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NSGA Renames Annual Event


Responding to the times and business direction, the National Sporting Goods Association (NSGA)  recently unveiled a new name and logo for what was previously known as the NSGA Management Conference and Team Dealer Summit. The newly named NSGA 2024 Leadership Conference will take place May 19-21, 2024, at the Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass in Phoenix, AZ.

The renaming of the event to the NSGA Leadership Conference was sparked by leadership speaker and former NFL quarterback Tom Flick’s speech on the differences between leadership and management, which he shared in his keynote at the 2023 event in Nashville, TN.

“Tom Flick’s message that leadership is about vision, strategy and inspiration and management is more about control really hit home with the NSGA team and our attendees,” explains Matt Carlson, president and CEO of NSGA. “After careful consideration, we believe this is the perfect time to change the name of the event to the NSGA Leadership Conference from the NSGA Management Conference & Team Dealer Summit. Our goal with the event is to give the leaders of our industry the tools to enhance how they lead their teams and the switch to NSGA Leadership Conference fully embraces that vision.

“The name change to NSGA Leadership Conference is another part of the evolution of this great event since its inception in 1965,” Carlson adds. “What will not change are the efforts to ensure retailers, team dealers, manufacturers, brand ambassadors, sales agents and others affiliated with the industry have a first-class experience.”

Registration for the NSGA 2024 Leadership Conference will begin in January 2024. For more information about the event: