Visit Wichita won the bid to host the highly anticipated 2024 S.P.O.R.T.S. Relationship Conference. This is an exclusive event designed to bring together the nation’s top sports event owners and rights holders with representatives from a very select number of host destinations and industry suppliers.  It’s one of the top conferences for event planners who are looking for a one-stop booking experience for their events and competitions.

“We are very excited to host such an incredible and nationally recognized sports conference here in Wichita,” says Susie Santo, President & CEO at Visit Wichita. “Sports event planners will enjoy the ease of working with our partners in the hospitality community, our central location and the many impressive venues we can offer their group.”

S.P.O.R.T.S The Relationship Conference will be held at Century II Performing Arts & Convention Center, Oct. 14-17, 2024.  The conference is expected to draw nearly 300 attendees including 80 sports event planners, who are actively searching for new destinations for upcoming sports events and looking for ideal destinations like Wichita. 

“Getting sports event planners to Wichita is always a main goal of ours while attending these national tradeshows,” says Josh Howell, Vice President of Sports Development at Visit Wichita. “To be able to host a large group of these planners in our city at one time is such an incredible opportunity for us to showcase all that Wichita has to offer.”

Conference organizers are excited to partner with Visit Wichita. “We are thrilled to bring the 17th Annual S.P.O.R.T.S Relationship Conference to Wichita in 2024!” says Jane Stein, Director of Events and Operations Media Group. “Our experience on our site visit blew us away. We had no idea how much Wichita had to offer the sports tourism market! The S.P.O.R.T.S team cannot wait to return and bring our sports event planners to showcase all Wichita has to offer!”

Find more information about the 2024 S.P.O.R.T.S Relationship Conference event being held in Wichita.  


About Visit Wichita
Visit Wichita markets the greater Wichita area as a major convention and tourism destination, thereby enhancing the economic development of the city, county, region, and state. Visit Wichita is led by president and CEO Susie Santo, and in 2022 travel and tourism contributed nearly $1.5 billion in economic impact to the greater Wichita area. For more information, go to