Debating World Trends and Sustainable Sport in Africa
The who’s who of Africa’s sports industry will gather in Johannesburg from 2-4 November 2017 to debate sustainable strategies for its development on the continent and to receive awards recognising their contribution towards building the sector at large.
The World Sports Summit Africa 2017 will feature debates on the best practices required to manage sport, events and leagues in a disruptive economy created by social and digital media and its impact on sponsorship and marketing as well as online video, podcasts and live-event broadcasting strategies respectively.
Managing sport is no longer a part-time consideration and the Summit will also unpack the key challenges facing executives on the issue of governance and ethics to ensure transparency and accountability.
The Summit will kick off with a working dinner featuring a debate with African Sports Ministers on the role of government in developing sport on the continent.
Day Two of the Summit will feature a plenary and panel discussions with sports leaders exchanging views on its future in Africa. Two simultaneous Forums focusing on Staging Sustainable Mass Participation Sport Events as well as Managing Sports Leagues and Tournaments respectively will each have highly interactive panel discussions with some of the world’s premier industry thought leaders and administrators, sharing their know-how on sustainable strategies in a highly participative and learning environment.
The event will also feature a Sports Sponsorship Forum, where both delegates and panelists alike, will engage each other on the key issues pertaining to commercial partnerships in sport. Some of Africa’ leading sponsorship decision-makers will share their key considerations when deciding to sponsor and partnering sport.
The Summit will also feature the Africa Sports Awards (ASA’s) to bestow accolades in almost 100 different categories for the leading sport events, leagues and tournaments, sports executives, the media and sponsors, etc.
The Summit will conclude with a Sponsorship Masterclass and the Marathonex Forum since it coincides with the Soweto Marathon and will create a platform for organisers to exchange the best practices required to run successful races.
The Sports Africa Sponsorship Report will also be released at the Summit analysing the industry’s outlook for 2018.
For more information: Contact, Gerrit Davids, MD, Gerom Media: Cell. 082 496 1657