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Keynote speakers announced for National Sports Convention

Keynote speakers announced for National Sports Convention
March 1, 2017

The National Sports Convention has released the program for its 2017 event with more than 50 global, Australian and New Zealand speakers confirmed.  With a strong focus on building grass roots participation, the conference, being held in Melbourne from Wednesday 19th to Friday 21st July is a must for sport, government and the education sectors that want to understand how to grow participation in local communities and what facilities are needed for the future.

The focus of the Convention is on ‘Global Thinking and Locally Led Delivery’, focussing on encouraging more people to be active, recreate and participate in community sport. The keynote speakers will be representing Australia, New Zealand, England, Asia and Canada, sharing their future direction, priorities and success so that we can convert our local challenges into opportunities.

With 80+ speakers from government, sport, education, not-for-profit organisations and the commercial sectors, the National Sports Convention 2017 is presenting the greatest in-depth quality speakers in Australia to share ideas and solutions to the challenges of growing community participation.

The National Sports Convention has released the program for its 2017 event with more than 50 global, Australian and New Zealand speakers confirmed.  With a strong focus on building grass roots participation, the conference, being held in Melbourne from Wednesday 19th to Friday 21st July is a must for sport, government and the education sectors that want to understand how to grow participation in local communities and what facilities are needed for the future.

The strength of the National Sports Convention 2017 is that the quality of the keynote speakers reflect success and innovation globally, including:
 
Jennie Price, Chief Executive, Sport England 
England: Growing Participation in Local Settings
 
Kate Palmer, Chief Executive, Australian Sports Commission 

Reimagining Sports Policy to Position Australia as the World's most successful Sporting Nation   
 
Cathy Jo Noble, Executive Director, Canadian Parks and Recreation Association
Canada: A Framework for Recreation
 
Moya Dodd, Executive Committee Member, Asian Football Confederation (AFC); Chair, Women’s Football Committee, AFC and Board Member, Football Federation Australia 
Asia: Understanding Cultural Differences to Grow Participation
 
Peter Miskimmin, Chief Executive, Sport New Zealand 
New Zealand: Locally Led Planning and Delivery
 
Jerril Rechter, Chief Executive, VicHealth 
Innovative Approaches to Building Healthier Communities within Victoria
 
Rob McGee, Head of Active Recreation for the Parks Sport and Recreation Department, Auckland Council 
New Zealand: Customer Insights Driving Community Participation
 
Kay Thomson, Strategic Policy Lead, Sport New Zealand 
Value Proposition Planning
 
Nigel Brown, Sport, Leisure and Facilities Manager, Logan City Council
A Strategy to Activate our Community 

The National Sports Convention will also be featuring the National Football Conference, site tours and sport and recreation-focussed exhibiton and:

• Australian Sport, Recreation & Play Innovation Awards - Thursday 20th July
• Sport and Recreation Expo - Thursday 20th and Friday 21st July
• Collaborator Networking Wednesday 19th to Friday 21st July

In addition, the Friday afternoon will feature the Community Sport think-tank at which leading policy makers will join key speakers, for an open and frank session on how Australia can grow participation.  

Joining the Panel will be Ned Coten, Chairman of Basketball Australia; Jason Linnane, General Manager of Singleton Council; Glen McGoldrick, Chief Executive of SportsTG, Dr Andi Diamond, Chief Executive of City of Monash as well as speakers Jennie Price, Kate Palmer and Jerril Rechter.

Commenting on the Convention, Rechter stated “VicHealth is proud to be a key collaborator of the National Sports Convention 2017, an event which brings together the government, sport, education, not-for-profit and commercial sectors to share ideas and learn from global experts.

“The NSC is a great opportunity to work together to help all Australians become more active.”

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