Missouri Sports Travel Exchange

2020 Missouri Sports Travel Exchange

Chateau on the Lake, Branson, MO
March 9-11, 2020

Missouri Travel Alliance will host the 2020 Missouri Sports Travel Exchange March 9-11 at Chateau on the Lake in Branson, Missouri. Missouri Sports Travel Exchange will bring sport event organizers and right holders from across the Midwest as well as sports tourism representatives from the entire state for two days of one-on-one appointments, education and networking!

Preliminary Agenda


3:00 PM – 6:00 PM –  Registration for Sport Event Organizers and Early Arrivals 
Name Badges Sponsored by Hannibal CVB
Chateau on the Lake Convention Check-In

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
–  VIP Reception for Sport Event Organizers  (By Invite Only)
Barcelona/Madrid Meeting Room
Sponsored by Show Me Missouri Sports


7:30 AM – 11:30 AM –  Registration
Chateau on the Lake Convention Check-In

7:30 AM – 8:45 AM –  Continental Breakfast for Sport Event Organizers
Barcelona Madrid Meeting Room
Sponsored by Lake of the Ozarks CVB

9:00 AM – 11:30 AM –  FAM  (By Invite Only)
Sponsored by Branson Sports / Explore Branson
Buses will load by the Convention Check In area at 8:45 AM
FAM tour will start with a drive through Moonshine Beach, Table Rock State Park and State Park Marine.  Tour stops will include Branson Convention Center, Branson Rec Plex and Ballparks of America

11:45 AM – 1:30 PM –  Opening Lunch (All Attendees)
Lunch Sponsored by Visit Cape
Innsbruck Meeting Room
Welcome by Jeff Seifried, Branson Chamber and CVB President
Lunch Speaker: Jon Schmieder, Huddle Up Group  –  Best (& Worst) Practices in Sports Tourism Marketing

1:15 PM – 4:45 PM –  Marketplace Appointments
St. Moritz / Heidelberg Room
10 Minute Pre-Scheduled One-on-One Appointments
Refreshment Break Sponsored by Visit Maryland Heights

6:15 PM – 10:00 PM –  Reception/Dinner/Activities
Sponsored by Explore Branson
Buses will load by the Convention Check In area at 6:00 PM
Titanic Progressive Dinner – Eat and drink your way through the Titanic Museum, then take a tour of the Entertainment District that will end
at Tommy Hawks Axe House. Tommy Hawks Axe House includes pool tables, air hockey, axe throwing and other activities.


8:00 AM – 9:00 AM –  Breakfast
Innsbruck Meeting Room

9:15 AM – 11:30 AM –  Peer-To-Peer Roundtable Discussions
Sponsored by Jefferson City CVB
Barcelona / Madrid Room
Discuss hot topics with your peers in 20 minute roundtable discussions. Topics include: 1) Forming an Athletics Event Committee in Your Area; 2) MO Amateur Sports Tax Credit Case Study; 3) Esports Craze; 4) Sponsorships; 5) Working with CVBs / Sports Commissions; 6) RFPs – Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHSAA); and 7) Facility Development

11:45AM – 12:45PM –  Lunch
Innsbruck Meeting Room
Program – Sports Tourism Panel

1:00 PM – 2:15 PM –  Marketplace Appointments
St. Moritz/Heidelberg Room
10 Minute Pre-Scheduled One-on-One appointments
Refreshment Break Sponsored by Lebanon Tourism

Sport Event Organizers and Right Holders

Registration fee is $45 per person. Registration fee includes two nights lodging at Chateau on the Lake, all meals that are a part of the event and the marketplace appointments. A special room rate of $79 plus tax is available for those wishing to arrive early (Sunday), based on availability. Travel cost to and from Branson is the responsibility of the attendee. Please complete the planner profile sheet when you register. Your room reservation will be made by our event planner once you complete the registration form.  NOTE:  Any cancellations after March 5th and all no-shows will be billed one nights lodging.

Sport Event Organizers and Right Holders click here to register online.

Sport Tourism Representatives

Registration fee for Missouri Travel Alliance members is $305. The cost for Missouri Travel Alliance Small Market Members, with a city population of less than 15,000, is $245. The non-member rate is $495. A second sport tourism representative may attend with the primary appointment holder for 50% off the above rates.  A room block has been reserved at Chateau on the Lake at a discounted rate of $99 plus tax. You can make your reservations by calling 1-888-333-5253 by Friday, February 7, 2020. You may also make your reservations online. Click here for the online reservation link!

Sport Tourism Representatives click here to register online.

Cannot attend the 2019 Missouri Sports Travel Exchange?

For just $75, your destination profile sheet can be included in the on-site registration packet. Your profile sheet must be 8.5 x 11 and can be two-sided. The sheets must be submitted to the MSTE event planner by February 27. We will contact you regarding the number of profile sheets you should provide.

Dates to Note
February 19  –  Registration Closes and All Profiles Due
February 24 –  Appointment Portal Opens
February 27 –  Appointment Portal Closes
March 4 –  Appointment Schedules Sent Out

A Limited Number of Sponsorship Opportunities Are Still Available

Click here to check out the great sponsorship opportunities that are still available or contact Missouri Sports Travel Exchange Event Planner – Lagina Fitzpatrick, CMP, CHSC, Elite Hospitality & Sports Services, LLC at laginaelite@gmail.com and/or (573) 375-3738.

Sponsorships can be paid securely online by clicking on the payment the button below.