• BOSSummit

    There are still significant barriers to #esport inclusion in the Olympics but it's not being ruled out.… https://t.co/MzK3hYM6cF

    Retweet Reply Favorite (about 1 day ago)
  • BOSSummit

    Hurry! Our early bird offer expires today. Register before 5pm and save $400. https://t.co/N6gXGAWMC7

    Retweet Reply Favorite (about 4 days ago)
  • BOSSummit

    Our early bird offer expires in 24 hours! Register today, save $400 and secure your seat to the #BOSSummit 2018. https://t.co/N6gXGAWMC7

    Retweet Reply Favorite (about 5 days ago)

Welcome

Celebrating its 7th year, the Business of Sport Summit is the most senior and significant gathering of sports industry executives in Australia.

Consumer engagement, sports-entertainment, sponsorship and broadcasting are changing on a global scale, upsetting traditional business models and creating new opportunities for growth and fan engagement.

Combined with today’s competitive pressures, Sports Leaders have to formulate a unique value proposition that sets it apart, and translates into real business advantage.

Bringing together the nation’s leading Sports executives, this is the ideal platform to examine the industry trends ahead, and to determine the strategies and tactics to innovate, grow and succeed off the field.

Why attend?

This event features an ambitious, business-focussed sports agenda with over 40 C-Suite perspectives from the highest levels of the Sports industry in Australia. In a closed, invitation-only format, delegates will benefit by interacting and learning directly from local and international sports executive.

  • Learn from the national and international leaders shaping modern sports business
  • Discover first hand experiences on new approaches, differentiators and concepts from industry leading sports businesses
  • Acquire actionable insights for your sports business in a changed & fan-led world
  • Understand new and upcoming consumer trends, sponsorship strategies and global events
  • Gain actionable insights for your sport business in this competitive environment
  • Network with a premium audience of sports executives, where CEOs talk to CEOs in a five star environment
  • Hear directly from the leading league and club CEOs, sponsors and broadcasters in the region
  • Determine the year ahead in Sport

Gain access

// 6+ keynotes
// 2 Powerful days
// Executive learning agenda
// 35+ industry speakers
// 250+ executives
// 5 Star networking environment

Speakers


speaker
Ricardo Fort
Vice President, Global Sports Partnerships
The Coca-Cola Company (USA)
speaker
David Gallop AM
Chief Executive Officer
Football Federation Australia
speaker
Jack Elkins
Director of Innovation
Orlando Magic (USA)
speaker
Catherine Harris AO PSM
Commissioner
National Rugby League
speaker
Marne Fechner
Chief Executive Officer
Netball Australia
speaker
Matt Carroll AM
Chief Executive Officer
Australian Olympic Committee
speaker
Nick Bice
Chief Technical Development Officer
Volvo Ocean Race (ESP)
speaker
Paul Rogers
Head of Digital and Social Media
AS Roma (ITA)
speaker
David Koch
Chairman
Port Adelaide Football Club
speaker
Dr Adir Shiffman
Executive Chairman
Catapult Sports
speaker
John Harnden AM
Chairman
Australian Grand Prix Corporation
speaker
Scott Jendra
Chief Information Officer
Australian Football League
speaker
Billie Whitehouse
Chief Executive Officer
Wearable X
speaker
Ray Gunston
General Manager, Finance, Corporate and Special Projects
Australia Football League
speaker
Andrew Abdo
Chief Commercial Officer
National Rugby League
speaker
Clive Dickens
Chief Digital Officer
Seven West Media
speaker
Danny Townsend
Chief Executive Officer
Sydney Football Club
speaker
Patrick Kidd OBE
Chief Executive Officer
Invictus Games Sydney 2018
speaker
Matt Finnis
Director & Chief Executive Officer
St Kilda Football Club
speaker
Gavin Kirkman
Chief Executive Officer
PGA of Australia
speaker
Sally Spriggs
Marketing Director Group Meals and Brand
KFC Australia
speaker
Richard Heaselgrave
Commercial Director
Tennis Australia
speaker
Scott Munn
Chief Executive Officer
Melbourne City Football Club
speaker
Sarah Chibnall
General Manager, Communications
Swisse Wellness
speaker
Jeremy Loeliger
Chief Executive Officer
National Basketball League
speaker
Finn Bradshaw
Head of Digital
Cricket Australia
speaker
Marina Go
Chair
Wests Tigers Rugby League Football
speaker
Olly Wilton
Head of Sports Partnerships
Twitter Australia
speaker
Andrew Fagan
Chief Executive Officer
Adelaide Football Club
speaker
Dr Darryl Woodford
Founder
Fantasy Insider
speaker
Commodore John Markos
Chair
Sydney Hobart Yacht Race Committee
speaker
Professor Hans Westerbeek
Dean
College of Sport and Exercise Science and the Institute of Sport, Victoria University
speaker
Neil Wilson
Victoria Racing Club Treasurer & Interim Chief Executive
Victoria Racing Club
speaker
Daniel Ringland
Head of eSport & Competitive
Riot Games
speaker
Cian Moynihan
Chief Information Officer
Australian Olympic Committee
speaker
Simon Hawk
Sponsorship Manager
Etihad Airways
speaker
Kristi Woolrych
Executive General Manager, Brand & Marketing
Suncorp
speaker
Sarah Styles
Head of Female Engagement
Cricket Australia
speaker
Nick Vanzetti
Managing Director – Australia
ESL - Turtle Entertainment
speaker
Renee Quirk
Head of Sports Business Affairs
Seven Network
speaker
Andreas Gloor
Sports Marketing Manager SEAPAC
Reebok Australia
speaker
Rebecca Haagsma
Director - Product Development & Innovation
Telstra
speaker
Scott Dinsdale
Managing Director, Media & Entertainment Lead
Accenture
speaker
Senior Representative
Polar Electro Australia
header_at_a_glance

