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  • OTT Summit Asia Offering 2-for-1 Deals -- Conferences & Conventions


    (ATR) The inaugural SportsPro OTT Summit Asia is offering two-for-one passes until the end of December.

    The event, which will be held in Singapore on March 27-28, 2019, will be dedicated to the over-the-top (OTT) industry in Asia. SportsPro says it will unite 200 senior executives from all areas, including broadcasters, rights holders, content distributors, social platforms and technology providers.

    Among the scheduled session topics are "Going OTT down under: Creating Australia’s first premium sports only streaming service", "OTT vs Linear: Identifying new opportunities to attract fans", "Streaming live sport with Facebook", "What is Twitter’s global approach to sports content" and "How esports is conquering the Asian mass media market".

    The rapid growth of the SportsPro OTT Summit in Madrid certainly was an impetus to creating an Asian edition. The second version of the Madrid convention was held on November 28-29 at the headquarters of the Olympic Channel, which was a partner in the event.

    Click here to take advantage of the two-for-one deal for OTT Summit Asia.

    SportAccord Unveils CityAccord Program

    SportAccord managing director Nis Hatt (ATR)
    SportAccord has unveiled its CityAccord conference program for the next edition of the convention in Gold Coast, Australia in May.

    “Mindful Event Hosting – Respecting the Past with a View to the Future” will be held on May 7.

    CityAccord is aimed at multiple event stakeholders including cities and regions, sponsors, international federations, organizing committees, as well as industry.

    “CityAccord is always a popular event at SportAccord and attended by organizations who have a vested interest in sport. This year’s CityAccord conference program promises to deliver some innovative ideas on increasing revenue streams, including how to capitalize on secondary ticket sales, as well as make the most of the myriad opportunities available to a city when hosting an elite sports event,” said Nis Hatt, Managing Director of SportAccord.

    The Gold Coast edition of SportAccord, which runs from May 5-10, will host more than 50 conference sessions with around 100 international speakers and panelists taking part. Besides CityAccord, the four other conference streams include: The Summit, CityAccord, LawAccord, MediaAccord, and HealthAccord.

    Delegates can register at the World Sport & Business Summit and take advantage of the early bird rate.

    From December 10-12 of next year, SportAccord will go to Fort Lauderdale, Florida for its first regional conference which will focus on “enabling IFs to gather with key players from the region”.

    International Federations Summit Offers Bonus

    The second annual International Federations Summit will feature a skiing trip after the two-day event wraps up.

    World Archery Excellence Centre (World Archery)
    The summit on January 23-24 is hosted by World Archery at its Excellence Centre in Lausanne.

    About 15 IFs and an intimate group of industry suppliers will come together to discuss best practice and solutions for event delivery on a global stage, according to organizer Major Events International.

    The two-day event will include an afternoon of briefings and a social gathering on the evening of January 23 followed by a full day program of workshops, presentations and a roundtable discussion. The summit ends with an evening reception and dinner.

    For those who would like to relax after the event, an informal skiing trip is planned for January 25.

    FINA Convention Begins Saturday

    The full conference program for the 2018 International Aquatics Federation convention is online.
    (FINA World Aquatics Convention)

    FINA says the program is designed to help national federations “embrace innovation, use practical tools to reach new audiences, generate new types of revenue, and promote our sport worldwide.”

    The FINA Convention will be held in Hangzhou, China, host of the 2022 Asian Games, from December 8-10. The three-day event will feature a total of nine conference sessions.

    "Our Conference features the most respected minds within Aquatics and provides an idyllic learning platform for all Aquatics leaders and experts,” Julio Maglione, FINA President, said in a statement.

    VISTA 2019 Registration Opens

    Registration is open for the VISTA 2019 Conference in Amsterdam.

    The ninth edition of the conference for sports scientists and experts in Para sport is organized through a partnership between the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) and the Amsterdam Institute of Sport Science (AISS).

    Next year’s theme is “Healthy and Fit for Optimal Performance". Around 300 of the world’s leading sports scientists, sport medicine practitioners, classifiers, coaches, athletes and sport administrators are expected to attend the conference.

    VISTA is designed to promote and advance the mission, goals, objectives and reputation of the IPC while providing a platform for the academic world to meet with athletes and professional experts in the field of sport for athletes with an impairment.

    Attendees registering before June 1, 2019 at can take advantage of a discounted early bird registration rate. The conference will take place from September 4-7 at the Novotel Amsterdam City Hotel.

    Early Bird Registration Opens for SPORTELAsia 2019

    Online registration is now open for SPORTELAsia 2019, which is March 5-7 in Macau.

    “SPORTELAsia is the ideal environment for the SPORTEL Community to come together to do business in the Far East and across Asia Pacific,” SPORTEL CEO Laurent Puons recently told Around the Rings.

    “It is a unique opportunity for SPORTEL participants to meet the leading sports business decision makers from Asia who do not attend any of SPORTEL's other events.”

    An early bird rate, which represents a 20 percent savings off the regular price, is available until December 14.

    Click here to register.

    Written by Gerard Farek and Aaron Bauer

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