Sports Active Summit
The inaugural Sports Active Summit will convene stakeholders from all segments of the sports arena to discuss the development of sport in local and district municipalities, provinces and nationally.
The Summit will be hosted by the Sport, Recreation, Education and Development Foundation (SPREAD) in partnership with Gerom Media, who over the last five years, have organised the Sports and Sponsorship Indabas respectively.
The Summit will kick off with interactive panel discussions debating the critical issues around sport plans, funding policies and financing sports facilities under the Municipal Infrastructure Grant (MIG).
Sports Federations will join government representatives and exchange thought leadership on how to effectively partner each other under the prescripts of the National Sports & Recreation Plan (NSRP) of the national Department of Sport & Recreation (SRSA) and how to engage government as a single voice pertaining to the much needed support required to develop sport.
A panel discussion with major sport event organisers will also be a key feature of the summit, sharing their know-how on staging mega events in partnership with government and commercial sponsors alike.
Sports tourism has become a major economic driver for countries and SRSA is looking at developing a sustainable policy around this segment of the economy.
Another highlight of the Summit will be the Sport Events Sponsorship debate, featuring some of SA’s premier thought leaders and sponsors sharing their know-how with our delegates on the key challenges faced by organisers when seeking and negotiating commercial deals.
The Summit will allow both delegates and panelists to actively engage each other on the key issues pertaining to organising and marketing sport events. It will also feature top sponsorship decision makers, who will share with the audience their key considerations when deciding to sponsor and partner events.
Staging sport events is no longer a part-time consideration and the Summit will unpack effective strategies required to source funding as well as the requirement around governance and ethics while managing limited budgets.
The role of non-profit sports agencies will also be debated and specifically their contribution in supporting the aims and objectives of both government and sports federations respectively. Sport as a tool for change is considered to be the real DNA of these agencies and their purpose is some times not fully and contextually understood by others.
It is hoped, that the Summit as a whole will give them an opportunity to interact with their peers and find common ground with development as the real beneficiary of such an enhanced relationship.
A presentation, on how sports organisations could legally run their own Lotteries and potentially raised millions of Rands to fund their programmes, will advise delegates on how to fully make use of this allowance to raise funds for their programmes. It has been in existence for many years but very few organisations have used it to its fullest advantage.
Federations, municipalities and agencies will also be given the opportunity to present their development plans through interactive poster displays at the Summit .
09h00-09h05: Opening & Welcome
09h05-09h25: Opening Speech
09h25-09h55: Key-Note Speech
09h55-10h30: Future Trends in Sports Development
10h50-11h35: Sports Partnerships Between Government & Federations
11h35-12h15: Using Major Sport Events to Support Grassroots Development
13h15-13h55: Non-Profit Sports Agencies and their Impact on Social Cohesion
13h55-14h35: Sport Events Sponsorship: From Deal to Activation
14h55-15h20: How to Run Your Own Legally Approved Lottery for Sports Development
15h20-15h40: SPREAD Foundation: Launch of the “Adopt a Programme” Campaign
15h40-16h00: Launch of the African Youth Athletics Programme
16h00-16h15: Close & Review
– Masterclass A: Event Sponsorship Proposals & Negotiations
– Masterclass B: Municipal Sport Plans & Funding Policies
Poster Displays: Free of Charge only to organisations having registered at least 2 x delegates. Limited Poster Boards are available and applications will be selected randomly. If your organisation is not selected to have a Poster Board, you will be allowed to provide us with a one pager of your organisational profile and programmes, which will be inserted in the delegates’ bags.