Discovery Sport Industry Summit

The Discovery Sport Industry Summit is set to take place in Johannesburg on 12th May 2017, with leading speakers from international backgrounds and the business world of sport taking the stage to discuss the Future Proofing for the Industry of Tomorrow

Now in its fifth year, the Discovery Sport Industry Summit welcomes back influential figures from the nation's leading brands, governing bodies and organisations to discuss, debate, network and share best practice on all aspects of the business of sport at Vodacom World.

“Future Proofing” has become a prerequisite in the constantly changing environment of the business of sport. Technology is now firmly embedded in our everyday lives, influencing our behaviours, values and makes us constantly seek out new ways, unveiling exciting, new opportunities that must be leveraged and embraced by organisations to unlock value for stakeholders.

“The best way to predict the future is to create it” – Abraham Lincoln

To unpack this theme further during the Discovery Sport Industry Summit we will explore topics like digital streaming, monetising digital content, the rise of the new African consumer, the importance of Sporttainment and the growth of eSports through a line-up of key note addresses, panel discussions and breakaway sessions.

The full programme is available here and the speaking panel will be headlined by La Liga President Javier Tebas. The programme of discussions is going to ensure lively debates at various levels. The line up of speakers are Chief Investment Officer, MSG Afrika and Business Host on Power FM ,Andile Khumalo as host and Facilitator, Neo Matsau Bamboo Network CEO, Ailsa Wingfield Nielsen, Donald Cheney NBA, Rona Matthew Bamboo Network, Kingsley Makhubela Brand SA, Gregory Bolle La Liga, Douglas Ryder Founder Ryder Cycling: Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka

As a shift in the schedule the Discovery Sport Industry Summit is now slotted uniquely alongside the Discovery Sport Industry Awards which is hosted in the following week on 18 May 2017 at the Sandton Convention Centre. Having these stellar events so close to each other allows the business of sport to take centre stage on the African agenda for this period.

Unique ticketing options are available to attendees which include an early bird discount which ends on 31 March 2017. Additionally, Youth packages have been set aside to ensure we are catering for all participants of the industry. However, the most compelling offer is the Team Bundle package which is a mix of Full and Youth packages.

We look forward to seeing you at the Discovery Sport Industry Summit 2017.

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