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Over 130 Team Representatives attend ECHL Meetings presented by Fevo

Thursday, August 19th
Over 130 Team Representatives attend ECHL Meetings presented by Fevo

Over 130 attendees from ECHL teams, including several owners, presidents and general managers, as well as representatives from the National Hockey League, American Hockey League and  Southern Professional Hockey League, participated in the 2021 ECHL Hockey Summer Meetings presented by Fevo at the Aria Resort and Casino in Las Vegas from August 15-17.This year’s Hockey Summer Meetings were held in conjunction with the American Luxury Suite Directors (ALSD) and Ticket Summit conferences, which took place concurrently.ECHL Commissioner Ryan Crelin kicked off the event with the annual “State of the ECHL” address and continued with a presentation entitled “We’re All In This Together.” Keynote speaker Kim Davis, Senior Executive Vice President of Social Impact, Growth Initiatives and Legislative Affairs for the National Hockey League, spoke on “Inclusion is a Year-Round Sport” and Bryant Pfeiffer, Executive Vice President/Chiefs Revenue Officer of Minnesota United FC and Bill Guertin of The 800-Pound Gorilla, led a presentation on engaging teams communities to bring their markets together. A number of breakout sessions were led by other industry professionals including: Rene Alegria – MundoHispanico.comPeter Anderson/Adrian Benjamin – Infront XTony Baldwin – Macon BaconMurray Cohn – MC Sports SalesBen Conrad – Milwaukee BucksNorma C. Dean – Delta Air LinesSteve Delay – The Ultimate ToolkitMike Garvie/Tim Mason – Prolific 1Paul LaCaruba/Sean Whyte – National Hockey LeagueLacey London/Matt Bowslby/Matt Lujan/L.J. Helbig – FloSportsChristine Mina – Philadelphia FlyersMatt Riley – Bakersfield CondorsTony Waller – Walmart The Meetings also featured ECHL Team attendees serving as moderators for the breakout sessions.For the 16th year in a row, AMI Graphics, the “Exclusive Signage Company of the ECHL”, awarded a complete set of dasher board and under-ice graphics to an attending team, which was won by the Wheeling Nailers for the 2021-22 season. The ECHL Awards Show, presented by Stage Front, recognized individual and team achievements from the 2020-21 season: Sales Rookie of the Year – Mario Picciotto, South Carolina StingraysSales Professional of the Year – Ben Pulley, Indy FuelPR/Broadcaster of the Year – Andrew Smith, Indy FuelMost Creative Ticket Package of the Year – Jacksonville Icemen (Lizard Kings Night)Most Creative Revenue Generation of the Year – Reading Royals (Reading Royals Youth Hockey Association)Theme Night of the Year – Rapid City Rush (Rodeo Night)Community Service Team of the Year – Worcester RailersMarketing Department of the Year – Rapid City RushThe annual Welcome Reception and Vendors’ Showcase presented by TicketNetwork, which highlighted over 25 companies, provided an opportunity for teams to view products from League vendors and licensees. 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 20 states and two Canadian provinces for its 34th season in 2021-22. There have been 698 players who have gone on to play in the National Hockey League after starting their careers in the ECHL, including 20 who made their NHL debuts in the 2020-21 season. The ECHL had affiliations with 25 of the 31 NHL teams in 2020-21, marking the 24th 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. About Fevo

Fevo is a social buying platform that integrates with the largest and most important inventory management systems in the world. The core payment solution plugs into existing inventory management systems to bring the power of social multi-level marketing by turning buyers into sellers - all while preserving the brand. Fevo enables brands to amplify consumers’ commercial reach and reward them for it.

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