The ECHL Annual Meetings presented by Essensa are slated to be held June 22-26 at the Monte Carlo Hotel & Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada, hosting the League’s Board of Governors’ Meeting, Presidents & General Managers’ Meeting, fourth annual TeamWork Online Career Fair, ECHL Vendors’ Showcase, and two days of Sales, Marketing, and Communications Meetings.
The ECHL is expecting a record number of participants at these Meetings, including participants from all 28 ECHL Teams, as well as representatives from nine Southern Professional Hockey League teams, and guest speakers from the National Hockey League, American Hockey League and other sport industry professionals.
“We are working towards truly creating a universal ‘Hockey Meeting’, where leagues and teams from around the country can interact and learn from each other and other experts in preparation for the upcoming aeason,” said Ryan Crelin, Senior Vice President of Business Operations for the ECHL. “It is exciting to see this event continue to grow year over year and to have our partners at Essensa share in these Meetings to help further the growth of their business throughout the hockey community.”
“Essensa is proud to sponsor the 2015 ECHL Annual Meetings,” said Essensa President and CEO John P. Sganga. “We look forward to expanding our relationship with the League to bring additional savings opportunities and operating efficiencies to hockey teams and their fans.”
The week also includes the fourth Annual ECHL Career Fair, presented by TeamWork Online, where over 50 select candidates from around the country will be interviewing with ECHL teams to launch their career in sports for the 2015-16 season.
Essensa is the fastest-growing national GPO delivering procurement solutions, supply chain efficiencies, and greater operating margins to sports and recreation leagues, as well as hotels, spas, country clubs, and entertainment venues. Essensa members have access to a $41 billion portfolio comprising 2,000 contracts through more than 900 suppliers. With value-added services, including the Employee Discount Program, complimentary publications, regular contract updates, and exceptional customer service and support staff, Essensa is the clear choice to make a real impact on expenses.
About the ECHL
Began in 1988-89 with five teams in four states, the ECHL has grown into a coast-to-coast league with 28 teams in 21 states and one Canadian province for its 28th season in 2015-16. There have been 569 players who have gone on to play in the National Hockey League after starting their careers in the ECHL, including 28 who made their NHL debuts in the 2014-15 season. The ECHL had affiliations with 29 of the 30 NHL teams in 2014-15, marking the 18th consecutive season that the league had affiliations with at least 20 teams in the NHL. Further information on the ECHL is available on its website at ECHL.com as well as on Facebook and Twitter.