Sessions

Download Brochure
Save a PDF version of our brochure on your device
Wednesday 14th March 2018
  • 08:30Registration, Refreshments & Networking

  • 08:50Opening Remarks from the Chair

    Professor Hans Westerbeek
    Dean
    College of Sport and Exercise Science and the Institute of Sport, Victoria University
  • 08:55Ministerial Welcome

  • 09:05Opening Keynote

    Clear Focus: Rejuvenating the Olympic Spirit
    Matt Carroll AM
    Chief Executive Officer
    Australian Olympic Committee
  • 09:35Leadership Session

    The Front of the Pack – Championing Strong Leadership

    The competitive pressures of the modern business landscape require sports leaders to seek more diverse opportunities. Faced with new technologies, changing trends in media consumption and increasingly complex deals distributed amongst a variety of stakeholders, executives must both be agile, responsive and steadfast in their leadership. What makes sports leadership more complex that it was five years ago? What methods can leaders employ to ensure they remain ahead of the curve? How best can sports executives manage playing and coaching talent to drive successful branding campaigns?

    Marina Go
    Chair
    Wests Tigers Rugby League Football
    John Harnden AM
    Chairman
    Australian Grand Prix Corporation
    Jeremy Loeliger
    Chief Executive Officer
    National Basketball League
    Andrew Fagan
    Chief Executive Officer
    Adelaide Football Club
  • 10:20International Keynote

    Sports Teams and the Digital Fan Experience
    Paul Rogers
    Head of Digital and Social Media
    AS Roma (ITA)
  • 10:45Morning Refreshments & Networking

  • 11:20Partner Keynote

    Scott Dinsdale
    Managing Director, Media & Entertainment Lead
    Accenture
  • 11:50Events Session

    Sport as Theatre – Reimagining the Biggest Stage

    Amidst an ever-busier calendar, the cultural and economic significance of large sporting fixtures assemble stakeholders beyond a sporting administration’s regular network. Regular fixtures can become global spectacles if executives successfully plan with partners, build hype, host bold events and create legacies for players, fans, communities and sponsors. How can strategic partnerships with government, sponsors and stakeholders be optimised to improve the delivery of world class fixtures? Can prioritising an event’s legacy impact the way it’s planned? How best should the industry respond to public safety concerns at major events?

