The Sports Events industry’s unique annual meeting know as “The Relationship Conference” kicked off a busy four day agenda on Monday, October 5th in Shreveport-Bossier City, Louisiana. Registration was underway all day long at the Shreveport Convention Center for S.P.O.R.T.S. 2015, as delegates from across North America gathered to make connections for their events and venue sites.
Group Publisher Talty O’Connor (at right) said, “Our formula for genuine relationship building starts with the necessity of having a manageable audience. We’ve closed registration and had a waiting list of attendees for the past four years. We maintain a ratio of about 2.5 destination/venue attendees to one event organizer. Next, we only schedule meaningful 15-minute appointments that must be pre-approved by both sides of the table. We also have intimate group sessions like town hall meetings where attendees share concerns, ideas and solutions with each other.”
“Finally, S.P.O.R.T.S. attendees have fun together. They enjoy entertaining events that are designed to pair event owners and destination executives together with fun shared experiences that they talk and laugh about for years to come. In October 2015, S.P.O.R.T.S. The Relationship Conference will exceed expectations.”