Established in the Middle East in 2012 the Sports Industry Awards series is the official celebration of the leaders, decision makers, organizations, facilities and campaigns that have contributed to the development of sport in the past 12months.
This incredible success story has, like all major sports, been built on teamwork, professionalism and business acumen. The vision and core strategies provided by the sport industry have ensured the region has stayed ahead of the game, constantly setting new standards that have become the envy of the international sporting arena.
In 2015 the awards expanded to include an Asian edition with Manila being awarded the inaugural host city, and Bangkok taking centre stage in 2016. To read more about the 2016 SPIA Asia event download the post event report here.
The 2017 edition of SPIA Asia has 15 categories. These categories will recognize the lofty achievements of the sporting industry in Asia, rewarding those that have excelled across all the diverse sporting segments.
Each submission will go through a rigid and transparent judging process, overseen by a judging panel of 18 of the region’s experts, and facilitated by Deloitte and Touche, with the shortlisted finalists revealed at a press conference in early September. The winners will be announced in front of their peers during an evening of celebration at the black-tie Gala Dinner September 19, 2017, in Bangkok Thailand
SPIA Asia 2016 was held on Tuesday 4th October at the Convention Centre ballroom at Centralworld, Bangkok Thailand with 360 in attendance. 19 categories were awarded on the night. Sports Authority Thailand, Singha Corporation, Toyota and Grand Sport supported the 2016 edition of SPIA Asia. To read more about the 2016 SPIA Asia event download the post event report here.
SPIA Asia 2015 was held on Friday 25th September at New World Hotel, Makati Philippines with 320 in attendance. 16 categories were awarded on the night. The 2015 edition of SPIA Asia was sanctioned by the Philippine Sports Commission, and the Philippine Olympic Committee, and supported by Singha Corporation, Dubai Sports City, Philippine Airlines, Primer Group of Companies and Emperador Deluxe. To read more about the 2015 SPIA Asia event download the post event report here.
The Sports Industry Awards (SPIA) Middle East is where the SPIA concept all started. The event is now in its fifth edition, with the Gala Awards taking place at the Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai on the 11th of April. The Inaugural year saw 415 of the Middle East’s sporting industry attend the black tie gala event. The awards have grown from strength to strength with submission numbers increasing year on year, and attendance peaking at 562 in the 2016 event. SPIA Middle East has now established itself as the must attend networking event for all associated to the sporting industry in the region. Please select here for the link to the SPIA Middle East webpage.
Best Use of Social Media in Sport
Best Sports Marketing Campaign of the Year
Best Sports Organization of the Year
Best Sports Youth Programme of the Year
Best Sponsorship of a Sport, Team or Event
Best Sports Brand, Retail or Product Activation of the Year
Sports CSR Initiative of the Year
Best Amateur Sports Event
Best Live Experience at a Professional Sporting Event – Public Voted
Best Digital Platform of the Year
Best Sports Youth Academy – Thailand
Best Amateur Sports Event – Thailand
Best Sports Recreation Facility of the Year – Thailand
Best Sponsorship of a Sport, Team or Event – Thailand
Event Supplier of the Year – Thailand
A maximum of 8 shortlisted finalists shall be selected within each category.
Yes, The SPIA Asia 2017 edition will accept entries from the following countries: Philippines, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Malaysia, Laos, Brunei, Myanmar, China, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, East Timor, Hong Kong and Macau.
You will be contacted. The timeline for this is explained above.
No, as judges may have already reviewed your application.
Yes, as long as you meet the criteria for each category you are entering. You will need to complete a separate entry form, and submit a separate set of creative evidence for each category you enter.
You may reserve your seat by contacting the SPIA team at [email protected]
Every and anyone is welcome! In fact most attendees are going to see who will win, network with their industry peers and have a good time.
The judging panel for all categories is made up of industry expert’s chosen for their skills and experience within the Asia Sports industry. They will not be revealed until the evening of the Awards. No members of the Sport 360 team are on the judging panel or part of the judging process.
The judging process follows a rigorous process including mystery shopping, and video assessments. To ensure absolute transparency and integrity there will be an independent observer from Deloitte throughout the judging responsible for the handling and securing of all written materials relating to the results, for compiling the score reports and certifying to the accuracy of the scores within the report.
All judges sign a confidentiality agreement. i.e. Any information (including financial figures) disclosed to them during the judging process remains completely confidential.
Whilst individual written feedback is not possible, if the judging panel feels there are themes that can be highlighted to all entrants this will be communicated to them.
Security and confidentiality are of paramount importance to the SPIA Awards. All data and entry materials will be treated with the utmost confidentiality by the judges and management. All entries are stored in a secure place away from non-authorized personnel and shred after the Gala evening. Judges and those present throughout the judging are required to sign a Non Disclosure Agreement.
The prestigious black-tie Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony will take place in September 19, 2017, Bangkok Thailand. The evening will start at 7pm with the cocktail reception, followed by a three-course dinner and the Awards Ceremony, before moving into an after-party that will continue long into the night.
To reserve your seats please email [email protected]