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Top 10 Reasons to Absolutely, Positively Attend the Sponsorship Industry’s Leading Event

It’s almost here! The 2022 Sponsorship Mastery Summit (SMS) is September 28-30, 2022 in Seattle.

And, while there are endless reasons YOU should plan on attending, we curated this Top 10 list, highlighting why you need to be in Seattle for this year’s Summit!

10. The Emerald City Has Never Shined Brighter
Quintessentially hip, Seattle boasts epic waterfront views, delicious dining experiences and world-class attractions: The Space Needle, Pike Place Market, Museum of Pop Culture, Ferries (more views) and the Seattle Great Wheel to name a few.

Plus, we’ll be hosting the Summit at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel. Talk about class personified. Newly renovated, super chic and extraordinarily cool, the luxurious hotel provides the perfect setting for what is sure to be an unforgettable event.

9. We will “Spark” Your Creativity
We are all about big thinking and igniting innovative ideas. In sessions, and throughout the event, you will find opportunities – or they will find you – to share and collaborate about what’s most important to you. Ideation is something that can come from anywhere or anyone, and we want the SMS to be an ideation space.

Stay tuned to hear more about our special SPARK Tank session. You won’t want to miss it!

8. The Who’s Who of Sponsorship
You will get the chance to connect with 300 global sponsorship leaders, changemakers and trailblazers. Those attending will represent a diverse range of brands, properties and rightsholders. The combined talent, insights and experience of the attendees will be astounding – and you receive an all-access pass to connect, engage and network with everyone.

7. You will Shape the Future of Sponsorship
We are coming together in 2022 to shape the future of sponsorship. The Summit is not just a conference… it’s a movement. We are partnering with leaders like you who are aiming to change the sponsorship landscape. Aligning our strategies, sharing industry secrets, having the tough conversations, challenging the old ways and so much more. As an attendee, you are helping write the new sponsorship story.

6. Cutting-Edge at Every Turn
There’s no doubt fun will be had by all, but even more important, it will be relevant. We have curated the topics to feed our industry’s insatiable appetite for new, relevant information.

Here’s a sneak peek at the topics: Partnerships with Purpose – like diving into Climate Pledge Arena’s commitment to innovation and sustainability – The Rise of Esports, How Crypto is Impacting Sponsorship, Innovative Activations and Technologies Transforming Sponsorship.

5. It’s High Time Our Industry Comes Together
We miss all your faces. We miss your ideas. We miss your energy.
As we begin to reemerge to our in-person lives, we’re thankful to have a way to celebrate both the present and future together. This year’s Summit is a chance to reconnect and reenergize.

4. Your First-Class Ticket to Fun
We are ready to have a good time. ALWAYS. Sure, we want the Summit to be a place of learning and connection, but we want YOU to enjoy the experience. With that in mind, we have created a lively, engaging and interactive event built around our attendees. YOU are top of mind in all we do!

From the welcome reception with mocktinis and music, to delish meals, surprise sessions and a lively happy hour reception, we have made a point to mix business and fun. It will be a memorable trip. We promise.

3. When We Say “Interactive,” We Mean It
Every session is interactive and curated especially for you. We have assembled the most influential thought leaders in our industry, and they’re bringing a wealth of revolutionary ideas and insights to share. But we’re not inviting you to the Summit simply to be a benchwarmer. We are creating opportunities to engage. All of our sessions are interactive, so you will get the chance to truly immerse yourself in the experience.

2. Experience the First-Ever Sponsorship Excellence Awards
Be a part of history in the making at the industry’s first awards recognizing those doing incredible work in sponsorship marketing.

We were thrilled to announce the Sponsorship Excellence Awards, which will honor the outstanding accomplishments of game-changers who are revolutionizing the sponsorship industry. Attendees will have the opportunity to experience the magic as we award the winners LIVE from the Summit stage.

1. The Sponsorship Event of the Year
The Summit is the only sponsorship marketing conference in the US this year. That’s right, the Summit is the place for sponsorship leaders to come together to learn from each other, exchange ideas, share successes and solve real-time challenges. You will be inspired and informed alongside a select group of 300 leaders. You will accelerate growth, uncover new opportunities and make new connections.

Registration is limited to 300 to create an immersive learning and networking experience. Register soon, so you don’t end up with FOMO.

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