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Thailand to host SPIA Asia 2016, the first sports industry event, in October


Bangkok, 23 September, 2016 – The first SPIA Asia 2016 – Sports Industry Awards and Conference – is set to take place at the Centara Grand and Bangkok Convention Centre at CentralWorld from 3-4 October, 2016.

 The event, held under the headline of “The Business of Sports – Asia’s Sports Industry in the Fastlane II, is to recognise and celebrate the achievements made by the sporting industry in Asia. The two-day event is endorsed and supported by the Ministry of Tourism and Sports, the Sports Authority of Thailand, and the Tourism Authority Thailand.

 The two-day conference followed by a gala dinner and awards presentation ceremony is expected to welcome 400 delegates and 20 international speakers from many different sports industry sectors. A combination of keynote speakers, panel discussions and networking sessions aims to facilitate collaboration and help drive best practices across the Asian sports industry.

 Speakers confirmed are from leading agencies and industry experts including of IMG, Lagardere, GroupM, MEDIAPRO, Total Sports Asia, TATA Consulting, PBI, ASN, SMG Insight as well as many Brands and Government bodies such as AFC, AFF, SAT, MOTS and many more.

 The red carpet, black-tie gala dinner and awards ceremony will take place in the evening of 4 October in the ballroom of the Centara Grand and Bangkok Convention Centre at CentralWorld. A Total of 9 distinct gold, silver and bronze category award winners will come from 17 eligible countries.

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