19th July 2016, Sydney


Royal Randwick Racecourse


Speakers from across the globe

Learn from the big players

The Ministry of Sports presents ‘Whats Next’?

This ground breaking conference will focus on social / digital media and sports technology and how each is transforming the business of sport by offering greater reach with audiences than ever before.

Global thought leaders representing the world’s biggest codes will headline The Ministry of Sport conference with commercially focused case studies and content.


SPEAKERS / speakers from across the globe

John Hess

Global Sr Brand Director - Nike Golf, US

Andrew Clarke

Agency Director, Australia - Octagon

Ben Slack

Head of International Business, Tennis Australia

Kelli Masters

Founder & President - Kelli Masters Management, US

Rebekah Horne

Chief Digital Officer - National Rugby League

Gavin McGarry

President - Jumpwire Media, US

Mike Reisman

Principal & Founding Partner - MKTG

Murray Barnett

Head of Broadcast, Commercial & Marketing - World Rugby, UK

Dan Canham, MBA

Former Brand Strategy Manager, Samsung Electronics Korea

Tracy Whitelaw

Manager of Digital Media - Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games

Ken Leverenz

Vice-President of Sales & Marketing for Australia & NZ, Getty Images

Ryan Pierse

Photographer - Getty Images

Adam Ireland

Digital Consultant - Stackla

Michael Thomson

GM Participation & Sustainable Sport, Australian Sports Commission

Jessica Cook

Senior Manager – Corporate Partnerships & Marketing, Sydney Swans Ltd

Clive Dickens

Chief Digital Officer - Seven West Media

Geoff Jones

Chief Executive Officer - TEG

Jeremy Loeliger

General Manager, NBL

Jack Watts

CEO Bastion EBA

Wade Maris

VP Media ANZ - Perform Group

Darren Birch

General Manager – Commercial Operations and Marketing, AFL

David Harris

General Manager, Fan & Member Insights and Market Strategy - NRL

George Zdanowicz

CEO - Enhance Research

Nick Stein

SVP Marketing - Vision Critical

Andrew Higginbotham

Marketing Manager - Pernod Ricard Australia

Jonno Simpson

Head of Sport and Food - Twitter

More announced soon

Want to submit speaker suggestions? Please contact:

Ash Kearney – Project Director
0418 421 158

AWARDS / Championing innovation and creativity in sport

The Ministry of Sports Marketing Awards are designed to be a storytelling platform for the sports industry in Australia. By entering you are helping to advance the sector. By encouraging best practice or by showcasing innovation and creativity, this shines a light on the sector as a whole and highlights the opportunities for the very best talent to be working in sport in Australia.

  • Best Use of Sponsorship in Sport
  • Best Sports Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Initiative
  • Best Sports Marketing Campaign
  • Best use of Social Media in Sport
  • Best Sports Agency or Organisation
  • Best Sports Digital Platform
  • Advertising Campaign of the Year Involving Sport
  • Innovation in Sports Marketing

SPONSORS / Contact us for sponsorship opportunities

KEY DATES / For your calendar

  • Super Early Bird Tickets –  $499 + GST – ends 1st April
  • Early Bird Tickets – $575 + GST – ends 20th May
  • Full Price Tickets – $649 + GST
  • Awards Entries open 17th Feb (entry fee $99 + GST)
  • Awards Entries close COB 9th May
  • Conference and Awards – Tuesday 19th July – Royal Randwick Racecourse, Sydney

Contact Us / Send us a message

For ticketing and event enquiries

Ash Kearney – Project Director
0418 421 158

Viv Luo – Marketing Manager
0421 944 003

For sponsorship enquiries

Anna Mace – Commercial Entertainment Manager
0404 285 902

Cat Hay – Sales Manager
0416 657 045

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