CINCINNATI, AUGUST 10, 2016 – The Association of Chief Executives for Sport (ACES), a trade association comprised exclusively of CEOs of the United States national sport governing bodies, including all 47 U.S. Olympic sports, will hold its Annual Meeting in Cincinnati January 8-10, 2017, at the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza. The successful bid was led by the Greater Cincinnati Sports Corporation in partnership with Cincinnati USA Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) and meet NKY/Northern Kentucky Convention & Visitors Bureau.
This will be the second major meeting of sports business decision makers that Cincinnati has hosted in the past two years. In February 2015, the National Sports Forum was hosted in Cincinnati and welcomed 900 sports business and marketing leaders to Cincinnati USA.
“On behalf of all our ACES members, sponsors and concierge city members we are delighted to be coming to Cincinnati in 2017,” said Stephen D. Ducoff, President/CEO, Association of Chief Executives for Sport ( “This will provide a firsthand opportunity for our ACES family to understand the sports dynamics of the Greater Cincinnati Sports Corporation and surrounding sports community and facilities. GO TEAM USA.”
“Cincinnati USA has a long-standing passion for sports, and we are thrilled to share our unique culture and heritage with the ACES leaders” said Dan Lincoln, President and CEO of the Cincinnati USA CVB. “This win is the result of hard work and regional cooperation, and offers an incredible opportunity to showcase our destination as a leading sporting events host.”
“The group represents the top decision-makers in amateur athletics,” said Eric Summe, President & CEO of meetNKY/Northern Kentucky Convention & Visitors Bureau, “We’re eager to show this prestigious group how Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati can host their next sporting event.”
About ACES
The Association of Chief Executives for Sport (ACES) is a 501(c)(6) trade association comprised exclusively of CEOs of United States national sport governing bodies. There are currently 60 members of ACES. All 47 U.S. Olympic Committee National Governing Bodies are members of ACES. The mission of ACES is to support and enhance the business interests of non-profit member sport organizations, share best practices, promote professional development and formulate a collective voice on common issues.
About the Greater Cincinnati Sports Corporation
The Greater Cincinnati Sports Corporation (GCSC) strives to enrich the community through the acquisition of amateur and professional sporting events, by maximizing economic impact and promoting the Greater Cincinnati & Northern Kentucky region as a premier sports destination. We have a 26-year history of event management that brings pride, visibility and positive economic impact to this region. From World Championships and National Championships to community based programs designed to benefit our youth, we are making a difference in the quality of life for Greater Cincinnati. GCSC is funded in part by and represents the Cincinnati USA Convention and Visitors Bureau and meetNKY. For more information on GCSC or a full calendar, visit