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Telstra, Toyota, Odgers Berndtson, MI and Track160 join SportNXT as partners – SportNXT

Telstra, Toyota, Odgers Berndtson, MI and Track160 join SportNXT as partners

SportNXT is thrilled to confirm a suite of partners ahead of next week’s inaugural summit in Melbourne that will see over 70 pre-eminent sporting leaders participating in-person and via video link.

SportNXT which is delivered in partnership with the Victorian Government, welcomes Telstra, Toyota, Odgers Berndtson, MI and Track160 as partners of the conference dubbed the ‘Davos of sport’. The new partners join previously announced Premium Partner, Crown Melbourne, and International Media Partner, SportBusiness.

“Victoria and Melbourne are synonymous for sport and major events, and at a time when the Formula 1® Australian Grand Prix will be the focus of world sport it is fitting, we host SportNXT, a world class sporting summit,” said SportNXT CEO, Hamish Anderson.

“We are very fortunate to have the support of the Victorian Government and a suite of outstanding partners. Events like SportNXT require support of dedicated and committed partners and we are delighted to have Telstra, Toyota, Odgers Berndtson, MI Associates and Track160 joining Crown Melbourne and SportBusiness as partners of our inaugural summit.”

Telstra – Telecommunications Partner
As Australia’s largest telecommunications company, Telstra is an integral part of the sports industry through its leading technology and services, in addition to various partnerships with leading sporting organisations and venues. CEO Andy Penn will participate as a panellist for the ‘Visioning the New Live!’ session at SportNXT which explores how the application of technology and creativity can yield a vibrant future for live.

Toyota – Vehicle Partner
Toyota is Australia’s leading automotive company and 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. We will be the presenting partner during SportNXT’s ‘Climate Change and Sport’ session. The conference will showcase our new zero-emission Mirai – one of the world’s first hydrogen fuel-cell electric vehicles.

Odgers Berndtson – Executive Search and Recruitment Partner
Odgers Berndtson is Australia’s fastest growing and the world’s leading executive search, interim management, talent assessment and leadership firm. Odgers Berndtson will feature as the presenting partner during SportNXT’s ‘High Performing Executives’ providing insights and advice to attendees progressing their career in the sports industry. Simon Cummins, Global Head Sports, Gaming & Media Practice at Odgers Berndtson will participate in one of the sessions providing his insights with almost two decades of experience placing senior leaders into all major Sports organisations across the world.

MI Global Partners (formerly MI Associates) – Official Exhibiting Partner
Over the last 20 years, MI Global Partners have been leading and partnering to deliver the world’s best events, sport and place projects. They are major event specialists. They have been involved in every Summer Olympic Games since Sydney 2000 and every Rugby World Cup since 2003. Sport is their passion. They have assisted major sporting codes around the globe with the development of strategic projects from competition expansion and facilities planning to growth, community impact, policy development and governance. Place is at the heart of what they do. They have created and delivered iconic place projects across sport, arts and culture. Their services include strategy, feasibility, business case development, bidding, operational delivery and post project evaluation.

Track160 – Official Exhibiting Partner
Track160 provides elite player performance analytics, for everyone, at every level.
Powered by Track160’s optical athlete tracking and analytics solution, used around the world by professional leagues and teams, the newly launched Player160 and Coach160 platforms bring the power of this professional tool to community footballers and coaches for the first time. CEO, Eyal Ben Ari, will participate in a panel discussion looking at ‘The Future of Data’ which will ask the question, from performance analytics to audience engagement, what’s in store for the future of data and sport?

Staged at Melbourne & Olympic Park’s state-of-the-art conference facility, CENTREPIECE, the three-day summit (6-8 April) will provide delegates extraordinary insights from – and access to – some of the most credentialled voices in world sport and business.

Formula1 Chief Executive Stefano Domenicali, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, US Women’s National Soccer Team Captain Megan Rapinoe and World Athletics President Lord Sebastian Coe headline a list of over 70 pre-eminent sporting leaders to speak at SportNXT.

The conference’s agenda (SportNXT – Agenda), curated by sports futurist Scott Dinsdale, highly-respected sports executive Bart Campbell, and SportNXT Chair Eddie McGuire covers a myriad of important themes and topics, including:
• COVID’s impact on the sector and charting success in a new world;
• accelerating women’s sport;
• sport and media in 2030;
• sport and indigenous peoples;
• sport and society – advocacy, sustainability, diversity and diplomacy;
• the future of data and technology, including a focus on blockchain;
• the future fan – marketing and fan engagement in a digital age and visioning the ‘future of live’; and
• emerging trends – the rise of Asia, evolving investment models, gaming and more.
SportNXT offers both an in-person live summit experience for Australian and Asia-Pacific attendees and a digital-only pass for international delegates if they are unable to attend in person.
Delegate passes are on sale: (SportNXT 2022 tickets | CENTREPIECE at Melbourne Park | Ticketek Australia).

Don’t miss the opportunity to hear from our list of confirmed speakers, connect with the brightest minds the industry and join the discussion that will help shape the future of sport.

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