Roster, Agenda Set for NTRA Meeting, Summit

Two-event will be held in Las Vegas.

(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