21 June 2023
Sydney
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RENEWING RESILIENCE

Firmly established as the singular agenda-setting event for Australia’s Sport industry, the Business of Sport Summit will be returning in June with renewed ambition to build business resilience.

As our operating environment corrects and the sector begins to unlock, the Summit presents an enviable opportunity for the nation’s Sport leaders to connect, combat shared challenges, and leverage opportunities emerging from the upturn economy.

Together, we will interrogate the forces shaping the profession, from unleashing the power of fans to digital ecosystems, broadcasting innovation and live experiences, all with the intent of charting a new path to progress.

Why Attend

  • The Business of Sport Summit secures national and global speakers of unmatched quality and immense authority. Our attendees are charged with shaping the conversation, armed with an array of real-time engagement tools.
  • Every session is independently moderated to facilitate candid discussion and debate, and the programme is designed to provide attendees with valuable opportunities to connect in-person on the business that matters.

Gain Access

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35+ Industry Speakers
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2 Powerful Days
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Executive Learning Agenda
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12 Keynotes
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150+ Sports Business Executives
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5-Star Networking Environment
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Past Speakers

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Lawrence Epstein
Chief Operating Officer

UFC (USA)
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Lawrence Epstein
Chief Operating Officer

UFC (USA)
Lawrence Epstein serves as Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of UFC, the world’s leading mixed martial arts (MMA) organization and one of the fastest growing sports brands in the world.

Epstein is responsible for all global business operations and for managing the company’s overall performance and growth.  Over the years, he has spearheaded the regulatory efforts for UFC, gaining approval in countries around the world, including most recently France. 

Epstein has played a leadership role in negotiating UFC’s most significant business deals, including the company’s landmark media rights agreements with ESPN and FOX Sports and the sale of UFC to Endeavor, recognized as the largest sale of a sports property in history. 

A life-long resident of Nevada, Epstein has been involved in numerous civic and charitable organizations. In 2016, he was named to the board of directors of the National Fitness Foundation, the official charity of the President's Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition, which develops corporate partnerships to expand youth sport participation in America. In January 2017, he was named a charter member and Vice Chair of the Las Vegas Stadium Authority board of directors, which owns and oversees the city’s new 65,000-seat, $1.9 billion dollar-stadium, home to the NFL’s Las Vegas Raiders.

Epstein holds a Juris Doctorate and a Bachelor of Arts from Vanderbilt University and serves on the Vanderbilt University Board of Trust and the Vanderbilt Law School Board of Advisors. 
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Craig Tiley
Chief Executive Officer

Tennis Australia
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Craig Tiley
Chief Executive Officer

Tennis Australia
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Sarah Walsh
Head of Women's Football, Women's World Cup Legacy and Inclusion,

Football Australia
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Sarah Walsh
Head of Women's Football, Women's World Cup Legacy and Inclusion,

Football Australia
A values-led sports executive, spearheading footballs national Legacy'23 plan, an inclusive strategy aimed at leveraging the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023™. In my role as Head of Women's Football, Women's World Cup Legacy & Inclusion at Football Australia, I lead a team that is squarely focused on driving long lasting social and economic change for football, working with key stakeholders, in football, all levels of government, and the private sector to achieve this. As an athlete for 20 years, and former CommBank Matilda, I represented Australia at football’s top tier, including at the 2004 Olympic Games, the 2006 AFC Women’s Asian Cup, and the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2007. Beyond my professional playing career, transferring the skills developed as an athlete, I transitioned into leadership roles in football, accumulating extensive experience in driving gender equity in governance. Qualified in driving high performing teams, and building frameworks that create more inclusive environments for grassroots and elite level sport. As a legacy builder, I bring unique and progressive insights, adopting a results driven approach to business, with people at the centre of all decisions.
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Nick Hockley
Chief Executive Officer

Cricket Australia
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Nick Hockley
Chief Executive Officer

Cricket Australia
Nick was appointed Cricket Australia’s Chief Executive Officer in June 2021, after holding the role in an interim capacity for a year prior. Nick brings 14 years of experience in major sports events to the position, via the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, ICC Cricket World Cup 2015, Cricket Australia and the ICC T20 World Cup 2020 Local Organising Committees.

At London 2012, Nick was Head of Commercial Negotiations, where he and his team spent six years developing and delivering the commercial program for the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games, comprising 44 sponsors and contributing approximately $1.2 billion of the Games budget.

At the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015, Nick’s role was General Manager, Commercial & Marketing, where he was responsible for marketing, ticketing and hospitality, helping drive total attendance at the tournament of more than a million fans. 

