Roster, Agenda Set for NTRA Meeting, Summit

(Edited NTRA release)

The roster of speakers has been set for the National Thoroughbred Racing Association’s Annual Meeting and Marketing Summit on Sept. 28-29 at Red Rock Casino, Resort & Spa in Las Vegas. Topics to be covered include marketing and promotions, legislative advocacy, NTRA Advantage purchasing program and the NTRA Safety and Integrity Alliance. The conference will also include a luncheon speech and Q&A session with NTRA president and CEO Alex Waldrop.

"This year’s Annual Meeting and Marketing Summit is a valuable opportunity to reconnect with our membership, exchange ideas, and provide updates on a number of NTRA initiatives planned during the next 12 months," said NTRA senior vice president Keith Chamblin.

The Summit will begin with registration, a welcoming reception and a private handicapping tournament for attendees on Monday, Sept. 28. A full day of sessions, including presentations and workshops, will take place on Tuesday, Sept. 29. Among the Sept. 29 featured speakers are:

— John Della Volpe, SocialSphere Strategies, "Reaching a New Generation Update"

— Peggy Hendershot, NTRA Sr. V.P–Legislative Affairs, "Internet Bill Update"

— Terry McElfresh, NTRA Sr. V.P., "NTRA Advantage"

— Keith Chamblin, NTRA Sr. V.P., "Marketing and Communications Update"

— Alex Waldrop, NTRA President & CEO, "Address and Q&A"

— Billy Rapaport, Freelance TV Producer, "Digital Television"

— Rick Baedeker, Breeders’ Cup Event Coordinator, "Breeders’ Cup Update"

— Steven Crist, Daily Racing Form Chairman and Publisher, "DRF Update"

— Victor Espinosa, Equibase V.P., "Equibase Update"

— Eric Wing, NTRA Sr. Director–Media Relations, "NTRA Communications Update"

— Fritz Widaman, NTRA Sr. Director–Marketing, "National Handicap Championship and NHC Tour Update"

More information and registration for the NTRA Marketing Summit can be obtained online at

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