    Patrick Kidd OBE
    Chief Executive Officer
    Invictus Games Sydney 2018
    Commodore John Markos
    Chair
    Sydney Hobart Yacht Race Committee
    Neil Wilson
    Victoria Racing Club Treasurer & Interim Chief Executive
    Victoria Racing Club
    Nick Vanzetti
    Managing Director – Australia
    ESL - Turtle Entertainment
  • 12:35In Conversation with

    Exporting the AFL
    David Koch
    Chairman
    Port Adelaide Football Club
  • 12:55Lunch & Networking

  • 13:55International Keynote

    Tech-Enabled Athletes and the Future of Fan Engagement
    Billie Whitehouse
    Chief Executive Officer
    Wearable X
  • 14:20Sponsorship Session

    Teamwork beyond the Field – Value Driven Partnerships

    Close relationships between sporting institutions and sponsors form the foundations for long-term growth. New sporting leagues and technological advancements in broadcasting and in-game branding provide endless platforms on which institutions and sponsors can cooperate. What makes a sporting brand attractive to investors and prospective stakeholders? Which organisations are securing productive, favourable deals? Do sponsorship agreements require a rethink as sporting markets change? How can executives ensure sponsorship benefits the entire institution?

    Sarah Chibnall
    General Manager, Communications
    Swisse Wellness
    Simon Hawk
    Sponsorship Manager
    Etihad Airways
    Andreas Gloor
    Sports Marketing Manager SEAPAC
    Reebok Australia
    Sally Spriggs
    Marketing Director Group Meals and Brand
    KFC Australia
    Kristi Woolrych
    Executive General Manager, Brand & Marketing
    Suncorp
  • 15:05Keynote

    Encouraging Innovation, Empowering Athletes
    Dr Adir Shiffman
    Executive Chairman
    Catapult Sports
  • 15:30Afternoon Refreshments & Networking

  • 16:00Technology & Data Session

    Organisational Intuition – Predictions that Pay

    Rapid technological advancements are revolutionising the business of sport, bringing fans closer to the on-field action and sporting executives closer to corporate partners. Connected stadiums and virtual reality alter the experience at home and in the stands, while data informs customized experiences for supporters and targeted marketing and sponsorship opportunities for brand partners. What does leading, analytics-based fan engagement look like? How best can fan and game-day data open up new business channels and revenue streams. Can the fan experience be over-saturated by technology?

    Finn Bradshaw
    Head of Digital
    Cricket Australia
    Dr Darryl Woodford
    Founder
    Fantasy Insider
    Cian Moynihan
    Chief Information Officer
    Australian Olympic Committee
    Rebecca Haagsma
    Director - Product Development & Innovation
    Telstra
    Scott Dinsdale
    Managing Director, Media & Entertainment Lead
    Accenture
  • 16:50Mastermind Keynote

    The Big Business of Sport – A Brand Perspective
    Ricardo Fort
    Vice President, Global Sports Partnerships
    The Coca-Cola Company (USA)
  • 17:25Closing Remarks from the Chair

    Professor Hans Westerbeek
    Dean
    College of Sport and Exercise Science and the Institute of Sport, Victoria University
  • 17:30Networking Drinks Reception

  • 18:30Close of Day One

Thursday 15th March 2018
  • 08:40Registration, Refreshments & Networking

  • 08:50Opening Remarks from the Chair

    Professor Hans Westerbeek
    Dean
    College of Sport and Exercise Science and the Institute of Sport, Victoria University
  • 08:55Opening Keynote

    Forging the Future of the A-League – Expanding Australia’s Most Popular Sport
    David Gallop AM
    Chief Executive Officer
    Football Federation Australia
  • 09:25Growth Session

    Sporting Storytellers – Driving Engagement and Cut-Through

    A congested content and media environment requires sporting executives to reconsider the ways they reach new audiences. How must growth models respond to disruption from other on-demand consumer entertainment providers such as Netflix? What more can sports do to appeal beyond their main demographics? What can traditional sports businesses learn from the rapid growth of eSports, the fitness and lifestyle movement and the Extreme Sport industry? How is ‘Over the Top’ content and alternative broadcasting models changing the way sporting brands reach customers? Is growth always the answer?

