The Future of Major Events
Nov 20 – Nov 21 all-day

Host City is renowned for the highest level of speakers, content and networking. And as the event continues to grow, we ensure that it delivers the best for our large and increasingly diverse community. Please visit our website for more information.

Western Sponsorship Congress – Alberta Forum @ Grey Eagle Resort
Nov 27 – Nov 28 all-day

Telling your story is an essential part of sponsorship, whether you are a brand or a property. This year’s WSC Alberta Forum will focus on the art of storytelling. Join us and we will show you how to better tell your story through your partnerships.

CSTA’s [un] GOLF/Sport Tourism FORE-um @ Infinity Convention Centre
Nov 29 all-day

Who: Members of Canadian Sport Tourism Alliance (CSTA) – destinations, suppliers, sport organizations and events rights holders.

What: The event starts off with a roundtable symposium on sport tourism trending topics and then it leads into an indoor golf tournament and social (but with very little actual golf). Then, the 19th hole after-party features drinks and more socializing. It’s all the things you love about golf without the hassle of dragging around your clubs or searching for a lost ball in the rough.

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When: November 29, 2018 | Infinity Convention Centre, Ottawa

Why: Why not? This golf-themed event is a Hole-in-Fun!  It’s where Canada’s sport tourism community comes to exchange ideas and knowledge and face-off in friendly competition. [un] GOLF & the Sport Tourism FORE-um provide another touch point for our stakeholders outside of Sport Events Congress.

SMCC Toronto Breakfast Forum @ Real Sports Bar and Grill
Dec 5 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am
2019 Sport for Life Canadian Summit @ Hilton Lac-Leamy Hotel
Jan 22 – Jan 24 all-day

The Sport for Life Canadian Summit brings together leaders who work to enhance the quality of sport and physical activity in Canada. Sport for Life recognizes that quality sport and physical literacy offer rich benefits to Canadian society through improved health, stronger communities, higher sporting achievement, and stronger national identity. By improving sport, Sport for Life aims to improve the lives of all Canadians.

CSTA’s Sport Event Congress 2019 @ Westin Hotel Ottawa
Mar 19 – Mar 21 all-day

What is it? The largest annual gathering of everyone connected to the over $6.5 billion sport tourism industry in Canada.

When is it? March 19-21, 2019

Who attends? Event rights holders, community tourism professionals, event suppliers, event management firms, and elected officials.

Why should you attend? To present your destination to sport organizations seeking a host partner; to take in superb professional development presentations; to connect with the brightest and best minds in the sport tourism industry; and to engage elected officials with other like-minded champions of sport tourism. And most of all – to enjoy the SEC brand of fun and social networking!

Where will it be held? SEC19 returns to the heart of Ottawa at the Westin Hotel and we’re working with Ottawa Tourism to prepare a few special surprises to energize the evening social activities

2019 Symposium on Match Manipulation and Gambling in Sport @ The Globe and Mail Centre
Apr 24 – Apr 25 all-day

The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport and McLaren Global Sport Solutions Inc. (MGSS) are pleased to present the first-ever Canadian symposium addressing the issues of match manipulation and gambling in sport.

Led by Professor Richard McLaren, O.C., CEO of MGSS, and moderated by Declan Hill, investigative journalist, academic, and international expert on match manipulation in sport, the symposium will be organized by three themes. There will be a keynote speaker for each theme, followed by additional presentations, panel discussions, small group discussions and plenary sessions.

For complete information, including agenda, registration, speakers, sponsorship and more, visit the symposium website at

May 2 – May 4 all-day

  • The 2019 conference is targeted to the local,provincial and national sport sector
  • The Conference Program will be designed around Inclusion, Diversity and Organizational Effectiveness aligning with the Alberta Sport Plan
  • Throughout the conference Diversity in Alberta Sport will be celebrated (Women in Sport, LGBQT, Indigenous and Para-Sport) recognizing the accomplishments of Albertans
  • The Alberta Sport Recognition Awards Banquet will take place on Friday May 3rd
  • A Pre-Conference Symposium will be focused on Provincial Sport Tourism to be held on Thursday May 2nd
  • The River Cree Resort located on the Enoch Reserve just west of Edmonton, will host the conference
Sportaccord 2019
May 5 – May 10 all-day

SportAccord is to take place in Australia for the first time in 2019 as it heads to Gold Coast, one of the world’s greatest sporting cities.

Gold Coast, which successfully hosted this year’s Commonwealth Games, is a coastal city in Queensland. The home of the famous Surfers Paradise, it is approximately 66 km from Brisbane and immediately north of the border with New South Wales.

SportAccord 2019 will be held at Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre, which is Australia’s largest regional convention centre. The stunning venue, which hosted Commonwealth Games basketball and netball, is just 500m from the white sands of Broadbeach, and surrounded by vibrant nightlife, dining and world-class shopping.

27th annual NASC Sports Event Symposium @ Knoxville, TN
May 6 – May 9 all-day

The NASC Sports Event Symposium is the annual meeting of the National Association of Sports Commissions. Hundreds of sport tourism professionals and industry partners gather to exchange time, resources, strategies, solutions, and more. The Symposium features dozens of education sessions, countless networking opportunities, and business development appointments.