Nick was Head of Commercial Projects at Cricket Australia 2015-2017 before commencing his role as CEO of the ICC T20 World Cup 2020 LOC, overseeing a dedicated team responsible for coordinating marketing, ticketing, hospitality, logistics, cricket operations, volunteering and security, resulting in more than 86,000 people attending the women’s final in March 2020.

  Nick was named Interim CEO of Cricket Australia in June 2020 and oversaw the delivery of a full summer of international and domestic cricket in 2020-21. He was subsequently appointed to the role permanently in June 2021.

Before his work in major events, Nick held senior corporate finance roles at PwC, where he also qualified as a Chartered Accountant. Born in Cambridge and raised in Birmingham, England, Nick completed his education at the University of Oxford.
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Matt Carroll
Chief Executive Officer

Australian Olympic Committee
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Matt Carroll
Chief Executive Officer

Australian Olympic Committee
Originally from the construction industry, Matt Carroll’s career as a sports executive stretches over 24 years’, taking in all aspects of sports administration. He has worked in three sports as a senior manager, including Chief Executive Officer, with roles encompassing grass roots sport development, professional leagues, national and international organisations and global sporting events.
Matt Carroll’s career to date; 

- Rugby Director NSW Rugby Union (1991-1995) – responsible for representative and club rugby. 

- General Manager, Rugby Australian Rugby Union (1995-1999) – Forefront of establishing the professional game in Australia including setting up Super Rugby and Tri Nations competitions.  

- Chief Executive Officer Waratahs and NSW Rugby Union (2000-2001) – successfully led the financial turnaround of the business. 

- General Manager Rugby World Cup (2002-2003) – led the team that staged one of the most successful sporting events held in Australia and set the benchmark for future World Cups. 

- Inaugural Head of the A-League and Head of Community Football, Football Federation Australia (2004-2006) – establishing Australia’s first fully professional football competition and managing significant changes to the structure of community football and relationship with the professional game. 

- Deputy CEO, Australian Rugby Union (2007-2012) – Responsible for rugby’s commercial program, broadcast rights and management of Test and Super Rugby competitions. 

- Interim Chief Operating Officer, Japanese Organising Committee for Rugby World Cup 2019 (2013-2014) – based in Tokyo leading the master planning, budget drafting and establishing the organisation structure for the Tournament. 

- Chief Executive Officer, Australian Sailing (2014-2017) – Led the ground breaking organisational reforms in sport, changing Sailing from a federated model to a national structure to build Sailing’s future sustainably and success. 

Matt was appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Olympic Committee May 2017 
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Jane Patterson
Chief Operating Officer, New Zealand

FIFA Women's World Cup Australia & New Zealand 2023 (NZ)
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Jane Patterson
Chief Operating Officer, New Zealand

FIFA Women's World Cup Australia & New Zealand 2023 (NZ)
In Jane’s 27-year career she has led major events across New Zealand and Australia including, among others, the World Netball Championships, IRONMAN triathlon and UCI BMX World Championships NZ Gold Open, V8 Supercars and marathons. She has held leadership positions with International Manager Group (IMG) and on the global Executive team of IRONMAN inc as Chief Operating Officer (OOO) Ironman Asia Pacific. Jane founded The Patter Ltd which produced major events across New Zealand and emerged as a leader in its field resulting in the Company’s acquisition. Living abroad, Jane worked in the UK as a Major Events Consultant for UK Sport, supporting the implementation of their policy and strategy for major and mega events. Most recently, Jane has been appointed Chief Operating Officer (COO), NZ for the FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia & New Zealand 2023 which is the largest women’s sporting event and the third largest sporting event in the world. In 2016 Patterson was appointed a member of the New Zealand Order of Merit in the New Year’s Honours, recognised for her achievements in service to sport. Jane is a proud and patriotic New Zealander with a lifelong love of sport and a deep respect for its history and traditions.
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Andy Marinos
Chief Executive Officer

Rugby Australia
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Andy Marinos
Chief Executive Officer

Rugby Australia
Andy Marinos joined Rugby Australia as Chief Executive Officer in February 2021.

For the five years previous, Marinos was Chief Executive of the Southern Hemisphere’s premier Rugby body, SANZAAR.

Marinos has also served as National Teams Manager, Acting Managing Director, and General Manager for Commercial and Marketing during his time at the South African Rugby Union (SARU) from 2008 to 2015. Born in Zimbabwe, Marinos has broad experience in administrative roles internationally as well, including serving as Chief Executive of Newport Gwent Dragons in Wales as well as Chief Executive of Rodney Parade Stadium.

