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MELBOURNE, January 15, 2024

News Corp Australia, through the News Sport Network trade brand, has signed an exclusive deal as Domestic Media Partner for acclaimed global sports industry conference SportNXT, ahead of the annual event’s return to Melbourne in March 2024.

SportNXT, to be held at Melbourne and Olympic Park’s CENTREPIECE from March 19 – March 21, 2024, brings together global and domestic sport and business leaders to discuss the industry’s future. The high-powered gathering also offers delegates the opportunity to engage with the most influential people in sport, delivering multiple networking and business development opportunities.

The 2024 summit will again feature an elite line-up of the world’s most highly credentialed voices in sport participating both in-person and virtually. Delegates will hear from over 70 top-tier speakers who will address modern sport’s most significant topics and themes in keynote presentations, mainstage panels, one-on-one interviews, and numerous concurrent breakout sessions.

News Sport Network Managing Director, Michael Wilkins said: “News Corp Australia, and specifically the News Sport Network, is thrilled to be returning as the official Domestic Media Partner for SportNXT, the premier event for those in the sporting industry in Australia, APAC and around the globe.

“As the exclusive domestic media partner, we are proud to be collaborating with industry leaders in SportNXT to deep dive into the opportunities and challenges that will shape the future of sport for all of us. We also look forward to showcasing some of the world-class talent and the key topics they will be discussing at SportNXT to News Corp Australia’s audience of 18 million people1.”

SportNXT CEO Hamish Anderson is delighted to announce the Domestic Media Partnership with NewsCorp.

“We are excited by the opportunity to tap into News Corp Australia’s expertise and leadership in sport, underpinned by their industry-leading reach through the large-scale platforms of the News Sport Network.”

“This partnership connects SportNXT with Australia’s sports industry leaders and further highlights the prominence of this world-leading sports event,” said Mr. Anderson.

The line-up of speakers currently confirmed to feature at the event include:

  • Casey Wasserman – Chair and CEO, Wasserman; Chair, LA2028 Olympic & Paralympic Games
  • Andrew Liveris AO – President, Brisbane 2032 Organising Committee
  • Catherine Carlson – EVP, Global Partnerships, BSE Global/Brooklyn Nets
  • Rowena Samarasinhe – Owner, GENSport; Partner, LEVEL
  • Alan Gilpin – CEO, World Rugby
  • Brett Gosper – Head of Europe & APAC, NFL
  • Matthew Jafarian – EVP, Business Strategy, Miami Heat
  • Meegan Jones – Director, Institute for Sustainable Events
  • Rebecca Sowden – Founder, Team Heroine & Correct the Internet
  • Tal Karp – CEO, Y Australia / Former Director, Australian Grand Prix Corporation
  • Andrew Ryan – Managing Director, FIBA Media
  • Octavi Anoro – International Development Director, LaLiga
  • Ann Duffy – Chief Sustainability Officer, MI Global Partners
  • Azmeena Hussain OAM – Director, Victorian Institute of Sport / ex-Director, Football Victoria / Ambassador FWWC23
  • Andrew Dillon – CEO, AFL
  • Travis Auld – CEO, Australian Grand Prix Corporation
  • Nicki Kenyon – Director, Australian Grand Prix Corporation
  • Jennifer Watt – CEO, North Melbourne FC
  • James Sutherland – CEO, Golf Australia
  • Matt Scriven – CEO, Basketball Australia
  • Tanya Hosch – EGM, Inclusion and Social Policy, AFL
  • Edson Crevecoeur – SVP, Strategy & Data Analytics, Miami Heat
  • Sean Callanan – Founder, Sports Geek
  • Sarah Styles – Director, Office for Women in Sport and Recreation
  • Finn Bradshaw – Head of Digital, International Cricket Council
  • Ben Slack – CCO, World Rugby

More speakers to be announced in the coming weeks and months.

Delegate passes are on sale now, capacity for SportNXT 2024 is limited so delegates are encouraged to secure passes early to avoid disappointment.



SportNXT is the Southern Hemisphere’s leading sport business summit and one of the world’s pre-eminent sport conferences. SportNXT 2023 attracted nearly 900 delegates from 21 countries, with over 50% comprising c-suite, board, and senior sport leaders, facilitating valuable networking opportunities with industry decision-makers. Renowned past speakers have included NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, Formula 1® President and CEO Stefano Domenicali, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, PGA TOUR Commissioner Jay Monahan, broadcast figure David Hill AM, all Australian League Commissioners, and executives from Tesla, NewsCorp, Disney, FIFA, Foxtel, Silver Lake, and ONE Championship.


The News Sport Network provides sport fans with the ultimate all areas pass to the best sports in the world, with brands such as CODE Sports, SuperCoach, Tips.com.au, KommunityTV as well as racing brands Racenet and Punters. The News Sport Network reaches 15.2 million sport fans (14+) monthly across all News Corp Australia platforms (Roy Morgan), including News Corp Australia metro, regional and national mastheads as well as stand-alone sites. With fans spending more and more time consuming content outside the live viewing/broadcast experience, the News Sport Network is well positioned to be where the fans are – critical for brands wanting to interact with highly engaged audiences.

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