July 19-21 National Sports Convention, Melbourne
National Sports Convention
Keynote Speakers Launch Program
The National Sports Convention is pleased to launch the 2017 program with more than 50 global, Australian and New Zealand speakers confirmed. With a strong focus on building grass roots participation, this conference is a must for sport, government and the education sectors that want to understand how to grow participation in local communities and what facilities are needed for the future.
The strength of the National Sports Convention 2017 is that the quality of the keynote speakers reflect success and innovation globally, including:
Chief Executive – Sport England
England: Growing Participation in Local Settings
Chief Executive Officer – Australian Sports Commission
Australia: Reimagining Sports Policy to Position Australia as the World’s Most Successful Sporting Nation
Cathy Jo Noble
Executive Director – Canadian Parks and Recreation Association
Canada: A Framework for Recreation
Executive Committee Member – Asian Football Confederation (AFC); Chair, Women’s Football Committee – AFC and Board Member – Football Federation Australia
Asia: Understanding Cultural Differences to Grow Participation
Chief Executive Officer – Sport New Zealand
New Zealand: Locally Led Planning and Delivery
Chief Executive Officer – VicHealth
Innovative Approaches to Building Healthier Communities within Victoria
Head of Active Recreation for the Parks Sport and Recreation Department – Auckland Council
New Zealand: Customer Insights Driving Community Participation
Strategic Policy Lead – Sport New Zealand
Value Proposition Planning
Sport, Leisure and Facilities Manager – Logan City Council (Qld)
A Strategy to Activate our Community
In addition on Friday afternoon, leading policy makers will join key speakers, for an open and frank Q&A Session on how Australia can grow participation. Joining the Panel will be Ned Coten, Chairman of Basketball Australia; Jason Linnane, General Manager of Singleton Council; Glen McGoldrick, CEO of SportsTG, Dr Andi Diamond, CEO of City of Monash as well as Jennie Price, Kate Palmer and Jerril Rechter.
“VicHealth is proud to be a key collaborator of the National Sports Convention 2017, an event which brings together the government, sport, education, not-for-profit and commercial sectors to share ideas and learn from global experts.
Our goal is to help one million more Victorians improve their health and wellbeing by 2023, with 300,000 of them being more physically active.
The NSC is a great opportunity to work together to help all Australians become more active.”
Jerril Rechter, Chief Executive Officer – VicHealth