    Matt Finnis
    Director & Chief Executive Officer
    St Kilda Football Club
    Richard Heaselgrave
    Commercial Director
    Tennis Australia
    Andrew Abdo
    Chief Commercial Officer
    National Rugby League
    Danny Townsend
    Chief Executive Officer
    Sydney Football Club
  • 10:10International Keynote

    Cultivating Creativity: The Mass Impact of Innovation in Sports
    Jack Elkins
    Director of Innovation
    Orlando Magic (USA)
  • 10:30Morning Refreshments & Networking

  • 11:10Platinum Keynote

    Senior Representative

    Polar Electro Australia
  • 11:35Engagement Strategy Session

    Reaching Out – Digital Drivers for Loyal Fans

    The contemporary media climate requires established sports businesses to compete for the gaze, attendance and loyalty of sports fans more than ever before. Engagement strategies are now key drivers for survival, let alone growth, in maintaining the changing relationship between fans and institutions. What are the consequences of an empowered fan and a customer-centric model? What attracts and keeps new fans in a modern sporting landscape? What are the hallmarks of a successful fan engagement strategy? How can digital enterprise drive fan engagement and what benchmarks should an organisation utilise to measure its success?

    Olly Wilton
    Head of Sports Partnerships
    Twitter Australia
    Marne Fechner
    Chief Executive Officer
    Netball Australia
    Clive Dickens
    Chief Digital Officer
    Seven West Media
    Sarah Styles
    Head of Female Engagement
    Cricket Australia
  • 12:25In Conversation with

    Encouraging Equity: The Rugby League Perspective
    Catherine Harris AO PSM
    Commissioner
    National Rugby League
  • 12:50Lunch & Networking

  • 13:50National Keynote

    Empowering the Consumer – Designing Data Systems that Prioritise the Fan Experience
    Scott Jendra
    Chief Information Officer
    Australian Football League
  • 14:15Future Session

    The Borderless Business of Sporting Spectacles

    Sporting narratives resonate across cultures and bridge class divides. In a rapidly changing world, as technology unlocks access to growing middle-class markets with both disposable incomes and appetites for sport, more sports are credibly vying for the title of ‘the world game.’ What are the hurdles to international expansion? What must leagues consider when building a market from the ground-up? How can sporting codes resonate with different cultures, changing norms and social movements? How will the role of the broadcaster change, and how should sporting organisations adapt? What aspects of the sport business will be unrecognisable in 10 years?

    Ray Gunston
    General Manager, Finance, Corporate and Special Projects
    Australia Football League
    Scott Munn
    Chief Executive Officer
    Melbourne City Football Club
    Daniel Ringland
    Head of eSport & Competitive
    Riot Games
    Renee Quirk
    Head of Sports Business Affairs
    Seven Network
    Gavin Kirkman
    Chief Executive Officer
    PGA of Australia
  • 15:05International Keynote

    Adventure Technology: Pushing the Limits of Human Performance
    Nick Bice
    Chief Technical Development Officer
    Volvo Ocean Race (ESP)
  • 15:55Closing Remarks from the Chair

    Professor Hans Westerbeek
    Dean
    College of Sport and Exercise Science and the Institute of Sport, Victoria University
  • 16:00Close of Summit

header_sessions

Sponsorship

www.accenture.com/au

Sporting codes, teams, athletes, broadcasters, digital platforms and fans at the centre, disruptors and disrupted alike, are all participants in the digital revolution in sport. Accenture is proud to be the industry’s partner of choice, employing our unique combination of brazen innovation and time-tested consultative and delivery excellence to develop and deliver experiences that engage, entertain and delight the local and global sporting world.

polar.com/au-en

Polar is the leading pioneer in heart rate monitoring, activity trackers and training programs.  With nearly 40 years of experience and a proud heritage in innovative physiological and sports medicine research, Polar caters to all levels of fitness by offering a comprehensive product range including cycling computers, wearable sports devices and activity trackers, training apps and online services.

www.sportspeople.com.au

Established in 1996, Sportspeople was the first agency
in Australia to offer a specialised sport recruitment
service. Today, Sportspeople remains a highly
specialised agency offering a range of recruitment
services to the broader sport, fitness and aquatics
sector throughout Australia and New Zealand.

Celebrating its 7th year, the Business of Sport Summit is unparalleled in the level of delegates and speakers it attracts.

From knowledge sharing, to brand exposure and lead generation, sponsors have an effective platform to engage this decision making audience, before, during and after the event.

As marketing platform to demonstrate expertise, credibility and grow your business within the Sports industry, the Business of Sport Summit offers unrivalled cut-through.

Angel Gomez – Commercial Manager
Tel: 02 8090 4363
Email: angelg@connectevents.com.au

Venue

Sofitel Wentworth Hotel
61-101 Phillip Street,
Sydney NSW 2000, Australia.

