"BizBash Sports is an experience for experience makers."

The BizBash Sports Summit is a groundbreaking gathering of planners and suppliers involved in events for professional sports leagues and teams, collegiate sports, brands, media, and creative agencies whose roles involve fan experience, tech, and experiential activations. Through unique networking opportunities, top-notch education sessions, intimate dinners, interactive workshops, and more, attendees are able to connect in a truly collaborative environment. 

The BizBash Sports Network


Hear From Our Attendees

“Attending the inaugural BizBash Sports Summit provided me with valuable networking opportunities, industry knowledge, and inspiration that will assist in developing new initiatives and ideas. It was truly an unforgettable experience. Thank you for the opportunity to attend and I look forward to future BizBash Sports Summits.”
- Tessa Caffrey, Vice President, Corporate Events, Boston Celtics

“BizBash Sports is the premier media platform for event professionals in the industry. The annual BizBash Sports Summit gathers some of the most influential people in sports live events for three full days of thoughtfully curated, forward-thinking experiences. It's the most fun I've had networking!”
- Michael Madsen, Head of Business Development, ShowPro 

“When Sports & Events collide, wow! BizBash Sports brought the perfect mix of immersive experiences, networking opportunities and presentations from industry pros. Will be on my 'must- attend' list for next year.”
- Sarah Simpson, Global Event Lead, EA Sports, Electronic Arts

"A big focus of this event was to make sure that overall this event is an experience. It's not a conference—it's unique. The team did an outstanding job of bringing the right people to the event, not worrying too much about size but more about getting the right people and the right conversations."
- Lucas Mason, Vice President of Client Experience, Tent Craft


“The BizBash Sports Summit was truly a special event —the opportunity to meet other experience designers dedicated to bringing the love of sports to life for fans everywhere was remarkable. Getting to do so in venues that celebrate and are dedicated to athletes, sports, and fans made it that much better. Happy to have been part of this inaugural event and excited to see how the connections I made can add value to my business.”
-Kim Aimi, Experiential Marketing, Visa

See the Summit in Action


November 27, 2023 | 2:00 p.m - 3:00 p.m
Grand Hyatt Washington | Grand Foyer

November 27, 2023 | 3:00-8:30 p.m.
Nationals Park

Welcome to Opening Day | 3:00-3:30 p.m.
As guests embarked on BizBash Sports opening day, they were immersed in everything Nationals Park has to offer. It may have been November but we brought game day to attendees! They interacted with Nationals Park’s welcome committee, grabbed some game day bites, and saw the sights of this sprawling park, which holds 22 unique indoor venues. Attendees were delighted by memorable enhancements in a setting that made everyone feel like a kid at heart.

A Game Changing Gathering Presented by Taylor Buonocore-Guthrie | 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
This session provided a unique opportunity to deeply connect with other attendees over stories of teamwork and competition, wins and flops, and the cutting edge of the industry.

Step Up to the Plate| 5:00-6:30 p.m.
After the educational session, it was time to step up to the plate and partake in a little friendly competition. Whether attendees were seasoned pros or beginners, they had a blast testing their skills in Nationals Park’s batting cages and embarked on tours of this unique venue.

Team Dinner| 6:30-8:30 p.m.
As the day wound down, it was time to relax with a memorable reception. Attendees enjoyed delicious food and drinks while mingling with other attendees in the exclusive Nationals Clubhouse. Welcome to the team!

November 28, 2023 | 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Grand Hyatt Washington | Lafayette Ballroom

Attendees enjoyed an interactive networking breakfast, sponsored by Pixis.

November 28, 2023 | 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Under Armour Global HQ

Welcome to Under Armour| 10:00-10:30 a.m.
Attendees were invited to have a behind-the-scenes look at the Under Armour Global HQ. They were inspired, motivated, and empowered during this exclusive experience which featured educational content, networking opportunities, and more. 

Level Up with Insightful Education| 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Guests partook in interactive education sessions focused on the four pillars of BizBash Sports. Educational topics included:

  • Fireside Chat with Team Under Armour 
    • Guests connected with Under Armour experts to learn more about the company's commitment to innovation, performance, and sustainability. 
  • Re:Think F&B with Wolfgang Puck Catering
    • What is the role of your food & beverage experience – “checking off a box”? To drive revenue? Create an Instagrammable moment? Curate an immersive, interactive guest experience, or a value-add? As Executives in sports events marketing, you understand the importance of crafting memorable experiences that resonate with your audience. But have you truly explored the untapped potential of your F&B offerings? In this 10-minute edu-session, attendees were challenged to dig deeper to reframe the role food and beverage play into their events and activations:

      • How f&b enhances guests’ sensory experience to develop a deeper, more meaningful connection with your brand

      • How f&b can add value to the ticket purchase

      • Visual opportunities to enhance brand identification and affirmation

      • Partner-alignment that sends a signal about commitment to quality

  • The Future of Sporting Activations

Interactive Networking Lunch| 12:00-1:00 p.m.

Afternoon Activities| 1:00-2:00 p.m.
Attendees had a VIP tour of Under Armour's sprawling campus and got an exclusive look at what's in store for the future of the brand. Following their tour, guests got their hands dirty and gave back though an interactive plant-making workshop that boosted creativity and serenity. Each creation was donated to a local organization in need. 

November 28, 2023 | 7:00 p.m.

Grand Hyatt Washington | Lafayette Ballroom

The BizBash Sports Power Players Dinner allowed guests to indulge in an unforgettable evening of culinary delights and captivating conversations. During this exclusive gathering of sports event industry leaders and innovators, attendees were immersed in an atmosphere of inspiration and camaraderie as they enjoyed a one-of-kind meal, engaged in thought-provoking discussions, and forged connections.

November 29, 2023 | 9:00-10:00 a.m.
Grand Hyatt Washington | Lafayette Ballroom

Attendees enjoyed an interactive networking breakfast, sponsored by Pixis 

November 29, 2023 | 10:00-11:00 a.m.
Grand Hyatt Washington | Lafayette Ballroom

For more than 30 years, Frank Supovitz has been at the helm of some of the world's most prestigious sports and entertainment events. His impressive resume includes being the National Football League (NFL)'s Senior Vice President of Events, leading the National Hockey League (NHL)'s event team for 13 seasons, author of four books, including 'What to Do When Things Go Wrong,' teaching as an adjunct professor at Adelphi University in New York, President and CEO of Fast Traffic Events & Entertainment, and sports industry legend.

November 29, 2023 | 11:00-1:00 p.m.
Grand Hyatt Washington |  Lincoln Boardroom

Members of the BizBash Sports Advisory Board met to discuss the event.

BizBash Sports Sponsors

Thank you to our BizBash Sports sponsors. By providing unique products, services, and advice to our team, these organizations play a crucial role in the success of our brand. These companies have a keen interest in providing services to sports-minded professionals in the meetings and events industry.

Location Spotlight

The BizBash Sports Summit is taking place with Connect DC at the Grand Hyatt Washington located in downtown Washington, D.C., just blocks away from the National Mall. Immerse yourself in the historic sights, luxury shopping, and alluring nightlife of the nation’s capital. During your stay you’ll enjoy exceptional comfort and service, plus a direct connection to the city via the Metro Center station.


If you have any questions about BizBash Sports, please reach out to patrick@bizbashsports.com