The Industry’s Leading Event

September 27-29, 2023


September 27-29, 2023 | Chicago

The Summit is for anyone who wants to be in the middle of the action, on the cutting-edge, changing the game and shaping the future. You’ll hear from the most influential industry thought leaders as they share revolutionary ideas and insights. The Sponsorship Marketing Summit: where innovative and inspiring conversations happen. You’ll have the chance to:

  • Join the Pre-Summit virtual happy hour and get insider tips on how to make the most of their visit to the Windy City.
  • Attend the Welcome Reception and mingle with like-minded sponsorship professionals.
  • Get access to the Summit app, the one-stop-shop for event info and networking.
  • Attend more than 20 sessions and hear 25 industry leaders who were invited specifically to expand your knowledge and skills.
  • Book 1-on-1, 15-minute coaching sessions with speakers and SMA board members to get personalized advice.
  • Attend an immersive, interactive 2 ½ hour pre-Summit Sponsorship Mastery Training Session.
  • Participate in “Talking (Sponsor)Ship” roundtables and expand your professional network.
  • Enjoy two plated lunches and breakfast buffets – because good food makes for great conversations!
  • Attend the Summit Soiree and Awards Ceremony and celebrate with your peers.
  • Join our Sponsorship in Action tour and experience sponsorship from a sponsor’s POV.
  • Receive post-Summit cliff notes with three key takeaways from every session – so you can put your new knowledge into action right away!

SMA Members get an exclusive 25% discount.

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2023 Speakers

Marques Jackson

Senior Director Corporate Partnerships & Media, Miami Dolphins & Hard Rock Stadium

Gina Scott

VP, Group Licensing | Partner Services

Tony Wells

Former Verizon Chief Media Officer & 4X CMO

2023 Topics

The tough topics, cool trends and innovative ideas we’ll be talking about at the Summit:

The Changing Media Landscape

Simple & Transparent Valuation Methods

Building & Activating Partnerships through DEI

Embracing Change & Driving Growth

Emerging Technology from AI to the Metaverse.

Data-Driven Decisions Deliver Results

Cultivate a High-Performance Mindset

Finding your Personal Purpose

Purpose-Driven Partnerships

Mastering the Art & Science of Selling Sponsorships

Navigating Economic Conditions

Success Metrics and Determining ROI

“The Summit is a great opportunity to build our networks and collect new ideas. There is more innovation in sponsorship than ever before, and the Summit provides an incredible platform to continue raising the bar. I’m looking forward to gathering with this group of game-changers to connect and learn!”


Who’s Joining Us in 2023

The Summit is for those who buy, sell, activate, and support sponsorship and partnership marketing.

Here’s who you’ll see at this year’s Summit…

Want to Stand Out? Become a Sponsor!

For companies interested in standing-out and stepping-up, contact us to learn more about our sponsorship opportunities! Showcase your company to an audience of sponsorship marketers while demonstrating your leadership role in the industry.

2023/09/27 11:00:00

until Sponsorship Mastery Summit 2023