Sports Marketing & Sponsorship Summit
Inc. the Launch of Sport Brands Africa Index
3-4 August 2018: Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa
The Summit: 3 August 2018: The Summit, coinciding with the NBA Africa Game between Team Africa and Team World on 4 August 2018, will serve as a high-level exchange of thought leadership on the most critcial issue in the modern day sponsorship arena, i.e how do brands optimise their Return on Investment (ROI) and Return On Objectives (ROOs) respectively.
Custodians of brands will engage and network with their peers as well as rights holders in a highly interactive environment sharing best practices and solutions to continously have a meaningful conversation with the connected consumer to measure the real return of its sponsorship.
The Summit will feature panel discussions lead by brand decision-makers debating as to whether sponsorship as a marketing activity still offers a high-connection with their key consumer targets and how it, as an outcome actually leverages itself against its own ROI’s and ROO’s.
The Role of Sponsorship Agencies is still a key conversation in the bigger scheme of things and a dedicated session will unpack the current trends in the sponsorship and marketing arena as well as assessing the continued value of managing a sponsorship between rights holders and sponsors.
The Rights Holders Panel Discussion will feature a roundtable discussion with major event organisers, sharing their perceptions of what creates win-win relationships in commercial deals with the actual objective as to how theirs could be brought closer to that of the sponsoring brand.
The “UnConference Session” will be a special highlight of the Summit where all delegates will be given an opportunity to raise their concerns regarding the value of current opportunities in the market, offering solutions to key challenges, engage their counterparts on what strategies work and also as to debate the future of sponsorship as an “effective” marketing channel.
Key Themes: What are the Challagens faced by both Rights Holders and Brands | Is Big Data Sponsorship’s Big Elephant in the Room. Are you ignoring it at your peril! | Key Sustainable Strategies for Brands Sponsoring Sport to Increase Value | Sponsorship Activation for optimim ROI and ROO | What works in Fan Engagement and Designing effective Digital Strategies | Valueing Sport Brands | Brands in Partnership with Sport Doing Good | Partnering Sports Broadcasters as an extended leverage platform | Sports Leagues as a Brand | Endorsements and Image Rights as Brands |
Masterclass: The Summit will be followed by a Masterclass which could be attended by both brands and rights holders wherein our facilitators and other industry thought leaders will share their know-how as to what works within the industry and how to create solutions to everyday challenges in commercial deals and relationships. The art of effective negotiations to create a win-win deal for all parties has now become a science on its own but the key is how to manage it for good of all and the Masterclass will delve into the essentials to make it work.
Launch of the Sport Brands Africa Index: Africa’s first ever research survey for brands in sport will be launched at the Summit. The Index will be compiled from a survey to be conducted across the continent wherein comsumers will asked to list their favourite sport brands. The data wll be used to compile a continental index as well as regional tables to determine Africa’s leading brands in sport. The Index will be released in December 2018 at a Gala-Dinner in Cape Town, South Africa.
For further information, Contact: Gerrit Davids: Executive Producer: Gerom Media:
Tel. +27 11-026 4891 | Cell +27 82 496 1657