CENTREPIECE at Melbourne Park to host the ‘Davos of sport’

One of the most significant sport business summits in the Southern Hemisphere will be held in Melbourne in November, drawing industry leaders in person and by video from around Australia and the globe.

The SportNXT Melbourne 2021 global sport business summit will take place from November 17-19 at the new event centre CENTREPIECE at Melbourne Park.

With SportNXT expecting around 1,000 people to participate, the conference will provide a platform to promote Victoria’s globally-renowned sports businesses and industries.

International keynote speakers who will be appearing live via video include president of World Athletics and IOC member Lord Sebastian Coe, US women’s soccer captain Megan Rapinoe and NBA Commissioner Adam Silver. The global leaders will be joined in person by a range of Australian figures.

“SportNXT will provide the perfect opportunity to promote our sports sector and the scores of innovators who make it a standout on the world stage,” said Tourism Minister Martin Pakula.

SportNXT chair Eddie McGuire said the summit aims to create the “Davos of sport”.

“A unique opportunity to gather the best and brightest minds from around the world to share ideas about the future of the sports industry,” he said.