Accommodation

To receive a discount on rooms. Contact reservations directly on (02) 9228 9188 or H3665@sofitel.com and quote BSS2018

Click here to view full map

 

Packages Standard Price Per Delegate
Sports Executive: 1-2 Delegates $2200 + GST
Sports Executive: 3-5 Delegates $2020 + GST
Sports Executive: 6-9 Delegates $1840 + GST
Sports Executive: 10+ Delegates $1660 + GST
Need to convince the boss? Download the Approval Form
  • Terms & Conditions

    Connect Events is part of Connect Media Group Pty Ltd

    Delegate Package:

    Delegate Pass includes access to all sessions, refreshment breaks, networking lunches, networking drinks reception, and access to speaker presentations. Please note: not all speakers choose to provide presentation papers. One delegate pass is entry for one person only, passes cannot be shared. Organiser’s reserve the right to deny entry to anyone not registered.

    Payment & Discounts:

    All prices quoted are in AUD. Payment of invoice is due within 7 days of registration. A 3% surcharge is payable for all credit card transactions. Only one promotional discount code can be applied per registrant. Group discounts will only be applied on the original order – added delegates will not receive a discount once registration in processed. Payment in full is required by the first day of the event. Please note: Registrations made within 7 days of the event can only be paid via credit card.

    Organiser’s Rights:

    Connect Media Group endeavours to ensure the conference programme and speaker line-up is correct at the time of the event. All advertised details are correct at time of publishing. Due to unforeseen circumstances Connect Media Group reserves the right to alter the programme prior to the event without notice. We also reserve the right to cancel or postpone this event when full refunds will be issued. Connect Media Group reserves the right to deny access to any individual that engages in or is alleged to engage in practices that are considered unprofessional and inappropriate for a business conference. We reserve the right to deny access to delegates that may affect the client / vendor ratio of attendance in favour of the interests of sponsors and commercial partners of the event.

    Photography and Video

    Connect Media Group may take photographs and/or video of the event you are attending and in doing so your image may be included in the photographs and videos reproduced and distributed by Connect Media Group in any medium to any part of the world.  By attending the event you irrevocably agree to submit your image for reproduction by Connect Media Group in distributing marketing material and/or video footage of the events. Should a delegate not agree to the above image release, they must advise team@cmgroup.com.au

    Cancellation Policy:
    A substitute delegate is welcome at any time provided the request is made in writing. A full refund less a $250 (GST Inclusive) processing fee is applicable on cancellation requests made in writing within 10 days of registration. No refunds are available for cancellations made more than 10 days after registration.

    Full payment is required within 7 days of registration – if payment is not received in this time and cancellation is requested more than 10 days after registration – payment is to be honoured.

    Privacy Disclosure:

    We take your privacy seriously. Information collected on this registration will be held in the strictest of confidence on a secure database. This information may be used in order to contact you regarding future events, product development and services offered. If you do not wish to be contacted please email team@cmgroup.com.au To view our full privacy policy please visit: http://www.connectmediagroup.com.au/privacy-policy/

  • FAQ

    What’s included in my delegate pass?
    A Delegate Pass includes access to all sessions, refreshment breaks, networking lunches, networking drinks reception, and access to provided speaker presentations.

    Is there a group booking discount?
    Yes – groups of 3 people or more are entitled to a discount. Full discount information is available on our registration page. If you have any questions about how group bookings work, please contact team@cmgroup.com.au

    Can I transfer my pass?
    A delegate pass is entry for one person only, passes cannot be shared. A substitute delegate is welcome at any time prior to the event, provided the request is made in writing to team@cmgroup.com.au

    How do I receive my delegate pass?
    Following the completion of your registration and payment, you will receive an email confirmation. We will contact you via email one week before the event to provide final information regarding your participation. Delegate badges and all event material will be provided upon arrival at the event – nothing will be sent in the post.

    Is media registration available?
    No, this is a closed and confidential event. Media registrations are not available.

    Cancellation Policy
    A full refund less a $250 (GST Inclusive) processing fee is applicable on cancellation requests made in writing within 10 days of registration. No refunds are available for cancellations made more than 10 days after registration.

    Will there be a delegate list available?
    No, Connect Events does not provide delegate lists to attendees.