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Sports events planners contact Carrie O'Connor

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What is S.P.O.R.T.S.?

 S.P.O.R.T.S. The Relationship Conference is an exclusive and space-limited event designed to bring together sports event owners and rights holders with host organizations and sports-industry suppliers. Our unique format and limited number of supplier participants inspire the development of warm friendships and lasting new relationships which, we believe, is the most effective formula to ensure the results you most want to achieve—namely learning, sharing, enjoying and developing enduring sports business connections. S.P.O.R.T.S. also offers pre-qualified, one-on-one appointments that are twice as long as those at similar industry events—two components we believe are key to generating real business and getting the most out of your conference experience! 

The “Boutique” S.P.O.R.T.S. Experience 

When it comes to building relationships, we believe that less means more. So we limit the number of supplier attendees while hosting nearly the same number of rights holders as other industry events. Our three-to-one ratio ensures you unparalleled access to the industry’s top sports event planners. 


At S.P.O.R.T.S. you’ll relish in the relaxed format and intimate setting which inspire the development of warm friendships and lasting business relationships. But bring plenty of business cards, because

with 60-75 event planners on site, there will be a wealth of sports opportunities to close. 


Whether it’s clocking 200 mph around a speedway, racing wooden schooners or rowing dragon boats, there’s always surprising and relationship-building activities at S.P.O.R.T.S. Want to know what you’ll get into while at S.P.O.R.T.S.?  Expect the unexpected. Come and see!


By limiting the number of supplier attendees, S.P.O.R.T.S. offers you lengthy pre-scheduled, fully qualified appointments that are a full 15 minutes long. And with eight full hours of appointment sessions over the course of two days, you’ll have plenty of time to share your story. 


Our professional, warm and welcoming staff takes personal service to a whole new level, meaning your conference experience will simply be exceptional. 

who attends?

Sports Event Owners & rights holders
destinations & industry suppliers

What Are People Saying?

"I ALWAYS walk away with business from S.P.O.R.T.S. The Relationship Conference. Due to its intimacy, I never feel rushed or as if I'm running to meet up with 1,000+ people. At this show, you are guaranteed to see everyone at least 1 time a day if not more. Perfect show for a small destination."


- Jennifer Rothman, Discover Long Island

"We're fortunate to have built many relationships in the past from attending this conference. It has been so beneficial for us as we select destinations for our event."


- Denny Lee, North American Chinese Basketball Association