Sports Event Symposium - Portland, OR April 22-25, 2024

APRIL 22-25, 2024 | Portland, OR

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About the Symposium

The Sports ETA Symposium is the annual meeting of the Sports Events & Tourism Association (Sports ETA), the non-profit trade association for the sports events and tourism industry since 1992. Throughout the week, sports destinations meet with hundreds of decision-makers responsible for organizing sports events.

Grow professionally, exchange ideas, and drive more business at one of the largest gatherings of top executives in the sports events and tourism industry.


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what others are saying

“Sports ETA always does a fantastic job presenting relevant and dynamic education sessions. The 2021 program was no different and I’m leaving Symposium with more resources to help my partners in the future!” Suzanne Cecil, HBC Event Services

"Education is always one of my top highlights at Symposium. It was rejuvenating to spend the week sharing best practices and learning with and from my industry colleges. This piece is truly what makes the sports events and tourism industry so strong." Jerrine Lee, Sports Richmond, VA

“When it comes to the advancement of education in the industry, Sports ETA always provides value that drives innovation and meaningful conversations." Mathew Ratner, Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau

98% of attendees recommend the Symposium to a colleague
1,000+ attendees including over 100 sports events planners
92% of attendees have a role in decision making
14,200+ scheduled appointments at the 2023 Symposium

2024 Important Dates

Appointments cannot be guaranteed if not registered by MArch 31, 2024

Registration opens

July 2023

One-on-one appointment portal opens

February 26, 2024 @ 11:30 AM ET

One-on-one appointment portal Closes

April 1, 2024 @ 12:00 AM PT

Schedules Distributed

April 15, 2024


*All dates above are subject to change.

“ The NASC (SPORTS ETA) listens to its membership to provide the tools sport tourism professionals need. ”
Judi Hess, from Greater Binghamton Convention and Visitors Bureau, explains how Sports ETA education programs help her stay on top of what's new in the industry.

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