Top Sports Business Conferences in 2020

AIM Sports Conference

The Advancement & Integration of Marketing through Sports Conference (AIMSC) is a premier educational platform focused on the business of sports. The conference, founded in 2018 by students at Georgetown University, hosts workshops, speakers, panels, and more between students and industry professionals. The event will be held at Georgetown University – Thompson Athletic Center on February 7th, 2020 from 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm EST. 


National Sports Forum – Atlanta

The National Sports Forum is one of the largest annual sports business conferences in North America, gathering league, team, and property executives from the NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL, MLS, NASCAR, UEFA, the Minor Leagues, NCAA, Auto & Horse Racing, and many more. The 25th annual National Sports Forum conference will convene in Atlanta, GA February 9-11, 2020, in conjunction with our Official Hosts, the Atlanta Falcons, Atlanta Hawks, and the Atlanta Airport Airport District.


SINC Conference

Sports Industry Networking & Career Conference is the premier sports industry conference where hundreds of college students come together to learn about the sports industry and network with well-known leaders from across the industry. This year’s event will be held at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. February 21-22, 2020. Previous speakers include representatives from companies such as the Baltimore Ravens, CAA, ESPN, Foot Locker, Houston Astros, MLB, NBA, and more.


Sloan Sports Conference

The 2020 MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference will be held this year on March 6-7 in Boston, MA. Conference speakers include leaders in sports business, analytics and technology, including representatives from companies including ESPN, FiveThirtyEight, DraftKings, MLS, NBAPA, Amazon, and more.


2020 CAA World Congress of Sports

On March 25-26, 2020, CAA and SBJ will team up to host the CAA World Congress of Sports Conference in Dana Point, CA. One of the most prestigious conferences in all of sports business, former speakers have included Steve Ballmer of Amazon/Los Angeles Clippers and Bob Iger, CEO of Disney.


SportsTechie State of the Industry

State Of The Industry (SOTI) is one of the industries premier conferences for sports technology and innovation. SportTechie’s most comprehensive event covers a wide range of topics, examining both what happened in the past year and how that sets up to forecast the next year. This year’s event will be held at the Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn, New York on March 26-27.


Sports Events Marketing Experience

Sports Events Marketing Experience conference is one of the top conferences all year for young professionals and students to hear from the industry’s top leaders in events and marketing. Hosted at American University in Washington, D.C. this year’s event will be held April 3 and 4. Organizations expected to attend include NBA, MLB, NFLPA, Nike, Octagon, Madison Square Garden, and others.


Leaders Week New York 2020

The top global conference in sports returns to New York May 18-21 in the Big Apple, aka New York City. Leaders Week brings together the leaders across leagues, brands, media, and agency for a couple of days of networking and inspiring for the next year ahead.


2020 Intersport Brand Innovation Summit

Sports Business Journal is bringing together the brand leaders in sports to promote growth, innovation, and change at the 2020 Intersport Brand Innovation Summit. Hear from top CEOs how they are breaking barriers and disrupting the industry for the better. This years event will be June 10-11 in Chicago, IL.


Horizon Summit

SportsTechie and the San Francisco 49ers are teaming up for Horizon Summit 2020, another top conference for business, technology, and sports analytics. This conference brings together top executives and leaders in the industry to discuss trends and events for teams, leagues, vendors, brands, and more. This year’s summit will be held on June 10-11.


Hashtag Sports Conference

Hashtag Sports annual conference will take the stage this year on June 16th and 17th in New York City. Hashtag’s conference focuses on bringing together and sharing the minds of top media and marketing professionals in the sports business world. Past speakers include Dana White, Julian Edelman, Mina Kimes, and others.


SEAT Conference

Marketing at the only peer-driven industry conference in the world, SEAT is the place for the sports and entertainment leaders in tech. Centered around digital, data, business intelligence, and other tech, speakers include executives from the Minnesota Timberwolves, Minnesota Wild, and Minnesota Twins. This year’s event will be held June 27 – July 1.


SportsPro FAN Conference

After success in its inaugural year, SportsPro is proud of the second year of SportsPro FAN Conference. SportsPro FAN Conference focuses on innovating sports businesses around the consumers, aka the fans. The conference encompasses changing the business in digital, sponsorship and game experience for fans across the globe. This year’s event is on the calendar for September 2020.


Leaders Week London 2020

Much like their New York event, Sports Business Journal is taking Leaders Week to London to bring together 3,000 of the brightest minds in sports. Hear how these leaders are revolutionizing content and technology to change the industry. Leaders Week London 2020 will be taking place October 5-8, 2020.


Esports Business Summit

The Esports Business Summit is the annual esports summit that brings together all sectors of the esports business and world. Spanning three days in Las Vegas, NV, the event works on teaching, inspiring, and connecting all of those in the esports network. This year’s summit, which takes place on October 19-21, should be on the calendar for everyone in esports, including sponsorship firms, teams and players, television and broadcast companies, game publishers, and more.