2022 Featured Sessions

SportsPro APAC 2022 united leading voices from across the Asia-Pacific region, uncovering how each of the localised regions is approaching their business strategies and the fundamentals of expansion into APAC.

2023 featured sessions will be announced soon.

Keynote - Revitalising the Commonwealth Games Federation

As a Commonwealth Games medallist and an Olympian, Katie has a wealth of experience as both an athlete and sports administrator.

Talking points from Katie’s session include:

  • Was the recent Commonwealth Games deemed a success?
  • What’s their vision for the 2026 Commonwealth Games in Australia? 
  • What commercial and media strategies are planned for the tournament?
  • How do they plan to bring in new fans across the APAC region?
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Katie Sadleir,
CEO, Commonwealth Games Federation

Keynote - Inside Disney Star's strategy for the Indian sports market

Sanjog Gupta leads the Sports business for Star and Disney India. He is responsible for the business, product (programming & production), marketing, and strategy for the Sports network.

Talking points from Sanjog’s session include:

  • What’s the secret to running India’s biggest pay-TV sports network?
  • Why is there more to the local market than cricket?
  • How does the Disney Star strategy live within the wider sports network across Disney Star India?
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Sanjog Gupta,
Head of Sports, Disney Star India

Keynote - Diversifying DAZN Japan through digital

Manabu Yamada joined DAZN in September 2021 as EVP, becoming the first Japanese business leader for DAZN Japan.

Talking points from Manabu’s session include:

  • How does DAZN Japan’s offering differ to DAZN’s offering in other markets?
  • How will the consumer shift from traditional TV to OTT influence sports broadcasting moving forward?
  • Which digital assets will increase fan engagement and the Web 3.0 opportunity for sports broadcasters?
  • What impact will DAZN Japan x Mixi’s NFT partnership have on the Japanese marketplace?

Manabu Yamada,

Keynote - Leadership with purpose: expanding into China

As CEO of Endeavor China, Sum oversees business across all divisions, including IMG Media and Events, IMG Licensing, WME & IMG agency business, 160over90, and the newly acquired digital agency Mailman.

Talking points from Sum’s session include:

  • How do Endeavor China balance between physical and digital activations?
  • How has leading collaborations with other subsidiaries levelled up their presence in sports and entertainment?
  • What can fans expect as they begin to return to live events?
  • What’s does the future hold for the sponsorship sector?

Sum Huang,
CEO, Endeavor China

* Featured sessions are subject to change.

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