SRI will host SPIA Asia’s “Diversity and Inclusion: Changing the Game” panel

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SRI will once again play host to SPIA Asia’s “Diversity and Inclusion: Changing the Game” panel

Manila, Philippines – The fifth edition of Asia’s leading sports conference and awards platform, SPIA Asia Asia’s Sports Industry Awards & Conference, is proud to announce the renewal of its partnership with SRI for the 2019 event in the Philippines. SPIA Asia 2019 will run from 2-3 December at the Grand Hyatt Manila and is part of the official activities of the 30th South East Asian Games, which are taking place during the same time.

“We are proud of SRI to return with its support to SPIA Asia and for Helen Soulsby, the Managing Partner APEC to once again lead our panel discussions on Diversity and Inclusion: Changing the Game”, states Eric M. Gotts chalk, CEO and Founder of SPIA Asia SRI has become the standard for senior-level searches across the ever converging media, sport, entertainment and technology sectors for agencies, content owners, media companies and brands, which has a perfect synergy with our delegate and speakers profiles”.

“Through SRI’s work with many of the world’s leading sports organizations, we have developed a significant understanding of the crucial factors in relation to diversity & inclusion in the workplace. The simple fact is; Diversity makes commercial sense and organizations have to get ahead of the game if they are to thrive in our ever-changing world. I’m delighted to be addressing this critical challenge at SPIA Asia in December,” states SRI’s Managing Partner, APAC, Helen Soulsby.

Over 600 delegates and 60 international speakers are expected to attend the event in Manila with key focus on the pulse of the industry such as Business of Football including the exclusive LaLiga panel, eSports, rugby, basketball, motorsport, MMA/boxing, sports tech startups, and several subjects around tolerance, integrity and inclusion. Key attractions at SPIA Asia will be the keynote address by PHISGOC, the organizing committee of the 30th South East Asian Games and the launch of the Asian Sponsorship & Events Association.

SPIA Asia will also host its annual edition of the SPIA Asia Awards, Asia s most prestigious and credible awards platform, recognizing and celebrating sporting excellence of the industry, including this year’s inaugural “Best Asian Sportsman”, “Best Asian Sportswoman” and “Best Asian Sports Team of the Year” awards.

SPIA Asia brings together the governing bodies, federations, agencies, rights holders, brands and organizations which strongly contribute and positively influence the landscape of sport in Asia.

Organized by MMC Sportz, SPIA Asia is endorsed by PHILSGOC, the local organizing committee of the 30th South East Asian Games, the Tourism Promotions Board Philippines and supported by the following entities which have pledged their partnership support to SPIA Asia 2019: LaLiga, Allianz, YouGov Sport, HANZZ+HEIDII,, SportBusiness, SRI, Esports Insider, Grand Hyatt Manila, Asian Replica, F1 Race Simulators, its local event management team from ColorManila and sponsorship marketing support from Paul Poole (South East Asia) Co. Ltd.


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