Sports business executives of the highest calibre are confirmed to speak at the 1st International Virtual Sport Summit Botswana, which will take place online on 26 and 27 August.
Jean Alessie, Co-founder and Director at the World Football Summit, Mario Leo, CEO at Result Sports and Digital Sports Africa, Lindi Ngwenya, Managing Director at Sissu Sports Management, David Fowler, Co-founder of Sports Tech Match and Pedro Correa, Senior Sport and Event Consultant, are some of the world-class names that will present at the event, which is the first digital event organised by a Botswanan sports company.
The event is targeted not only to an Africa-based audience, but to a global one.
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The creator of the event, Thabo Stiles Ntshinogang said: “I am delighted for having been able to assemble a cohort of acclaimed speakers to speak at our first virtual summit. I am looking forward to an insightful and enlightening two day sport event.”
Day 1 – 26 August 2021
[0900 – 0905] Welcome Remarks – Thabo Ntshinogang, Founder and CEO at Stilistics Sportainment
[09:10 – 09:20] Keynote address – Marumo Morule, Botswana National Sports Council Chairperson
[09:30 – 10:00] Implications of Covid-19 on Sports Summits/Conferences. How has the pandemic shaped the future of Sports Summits? – Jan Alessie, Co-Founder at World Football Summit
[10:00 – 10:30] Developing athletes through the right Pathways – Steven Ball
[10:30 – 11:30] Networking Session at BNSC Lounge
[11:30 – 12:00] Leadership in Sports - Ashford Mamelodi
[12:05 – 12:35] Fan Engagement and Brand Loyalty- Geoff Wilson
[12:35 – 14:00] LUNCH BREAK
[14:00 – 15:30] Digital Transformation in Sport - David Fowler
[15:30 – 16:30] Brands Perspective on Corporate Sponsorship: What is working and what is not? – Peo Porogo, FNB
Day 2 – 27 August 2021
[0900 – 09:20] Networking Session at BNSC Lounge
[09:25 -0930] Welcome to Day 2 – Thabo Ntshinogang
[09:30 -10:00] Sports Governance Principles and their impact on Sports Organisations - Pedro Correia
[10:15 – 10:55] Changing Value of Sponsorship – Jean Willers (Nielsen Sports – Africa)
[11:30 – 12:00] Importance of Digital Content and Data in Sport – Mario Leo
[12:00 – 14:00] LUNCH BREAK AND NETWORKING
[14:00 – 15:00] The Conundrum of being a professional Athlete in Africa (Speakers to be confirmed)
[15:00 – 16:00] Opportunities and Challenges for Women’s Development in Botswana & the world (Panel) - Lindi Ngwenya, Tsosi Magang and Tapiwa Masunga - Game Mothibi (Moderator)
[16:00 – 16:30] Funding & Financial Management in Sports Organizations: The Achilles heel of many sports organizations - Afsar Ebrahim
[16:30] Closing – Kago Ramokate, Permanent Secretary (Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture Development)
This event is supported by iWorkinSport and will be hosted at the iWorkinSport Virtual Events Hub.