“Our model is every game is someone’s first game so you want to set the bar really high for the first game of the season but then you want to do this at the next game”: JULIE UHRMAN - SportNXT 2024

“Anything can be turned around if it is giving an opportunity. Create opportunity by generating interest from the fan base.”: SHAUN HARVEY - SportNXT 2024

“The Women’s World Cup and the CommBank Matildas have showed us that if we invest in women’s sport, we will get the rewards.”: JAMES JOHNSON - SportNXT 2024


“Time ultimately allows great brands to develop, it doesn’t happen over night…”: JAY MONAHAN - SportNXT 2023

Domenicali to drive home SportNXT 2023 – SportNXT

Domenicali to drive home SportNXT 2023


Inaugural SportNXT keynote speaker Stefano Domenicali, President & CEO of Formula 1®, has confirmed his return to the 2023 summit, staged on the eve of Melbourne’s highly anticipated Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix.

After its innovative push into everyday households via the Netflix Drive to Survive documentary series – a move which helped F1 achieve its highest-ever attendances across the 2022 season, F1 is seeing phenomenal growth in its fan base with the sport being taken from trackside to TV screens across the globe.

SportNXT 2023 presents another chance for delegates to hear from the motorsport boss, who is expecting close to half a million people to attend the upcoming F1 Australian Grand Prix. Domenicali joins an incredible collection of keynote speakers including Roger Goodell (NFL Commissioner), Robyn Denholm (Chair, Tesla), Andrew Parsons (President, International Paralympic Committee, Peggy O’Neal AO (Chair, Victoria 2026, and Jay Monahan (Commissioner PGA Tour), amongst many others.

Other recently announced names joining the SportNXT stage include newly appointed Brisbane 2032 Organising Committee CEO Cindy Hook, Gavin Kirkman CEO of PGA Australia, Janet Whiting Chair of Visit Victoria, Belinda Duarte CEO of Culture is Life, and Sarah Walsh, Head of Women’s Football for Football Australia.

They feature alongside leaders in technology, business, and data including:

  • Andrew Every Executive General Manager for Strategy and Transformation, NRL
  • Annabelle Russell Head of Content Verticals, AU & NZ, Tik Tok
  • Brendan McClements CEO of Visit Victoria
  • Elis Jones Managing Director, Global Banking & Markets, Goldman Sachs
  • Glenn Lovett Head of Sports Analytics, Dentsu
  • Jeremy Loeliger Commissioner, National Basketball League
  • Leigh Lavery Head of Growth Intelligence, Client & Commercial, News Corp Australia
  • Mel Jones Broadcaster, Mel Jones & Co.
  • Sarah Carney Green Chief Technology Officer, Enterprise & Commercial, Microsoft

See the two-day conference agenda here.

Toyota Returns as Gold Partner

SportNXT is delighted to welcome back event partner Toyota (Gold Partner) as the official Vehicle Partner for SportNXT 2023.

SportNXT CEO Hamish Anderson said “We are delighted to have Toyota return as a gold partner for SportNXT, they play such a significant role in the sports industry, and we will be showcasing some of their leading technology and innovation at the summit.

With over 65 speakers locked in and the agenda announced, SportNXT is ready to host hundreds of delegates as they descend on Melbourne & Olympic Park’s state-of-the-art facility CENTREPIECE from 28 March.

Toyota – Gold Partner – Vehicle Partner

Toyota is Australia’s leading automotive company and is deeply ingrained across the sports industry with partnerships that extend from community clubs all the way to the elite level. We believe that true achievement comes from supporting our customers, partners, employees and the communities in which we operate. Today, we continue to apply our guiding principles in pursuit of a safer, greener and more inclusive society, helping realise an ever-better world where everyone is free to move.

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