all exhibitors will be available on the NASC Symposium mobile app.

What information should I bring with me for Sports Marketplace appointments?
Plenty of business cards and a short document that highlights your community, event, product or service.  Plan on mailing detailed visitors guides, RFPs or brochures to the person when you return to the office.

What can I hope to take away from a Sports Marketplace appointment?
A new contact in the sports event industry.  You should not expect to close a business deal during the appointments, but instead begin to foster a career long relationship.

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