7-8 June 2022
InterContinental Sydney Double Bay
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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.

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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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2022 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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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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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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Jane Fernandez
Chief Operating Officer, Australia

FIFA Women's World Cup Australia & New Zealand 2023
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Jane Fernandez
Chief Operating Officer, Australia

FIFA Women's World Cup Australia & New Zealand 2023
Jane Fernandez is the Chief Operating Officer, Australia, FIFA Women's World Cup Australia New Zealand 2023TM. Jane led Football Australia’s successful bid to host the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023, one of the world’s largest international sporting events. Previously, Jane was Head of Sport for the Australian Olympic Committee managing key aspects of Australia's participation in the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, and Tournament Director of the AFC Asian Cup 2015. Jane is passionate about the power of sport and major sports events to drive social change and to leave a positive legacy.
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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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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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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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Melissa King
Chief Executive Officer

FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup 2022 Local Organising Committee
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Melissa King
Chief Executive Officer

FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup 2022 Local Organising Committee
Melissa is currently the Chief Executive of the FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup 2022 Local Organising Committee - the most prestigious Women’s Basketball title in international basketball being held in Sydney from 22 September to 1 October 2022 and the beginning of the runway to the green and gold decade.

Prior to this Melissa worked in Corporate, Government, Sport and For Purpose sectors in Humanitarian, Arts, International Events, Governance, Behavioural and Health sectors. Melissa’s strategic perspective coupled with strong stakeholder engagement, marketing communications, sponsorship and business development skills, has seen her represent organisations including Surf Life Saving Australia, Sydney Opera House, Department of Prime Minister & Cabinet – APEC Australia 2007 Taskforce and the Governance Institute. Melissa sits on the board of ASX listed WhiteHawk (cyber risk) and the United Nations Association of Australia.

Melissa is passionate about the power of sport and its ability to inspire, engage and effect positive change in our local, national and global communities.
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Marina Go
Independent Non-Executive Chair

Netball Australia
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Marina Go
Independent Non-Executive Chair

Netball Australia
Marina Go is Chair of Adore Beauty and Netball Australia and a non-executive director on the boards of Energy Australia, 7-Eleven, Autosports Group and Transurban. She is a member of UNSW’s Business Advisory Council and ANU’s Centre for Asian-Australian Leadership (CAAL) Advisory Board, and author of the business book for women, Break Through: 20 Success Strategies for Female Leaders. Marina is a co-founder of Tonic, a website that gives a voice to women over 45, and Women’s Agenda, a website about female leadership. Boss magazine named Marina as one of the 20 True Leaders of 2016. Marina has over 30 years of leadership experience in the media industry, having started her career as a journalist. Marina’s media executive roles included Private Media CEO and Country CEO of Hearst Australia. Marina is also a former Chair of the Wests Tigers NRL Club, Super Netball Commission, The Walkley Foundation and Ovarian Cancer Australia and was the inaugural Chair of the UTS Centre for Media Transition Advisory Board. She is a member of O’Connell Street Associates, CEW and the AICD and is a mother of two adult sons. She has been actively progressing equitable outcomes for women and culturally diverse Australians in her working life and as a volunteer for more than three decades.
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Karren Rogers
APAC Media Partnerships

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Karren Rogers
APAC Media Partnerships

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Matt Scriven
Chief Executive Officer

Basketball Australia
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Matt Scriven
Chief Executive Officer

Basketball Australia
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James Sutherland
Chief Executive Officer

Golf Australia
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James Sutherland
Chief Executive Officer

Golf Australia
James Sutherland commenced as CEO of Golf Australia in 2020, and in that capacity oversees the national governing body responsible for the administration of golf.

The principal focus for Golf Australia is to align with golf industry groups behind a national growth strategy for the game. 

Australian Golf’s first ever national industry strategy was launched in December 2021. Key components of this strategy include objectives to; promote the game, support and enhance clubs, facilities and services, to see more Australians playing more golf, and to encourage and support the high performance talent pathway for Australian golfers.  The new strategy has a focus on encouraging all different forms of Golf – and ensuring that the sport expands and diversifies its participant base.

James has a long and distinguished career in the sports industry having previously been CEO of Cricket Australia from 2001 to 2018. He currently sits on the board of cricket’s T20 World Cup 2022, the AFL’s Geelong Football Club, the advisory council to Sport Integrity Australia, is a member of the Champions of Change Coalition and is chairman of PlayHQ, a technology platform for community sport.  James was the inaugural Chair of COMPPS – the Coalition of Major Participation and Professional Sports – serving in that role for 10 years.

James Sutherland was educated at Melbourne University and qualified as a chartered accountant, working for Ernst & Young before moving into sports management. He participated in the Executive Program at Stanford University in 2011 and is a Graduate Member of the AICD.

