(Washington DC) Today, Safari Club International (SCI) CEO W. Laird Hamberlin and Grand Slam Club/Ovis (GSCO) CEO Jason Price announce the first of its kind agreement between their respective organizations to create a partnership in the long term that produces an innovative experience. for their memberships, beginning with the 52nd Annual SCI Hunters Convention from January 31-February 4, 2024, in Nashville, Tennessee.
For more than 50 years, the paths of SCI and GSCO have run parallel, and today marks the beginning of a true partnership in conservation. Starting in 2024, SCI and GSCO will partner to bring two of the oldest and most prestigious organizations under one roof. SCI will hold their 2024 convention from January 31 to February 3, 2024, while GSCO will have their event on February 4, 2024. Both events will be held at the fantastic Music City Center in Nashville.
Hosting SCI’s Annual Hunters Convention and GSCO’s annual events back-to-back will foster the emerging alliance between SCI and GSCO, bringing the best outdoor advocacy opportunities under one roof to further expand what Forbes calls “the Super Bowl of Hunting Shows”.
SCI members will have the unique opportunity to stay an extra day in Nashville to experience this one-of-a-kind collaboration. In addition to the annual SCI Hunters Convention, GSCO will host a Lifetime Member Breakfast, Awards Luncheon, and Evening Banquet and Auction on February 4, 2024, highlighting its mission and primary goals. The GSCO Pantheon Award will be presented during the SCI Banquet on Saturday, February 3, 2024. Registration for all events will be available on the SCI and GSCO websites shortly.
This new partnership extends beyond the convention floors and is a huge step forward in bringing all hunters together.
“The collaboration between SCI and GSCO is a great opportunity for our two organizations. It is an occasion to unite our communities of like-minded hunters and better connect all hunters,” he says. Jason Price, CEO of GSCO. “We look forward to working with SCI ahead of their Annual Convention in Nashville, ensuring that celebrating hunting and hunters is high on the agenda.”
“I am excited about the new opportunities that the SCI and GSCO partnership will bring in 2024 and beyond,” says SCI CEO W. Laird Hamberlin. “By partnering, GSCO will further enhance SCI’s mission of being HUNTERS FIRST and reinforce our efforts to promote conservation through responsible and sustainable hunting practices. I, and our SCI membership, look forward to the opportunity to participate in GSCO events and support our joint advocacy for hunters, all in one trip to Nashville.”