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TEAMS '15 to Feature Most Robust Educational Programming Ever
More than five dozen industry practitioners will lead five tracks of sports-specific sessions on event operations, new technology, youth participation, marketing and international growth opportunities

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The TEAMS '15 Conference—the world's leading conference and expo for the sports-event industry—will feature the most extensive educational programming in the event's history and will introduce a number of components when it gets underway next week in Las Vegas. Presented by SportsTravel magazine and hosted by the Las Vegas Convention & Visitors Authority, the TEAMS '15 Conference & Expo will be held in Las Vegas, November 9–12.

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"This year at the TEAMS Conference & Expo, we're upping the ante at the world's most productive gathering for the sports-event industry," said Timothy Schneider president and CEO of Schneider Publishing, which organizes the TEAMS Conference and publishes SportsTravel magazine. "Our approach has always been 'of sports, by sports, for sports' because we believe greater value is derived from having a sports-specific event devoted to the health and well-being of the sports-event industry," said Schneider. "If you're in sports, TEAMS is truly the can't-miss event of the year."

Two dozen pre-conference and concurrent sessions will feature leading practitioners from the sports-event industry. One such session will examine operational best practices from industry veterans with experience at organizations such as the U.S. Olympic Committee, the NFL, the NBA and Major League Baseball. Other sessions will look at bringing international sports to the United States and exporting events created in the United States to other countries; navigating the new age of video distribution; digital trends in ticketing; employing the latest technology to make sporting events more successful; conducting sports business in China; innovations in DMO marketing; harnessing the value of public relations; confronting concussions in youth sports; how to successfully negotiate sports-group contracts with hotels; structuring sports marketing strategies to resonate with each generational group; and starting a sports organization from scratch.

Daily general sessions will include a session on women succeeding in the male-dominated world of sports media and will feature ESPN's Jessica Mendoza and Fox's Jamie Little. A Veterans Day session will look at how sports have helped our wounded veterans heal and restart their lives.

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