7-8 June 2022
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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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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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Gerrit Meier
EVP of International

WWE (USA)
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Gerrit Meier
EVP of International

WWE (USA)
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Max van den Doel
SVP

Adidas (NL)
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Max van den Doel
SVP

Adidas (NL)
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Will Dean
Chief Executive Officer

Tough Mudder (USA)
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Will Dean
Chief Executive Officer

Tough Mudder (USA)
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Brett Gosper
Chief Executive Officer World Rugby & Managing Director

Rugby World Cup
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Brett Gosper
Chief Executive Officer World Rugby & Managing Director

Rugby World Cup
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Gabrielle Valdez Dow
Vice President Marketing and Fan Engagement

Green Bay Packers (USA)
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Gabrielle Valdez Dow
Vice President Marketing and Fan Engagement

Green Bay Packers (USA)
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Jack Harari
Vice President - International Partnerships

Activision Blizzard Esports Leagues (USA)
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Jack Harari
Vice President - International Partnerships

Activision Blizzard Esports Leagues (USA)
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Murray Barnett
Head of Global Sponsorship & Commercial Partnerships

Formula One (UK)
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Murray Barnett
Head of Global Sponsorship & Commercial Partnerships

Formula One (UK)
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Jean-Marc Pailhol
Head of Global Market Management & Distribution

Allianz SE (GER)
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Jean-Marc Pailhol
Head of Global Market Management & Distribution

Allianz SE (GER)
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Alexandra Willis
Head of Communications, Content & Digital

The All England Lawn Tennis Club (Championships) (UK)
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Alexandra Willis
Head of Communications, Content & Digital

The All England Lawn Tennis Club (Championships) (UK)
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Andrew Abdo
Chief Executive Officer

National Rugby League
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Andrew Abdo
Chief Executive Officer

National Rugby League
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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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Matt Carroll AM
Chief Executive Officer

Australian Olympic Committee
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Matt Carroll AM
Chief Executive Officer

Australian Olympic Committee
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Chris Marinak
Chief Operations and Strategy Officer

Major League Baseball (USA)
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Chris Marinak
Chief Operations and Strategy Officer

Major League Baseball (USA)
Chris leads Strategy, Technology, and Operations for Major League Baseball. His department oversees relationships with the world’s leading technology companies, including Apple, Google, Mitel and Sony’s Hawk-Eye, for functions including ball and player tracking for Statcast, data, analytics, and MLB’s Replay Review system. During the 2020 season, Marinak has overseen the creation and ongoing management of the MLB schedule, the incorporation of audio from MLB The Show into ballpark game presentation and the development of Cheer at the Ballpark, which provides fans the ability to support their favourite team remotely and has registered more than 45 million fan reactions to date this season. Chris is a former pitcher and team captain at the University of Virginia attended Harvard Business School. Chris is a member of the SportsBusiness Journal Forty Under 40 Hall of Fame as a three-time award recipient.
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Ellie Norman
Director of Marketing and Communications

Formula 1 (UK)
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Ellie Norman
Director of Marketing and Communications

Formula 1 (UK)
Ellie leads the global Marketing & Communications function for Formula 1 and joined the management team following ownership change in 2017, as the first ever Director of Marketing & Communications with the aim of delivering long term sustainable growth across the fan base, viewership (TV, Digital & DTC) and race attendance. Formula 1 is the pinnacle of motor racing, travelling annually across five continents, drawing significant global television audiences (1.8bn) and is among a small group of marquee, global sports with more than 500m fans worldwide. In her present role Ellie’s mission is to reimagine F1 for the future as an entertainment property and inspire teams centrally and globally to realise this. Globally she is responsible for all marketing disciplines including the re-brand of the sport, marketing communications, brand partnerships, building DTC acquisition business to create new revenue streams, creating a fan database and CRM programme from the ground up, through to lead communications across corporate, public affairs, consumers and motorsport.
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Ann Hand
Chairman & CEO

Super League Gaming (USA)
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Ann Hand
Chairman & CEO

