The organisers of the popular Sports Indaba will be hosting the inaugural edition of The Sports Summit on 30 June – 1 July 2017 in Durban and it will incorporate the Sports Partnership Indaba, Sport Events Sponsorship Indaba and the Sport Events & Sponsorship Awards
The Summit will convene key stakeholders from South Africa’s sports arena and in particular representatives from sports bodies, professional franchises and clubs, leagues, sports marketing agencies, municipalities, provincial sport and recreation departments to engage each other on how to holistically develop the sector at large.
The Summit will feature two distinctive Indabas for both the government and private sectors respectively. The Sport Partnership Indaba will debate the role of municipalities in the provision of sport facilities and its political instruction under the Municipal Infrastructure Grant (MIG) and Strategic Objective No. 9 of the National Sport & Recreation Plan (NSRP) respectively. The Indaba will also feature extensive discussions on how municipalities and national sport federations could align their respective development programmes and cooperate on building integrated multi-purpose sports facilities in local communities.
The Sport Events Sponsorship Indaba will also be a key gathering at the Summit. It will feature some of SA’s premier thought leaders and sponsors sharing their know-how with our delegates in a highly interactive and key learning environment. The Indaba will allow both delegates and panellists alike to 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 partner events. Staging sport events is no longer a part-time consideration and the Indaba will unpack the key challenges facing organisers when sourcing funding as well as the requirement around governance and ethics while managing limited budgets.
The inaugural Sport Events & Sponsorship Awards will be held on the evening of Friday 3o June 2017 with a gala-dinner to bestow accolades in more than 40 different categories. A special segment, titled the Government Sport Events Awards (GOSEAs) will validate deserved recognition to those government sport and recreational events that have made a lasting impact on its participants and supporters irrespective of type and size. The remainder of the awards will see the country’s top events vying for honours in more than 20 different categories including Sports Event of the Year.
The Indaba will end off on Saturday 1 July 2017 with a roundtable brunch featuring key government and sports leaders debating the Future of SA’s Sport and Transformation. Premier hospitality at the Vodacom Durban July will on also be facilitated after the Summit. (POA).
Friday 30 June 2017
11h00-13h00: A. Sports Partnership Indaba | B. Sports Sponsorship Indaba
14h00-16h00: A. Sports Partnership Indaba | B. Sports Sponsorship Indaba
19h30-22h30: Sport Events Awards: Gala-Dinner
Saturday 1 July 2017
09h30-12h30: Future of SA’s Sport and Transformation: Roundtable