Acting Minister for Community Development will be Guest of Honour at the 2011 Asia Sports Conference

August 24, 2011

This September, site Singapore will play host as the role of sports events take centre stage at the inaugural Asia-Pacific Sports Conference (APSC).

Acting Minister for Community Development, ed Youth and Sports, MG (NS) Chan Chun Sing will be the Guest-of-Honour for APSC, which takes place on the 27-28 September at the Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel in Singapore.

The conference will bring together two hundred sports industry professionals from local organising committees, sports federations, governments, agencies and suppliers to sports events.  With the number of sporting events in the region on the increase, the Asia-Pacific Sports Conference will play a key role in encouraging and exploring further developments in the industry.

“Building on Singapore’s strong foundation and reputation for hosting international sporting events like the inaugural Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games and SingTel Formula 1 Grand Prix, we are pleased to offer our support in hosting the first ever sports conference here in Singapore.”

“With the increase of sporting events being held in the region, the APSC will provide a timely focus on the opportunities and challenges event organisers are facing, Singapore is happy to be the choice location where international and regional thought leadership in the sports sector takes place.” said Mr. Lim Teck Yin, Chief Executive Officer, Singapore Sports Council.

The conference programme will address topics including: Sports Event Bidding, Stadiums & Venue Management, How to Attract Sponsors, What Makes a Bid Successful, as well as case studies on major sporting events in Asia-Pacific. Delegates will be able to take part in focused workshops and listen to experienced workshop leaders on how to overcome the critical challenges in hosting sports events in the region.

The conference has attracted some of the most respected, high-profile leaders in the sector, including; Captain Husain Al-Musallam, Director General of the Olympic Council of Asia, Teo Ping Low, VP of Singapore National Olympic Council and President of Singapore Rugby Union, Pang Chung, Honorary Secretary General of the Sports Federation and Olympic Committee of Hong Kong and Toh Sen Nee, Assistant Secretary General, Asean Football Federation to name but a few.

They will be accompanied by James Clarke, Senior Vice President of World Sport Group, David Voth, Senior Director, Sport Business at Singapore Sports Council, Satoshi Saito, Director of Marketing, AFC, Asian Football Confederation, Eric Lynge, Director for TV and Broadcast, ASIAN Tour, amongst others.

The event is organised by Informa Sports Group, the specialist division of one of the world’s leading conference companies, and supported by the Singapore Sports Council.