This year, we are going to hone in even more on how to grow participation in the sport. We need to not just keep the anglers we have, but be as creative and innovative as possible to grow the angling base to help ensure our industry’s future.
Our keynote speakers are experts in the fields of incorporating new technology in our efforts and further helping us to understand the characteristics of the upcoming generations, especially Gen Z – our next generation of anglers.
For more information about everything that New Orleans has to offer, please check out the website that the visitor’s bureau created just for us!
The American Sportfishing Association extends its thanks to the following companies and agencies for their generous support of the 2016 Sportfishing Summit.
The sponsors are current as of August 29, 2016.
All Summit attendees are welcome are welcome to attend the meetings and general sessions as well as the evening receptions and the not-to-be missed reception and awards dinner on Thursday evening at the National World War II Museum. We will provide shuttle service to the museum.
Click here for the full Summit agenda.
Click here for the Board of Directors and Committee meetings.
If you have any questions about the program, please contact ASA Communications Director Mary Jane Williamson, email@example.com, or call 703-519-9691, x227.
See you in October!
Our keynote and other speakers are chosen based on their ability to provide you with new ideas and practical information to help you and our industry.
Click here to see this year’s guest, keynote and featured speakers.
The 2016 Sportfishing Summit registration is now open. Once again, we are offering discounted registration fees for multiple members from one company.
Making Your 2016 Hotel Reservations
The Ritz Carlton has two options for housing accommodations - a deluxe King Bed a deluxe Double. Both rooms are both $209.00 per night.
Reservations by Phone
Please call (800) 826-8987 to make housing arrangements using the following codes, depending on your preference:
ASA Group Code - deluxe King - TYGTYGA
ASA Group Code - deluxe Double -TYGTYGB
Traveling to the Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans
The Ritz-Carlton is located at 921 Canal Street in downtown New Orleans. Their direct number is (504) 524-1331.
The New Orleans International Airport is closest to the resort and is a half hour drive from the hotel. The hotel does not have shuttle service.
If you require transportation assistance, or if you have other personal requests, please call the hotel’s Concierge Services at (504) 524-1331, ext. 4200. You are always welcome to arrange for your own transportation.
Parking at the Ritz-Carlton
For registered guests, the Ritz-Carlton offers valet parking priced at $45 per day, overnight, plus tax. Please call Concierge Services at (504) 524-1331, ext. 4200, if you have any questions regarding parking during your stay.
The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans is centrally located on the edge of the French Quarter on Canal Street, near the Garden District.
Although there are a number of things to do in New Orleans, we have a Welcome Breakfast planned and several other options available for our spouses and guests.
Click here for more information about the breakfast and optional tours.
Board of Directors and Committee Meetings
All Summit attendees are encouraged to attend the committee and board of directors meetings in order to gain a better understanding of how the association staff and the membership work to help ensure our business future.
Key players in the business world, our industry and fisheries conservation and management and policy discuss the most important issues affecting our livelihood.
Special guest speakers provide new ideas and practical information to help guide members’ business ventures.
Social Events and Networking Opportunities
Summit attendees can renew relationships with colleagues and friends in a low-key environment.