MANILA — The 5th Edition of Asia’s leading sports business conference and awards platform, SPIA Asia – Asia’s Sports Industry Awards & Conference, is proud to announce its extension of its partnership with LaLiga for the 2019 event in the Philippines.
SPIA Asia 2019 will run from December 2 to 3, 2019 at the Grand Hyatt Manila and is part of the official activities of the 30th South East Asian (SEA) Games, which are taking place during the same time.
“We are also proud of being able to renew our agreement with LaLiga and I would like to thank Ivan Codina and his team for their continuous support to this event”, said Eric M. Gottschalk, CEO and founder of SPIA Asia.
“SPIA Asia has always featured football as one of its main pillars and having the opportunity to bring LaLiga as the leading football league in the world and to share its Asian strategies on stage will be a great leaning and networking opportunity across all sport segments.”
“LaLiga is proud to once again partner with SPIA Asia, as an industry leading event that allows us to provide a platform for some of our clubs to share their voice and stories. SPIA Asia has always prioritized lasting impact on the industry in each country that they organize the event in, and through the collaboration we are continuing to support the development of football/sports industry in the Philippines,” said Ivan Codina, managing director, Southeast Asia (SEA)-Japan, South Korea, and Australia.
Over 600 delegates and 60 international speakers are expected to attend the event in Manila with key focus on the pulse of the industry such as “Business of Football”, including the exclusive LaLiga panel, eSports, rugby, basketball, motorsport, MMA/boxing, sports tech start-ups, and several subjects around tolerance, integrity and inclusion.
Key attractions at SPIA Asia will be the keynote address by the Philippine Southeast Asian Games Organizing Committee (PHILSGOC) of the 30th SEA Games and the launch of the Asian Sponsorship & Events Association.
SPIA Asia will also host its annual edition of the SPIA Asia Awards, Asia’s most prestigious and credible awards platform, recognizing and celebrating sporting excellence of the industry, including this year’s inaugural “Best Asian Sportsman”, “Best Asian Sportswoman” and “Best Asian Sports Team of the Year” awards.
SPIA Asia brings together the governing bodies, federations, agencies, rights holders, brands and organizations which strongly contribute and positively influence the landscape of sport in Asia.
Organized by MMC Sportz, SPIA Asia is endorsed by PHILSGOC, the local organizing committee of the 30th SEA Games, the Tourism Promotions Board Philippines and supported by the following entities which have pledged their partnership support to SPIA Asia 2019: LaLiga, Allianz, YouGov Sport, HANZZ+HEIDII, Kooora.com, Sport Business, SRI, Esports Insider, Grand Hyatt Manila, Asian Replica, F1 Race Simulators, Color Manila and its sponsorship marketing support from Paul Poole (South East Asia) Co. Ltd. (SPIA)