The Awards, a black tie Gala Dinner with over 400 industry and international entertainment guests, recognises and rewards excellence to the Top 10 shortlisted finalists in 4 x Local and 14 x Asian award categories. There will also be 3 x public voted categories and 1 x achievement category.

 

Each category is open to receive submissions from 47 Asian countries and are judged by a panel of leading industry experts in a rigid four-step judging process in accordance with international sports industry award rules and regulations. Through this process SPIA Asia will identify the Top 10 submissions in each category, and at the awards gala reveal where each submission sits within the Top 10, and crowning the Gold, Silver and Bronze winners.

 

The SPIA Asia 2018 – Asia’s Sports Industry Awards & Conference has committed to raising funds for the AFC Dream Asia Foundation through an auction of bespoke sports memorabilia. The auction will be delivered on the night of the black tie gala dinner and proceeds will be handed over to the AFC representative.

AWARDS CATEGORIES 2018

ASIA AWARDS

1. Best International Sporting Event of the Year
2. Best Global Sports Organization Operating in Asia
3. Best Sports Tourism Destination of the Year
4. Best Sports Digital Platform of the Year
5. Best Mass Participation Event of the Year
6. Best Sponsorship of a Sport, Team, Individual or Event in Asia $250,000
7. Best Integrated Marketing Campaign for a Sports Event
8. Best Sports CSR Initiative of the Year
9. Best Sports Marketing Agency of the Year
10. Best Sport Youth Development Program of the Year
11. Best eSports Event of the Year
12. Best Women’s Team Sports Event of the Year
13. Best Inspiring Football League of the Year by the AFC
14. Best Developing Football League of the Year by the AFC

THAI AWARDS

Best Mass Participation Event In ThailandAsset 3@4x
Thai Best Sport Youth DevAsset 2@4x
Thai Best Sponsorship greaterAsset 3@4x
Thai Best Sport Event VenueAsset 4@4x

PUBLIC VOTING AWARDS

Public Best Live ExperienceAsset 6@4x
Public Best Sportswear BrandAsset 7@4x
Best International Sporting Event of the Year voted by Sports Media

ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Lifetime AchievementAsset 5@4x

*subject to change

JUDGES

COL. RUJ SAENG-UDOM

COL. RUJ SAENG-UDOM

DEPUTY GOVERNOR, SPORTS AUTHORITY OF THAILAND

Dr. KHALID AL HASHIMI

Dr. KHALID AL HASHIMI

Business Development Advisor, PLC

JOSH BLACK

JOSH BLACK

FOUNDER & CEO, 247X GROUP

CYNTHIA LAGDAMEO CARRION

CYNTHIA LAGDAMEO CARRION

EXCUTIVE BOARD MEMBER, ASIAN GYMNASTICS UNION (AGU)

MR JIN WEI TOH

MR JIN WEI TOH

SNR. VICE-PRESIDENT, HEAD OF STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS, WME | IMG

BEN HEYHOE FLINT

BEN HEYHOE FLINT

CEO, ASIA SPONSORSHIP NEWS

DANIEL PARR

DANIEL PARR

DIRECTOR, CSM ASIA PACIFIC

CHRIS ROBB

CHRIS ROBB

CEO, MASS PARTICIPATION ASIA

JUDGING PROCESS