The National Sports Forum is the largest annual cross gathering of the top team sports marketing, sales, promotions and event entertainment executives - from throughout the broad spectrum of teams and leagues, (i.e. NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL, Minor Leagues, Racing, Colleges, etc.), in North America. (On average, 75-80% of our Attendees come from the US, with Canada comprising approximately another 20%.)
We meet each year for three days of networking, idea sharing and listening to the industry's top spokespeople, through numerous breakout sessions, panel discussions, networking events and keynote speeches. Speakers in the past have included:
  • Terdema Ussery, President & CEO of the Dallas Mavericks
  • Pat Williams, SVP of the Orlando Magic
  • Gary Bettman, Commissioner of the National Hockey League
  • Jeanie Buss, EVP of the L.A. Lakers
  • Howard Schultz, Chairman of Starbucks Coffee Company
  • Michael Bidwill, President of the Arizona Cardinals
  • Drayton McLane the Former Owner of the Houston Astros
  • Jerry Colangelo, Chairman & CEO of the Phoenix Suns
  • Bud Selig, Commissioner, Major League Baseball
  • Tony Ponturo, VP, Global Media & Sports Marketing at Anheuser-Busch
  • Don Garber, Commissioner of Major League Soccer

The National Sports Forum is overseen by a diverse Steering Committee of team, league, and industry leaders - peers that share a universal interest in meeting and learning from one another. Like you, they realize that good ideas can't occur "in a vacuum" - executives need to be able to get together with one another to discuss new ideas, new strategies, and new ways in which to keep their sponsors, ticket buyers, suite holders, broadcast partners, and others involved. With increasing competition, rising costs, and tighter margins - teams and events are challenged to not only survive … but thrive! As anyone who's attended our previous 19 Conference & Trade Shows can attest, the National Sports Forum is THE conference that gives you the edge!



We proudly support the best interests and traditions of the NSF "fraternity" and its alumni. Lifelong relationships are the foundation of our industry.
Phil Castellini
Keynote Speaker at the 2015 National Sports Forum - Phil Castellini, COO of the Cincinnati Reds
2015 Decade Club
The 2015 members of the NSF Decade Club!
Click below to see photos from the 2014 National Sports Forum!