​More partners announced for the National Sports Convention as industry support continues to grow

The inaugural National Sports Convention in 2016 attracted 600 participants, including over 80 speakers, 55 expo stands and broad representation from all
levels of government, sport, education, NFP and the commercial sectors. With the success of the 2016 event, the goal for 2017 is to address how
we collaborate, plan, develop and deliver programs to activate people, through a more innovative approach.

This is the main focus of the National Sports Convention (NSC), a series of sport and recreation management events to be held in Melbourne on 19 to 21
July 2017.

The National Sports Convention is developed by the industry for the industry and key collaborators include VicHealth, Australian Sports Commission (ASC),
Victoria University, Sport New Zealand, Sports & Play Industry Association (SAPIA), VicSport and Aquatics and Recreation Victoria.

“The 2016 National Sports Convention highlighted the opportunity for even greater collaboration between sport and local government to support sports clubs
and programs to encourage more people to participate,” said Mark McAllion, Chief Executive Officer, Vicsport.

“The Sports and Play Industry Association is pleased to once again participate in the National Sports Convention. During the 2016 NSC in Sydney, we announced
to the industry our rebranding from the Sports Contractors Association to SAPIA. Since that time we have had a significant increase in membership numbers,
from individuals to international corporations who share our best practice goals,” Mr McAllion said.

“NSC provides a forum for manufacturers and installers to promote their products and services to end users, ensure they are up to speed with the latest
techniques and technological advances from home and abroad and take a look at what their competitors are offering,” said Mark Edmondson, Association
President, SAPIA.

The National Sports Convention is also partnered with Community Sport Australia (CSA), Football Federation Victoria (FFV), Football Federation Australia
(FFA), Football NSW, Australian Sporting Goods Association (ASGA) and Australian Sports Tech Network (ASTN).  

With the support of these key collaborators and partners, the National Sports Convention will feature several aspects, including:

  • National Sports Convention Conference (20-21 July);
  • Community Sport and Recreation Expo (20-21 July);
  • National Football Conference (20-21 July);
  • Australian Sport, Recreation and Play Innovation Awards (Thursday 20 July);
  • Industry Best Practice Tours (Wednesday 19 July); and
  • Community Sport Think Tank (Wednesday 19 July).

Delegate registration is now open on the event website at www.nationalsportsconvention.com.au

For more information contact Melanie Robertson, Marketing Manager for Interpoint Events, by telephoning 1300 789 845 or email 


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