2024 Sports Foyer NSW Sports Industry Conference - Program release

Published Tue 06 Feb 2024

Sport NSW is delighted to announce the confirmed program for the 2024 Sports Foyer NSW Sports Industry Conference, to be held on Friday, 23rd February 2024.

Supported by ACPE and held at their campus in Sydney Olympic Park - the Industry Conference is a must attend for anyone working in sport looking to further their knowledge across a range of relevant topics.

We are pleased to have Minister for Sport, The Hon. Stephen Kamper MP joining us to address the sector just less than one year since the Government took office, along with NSW Office of Sport CEO, Karen Jones.

Sports Broadcaster, Steph Brantz will kick off the conference facilitating a panel of experts including Professor Sarah Kelly OAM, Non-Executive Director, Brisbane 2032 Organising Committee, Matt Carroll AO, CEO, Australian Olympic Committee and Louise Sauvage OAM, Paralympic wheelchair racer and Para-Athlete coach, to examine, Impact 2032: How can we capitalise on Australia’s hosting of the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games?

Australia’s hosting of the Brisbane 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games represents a momentous opportunity for all states and territories. Beyond the thrill of hosting the world's premier multi-sport event, it presents a unique chance to invest across various areas across all areas of sport.  Hear from those that are leading the way in advocating for a legacy that will benefit sport for generations.

Our keynote speakers for the event include Dr Lucy Cameron PHD, Team Leader and Principal Research Consultant |Innovation Economics | CSIRO and Katie Kelly OAM PLY, Disability and Inclusion Advocate, Founder and Director Sport Access Foundation

Dr. Cameron was project lead and primary author of the report ‘Future of Australian Sport: Megatrends shaping the sports sector over the coming decades’ and will provide insights into the megatrends that will impact the future of Australian sport.

Not to be missed, our final session will feature an in-depth conversation with Paralympic Gold Medallist Katie Kelly OAM.  Hosted by employment law expert Joydeep Hor Founder and Managing Principal, People & Culture Strategies, Katie will draw upon her own life experiences of managing her disability in the modern workplace across sport, venues and government.  Through sharing her remarkable journey of living with a degenerative deaf and blind condition, Katie will inspire the audience and challenge our perceptions of what it means to live with a disability.

In addition to these Keynote addresses, attendees will be able to attend breakout sessions to hear from industry professionals on topics that include:

Connecting Councils and Event Owners: the benefits of Event Placement Programs

Sport Marketing Australia will lead a panel to discuss perspectives on what is important for key stakeholders when it comes to event and high-performance sport placement and attraction.

National Sports Participation Strategy and Australian Concussion Guidelines for Youth and Community Sport

Two important recent announcements by the Australian Sports Commission are focused on participation and concussion. Hear from Cameron French, General Manager Participation and Dr. David Hughes AM, Chief Medical Officer from the Australian Sports Commission on the benefits of these to community sport.

Sport for Good: Exploring innovative case studies for exceptional sporting experiences

This session will showcase sports that are modifying their traditional delivery to reach new markets and connecting with communities to enhance wellbeing.

Lessons on Legacy: impact of funding, challenges and learnings

The NSW Government has a track record of investing in major event legacy.  Hear from those that administered these legacy programs from SSOs into the impact these programs had, and the lessons learned.

The way forward is digital: How to prepare your sport.

From customer experience to chatbots, sport is on a journey of reimagination through a digital lens. Hear about the digital runway leading us to the Brisbane Olympics and how your organisation aligns to industry and customer expectations—and how you can take the next steps.

Click here to download the program and register for the conference