The Convention, Sports
& Entertainment
Facilities Conference

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MAY 20TH – 21ST, 2024


MGM Grand | Las Vegas, NV

New Approaches to Project Delivery

Communities across the country are seeing success in developing partnerships to deliver convention centers, hotels, sports venues and entertainment facilities that stimulate local economies and improve the quality of life. The Convention, Sports & Entertainment Facilities Conference spends two days on the latest modes of project delivery solutions and strategies for event facility planning.

The 2024 agenda explores entertainment districts as city “anchors” to drive year-round economic development as well as innovative approaches to expansions, renovations and new developments with a specific emphasis on procurement, financing, planning, design, construction, and operations. Speakers will include project owners, developers, operators, sports leagues and franchises, universities and government leaders who have navigated economic development partnerships from concept to completion.

New Approaches to Project Delivery

The Premier Project Delivery Conference for Local Governments & Industry Focused on:

Convention Centers

Convention Centers

Headquarters Hotels

Headquarters Hotels

Stadiums & Arenas

Stadiums & Arenas

Local Economic Development 

Local Economic


Entertainment and Tourism Infrastructure

Entertainment and

Tourism Infrastructure

Performing Arts  Venues

Performing Arts



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  • General Audience

    Last Chance Registration

    Send more, save BIG! Send 4+ attendees and receive the discounted rate of $1,595 per person. Questions? Contact Brynja Rados at

  • Government/Public Agency

    Last Chance Registration

    Applies to those currently employed by a convention center, stadium, venue, university, local/state government, CVB, and economic development agencies. Questions? Contact Sarah Zinn at

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Easy Ways to Register

  1. Online: register here
  2. By telephone: 1-888-707-5814

2024 Registered Organizations

Tulsa Oilers
Spokane Public Facilities District
Aloha Stadium
City of Palmdale
Oregon Convention Center
City of Gulfport
City of Pittsburgh
Discover Denton
City of Mount Vernon
Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority
Discover Long Island
Lancaster County Convention Center
City of Dallas
Landers Center
PNC Arena
Santa Clara County Fairgrounds Management Corporation
City of Ontario
Expo New Mexico
Metro Nashville
Pasadena Economic Development Corporation
Three Affiliated Tribes
Town of Windham, Maine
DC Department of Parks and Recreation
St John the Baptist Parish Government
The Alliance for Economic Development of Oklahoma City
TCU Place
BankPlus Amphitheater
City of Midland
City of Palm Springs

Harris County Sports & Convention Corporation
City of Norco
City of Victorville
Downtown Saskatoon
City of Oklahoma City
Los Angeles County Fair Association
City of Baytown
Denton County
City of Pico Rivera
City of Tehachapi
Discover Durham
Georgia World Congress Center
Council for the District of Columbia
City of Irving
San Francisco Unicorns
Arlington Economic Development Corporation
Village of Schaumburg
City of South Padre Island
Baltimore Convention Center
Calgary Municipal Land Corporation
Chicago Park District
Harris County, Texas
DC Department of General Services
Explore Butte County
Houston First
City of Rancho Cordova

Program Preview

Discover how alternative project delivery is transforming entertainment and tourism infrastructure around the country!

The program showcases upcoming projects and procurement opportunities, presents best practices in traditional and alternative project delivery, and provides incredible networking opportunities for industry leaders, developers, owners, and local government officials.

Thank You to Our 2024 Sponsors


Hunden Strategic Partners

Matthews Southwest

Harris County Sports & Convention Corporation

MRI Real Estate Software


LMN Architects


Husch Blackwell

Walter P. Moore

Meet Our Audience

At this year’s conference you will find project owners and developers considering their next procurement, responsible for the design and build of facilities, and interested in understanding how different delivery models can address their project needs.

Also attending are convention and visitor’s bureaus, economic development agencies, facility management professionals, construction leaders, architects, building owners, service and technology providers, real estate and design-build professionals, and public representatives who are exploring partnerships and want to better understand the complex interactions to accelerate project delivery needs.

Unparalleled Networking Opportunities

Our audience of facility managers, administrators, construction, architecture, and design professionals provides a unique opportunity to network with design-build experts, project owners, and prospective partners in a development focused forum. 

The conference provides two days of networking functions: including receptions, round table sessions, meals, 1 on 1’s areas, and specific industry events designed for you to connect with speakers, facility representatives, project owners, industry peers, A/E/C professionals, and prospective partners.

Connect with Our Audience


Sponsorships are designed to ensure maximum exposure and visibility for each organization before, during, and after the event. Sponsorship options fit a spectrum of budgets, and packages are unique opportunities to provide targeted, creative and direct advertising to maximize exposure and outreach to our audience.


Connect with providers and owners from hundreds of institutions, as well developers, design-build professionals, and industry leaders from across the nation. By exhibiting you build brand awareness and meet with key decision makers attending and pursuing partnerships.

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