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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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Kerry Tavrou
Head of Inclusion & Diversity

Tennis Australia
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Kerry Tavrou
Head of Inclusion & Diversity

Tennis Australia
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Gavin Kirkman
Chief Executive Officer

PGA of Australia
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Gavin Kirkman
Chief Executive Officer

PGA of Australia
With 35 years’ experience in the golf industry, Gavin Kirkman is entering his sixth year as Chief Executive Officer at the PGA of Australia. The PGA owns and operates the PGA Tour of Australasia and is part of the Federation of Tours and PGA World Alliance, along with representing more than 2400 plus vocational members (women & men) who are charged with growing the game of golf in Australia and globally while creating player pathways for near 400 professionals on the tours.

Gavin is committed to innovation and change which will drive the industry to collaborate, something he does in his role at the PGA and as Chair of the Australian Golf Industry Council (AGIC). Gavin has driven a strong strategic alliance with Golf Australia as both organisations strive to make golf a sport for all and a fun sport for life.

Prior to working at the PGA, Gavin’s career has seen him in senior management roles at coveted golf clubs, facilities and brands, including senior executive roles with Panasonic, Club Corp, Morgan Stanley and RACV.

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Mark Anderson
Chief Executive Officer

Collingwood Football Club
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Mark Anderson
Chief Executive Officer

Collingwood Football Club
Mark commenced as Chief Executive Officer of the Collingwood Football Club in March 2018. This being his third CEO role of an elite sporting organisation.

Mark has a passion for leading change and establishing cultures which underpin organisational success and the environment that is required to lead sustainable success both on and off-field and building teams of talented individuals who are aligned, engaged, performance driven and have an appetite for continuous improvement.

An Executive leader for over 20 years, Mark has a Masters’ of Business Management and outside of his professional sporting roles he has worked in Executive Marketing & Business Development roles.

Prior to joining Collingwood, Mark was Chief Executive Officer of Swimming Australia 2013 to 2018, finishing second on the Olympic medal tally and its swimmers being acknowledged as great ambassadors for the sport and our Nation following a period of cultural change.

Previously Mark was the CEO at Hockey Australia responsible for two of Australia’s most successful national teams, the Kookaburras and Hockeyroos. The Kookaburras were ranked the best team in the world and a world first, ‘International Super Series, Hockey 9’s’ tournament was created, attracting record sponsorship and broadcast from India and Australia.

Mark returns to AFL having previously being the Chief Commercial Officer at Essendon Football Club. During this time record sponsorship, membership and merchandise levels were achieved, and marquee events such as the Dreamtime at the ‘G were established.
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David Weiner
Head of Digital Content

A-Leagues
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David Weiner
Head of Digital Content

A-Leagues
David Weiner is the Head of Digital Content at the Australian Professional (Football) Leagues, after previously being the editor of Optus Sport (2017-2021) and Fox Sports Football's (2012-2017) award winning digital and social media platforms.

Driving change and innovation in digital storytelling is David's passion in a career that has spanned written editorial/journalism, digital, social media, hosting and producing podcasts and being part of on-air broadcasts.

David led Optus Sport's launch of their editorial and social content strategy and was the inaugural recipient of the Australian Sports Commission's award for Best Coverage of Sport - Digital Media, during a period establishing Fox Football's digital and social platforms. He arrived at the A-Leagues in November, 15 years after beginning his career as a volunteer for Sydney FC.

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Danny Townsend
Chief Executive Officer

Sydney Football Club
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Danny Townsend
Chief Executive Officer

Sydney Football Club
Danny Townsend was one of the co-founders of sports and entertainment intelligence and measurement agency, Repucom International which was acquired by global research and data company, Nielsen Holdings in 2016. During his time at Repucom and more recently as Global Managing Director of Nielsen Sport, Danny has advised major brands and sporting bodies such as PepsiCo, Emirates Airline, Mastercard, Redbull, the NBA, the NFL, English Premier League and many professional sports franchises on how to maximise returns on sports marketing initiatives.  In 2017, Danny returned to Australia to take up the role of Chief Executive Officer at Sydney FC where he has overseen significant growth in the Club’s corporate partnership base and the evolution of a number of strategic projects. More recently, as a result of the Australian Professional (Football) Leagues unbundling from Football Australia, Danny was appointed as Managing Director of the newly formed entity. Since his appointment as Managing Director, Danny has delivered a landmark free to air broadcast deal, rebrand of the Leagues putting gender equality front and centre and launched Keep Up – the Australian Home of Football, a digital platform unrivalled by any other code in Australia.

