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What's my roi?
  • Connect with Peers.
    Meet with pre-selected sports destinations and sports event owners in one-on-one appointments.
  • Learn from Experts.
    Take away new ideas from education sessions led by subject matter experts and tailored for sports event and tourism professionals.
  • Grow your Network.
    Build relationships in a relaxed environment during our networking and hospitality events.
  • Generate Leads.
    Face-to-face meetings remain the best way to generate leads. When you attend, you’ll receive contact information for all sports destinations and sports event owners to build your business and portfolio of prospects.

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Frequently asked questions 

What is a reverse tradeshow?
Our reverse tradeshow allows industry partners to meet with sports destinations and sports event owners during individual appointments based on their requests, as well as additional factors. Industry partners take appointments with sports destinations at their booths.  Appointments with sports event owners occur at the sports event owner’s designated space in the exhibit hall.  Appointments are 8 minutes with 1-2 minutes to travel between appointments. A bell rings at the beginning and end of each appointment.

How much does registration cost?
Registration rates vary depending on membership status and the number of attendees your organization sends. Industry Partners are required to exhibit in order to participate in appointments with sports destinations and sports event owners. Industry partners who do not wish to participate in appointments should registered at the attendee only rate.

industry partners Member Non-Member
Preferred Exhibitor Booth $5,495 $5,995
Exhibitor Booth $3,295 $3,495
Exhibitor - Additional Attendee - Member $895 $895
Attendee Only $1,895 $2,195

Preferred Exhibitor Package Includes:  10’x20’ space. 2 appointment schedules – 1 set with EO, 1 set with destinations. Tables, chairs, and wastebasket are included. Includes 1, 2-page advertorial in the Sports ETA Playbook, or 1 e-blast. (limited availability). Includes 4 registrations.

Exhibitor Booth Package Includes: 10’x10’ space. 2 appointment schedules – 1 set with EO, 1 set with destinations. Carpet, pipe and drape and waste basket are included.  Includes, 1, ½ page advertisement in the Sports ETA Playbook. Does NOT include table or chairs. Booth furniture is an additional charge. Includes 2 registrations.

Why do I have to pay a membership fee? Other conferences and tradeshows only charge a registration fee.

Unlike other tradeshows you may have attended, Sports ETA Symposium is the annual meeting for a not-for-profit trade association.  Membership fees are required to gain access to many meaningful benefits, including the opportunity to take appointments at our annual meeting.  Membership fees are a nominal investment and exhibit your commitment to the sports events and tourism industry.

When does the appointment portal open?
The appointment request process will begin approximately 4 weeks prior to the event date. You will be notified via the email used during registration when the portal is open.

How do I book my hotel room?
Click here to book a room at one of the four hotels in our group block, all of which are within a five-minute walk of the Kansas City Convention Center.

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