The inaugural Sport Industry Summit in Johannesburg took place on the 25th October 2012. Some of the most influential figures from the entire industry gathered to discuss, network and share best practice on key issues affecting the industry.
The day resulted in one of the most influential dedicated business gathering in the history of sport in South Africa.
Attendees participated in ground-breaking panel discussions covering issues such as sponsorship, marketing, PR, major events and digital communications; the legacy of which, will shape the conversation for sport in South Africa going forward. Through interactive workshops, panel debates, keynote speeches and fantastic networking opportunities, delegates were given a unique insight into the thinking of key leaders and experts from the world of sport.
The exclusive event hosted a range notable speakers including: Jurie Roux, CEO SA Rugby; Jacques Faul, acting CEO, SA Cricket; Robin Petersen, CEO, SAFA; Danny Jordaan, Chairman of the FIFA 2010 World Cup Legacy trust and SAFA Vice-President; Gideon Sam, President of SASCOC; Deanna Castellini, Family Owner of the Cincinatti Reds and Founder of UGIVE.org; Steve Martin, CEO, M&C Saatchi Sport and Entertainment; Imtiaz Patel, CEO MultiChoice and many more.
Over 300 delegates attended the event representing some of the industry’ s top organisations including:
34 Sport, Absa Cape Epic, Absa Group, adidas South Africa, Aon South Africa, AS Roma, Beyond Sport, Birchwood Hotel, Bizsports, Blue Bulls, BMi Sport Info, BMW, Branco Sport Productions, Brand inc, Cape Town & Jozi Tens, Casino Association of South Africa, Central Gauteng Squash, Champagne Communications, Cincinnati Reds & Co Founder Ugive, Coca Cola South Africa, Cricket South Africa, Davis Cup Team, Deloitte, Deloitte Digital, Dept Of Sport, DHL, DSTV Online Portals, Dumile Mateza and Associates, Emperors Palace, Events Africa Ltd, EXP South Africa, Exposure Unlimited, Frontiers Sport and Entertainment, Gallo Images (Pty) Ltd, Gauteng Sports Council, Golden Lions Rugby Union, Gratitude, Havas Sports & Entertainment, Intimedia, Investec Property, Irish Inc Attorneys, ISport Athlete Management, JP Morgan, Lange Sports, Levergy, Loerie Awards, M&C Saatchi S&E South Africa, M&M Marketing, Matchworld, Maverick, Media 24, Media Corner, MEGAPRO, Metropolitan, Ministry of Youth and Sports Ghana, Ministry of Youth, National Service, Sport and Culture: Namibia, More Golf SA/ Pro Shop, MSCSPORTS, MTN, MTN Qhubeka, MultiChoice, Nashua Limited, Nashua Mobile, National Braai Day, NBA, Nedbank, Nike South Africa, Oakley, Octagon Marketing, Off The Wall PowerBall, Openfield, Playmakers, Prime Management, Primedia Sport, Prosport International, PVT, Reesberg Partners, Reflect Marketing, RWC 2015, SAB Ltd, SAB Miller, SAFA, Sagitta Group, SAIL, SARU, SASCOC, Sasol Oil, Singlehanded Event, Skududu Media, Sony South Africa, Spencer Stuart, Sport For All, Sport Unplugged, Sports & Events Tourism Exchange, Sportsworld, SSISA, Stadium Management SA, Stellenbosch Academy of Sport, streetfootballworld South Africa, SuperBru, SuperSport, Switch2Health SA, Tag Rugby Association, Team Bonitas Cycling, TEAMtalk Media, Telkom, Tennis South Africa, The Entertainment Company, The Golf Guys, The Sports Trust, Thebe Exhibitions & Projects Group, TheBounce, Toyota, Treble Group, Treeshake, Trinergy Brand Connectors, True Colour Events, Tsogo Sun, UNICEF, University of the Western Cape, Virgin Atlantic, Vodacom, Woolworths.