  In 2016, Danny was recognized by Sports Business Journal in the United States as one of the 40 most influential sports executives in the world under 40 and the following year received similar recognition by Leaders in Sport in Europe.
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Sarah Styles
Director, Office for Women in Sport and Recreation

Victorian Government
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Sarah Styles
Director, Office for Women in Sport and Recreation

Victorian Government
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Glen Rolls
International Business Development

LaLiga
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Glen Rolls
International Business Development

LaLiga
An ex-professional sportsman, In 2015 Glen graduated from the Real Madrid Graduate School (Universidad Europea) with an MBA in Sports Management which eventually led to his involvement in the sports industry.

Since 2017 Glen Rolls has represented LaLiga’s interests in the Australia and New Zealand markets as a delegate for the LaLiga Global Network program, a program which began in 2017 with the goal of internationalisation of LaLiga in market’s outside of Spain.

Being present in Australia, Laliga has the primary objectives of building brand awareness for the league, building a closer more engaging repour with our fans, strengthening the relationships with our key partners in the region as well as the creation of new strategic relationships with principal stakeholders in both the football and sports industries of Australia.
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Tom Harley
Chief Executive Officer

Sydney Swans Ltd
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Tom Harley
Chief Executive Officer

Sydney Swans Ltd
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Hans Westerbeek
Professor of International Sport Business

Institute for Health and Sport Victoria University
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Hans Westerbeek
Professor of International Sport Business

Institute for Health and Sport Victoria University
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Roberta Camargo
Head of Marketing & Communications

Oceania, DHL Express
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Roberta Camargo
Head of Marketing & Communications

Oceania, DHL Express
Roberta Camargo is the Head of Marketing & Communications at DHL Express Australia and has worked across various marketing roles at DHL in her 10-plus years with the global logistics company. Since beginning her journey in Marketing & Communications more than 15 years ago, Roberta has gone onto to work at both operational and strategic levels at some of the world’s leading companies, including global supermarket chain Carrefour and film production studio New Line Cinema, as well as Australia’s hospitality powerhouse Rockpool Dining Group. During her time at DHL, she has worked on a broad portfolio of international and Australian partnerships, including Formula 1TM, Rugby World Cup, HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series, Volvo Ocean Race, Surf Life Saving Australia, Northern Suburbs Rugby Club and Australian Fashion Week. Roberta has significant experience across Omni-channel marketing, content marketing and SEO, digital advertising, lead generation, branding and sponsorship, event management, media and public relations, strategic planning, revenue management, organisational design and innovation. She has strong cultural competence managing global, regional and local projects and is a dynamic leader and team motivator. She holds a bachelor degree in Marketing and Advertising and Master of Commerce in Marketing from Macquarie University.

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  • 9:00 am
    Registration, Refreshments & Networking
  • 9:30 am
    Opening Remarks from the Chairman
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    Hans Westerbeek
    Professor of International Sport Business

    Institute for Health and Sport Victoria University
  • 9:35 am
    Ministerial Address
  • 9:50 am
    International Keynote
  • 10:15 am
    Growth and Strategy Session

    Responsiveness and Resilience: Business Models for the Sustainable Delivery of Sport

    As we emerge through the pandemic, it is crucial that sport institutions adopt sustainable models of growth and continuously improve their adaptability and resilience. In this Session, we will hear how leading sporting institutions have diversified their business models in response to the pressures of the pandemic. From pursuing new avenues of growth through to revised approaches to risk management and stakeholder engagement, we’ll unpack how the business of sport is evolving in a commercial world that demands greater responsiveness and resilience.

     

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    James Sutherland
    Chief Executive Officer

    Golf Australia
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    Tom Harley
    Chief Executive Officer

    Sydney Swans Ltd
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    Danny Townsend
    Chief Executive Officer

    Sydney Football Club
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    Marina Go
    Independent Non-Executive Chair

    Netball Australia
  • 11:10 am
    Morning Refreshments & Networking
  • 11:40 am
    Keynote

    NRL in 2022: Changing with the Challenge – Agile Sports Leadership

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    Andrew Abdo
    Chief Executive Officer

    National Rugby League
  • 12:05 pm
    Platinum Keynote
  • 12:30 pm
    Joint Keynote

    The Journey to the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023  

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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 Fernandez
    Chief Operating Officer, Australia

    FIFA Women's World Cup Australia & New Zealand 2023
  • 12:55 pm
    Lunch Welcome Remarks
  • 1:00 pm
    Lunch And Networking
  • 2:10 pm
    Partnership and Purpose Session

    Optimising Sport as a Commercial Platform

    While rival entertainment properties enjoy periods of social relevancy, sport sustains unrivalled reach and cultural influence in our nation. There is a real opportunity for commercial partners to leverage this platform more effectively, to speak authentically and pursuit a meaningful agenda that earns the lasting support of fans as customers. In this Session, we will consider innovative ways of activating traditional partnerships, as well as the unique possibilities enlivened by digital properties, to better understand the changing relationship between advocacy, reputation, and reach as sport and brand ecosystems evolve.

