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Get in on the Action: Top 10 Sports Media Technology Trade Shows and Conferences in 2024

By
Newsbridge Content Team        
January 25, 2024

Ready to kick off the year strong in sports media? Whether you’ve touched down and finalized your events schedule for 2024, or are still on the bench deciding which ones to attend, we’ll help you stay at the front of the pack. Here are some of the key sports media technology events taking place across the globe this year.

1. SPOBIS 

Date: January 31-February 1, 2024

Location: Hamburg, Germany

Why go: Attending the SPOBIS Conference, Europe’s largest sports business event, is a great way to stay on top of the sports industry. SPOBIS brings together the “who’s who” in sports business, with a solid 50% of attendees being decision makers. This event is well-known for companies and experts converging to exchange ideas and forge valuable partnerships.

Connect with the Newsbridge team ahead of the conference to arrange a meeting!

2. SportsPro New York

Date: March 18-19, 2024

Location: New York, NY

Why go: SportsPro New York is an annual event where sports industry professionals and leaders from across the world gather to discuss the current state of the sports broadcast and streaming industry. Covering major themes such as content, monetization, technology, and platforms and distribution, the 2024 show will give key industry players a chance to discuss the challenges and the opportunities for innovation, engagement, and growth.

Find out more here.

3. International Sports Convention (ISC)

Date: March 20-21, 2024

Location: London, UK

Why go: The International Sports Convention (ISC) will be celebrating its 15th anniversary in 2024 and promises to be one of the best ISCs yet. Connecting key individuals and companies in the business of sport, the event provides a space for meaningful conversations, innovative content, and impactful connections to help drive the sports industry forward. Hot topics scheduled to be covered at this year’s convention include Women In Sport and Allyship, Sport and Sustainability, Broadcast, Media, and Streaming, and Digital Fan Engagement.

Soak up the atmosphere of Tottenham Hotspur Stadium while attending ISC.

Get more details about ISC London 2024 here and discover our AI-powered solutions for sports clubs, leagues and federations at booth #28.

4. The SPOT

Date: April 22-23, 2024

Location: Lausanne, Switzerland

Why go: An international sport and innovation event organized by ThinkSport, The SPOT joins experts from a multitude of fields to share their approaches, perspectives, and solutions for the industry. Sustainability is at the core of this show, and each edition boasts an array of impressive speakers, exciting product pitches, and eye-opening insights — all to help inspire and move sport toward a better, more environmentally conscious place.

Click here to learn more and sign up for the event.

5. AdWeek Sports Marketing Summit

Date: May 9, 2024

Location: New York, NY

Why go: AdWeek’s Sports Marketing Summit is one of the newest events on the block! Running for the first time, the conference is set to explore how leaders in the sports industry can grow and engage better with their customers. With topics such as sustainability in sports, fan engagement, and the broadcasting business, this event will provide insight into how broadcasters and other media professionals can make the most of their content and really smash it out of the park in 2024.

Sign up here.

6. SPORTEL Rendez-vous

Date: May 14-15, 2024

Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina

Why go: SPORTEL has a reputation for a buzzing show floor where TV, OTT, and FAST channel business deals take place. You can expect announcements from major industry players at this show. For those with an interest in business in the Americas, SPORTEL Rendez-vous will be held in Buenos Aires this year instead of the usual spot in Miami.

Head to the website here to find out more.

7. WFS Football Innovation Forum

Date: May 31, 2024

Location: London, UK

Why go: The World Football Summit is an organization that gathers industry professionals to work together toward a more sustainable and top-tier football landscape. This year’s event will be held in London at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, enabling attendees to soak up the football atmosphere in its entirety at one of the most state-of-the-art stadiums in the world. WFS welcomes key decision makers from all of the major football clubs and federations. Thought-provoking discussions centered around innovation, sustainability, and technology in the context of football will take place — drawing on disruptive insights from inside and outside the world of football. 

Find out more.

8. SportBiz Europe

Date: Oct. 8-11, 2024

Location: Barcelona, Spain

Why go: SportBiz Europe is the prominent meeting place for professionals in the sports business sector. Offering a unique opportunity for both in-person and virtual networking, the event connects fans, brands, and sports professionals — from all areas of the industry — to share their ideas, predictions, and strategies on what can be done to positively drive the sports biz forward. During the show, attendees can participate in football stadium visits and on-site focused workshops that drive home the sports fan experience. 

Register for the event here.

9. SportsPro Madrid 

Date: November 2024, check back for exact dates!

Location: Madrid, Spain

Why go: SportsPro Madrid — previously known as SportsPro OTT — is one of the most established events in the sports broadcasting calendar. With over 1,000 delegates and more than 100 speakers attending each year, the event delivers remarkable advancements and strategies in the world of sports broadcasting and OTT. Attendees will have a chance to participate in an energizing 5K run around the beautiful city of Madrid, go on a Legends Museum of Football tour, and enjoy an exclusive visit to the Metropolitano Stadium - home of the world famous Atlético de Madrid football team. Find out more about how you can connect, learn, and engage with the future of sports media.

Check it out!

10. SVG Summit

Date: December 2024

Location: New York, Hilton Midtown

Why go: Traditionally co-located with TVNewsCheck’s NewsTECHForum, the SVG Summit celebrates excellence in live sports television production, shedding light on an array of topics affecting the industry today — from remote and hybrid workflows to the rise of AI/ML and media asset management. The event has seen many industry titans take the stage, including CBS, NBC, and Sony, and we can expect nothing less at the 2024 event. Tucked away from the speaker sessions in the hotel ballrooms, you'll find an impressive mini trade show with vendors showing off their latest products and technology.

Head over to the SVG website to keep an eye out for more information.

That’s our list for 2024, what’s on yours? Follow Newsbridge on LinkedIn to stay up to date with the best sports media technology events worldwide, and if you see us at a show, be sure to come and say hi!

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