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

AWARDS COMMITTEE

COL. RUJ SAENG-UDOM

COL. RUJ SAENG-UDOM

DEPUTY GOVERNOR, SPORTS AUTHORITY OF THAILAND

COLIN GIBSON

COLIN GIBSON

DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS, AFC

FERNANDO DE MATOS

FERNANDO DE MATOS

HEAD OF SPONSORSHIPS, VISA AP REGION

DR. KHALID AL HASHIMI

DR. KHALID AL HASHIMI

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT ADVISOR, PLC

HELEN SOULSBY

HELEN SOULSBY

MANAGING PARTNER, SRI EXECUTIVE-APAC

MAURIZIO BARBIERI

MAURIZIO BARBIERI

HEAD OF SPORTS PARTNERSHIPS FOR SEA, TWITTER

MALCOLM THORPE

MALCOLM THORPE

VICE PRESIDENT, BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT- LAGARDÈRE SPORTS

DANIEL PARR

DANIEL PARR

REGIONAL DIRECTOR, CSM ASIA

CYNTHIA CARRION NORTON

CYNTHIA CARRION NORTON

PRESIDENT- GYMNASTICS ASSOCIATION OF THE PHILIPPINES

STUART LARMAN

STUART LARMAN

DIRECTOR OF MA DEVELOPMENT, AFC

HUEI CHERN LEE

HUEI CHERN LEE

SENIOR DIRECTOR, STRATEGIC COMMUNICATIONS & INSIGHTS, SPORT SINGAPORE

CARL KIRCHHOFF

CARL KIRCHHOFF

CEO, SPORTSFIX

DR. ANNATHURAI RANGANATHAN

DR. ANNATHURAI RANGANATHAN

CEO, VYUGA EXCEL SOLUTION

CHANUT NAWNARONG

CHANUT NAWNARONG

FOUNDER & MANAGING DIRECTOR, INFINITY COMMUNICATIONS

PAUL POOLE

PAUL POOLE

MANAGING DIRECTOR, PAUL POOLE CO., LTD

JIN WEI TOH

JIN WEI TOH

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, HEAD OF STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS-APAC

CHRIS ROBB

CHRIS ROBB

CEO, MASS PARTICIPATION ASIA

JOSH BLACK

JOSH BLACK

OWNER & CEO, 247X GROUP

JUDGING PROCESS