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The ‘best ever’ Stadia & Arena Asia Pacific Preliminary Conference Program has been unveiled this week, with a stunning array of industry-elite speakers to share their invaluable insights during the 2.5 day event.

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The Miami HEAT and AmericanAirlines Arena have been named the first-ever Environmental Innovators of the Year in the NBA category by the Green Sports Alliance (GSA), recognised for excellence in advancing the sport green movement through their ongoing implementation of sustainability elements in their venue.

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The Chinese Football Association (CFA) and Wanda Sports Holdings have revealed that the first-ever ‘China Cup’ international football tournament will take place in just six months time. The 2017 event will be held in the southern Chinese autonomous region of Guangxi, in Nanning city, from January 9 to 16. China and the three first-class national teams from Europe and the Americas will play four games, offering fans a glimpse of the highest levels of international soccer.

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The Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee and the Tokyo Metropolitan Government have announced the Tokyo 2020 Live Site Programme ‘Rio to Tokyo’ that will take place during the Rio 2016 Olympic & Paralympic Games in Tokyo, and across Japan, as a foretaste of the next summer Olympic and Paralympic Games to be held in Tokyo in 2020.

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With six successful conferences already under their belts, officials at the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) at The University of Southern Mississippi expect the seventh edition to be even better with the addition of several new highlights this year.

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Vietnam is expected to host the 31st Southeast Asian (SEA) Games in 2021, pending the Prime Minister’s approval.

The Tuoi Tre (Youth) online newspaper reported that the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism is working out a document seeking the permission from Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung to host the region’s biggest sports event, which is organised every two years.

Vietnam first hosted the SEA Games, organised under the auspices of the Southeast Asian Games Federation (SEAGF), in 2003.

Chris Chan of the SEAGF Sport & Rules Committee has sent a letter regarding the SEA Games 2021 to Vietnam’s Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Hoang Anh Tuan, the report said.

Chan said that according to the SEAGF’s Charter, ASEAN members will take turns to host the Games. At a recent meeting in Singapore, the committee agreed that Malaysia would be the hosts in 2017, followed by Brunei in 2019 and then Vietnam in 2021.

The report quoted Vuong Bich Thang, head of the National Sports Administration, as saying:

If the PM agrees with the ministry’s proposal, the Viet Nam Olympics Committee will make its confirmation to SEAGF in the next meeting on June 4 in Singapore.

The Vietnamese committee will take responsibility on making plans for the Games.

If the PM rejects it, we have to inform SEAGF immediately, and it will appoint another country to replace us.

Hosting the Games is not only our right but also the responsibility of all ASEAN nations. It is Viet Nam’s turn to take charge after having participated in many Games in different countries.

He said organising the SEA Games will help Vietnam improve its social infrastructure and develop sports.

The Games are expected to be organised in HCM City (Ho Chi Minh City), the nation’s economics and sports hub, which is home to 91 football fields, the largest being the 25,000-seat Thống Nhất Stadium (pictured) and also the 25,000-seat multiuse 7th Military District Stadium that was one of the venues for the 2007 AFC Asian Cup finals.

The host city does not have to build new facilities, but just needs to upgrade the available ones for the biennial competition.

Thang added:

Hanoi hosted the 22nd Games in 2003 and the Asian Indoor Games in 2009. The city meets all demands for the 2021 SEA Games.

It is expected that the country’s sport sector will spend around 1,757 billion VND (about US$78m) for the organisation of the event.

 

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Export to Japan, in association with UKT&I/UKTI Tokyo, have launched a Global Sports Events report detailing Japan’s progress on the road to Tokyo 2020 and provides details on the latest updates on business opportunities for British companies in this sector. 

This is the second Global Sports Event Webinar that UKT&I Tokyo and the British Chamber of Commerce in Japan (BCCJ) have hosted to date. NB: Only UKT&I and BCCJ members are allowed access to this webinar and the downloadable version of the report.

Since Export to Japan’s first webinar, Japan’s biggest achievements have included the completion of the venue planning and agreement of events with the IOC and the IPC.

The industry expert speakers introduce the Global Sports Event report on Tokyo 2020 and RWC 2019, which follows on from the previous report released last year.

They also discuss the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Olympics & Paralympics’ Action Plan, which will be soon available on Export to Japan.

About the Speaker

Tim Johnson, Head of Global Sporting Events and Strategic Trade at UKTI Japan hosts the guest speaker, Graham Davis, of the British Chamber of Commerce in Japan, who provides his expertise and discusses business opportunities for British companies as Rio 2016 and Tokyo 2020 draw ever closer.

Benefits of Watching 

UK companies are eligible to receive an executive summary of the Global Sports Event report and TMG Action Plan via the webinar, and receive the latest updates on planning and progress.

