These are the global sport business events, trade shows and conferences that make our must-attend list in the next 12 months. Open your calendar and get planning!
(Looking for our list of broadcast media trade shows and conferences? You'll find it here).
Dates: March 14 - 15, 2023
Location: New York
Why go: It’s the meeting place for content, connectivity and community within the sports industry. Meet U.S. sports industry professionals and leaders from across the world. Uncover opportunities in the sports broadcast and streaming market, and hear from experts on the key challenges of monetization, content and technology.
Dates: March 22 - 23, 2023
Why go: Join 1,500 delegates and 100+ speakers for seven sport business conferences, held over two days in London. ISC covers the entire sports industry and adjacent ones that support and contribute to sport. Discussions, keynotes and panels will cover topics including broadcast and OTT, brands and sponsorship, sport digital and fan engagement, integrity and governance and diversity, inclusion, and equality.
Dates: May 8 - 9, 2023
Why go: Meet the change-makers delivering fresh ideas in the sports world. THE SPOT is ThinkSport’s international sport and innovation flagship event, held in the Olympic Capital, Lausanne. Mingle with hundreds of international speakers, exhibitors and delegates from sport organizations, business, NGOs, academia and public entities. Conference sessions cover a variety of themes linked to sport, technology and innovation.
Dates: May 9 - 10, 2023
Why go: SPORTEL is known as the home of the sports business industry. Its marquee Miami event connects key players within the Americas and beyond. Get in front of decision makers for international media rights holders, TV networks, streaming platforms, sports tech companies and start-ups. The two-day summit programme includes masterclasses and keynotes that explore sports industry trends and opportunities covering sports media rights, cloud & AI, OTT streaming & FAST channels, live sports betting, fan engagement and more.
Dates: May 31 - June 1, 2023
Why go: SPOBIS connects the who’s who of European sports business. You’ll meet some of the most important names in the industry and forge valuable partnerships. Attend masterclasses and hear from around 200 speakers on the latest insights and trends ranging from sponsoring to sports tech and eSports.
Dates: September 20 - 21, 2023
Why go: WFS brings together the largest and most influential community in football, including sponsors, clubs and federations. It’s where football industry leaders meet and where you can connect to specific football markets and rights holders. Participate in meetings, workshops and watch engaging panels. Participate in the Expo Area at WFS to showcase your products to 2,000 potential clients.
Dates: October 17 - 20, 2023
Why go: This four-day event hosts face-to-face alongside digital networking with an emphasis on genuine, qualified connections in the sport business sector. SPORTBIZ EUROPE explores the hottest topics around innovation, digital transformation and market trends in panels, conferences and workshops. The 2022 conference featured 60+ international speakers representing key brands and sports properties including FIFA, Formula 1,FIBA, ATP, WTA, Bundesliga and Premier League.
Dates: October 24 - 26, 2023
Why go: Rub shoulders with sports media and technology leaders at the Monaco chapter of SPORTEL, organized under the Honorary Presidency of H.S.H. Prince Albert II. Explore the exhibition floor, connect and close deals with world-class experts in media rights, broadcast solutions, TV networks, OTT, media tech, sports marketing and communication.
Dates: November, 2023 (exact date TBC)
Why go: Participate in conversations about how sports media will be produced, distributed and consumed in the coming months and years. This forward-looking conference and networking event is organized by Sports Video Group. 2022 sessions included a keynote discussing TikTok’s place in the live and on-demand sports market, women’s sport on TV, media contribution and distribution challenges for telcos and broadcasters, and MAM challenges faced by the sports broadcasting sector.
Dates: November 28 - 30, 2023
Why go: Get in on the latest conversations about the continued rapid growth in the sports broadcast and OTT industry. The Madrid summit is Europe’s leading sports broadcasting event, centered around disruptive innovation and technology. It features more than 100 speakers over three days. Meet sports decision makers, attend keynotes, case studies, panels and explore the lively exhibition floor of next-gen solutions.
That’s our top 10, what shows will you be attending in 2023? Be sure to say hi to the Newsbridge team when you see us at events! And if you want to know more about how to make your photo and video files searchable, get in touch with us.