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The Commercial Power of Sports Events in Asia: Top Players Gather in Singapore
With the recent influx of activity in major sports events throughout Asia, it is clear that the region will be at the forefront of commercial activities for decades to come. Top players in the industry will gather at the 2011 Asia-Pacific Sports Conference (APSC) at the Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel in Singapore for 2 days of thought provoking discussion and networking.

With Asia’s large economic growth, size and young population, the region has been successful in bidding for, and winning major international sports events. This week saw the news confirming Japan’s capital, Tokyo, officially entering their bid to host the 2020 Olympics, and only last week we PyeongChang succeed in winning the bid to host the Olympic Winter Games in 2018 – proof of the region’s continuing importance in the sports event industry.

Major sports events include the very recent FINA World Championships in Shanghai, the upcoming IAAF World Championships in Daegu, Korea, the Asian Beach Games 2012 and 2014, the Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games, the Asian Youth Games 2013, the 17th Asian Games in Incheon, Korea, in 2014, to mention but a few…

Cornel Marculescu, Executive Director of FINA, in charge of the FINA World Swimming Championships in Shanghai, will be sharing his experiences during the Asia-Pacific Sports Conference in September. Presentations will be on the challenges and achievements the organising committee faced, as well as lessons learnt throughout the event management process.

Cornel Marculescu, will be joined by Mr Dong-Hoo Moon, Secretary General and Vice President of the IAAF World Championships 2011 in Korea, which will take place just before the conference opens its doors in September. Mr Moon will present a case-study on his recent experiences on the organising committee’s win, their utilisation of local stadiums in Daegu, the effect tourism has and how to ensure a legacy from the event.

APSC is a must-attend event for local organising committees and federations in the Asia-Pacific region. Organisations attending include: Olympic Council of Asia, Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports, INASOC, Indonesian SEA Games Organising Committee, Indonesian Olympic Committee, IEC in Sports, Badminton World Federation, World Match Racing Tour, TSE Consulting, PMP Legacy, Singapore National Olympic Council, Singapore Rugby Union, ITTF, Sports Federation & Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, SportsHub Pte Ltd, Asean Football Federation, Asian Football Confederation, Singapore Sports Council, IFM Sports Marketing Surveys, Sponsorium, Prescient Sports and Entertainment, Hill and Knowlton, ASIAN Tour, ESPN Star Sports, World Sport Group and more.

Visit Asia Pacific Sports Conference on www.asia-pacificsports.com

For media enquiries, please contact:
Abi Povey, Marketing Manager, Informa Sports Group
abi.povey@informasportsgroup.com
Tel: +971 (0) 4 4072652

For conference and speaker enquiries, please contact:
Sally Nastys, Conference Producer, Informa Sports Group
sally.nastys@informasportsgroup.com
Tel: +971 (0) 4 4072723

For information on sponsorship opportunities, please contact:
Richard Arrowsmith, Sponsorship Sales Manager, Informa Sports Group
richard.arrowsmith@informasportsgroup.com
Tel: +971 (0) 4 4072602

For registration enquiries:
Customer Services Department
Email: register@asia-pacificsports.com
Tel: +65 6505 2089