They will also be able to learn about opportunities that might exist for UK companies in the supply chain, how the new National Sponsors could be involved in Tokyo 2020 and the ways in which this may be of interest to UK companies.

About the Report

Three major global sporting events are set to take place in Japan over the coming years. This report sets the scene for British companies who may be interested in becoming involved in the delivery of these events.

It also gives a detailed explanation of the major global sporting events that will be hosted in Japan over the next few years.

Topics covered include:

  • Introduction
  • Three Events
  • 2020 Olympics background
  • Timetable to the Olympics
  • Insight into Business Opportunities for UK companies
  • Tokyo 2020 – the view from LOCOG
  • Rugby World Cup 2019 background
  • Rugby World Cup 2019 – the organiser’s view
  • About the BCCJ, their partners and contacts

Updates to this report will delve more deeply into top level areas of opportunities for British businesses.


About the BCCJ

The British Chamber of Commerce in Japan’s mission is to strengthen business ties between the UK and Japan, promote and support the business interests of all their members, and actively encourage new British business into the Japanese market, as well as Japanese investment into the UK.

The BCCJ works closely with the UKT&I Tokyo in order to achieve this goal.

For more information, go to: http://www.exporttojapan.co.uk/videos/recorded-webinar-global-sporting-events-highlights-and-opportunities-for-Tokyo-2020#sthash.Z84SBta5.dpuf

 

About Stadia & Arena Asia Pacific 2016

If Asia Pacific is a region you are interested in or is a region you are already working in and would like to secure more leads/clients/distributors etc., then you need to attend our annual Stadia & Arena Asia Pacific 2016 conference & exhibition – as mentioned during the above Global Sports Events Report’s webinar – which is being held at Japan’s Yokohama Arena from September 26-28.

Now in its 18th year, the event brings together the industry leaders from all aspects of sporting events and sports venues, from design & build, to management, operations and technology.

Some 50+ top industry professionals, from architects, engineers, sports venue owners/operators, LOC’s, government/council representatives and producers/suppliers, will share their insights over the 3-day event, during which you can network, learn, knowledge-share and do business.

Japan is the perfect choice for our 2016 event, with the Rugby World Cup 2019 taking place across 12 sites, 36 venues being currently proposed for the Tokyo Olympics 2020 and 19 confirmed for the Paralympics. This is all in addition to the country’s successful three-tier Soccer League, a well-established Baseball League, and a soon-to-be expanded Basketball League (with 15 arena projects already planned and many more proposed), making Stadia & Arena Asia Pacific 2016 too good of an opportunity to miss!

For further information, visit the event website at: www.saevents.uk.com

 

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Stadia & Arena Asia Pacific 2016 will bring together the movers and shakers from the world of sports venue design/build, management, operation, fit-out and technology at the Yokohama Arena, Japan this September (28-30), for three days of networking, knowledge-sharing and doing business.

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ALAD Ltd (the show organisers) are delighted to announce that Major Events International (MEI) has renewed its status as an event partner for 2016, with much closer cooperation between the two. MEI members will benefit from participating in an MEI trade mission to include panel speaking opportunities, discounted exhibition stands and sponsorship rates, as well as specially reduced delegate pass rates and roundtable meetings with key organising committee stakeholders.

With MEI focusing on Japan as the next big major events market, Dennis Mills, CEO of Major Events International, commented:

We are excited to strengthen our partnership with Stadia & Arena Asia Pacific this year. This expo allows us access to the Japanese market for our members and clients; a growing market full of sporting opportunities with the Rugby World Cup 2019 and Summer Olympics 2020 taking place in Japan.

Major Events International is the only global professional membership scheme across all sectors in the major events industry. The organisation has years of experience working with ‘best of breed’ companies for the world’s most iconic sport events, including World Cup series, Olympics and regional games. With direct links to organising committees, specialist sector groups, and targeted networking opportunities, MEI’s promise is to make companies succeed in the global major events marketplace.

With a conference featuring over 50 industry experts and a free-to-attend exhibition showcasing the leading product and service providers in the sector, Stadia & Arena Asia Pacific is already established as the largest gathering of industry professionals in the entire APAC region.

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Stadia & Arena Asia Pacific 2016 welcomed nearly 400 attendees from around 40 countries, from stadium managers to event organisers, who spent three days networking, doing business, learning and knowledge-sharing.

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For further details on the event or to discuss speaker &/or exhibitor opportunities, please contact Sam Wibrew, Event Director, on Tel: +44 (0)208 133 7678 or email: sam@aladltd.co.uk or visit the website at: www.saevents.uk.com

To find out more about Major Events International and the membership scheme, please contact Richa Ghai, Partnerships Manager, on Tel: +44 (0)207 073 2661 or email: rghai@majoreventsint.com

 

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PanStadia & Arena Management is proud to be an Official Media Partner for the Stadia & Arena Asia Pacific 2016 event, as well as to the MEI and its members.