Endurance Athlete Diana Nyad and London Olympic Gold Medalist Sanya Richards-Ross Highlight Schedule at TEAMS '12 Conference & Expo in Detroit National Football League, U.S. Tennis Association, World Wrestling Entertainment andPenske Racing Will Share Insights at World's Largest Gathering of Sports-Event Organizers

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Diana Nyad, whose inspiring attempts at age 63 to swim without a shark-proof cage from Cuba to Florida less than a month ago generated worldwide headlines and inspired widespread admiration, leads a long list of sports notables who will appear at the TEAMS Conference & Expo, October 1- 4 in Detroit. Nyad, whose appearance at TEAMS will be one of her first since her swim in late August, will provide the conference's opening keynote address.

Called the "Ultimate Sporting Event" by PCMA Convene, TEAMS: Travel, Events And Management in Sports, attracts the most diverse array of sports-event organizers of any international sports-industry conference. TEAMS provides destinations from around North America with the opportunity to meet and forge relationships with sporting events at the amateur, collegiate and professional levels.

Also during TEAMS, event organizers for several of the leading brands in the sports and entertainment industries—including the National Football League, the U.S. Tennis Association, Penske Racing and World Wrestling Entertainment—will discuss how cities large and small can connect with their brands regardless of whether or not they are currently home to their franchises or events. 

TEAMS '12 will also feature the annual SportsTravel Awards Luncheon will include a special commemoration of the 40th anniversary of Title IX when three-time Olympic gold medalist Nancy Hogshead-Makar speaks on the work of the Women's Sports Foundation. London 2012 has been coined the "Women's Olympics" and one of its brightest stars—quadruple Olympic gold medalist Sanya Richards-Ross—will also take the stage to share her inspiring personal story during the SportsTravel Awards.

For more information, click here, visit www.TEAMSconference.com or call toll-free (877) 577-3700.

The TEAMS Conference & Expo is organized by Los Angeles-based Schneider Publishing (SchneiderPublishing.com),which publishes SportsTravel (SportsTravelMagazine.com), the sports world's event magazine, and Association News (AssociationNews.com), America's most-read magazine for association executives. Schneider Publishing recently acquired the Meetings Quest series of one-day trade shows for corporate and association meeting planners. The group travel markets served by Schneider Publishing generate 106 million hotel room nights annually.

Association News, SportsTravel and TEAMS are registered trademarks and Meetings Quest is a trademark of Schneider Publishing Company, Inc.

Contact:

Alex Baumgardner

Tel: (310) 577-3700

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SOURCE Schneider Publishing



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