Super League Gaming (USA)
Ann Hand serves as CEO and Chairman of Super League Gaming {NASDAQ SLGG}. She brings to her current role over 25 years of experience as a market-facing executive across several industries, including consumer retail and sustainability. As CEO and Chairman, Ann shapes and guides SLGG’s growth-focused mission of providing best in class experiential opportunities for the over 2 billion amateur gamers worldwide. Beginning with the belief that when games are played together physically in a live venue, teamwork, collaboration and connection emerge, Ann seeks to ensure that all of Super League’s initiatives foster robust personal connections in a positive social environment. This is the essence of the SLGG brand, and consistently informs its direction for the future. Today, Super League consists of the 16-city North America league that, along with compelling online experiences, rich content and membership programs, serves as a unifying lifestyle destination for local, competitive gaming. Ann’s proven track record in brand creation, and her expertise working at the intersection of social impact and consumer trends and technology, gives her a unique perspective and ability to guide Super League’s growth and path into the future. At her core, Ann is a retailer, operator, and builder of enduring strategic partnerships, brands and cultures. Her vision of bringing SLGG’s proprietary technology and platform to a larger consumer audience is also showcased in the partnerships the company has forged with retailers, game publishers, broadcasters, and content partners like Viacom and Nickelodeon, and brands such as Logitech, Red Bull, Topgolf, and Best Buy. In February of 2019, Ann led the organization’s Initial Public Offering on the NASDAQ exchange, one of the very first esports companies in the world to do so. Throughout her career, Ann has been honored with multiple awards and industry recognition, including “100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs” by Goldman Sachs, “Top 10 Most Powerful Women Entrepreneurs” by Fortune, “100 Most Creative People” by Fast Company, “40 under 40” by Advertising Age, along with Grand Clios and Cannes Lions for integrated marketing campaigns she developed and executed. Prior to joining SLGG, Ann served as CEO of Project Frog, a venture-backed firm whose mission is to democratize healthy, inspired buildings that are better, faster, greener, and more affordable than traditional alternatives. Previously, she held a variety of senior executive positions with BP plc, including most notably Senior Vice President, Global Brand Marketing & Innovation where she oversaw the entire brand portfolio of B2C and B2B brands including BP, Arco, am/pm and Aral. Prior to that, she ran BP’s Global Liquefied Gas Business Unit that had $3B in annual revenue and over 3,000 employees worldwide. Ann earned a BA in Economics from DePauw University and an MBA from Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management along with executive education at Cambridge, Harvard and Stanford Universities. Having spent a significant part of her career abroad in China and the UK, she holds a dual US/UK citizenship, but is a proud Midwesterner at heart.
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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 Interim Chief Executive in June 2020. He previously held senior roles with organising committees for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 and the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Most recently, Nick was Chief Executive of the ICC T20 World Cup. Before his work in major events, Nick held senior corporate finance roles at PwC where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant. Born in England, Nick completed his education at the University of Oxford.
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James Johnson
Chief Executive Officer

Football Australia
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James Johnson
Chief Executive Officer

Football Australia
James Johnson was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Football Federation Australia in January 2020. A qualified lawyer and retired footballer, James is a sports administrator who has represented governing bodies, clubs and players. He was previously head of professional football at International Federation of Association Football (FIFA), where he managed the secretariat of the football stakeholders committee. At FIFA, he established relationships with international clubs, leagues and players. Prior to this, James was director of international relations and development at the Asian Football Confederation. He oversaw relationships with Asia’s 46 national associations, development activities, as well as ethics and integrity at the organisation. He also worked for Professional Footballers Australia, managing strategic relationships with professional footballer players and legal affairs. As a lawyer, James practiced in the private sector in corporate governance, industrial relations and commercial litigation. He has a degree in business administration, minoring in finance, from Boston University (USA), a Juris Doctorate (Hons) from Bond University (Australia) and a legal diploma from the College of Law (Australia). James has been a featured speaker at sports conferences across the globe and recently received international recognition through the Leaders Under 40 Awards which recognise the best global talent in the sports business. As a footballer, James represented Australia at a youth level and has played for various clubs in Australia, Asia and the USA.
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SPONSORS

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Gold Sponsor | www.activexchange.org
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Associate Sponsor | www.sportforall.com.au
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Telstra is Australia’s leading telecommunications and technology company, offering a full range of communications services and competing in all telecommunications markets. The dedicated media industry professionals at Telstra Broadcast Services bring together high-performance media networks, online video and cloud platforms, satellite services, and 24/7 bookings, operations, and engineering support. Telstra is proud to be helping our media customers improve the ways in which they live and work through connection.

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ActiveXchange is an innovator in new approaches to data analytics, harnessing data and technology to empower insights across sport and leisure. In collaboration with 100s of organisations, we are making data simple to support planning, investment, growth and community impact.

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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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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

Jack Martin – Commercial Manager
Tel: 02 8004 3172
Email: jackm@connectmedia.com

 

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Pricing and Discounts

Early Bird Registration
(until 11/03/2022)
$995 + GST
$2,685 + GST
Standard Registration
(from 12/03/2022)
$1195 + GST
$2,985 + GST

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

COVID 19 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Secure your place with confidence.

We are continuously following the advice of the Australian Department of Health and the ICC Sydney. The health and safety of our delegates, partners and staff remains our number one priority.

Health and Safety Measures in place include:

  • No International attendees. International Keynote Addresses conducted remotely via live-link as indicated in the programme.
  • Total attendance capped with strict adherence to physical distancing measures, including traffic management and spaced seating configurations within the venue.
  • As an invitation-only event, delegate contact details are acquired prior to commencement, and on-site attendance is recorded. Delegates are encouraged to download the COVIDSafe App.
  • Event located at an industry-leading venue with precautionary sanitation measures, including regular cleaning of all surfaces; increased awareness and provision of sanitiser; and continued rigorous adherence to ISO and HACCP food safety management standards within all culinary services.

For any other questions, please contact team@connectmedia.com.

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