Why All Sports Executives Should Go to SEAT 2016

Aside from the dazzle of Aria Resort & Casino and the opportunity to loiter in Las Vegas, over 700 sports industry executives will be congregating at the SEAT 2016 Conference (Sports & Entertainment Alliance in Technology Conference) on July 17-21.

The conference agenda is jam-packed with C-level titles from every major league, and the four day event promises to send attendees home with inspiring ideas, thoughtful strategies and a new way to examine the way sport teams are currently operating their business.

Here are a few reason why we think you should attend this year’s conference:

Highly Focused Collaborative Roundtables & Panels

Conferences can be overwhelming, but when you have the opportunity for an open dialogue with some of the industry’s most seasoned veterans, real value can be extracted. This year’s SEAT Conference has six focused tracks ranging from sponsorships to analytics. For those interested in learning how to advance their first-party data collection techniques, Umbel’s Mark Drosos will be participating in a panel titled “Pump Up Your Analytics” on Tuesday at 2:15PM. Sports teams can learn how to use advanced analytics to improve lead scoring, customer retention, ticket reporting and pricing.

Meeting Others In Your Field

The sports world is one that prides itself on being one of the most connected. The SEAT organizers have orchestrated several networking opportunities so that you can reunite with acquaintances, former colleagues and friends. There are several networking opportunities infused throughout the conference so you can kick back, refuel and relax with other sports executives, old and new.

Staying at the Aria Resort & Casino

While Vegas can be sensory overload for many people, the ARIA Resort & Casino offers the perfect backdrop for absorbing new information. The hotel has a peaceful ambiance, in part due to the entire lobby being clad with fresh flowers, and feels more like a greenhouse than a Vegas casino.

There is such a thing as a free lunch – and a free Apple watch.

Take part in the SEAT luncheon on Tuesday, July 19th at the Pinyon Ballroom on the 1st Floor Aria Convention Center, and say hi to the Umbel staff for a chance to win a free Apple watch!

What are you looking forward to at this year’s conference? Send a tweet to @Umbel and let us know!