Conference Report:

SLRG partners frequently attend and present at prominent marketing conferences. Here’s a round-up of SLRG’s latest speaking engagements including MRA Annual and the Fall Crittenden Golf Conference.

SLRG Partners attend, Present at MRA Annual

It was a past presidents� reunion, earlier this summer, as the three SLRG partners, and Howard Gershowitz, all former national presidents of the U.S. Marketing Research Association (MRA) were among the hundreds of marketing researchers that gathered in Washington D.C. for the association�s annual conference. Along with Gershowitz, a fifth former MRA national President, Marketing Research Institute International (MRII) Executive Director Don Marek joined SLRG�s Jon Last, Peter Van Brunt and Michael Mermelstein for an unofficial past presidents� dinner, where the topics ranged from industry trends to the 2011 MLB season. Both Mermelstein and Last currently serve on the MRII national board of directors.
As part of the MRA conference program, Van Brunt moderated the well attended education session, The Future of Research.

Last to keynote Fall Crittenden Golf Conference

Sports and Leisure Research Group President Jon Last will join Global Golf Advisors� Partner, Henry DeLozier and Mature Market Strategies Principal David Schreiner for the conference opening keynote presentation: �Emerging Trends that are Changing the Business of Golf� on Tuesday September 27 at 9:00am. The conference will be held at the Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort in Phoenix, and runs through September 28. Registration information can be found at the Crittendenden Conferences web site