SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

 

>> SUNDAY, MAY 19

3:00 PM – 6:00 PM  

Registration and Information Desk Opens

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Welcome Reception Sponsored by Augusta Sportswear Brands

>> MONDAY, MAY 20

7:00 AM – 8:00 AM

Networking Breakfast Sponsored by Wilson Sporting Goods

8:00 AM – 8:15 AM

Welcome from NSGA
8:15 AM – 9:15 AM

OPENING SESSION

The Power of Servant Leadership

Jim Hunter, JD Hunter Associates, LLC

 9:15 AM – 9:30 AM Networking Break in Innovations Arena
   
 9:30 AM – 10:25 AM

GENERAL SESSION

Your Tax Bill is Too High – Strategies and Tips for Reducing

Your Corporate and Individual Tax Expenses

Gene Marks, The Marks Group

 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

CONFERENCE TRACK

The Future of Sports Retailing Begins Now

Erica Orange, The Future Hunters 

DEALER TRACK

Expanding Your Playbook to Emerging Women’s Sports

Candace Bingham, Moderator

Don Corr, Georgia High School Association

Dr. Samantha Menton, Atlanta Lady Thrashers

Jon Weyher, Gwinnett County Public Schools 

 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM  Networking Lunch
   
 12:30 PM – 1:00 PM  Speed Networking Check In
   
 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM  Speed Networking
   
 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM Innovations Arena Networking Reception Sponsored by Stahls’ 
 
>> TUESDAY, MAY 21
   
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM Networking Breakfast 
   
8:00 AM – 9:30 AM 

GENERAL SESSION

Improving the Sporting Goods Retail Experience

Mike Cosentino, Big Peach Running Co.

Paul Kim, Shop Design

Matt Nurre, Retail Design Source

9:30 AM – 9:55 AM Networking Break in Innovations Arena 
   
9:55 AM – 10:40 AM

CONFERENCE TRACK

Retail Tech Talks

Emerson Scherer, Celerant Technology

Craig Carlock, Omega Sports

Jerry Williams, Schuylkill Valley Sports 

DEALER TRACK

Esports Evolution

David Cheshier, Georgia State University

Mark Koski, NFHS Network

10:45 AM – 11:30 AM 

CLOSING SESSION

The Psychology of Winning: Cultivating A Champion’s Mindset

Dr. Jen Welter

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM Networking Lunch
   
12:30 PM  NSGA Official Golf Tournament
   
6:00 PM   NSGA Sporting Goods Industry Hall of Fame Dinner and Induction Ceremony

   

*Schedule subject to change