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    Roberta Camargo
    Head of Marketing & Communications

    Oceania, DHL Express
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    Matt Scriven
    Chief Executive Officer

    Basketball Australia
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    Karren Rogers
    APAC Media Partnerships

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  • 3:00 pm
    Keynote
  • 3:20 pm
    Afternoon Refreshments & Networking
  • 3:50 pm
    Keynote
  • 4:10 pm
    International Keynote Interview

    Rebuilding UFC for the Post Pandemic Era 

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    Lawrence Epstein
    Chief Operating Officer

    UFC (USA)
  • 4:30 pm
    Closing Remarks from the Chairman
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    Hans Westerbeek
    Professor of International Sport Business

    Institute for Health and Sport Victoria University
  • 4:35 pm
    Networking Drinks Reception
  • 5:35 pm
    Close of Day One
  • 9:20 am
    Registration, Refreshments & Networking
  • 9:40 am
    Opening Remarks from the Chairman
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    Hans Westerbeek
    Professor of International Sport Business

    Institute for Health and Sport Victoria University
  • 9:45 am
    Keynote Interview

    The Transformation Challenge 

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    Andy Marinos
    Chief Executive Officer

    Rugby Australia
  • 10:10 am
    Connection and Authenticity Session

    Personalisation and Interactivity: Differentiating Digital Sport Experiences

    While the pandemic issued an historic challenge for professional sports, there are now abundant opportunities for sport institutions and their partners to rethink and reshape fan-centred experiences. Deep personalisation and seamless interactivity are the benchmarks for immersive and memorable digital experiences in the wider consumer economy. In this Session, we will hear how expectations for heightened digital experiences are translating to the world of sports. This Session is a dedicated platform for unpacking the latest digital strategies being deployed to connect, inspire, and empower fans.

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    Glen Rolls
    International Business Development

    LaLiga
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    David Weiner
    Head of Digital Content

    A-Leagues
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    Gavin Kirkman
    Chief Executive Officer

    PGA of Australia
  • 11:00 am
    Morning Refreshments & Networking
  • 11:30 am
    Diamond Keynote
  • 11:55 am
    Keynote
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    Sarah Walsh
    Head of Women's Football, Women's World Cup Legacy and Inclusion,

    Football Australia
  • 12:20 pm
    Keynote

    Towards Brisbane 2032

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    Matt Carroll
    Chief Executive Officer

    Australian Olympic Committee
  • 12:45 pm
    Lunch Welcome Remarks
  • 12:50 pm
    Lunch & Networking
  • 1:50 pm
    Partner Keynote
  • 2:10 pm
    Transparency and Integrity Session

    The Power of People: Understanding the Business Case for Cultural Revision

    The passion that accompanies the consumption of sports content is unrivalled in the world of entertainment. Only after acknowledging the influence that sport institutions wield can we begin to appreciate the business case for a robust culture of transparency, diversity, and inclusion. In this Session, we will explore how sport institutions are embracing heightened transparency and accountability from the corporate office to the sporting arena. From improving communication structures through to empowering individuals at every stage of the corporate hierarchy to lead in diversity and inclusion, we will explore the practical steps sport institutions can take to create more resilient and responsible cultures.

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    Mark Anderson
    Chief Executive Officer

    Collingwood Football Club
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    Kerry Tavrou
    Head of Inclusion & Diversity

    Tennis Australia
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    Sarah Styles
    Director, Office for Women in Sport and Recreation

    Victorian Government
  • 2:50 pm
    Closing Keynote

    Overcoming the Pandemic Challenges to Deliver a Safe and Successful Summer Season 

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    Nick Hockley
    Chief Executive Officer

    Cricket Australia
  • 3:10 pm
    Closing Remarks from the Chairman
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    Hans Westerbeek
    Professor of International Sport Business

    Institute for Health and Sport Victoria University
  • 3:15 pm
    Close of Summit
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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

  • Venue
  • Accommodation
place

InterContinental Sydney Double Bay

33 Cross St, Double Bay NSW 2028

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InterContinental Sydney Double Bay

Book your hotel room at a special rate, exclusive to this event. Please click here to book online.

Pricing and Discounts

Early Bird Registration
Standard Registration
(from 9/04/2022)
$1195 + GST
$3,585 + GST

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

COVID ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Secure your place with confidence.

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.

 

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

We look forward to delivering this event for you.

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