Indianapolis, Indiana is ranked the 25th largest media market in the country. It’s airport is ranked the 46th busiest in the country. But today, representatives from 120+ Minor League Baseball teams descent on The Circle City for the annual convention which runs through Thursday. It’s Winter Meetings week.
“We’re trying to make a great business and a great industry even better,” said BlueClaws Assistant GM Rich Mozingo in this ClawCast preview.
“We have the opportunity to go talk to people who might do group sales, or promotions, or marketing better than us, and get a little bit bigger and stronger when we come home.”
The trade show is usually the centerpiece of the event, and features hundreds of contacts and business with everything from tarp covers to giveaway items. Here is a list, from MiLB.com, of all the vendors. It’s a neat read.
While this is the first Winter Meetings hosted in Indianapolis, they’ve been trying to get the meetings for a few years. What was one of their big pushes? How about air tunnels to bridge hotels and the convention center, so people don’t have to go outside in the cold. Good thing. The high temperature in Indy this week is 42 degrees.
Next year: Orlando, where the high temperature this week is 81.