SMAANZ 2011 Conference and Sports Business Forum

Sports Business Forum Title ImageThe Sport Business Forum provides a fantastic professional development and networking opportunity for anyone involved in the growing Australian sport industry.

A series of targeted sessions have been designed to provide delegates with practical examples and solutions to real world problems and issues within the sport industry.




Sessions will be held on: 

  • Sport development – speakers from vicsport, Tennis Australia, Golf Australia and Cricket Australia
  • Sponsorship – speakers from Carlton FC, Melbourne Cricket Club and former NAB sponsorship manager
  • Digital and social media – speakers from SportingPulse, Tennis Australia and Essendon Football Club
  • Commercialisation strategies – speakers from Racing Victoria, Netball Australia and SportInfo

A panel discussion on managing a new franchise with the CEOs of the Melbourne Vixens, Melbourne Rabo Direct Rebels and the Melbourne Heart FC will provide delegates will an entertaining prelude to the networking lunch.

Keynote Speakers 

Image of Kim WilliamsFoxtel CEO Kim Williams will be delivering the first keynote address over breakfast in the fabled Members’ Dining Room.





Image of Malcolm SpeedMalcolm Speed, Director of the Coalition of Major Professional and Participation Sports, will deliver the second keynote address to conclude the forum, just prior to delegates enjoying a cocktail function at the National Sports Museum.


Program Details

All program details are available here [PDF 938KB]
We have extended the Early Bird Registration by 2 weeks only – register by 17 October 2011 and pay just $350 for the Sport Business Forum (or $450 if registering after October 17). This rate includes conference proceedings and associated materials, breakfast, morning/afternoon teas, lunch and a cocktail function to conclude the day.

Come and join the 150+ people who have already registered for this great event; some of the many organisations sending delegates include:

  • Australian Sports Commission
  • Sport and Recreation Victoria
  • Brimbank City Council
  • Australian Paralympic Committee
  • Australian University Sport
  • Bowls Australia
  • Cricket Australia
  • Football Federation Victoria
  • Cycling Victoria
  • Tennis Victoria
  • Netball Victoria
  • Swimming Victoria
  • Spark Communications
  • Interact Sport

Register online  

To register follow the link on the downloadable program [PDF 938KB] or click here for the online registration Form. 

Full details can be found by clicking here
We look forward to seeing you at the MCG for this great event.

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