“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



MELBOURNE, November 14, 2023

SportNXT, the esteemed annual global sport business summit hosted in Melbourne, Australia, returns for its third edition in March 2024. Backed by the support of the Victorian Government, the conference will again convene some of the most highly credentialed domestic and global leaders in sport to influence and shape the future of the industry.

Running from March 19 to March 21 at Melbourne & Olympic Park’s state-of-the-art CENTREPIECE facility, the live conference promises delegates and partners unparalleled access to the world’s foremost voices in global sport and business, as well as unrivalled networking opportunities with the industry’s biggest names. 

The first two days will feature a stellar lineup of in-person and virtual presentations from over 70 world-class speakers. Building on the success of the concurrent breakout sessions introduced to the program in 2023, SportNXT 2024 will expand the breakouts sessions from two to three streams, giving delegates even greater opportunities to dive deeper into the topics that matter for the future of sport.

The optional third day will again feature site visits meticulously curated by SportNXT and the Victorian Government, showcasing Melbourne’s world-class sports infrastructure.

Delegate passes are available for purchase now at www.Ticketek.com.

Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Steve Dimopoulos MP said he’s excited to welcome SportNXT back to Melbourne again.

“SportNXT brings to Melbourne the global leaders in sports business, administration and technology.”

“This event is a great addition to our bustling events calendar, showcasing all Melbourne has to offer to a global audience.”

SportNXT Chair Eddie McGuire says this year’s conference will be bigger and better than ever.

“Building on the momentum of the past few years, we’re proud to be bringing a world-class event to Melbourne that brings some of the world’s pre-eminent leaders in the sports industry to Australia’s sporting capital,” said McGuire.

“We will again have an incredible calibre of speakers that, together, will actively shape the future of the sports industry globally and drive significant change and growth, and we’re thrilled to have them united in the one room to discuss what’s ahead for the industry.”

SportNXT Director Bart Campbell echoes this sentiment.

“As we enter our third year of the conference, we’re confident we have an unparalleled offering of speakers and incisive, thought-provoking themes that are unmissable for those wanting to be informed and connected to the sports industry,” said Campbell.

“Every year, we strive to take our learnings from the year before and improve in every aspect, and that’s certainly reflected in the program we’ll offer in 2024.”

With an ever-growing list of esteemed speakers, those confirmed to take the stage in 2024 include:

  • Alan Gilpin – CEO, World Rugby
  • Brett Gosper – Head of Europe & APAC, NFL
  • 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
  • Travis Auld – CEO, Australian Grand Prix Corporation 
  • Andrew Dillon – CEO, AFL
  • Ann Duffy – Chief Sustainability Officer, MI Global Partners
  • Azmeena Hussain OAM – Director, Victorian Institute of Sport / ex-Director, Football Victoria / Ambassador FWWC23
  • James Sutherland – CEO, Golf Australia
  • Matt Scriven – CEO, Basketball Australia
  • Jennifer Watt – CEO, North Melbourne FC
  • Nicki Kenyon – National Director, Powered by Nine 
  • Sarah Styles – Director, Office for Women in Sport and Recreation
  • Finn Bradshaw – Head of Digital, International Cricket Council
  • Ben Slack – CCO, World Rugby

Further speaker announcements are planned over the coming months.

SportNXT 2024 delegate passes are on sale now, with a special Pre-Christmas offer available until the 24th of December. Capacity for SportNXT 2024 is limited; delegates are encouraged to secure passes early and avoid disappointment.


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