SPIA Asia / Sports Business Conference

The Sports Business Conference under the known headline of “The Business of Sports – Asia’s Sports Industry in the Fast Lane III”, facilitates collaboration and helps drive best practices across the industry in Asia.

Spread across 2 days, more than 300 delegates and 20 international speakers from many different industry sectors will provide valuable insights on topics such as:  Asia’s Sponsorship Landscape; Sports Tourism, Woman in Sport, Sports Business in Asia, Esports, New Technologies in Sports, Extreme Sports, and more.

SPIA Asia 2017 – Asia’s Sports Industry Awards & Conference aims to bring together regional experts, agencies and government bodies to continue to develop and improve the overall sporting landscape in Asia to better compete within the international sporting arena.


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SPIA Asia / Asia’s Sports Industry Awards

The black-tie Awards Gala Dinner with over 350+ guests in attendance is the highlight of SPIA Asia during which the shortlisted finalists in 6 x Thailand and 17 x Asian award categories are recognized with gold, silver and bronze trophies for their achievements and contributions to the sports industry during the past 12 months.

Each category is open to receive submissions from 47 Asian (Asia as defined by the Asian Football Confederation AFC) and are judged by a panel of leading industry experts in a rigid four-step judging process in accordance with international sports industry award standards.

Shortlist Finalists


SPIA Asia / About Us

Now in its 3rd year, SPIA Asia – Asia’s Sports Industry Awards & Conference will take place in Bangkok from 6 – 7 November 2017 at Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Centre at CentralWorld. SPIA Asia is endorsed and supported by the Ministry of Tourism and Sports, the Sports Authority Thailand and the Tourism Authority Thailand and Organized by MMC Sportz Marketing LLC.

SPIA Asia is held annually, celebrating the brands, agencies, marketers and organizations which positively influence the sporting landscape in Asia. The Awards is a meaningful and credible platform judged by industry experts, while committed to create legacy through raising funds for local development initiatives. The SPIA Asia Sports Business Conference is the only one of its kind, authentic in nature, which brings thought leaders of the industry together to discuss Asia – specific topics and themes that are changing the face of sport. This has become a mainstay, must attend event for the entire sporting industry in Asia.


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SPIA Asia / Awards Committee

Mr. Col Ruj Saeng-Udom

Deputy Governor

Sports Authority Of Thailand

Mr. Ben Heyhoe Flint


ASN, Vuulr

Mr. Malcolm Thorpe

Vice President Sports Development & Events

Lagardère Sports & Entertainment

Mr. Christopher Robb


Mass Participation Asia

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