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New partners back 2017 National Sports Convention

New partners back 2017 National Sports Convention
January 16, 2017

Following the success of the inaugural National Sports Convention in 2016, the 2017 event aims to address how the industry collaborates, plans, develops and deliver programs to activate people to engage in sport and recreation.

Having been held in Sydney in 2016, where it attracted 600 participants, including over 80 speakers, 55 exhibition stands and broad representation from all levels of government, sport, education, the not-for-profit sector and the commercial sectors, this year’s National Sports Convention (NSC) is being held in Melbourne from 19th to 21st July 2017.

For 2017, the organisers’ will present a series of sport and recreation management events that will address innovation in the engagement of people to participate in sport and recreation.

The National Sports Convention is developed by the industry for the industry and key collaborators include VicHealth, Australian Sports Commission (ASC), Victoria University, Sport New Zealand, Sports & Play Industry Association (SAPIA), VicSport and Aquatics and Recreation Victoria.

Commenting on this collaboration, Vicsport Chief Executive Mark McAllion states “the 2016 National Sports Convention highlighted the opportunity for even greater collaboration between sport and local government to support sports clubs and programs to encourage more people to participate.”

SAPIA President Mark Edmondson adds “the Sports and Play Industry Association is pleased to once again participate in the National Sports Convention.

“During the 2016 NSC in Sydney, we announced to the industry our rebranding from the Sports Contractors Association to SAPIA (and) since that time we have had a significant increase in membership numbers, from individuals to international corporations who share our best practice goals.

“NSC provides a forum for manufacturers and installers to promote their products and services to end users, ensure they are up to speed with the latest techniques and technological advances from home and abroad and take a look at what their competitors are .”

The National Sports Convention is also partnered with Community Sport Australia (CSA), Football Federation Victoria (FFV), Football Federation Australia (FFA), Football NSW, Australian Sporting Goods Association (ASGA) and Australian Sports Tech Network (ASTN).

With the support of these key collaborators and partners, the National Sports Convention will feature several aspects, including:

• National Sports Convention Conference (20th and 21st July)
• Community Sport and Recreation Expo (20th and 21st July)
• National Football Conference (20th and 21st July)
• Australian Sport, Recreation and Play Innovation Awards (Thursday 20th July)
• Industry Best Practice Tours (Wednesday 19yh July)
• Community Sport Think Tank (Wednesday 19th July)

Click here for event details in the Australasian Leisure Management industry Calendar.

13th January 2017 - LOW SPORT PARTICIPATION IN MELBOURNE’S GROWTH SUBURBS

8th December 2016 - LANDMARK STUDY FINDS SPORT STRUGGLING TO KEEP YOUTH ENGAGED

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24th June 2016 - GREATER SHEPPARTON INITIATIVE WINS TOP HONOUR AT INAUGURAL SPORT, RECREATION & PLAY INDUSTRY AWARDS

23rd June 2016 - SPORTS AND PLAY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION GETS INDUSTRY LAUNCH AT NATIONAL SPORTS CONVENTION

15th June 2016 - MASSIVE INDUSTRY COLLABORATION AT NATIONAL SPORTS CONVENTION 2016

30th October 2015 - FFA ANNOUNCES MAJOR CHANGES IN DIGITAL AND FAN ENGAGEMENT 


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