Sporting legends grace SPIA Asia 2019

The  5th  Edition  of Asia’s  leading  sports  business  conference  and  awards platform, SPIA Asia – Asia’s Sports Industry Awards & Conference, is proud to announce the participation of football legend, Ronaldo Luís Nazário de Lima, and track and field superstar, Dr. Edwin Moses. The veteran athletes draw from years of sporting experience, both on and off the field, to discuss opportunities for the growth and development of sports, as well as its capacity to unite and uphold sports integrity.

Following  his  retirement  in  2011,  Ronaldo  functioned  as  a  Goodwill Ambassador  for  the  United Nations, as well as becoming the ambassador for the 2014 FIFA World Club. He is currently the Chairman of LaLiga club Real Valladolid. Moses, on the other hand, has continued upholding his advocacy for integrity, fairness, and Olympic eligibility. He serves as the Chairman of Education at the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), and the Founding Chairman of Laureus Sport For Good.

Ronaldo and Moses’ talks are just some of the notable highlights to expect in this year’s SPIA Asia, which  will  see  over  600  delegates  and  60  international  speakers  gathered  at  the  Grand  Hyatt Manila in Bonifacio Global City, Philippines, from December 2 to 3, 2019. The holistic conference will  host  panel  discussions  on  the  business  of  sports,  encompassing  diversity,  tolerance,  and inclusion in sports; strategies in sports sponsorships and activations; opportunities for football and basketball’s growth in the Philippines and Asia; and advancements in technology and e-sports.

SPIA Asia will also host its annual edition of the SPIA Asia Awards, Asia’s most prestigious and credible awards platform, recognizing and celebrating sporting excellence of the industry, including this year’s inaugural “Best Asian Sportsman”, “Best Asian Sportswoman” and “Best Asian Sports Team of the Year” awards.

SPIA Asia brings together the governing bodies, federations, agencies, rights holders, brands and organizations which strongly contribute and positively influence the landscape of sport in Asia.

Organized by MMC Sportz, SPIA Asia is endorsed by PHISGOC, the local organizing committee of the 30th  South East Asian Games, the Tourism Promotions Board Philippines and supported by the following  entities:  LaLiga, Allianz,  YouGov  Sport,  HANZZ+HEIDII,  Kooora,  Sport  Business,  SRI, Esports  Insider,  Grand  Hyatt  Manila,  Asian  Replica,  F1  Race  Simulators,  Color  Manila  and sponsorship marketing support from Paul Poole (South East Asia) Co. Ltd.

For  more  information  about  the  conference  program,  delegate  passes  and  Awards  Gala  ticket sales, visit

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