Is your business sports marketing? Does your brand sponsor sports teams? Are you directly involved in the game? Or, merely interested at looking at media and marketing from a new and different standpoint? If so there’s only one place you need to be on 19th July 2016 and that’s the inaugural Ministry Of Sports Marketing Conference (MSM) in Sydney.
The conference is a joint initiative of B&T and sports and entertainment agent Iconoclastic Entertainment and will be a full day’s conference followed-up with an awards evening and cocktail party.
The event – to be held at Sydney’s iconic Randwick Racecourse – brings together a raft of eclectic and top-class speakers from around the globe.
Some of the keynotes already signed-on to regale their wisdom include Nike’s senior brand director for golf, John Hess. Kelli Masters, one of the US’s top sports agents. Head of broadcast, commercial and marketing for World Rugby, Murray Barnett. Plus, the former managing director of sponsorship at Barclays, Matt Appleby.
So who should attend MSM? If your line of work is any of these then you need to be there…
• Marketers and CMOs
• Brand managers
• Sponsorship and event marketers
• Social media managers
• Anyone involved in sports or league clubs
• Athlete managers
• Advertising and media buying agency heads
• Anyone in digital media, be it social, mobile or online
• Stadium owners and operators
• Sports associations
B&T’s editor in chief David Hovenden said of the inaugural MSM: “The idea for the conference really came about from a number of people bugging us that they’d love to see it happen; so we made it happen.
“Our intention is to make MSM really interactive, fun and commercially minded. A true reflection of the sports marketing industry in 2016.
“As Aussies, we all love our sport and we have some of the best competitions in the world. From that perspective there’s plenty to offer attendees that may come from a marketing and media background that doesn’t necessarily have a sports focus.
“With our partnership with Iconoclastic, this is something B&T is very proud to get behind and something that’s long overdue. I think I can say with some certainty it’s going to be a pretty spectacular day regardless of which discipline you may happen to work in.”