The 2017 ECHL Hockey Summer Meetings presented by Brandiose, will be held June 12-16 at the New York-New York Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, hosting the League’s Board of Governors’ Meeting, Presidents & General Managers’ Meeting, 6th Annual TeamWork Online Career Fair, the CCM/ECHL Vendors’ Showcase, and two days of Sales, Marketing, and Communications Meetings.
“We are really proud to be bringing this event to a new level this year with our partners, teams and fellow leagues,” said Ryan Crelin, Senior Vice President of Business Operations of the ECHL. “Our friends at Brandiose have helped us take the prestige of this event to the next level with their marketing creativity. These meetings will bring in representatives from six North American hockey leagues and a European league - truly a hockey convention.”
The ECHL Hockey Summer Meetings expect participants from all 28 ECHL Member Teams, as well as representatives from the Southern Professional Hockey League, United States Hockey League, National Women’s Hockey League, Austria’s Erste Bank League, and guest speakers from the National Hockey League, American Hockey League and other sport industry professionals.
“The Hockey Summer Meetings has become the premier hockey industry conference, and we're thrilled to be a part of it,” said Brandiose’s Jason Klein. “It’s now the must-attend event for sharing innovative industry trends and cutting edge business ideas."
The week also includes the sixth annual ECHL Career Fair, presented by TeamWork Online, where over 70 select candidates from around the country will be interviewing with ECHL teams to launch their career in sports for the 2017-18 Season, after multiple candidates were hired at last year’s event.
About the ECHL
Began in 1988-89 with five teams in four states, the ECHL has grown into a coast-to-coast league with 27 teams in 21 states and one Canadian province for its 29th season in 2016-17. There have been who have started their career in the ECHL who have gone on to play in the National Hockey League, including 24 who made their NHL debuts in the 2016-17 season. The ECHL has affiliations with 26 of the 30 NHL teams in 2016-17, marking the 20th 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 Twitter and Facebook.
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