A former professional Rugby and Rugby League player, Marinos played for the Newport-based club 97 times and went on to represent Wales in eight Test matches. Marinos also played Rugby League in Australia, having featured in one match for the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs in 1996 as well as representing South Africa at the Super League World Nines in 1997. Having moved himself and his family to Sydney, Marinos considers himself a proud migrant Australian.

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Paraag Marathe
President

San Francisco 49ers (USA)
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Paraag Marathe
President

San Francisco 49ers (USA)
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Kate Johnson
Global head of Sponsorship Marketing

Visa (USA)
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Kate Johnson
Global head of Sponsorship Marketing

Visa (USA)
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Jennifer Storms
SVP

PepsiCo (USA)
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Jennifer Storms
SVP

PepsiCo (USA)
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Tatjana Haenni
Chief of Women's Football

FIFA (SUI)
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Tatjana Haenni
Chief of Women's Football

FIFA (SUI)
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Ian Ayre
Managing Director

Liverpool FC (UK)
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Ian Ayre
Managing Director

Liverpool FC (UK)
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Dave Richardson
Chief Executive Officer

ICC (UAE)
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Dave Richardson
Chief Executive Officer

ICC (UAE)
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Ricardo Fort
Vice President, Global Sports Partnerships

The Coca-Cola Company (USA)
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Ricardo Fort
Vice President, Global Sports Partnerships

The Coca-Cola Company (USA)
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Mark Waller
EVP, International

NFL (USA)
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Mark Waller
EVP, International

NFL (USA)
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SPONSORS

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2022 Platinum Sponsor | brightcove.com
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2022 Exhibition Sponsor | www.activexchange.org
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2022 Associate Sponsor | vicsport.com.au
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2022 Associate Sponsor | sportforall.com.au
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2022 Associate Sponsor | www.sportnsw.com.au
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Brightcove creates the world’s most reliable, scalable, and secure video technology solutions to build greater connections between companies and their audiences, no matter where they are or which devices they use. Brightcove’s intelligent video platform enables businesses to sell to customers more effectively, media leaders to stream and monetize content more reliably, and organizations to engage team members more powerfully.
Brightcove. Video that means business™.
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ActiveXchange is the only independent, agnostic data tech team aggregating large volumes of first and third party data across the entire sport and recreation ecosystem to get more people moving through smarter decisions.

 

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Vicsport’s aim is to get as many people in Victoria engaging in sport and physical activity as possible. We are the peak body for sport and active recreation in the state and work closely with the Victorian Government to promote the many benefits sport has to offer.

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CAS is committed to supporting our National Sporting Organisation’s, striving to achieve outcomes in areas of need for the sport industry and broader community; and, to promoting the huge contribution that Sport makes to our nation.

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Sport NSW is the peak industry body for sport in the state.

Sport NSW is an independent not-for-profit organisation, representing NSW sporting organisations as The Voice of Sport to raise and respond to issues that impact on all levels of sport and to foster the future development of sport in New South Wales.

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Why Get Involved

Celebrating its 11th year, the Business of Sport Summit is unparalleled in the level of delegates and speakers it attracts.

The Summit is driven by an ambitious business agenda, and our audience is screened for seniority to ensure you are networking with the minds shaping business. Our limited keynote and moderated panel speaking opportunities will effectively embed you in this top-end business community. Digital and physical brand activations, as well as consultations in dedicated activation spaces further enable you to engage with this decision-making audience.

As a marketing platform to demonstrate expertise, credibility and grow your business with senior sports management professionals, the Business of Sport Summit offers unrivalled cut-through.

This event was sold out in 2021

Venue/Accommodation Details

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InterContinental Sydney Double Bay

33 Cross St, Double Bay NSW 2028

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InterContinental Sydney Double Bay

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Pricing and Discounts

Early Bird Registration
(until 31/03/2023)
$795 + GST
$2385 + GST
Standard Registration
(from 1/04/2023)
$995 + GST
$2985 + GST

Please note if you are a Service Provider to Business Sport professionals, email zoeb@connectmedia.com to register.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Delegate Registration:

Email: team@connectmedia.com
Tel: 61 2 8004 8590

 

HEALTH & SAFETY INFORMATION

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We are continuously following the advice of the Australian Department of Health. The health and safety of our delegates, partners and staff remains our priority. Please click here to find out more.

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