(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 www.ntra.com.