Esports Insider renews partnership for SPIA Asia 2019

The fifth edition of Asia’s leading sports conference and awards platform, SPIA Asia – Asia’s Sports Industry Awards & Conference, is proud to announce the renewal of the media partnership with Esports Insider for the 2019 event in the Philippines.

SPIA Asia 2019 will run from December 2nd-3rd at the Grand Hyatt Manila and is part of the official activities of the 30th South East Asian Games, which are taking place during the same time.

Esports Insider SPIA Asia 2019Eric M. Gottschalk, CEO and Founder of SPIA Asia stated: “Thank you to Esports Insider to once again come on board to manage our public voting category for “Best Esports Event of the Year in Asia. London-based Esports Insider is a world-leading esports focused news, media and events company that will give us the credibility that our awards will recognize the best esports events in Asia. Last year’s public voting attracted over 125,000 participants through Esports Insider and we look forward to strongly increase the number for 2019.”

Sam Cooke, Managing Director of Esports Insider added: “We were thrilled to renew our partnership with SPIA Asia once again. The experience and the delegates present at their conference last year was top class. As we look to build the ESI brand out in Asia, SPIA offers us a great opportunity to meet with the leaders in the space.” 

Over 600 delegates and 60 international speakers are expected to attend the event in Manila, with key focus on the pulse of the industry such as “Business of Football” including the exclusive LaLiga panel, esports, rugby, basketball, motorsport, MMA/boxing, sports tech start-ups, and several subjects around tolerance, integrity, and inclusion. Key attractions at SPIA Asia will be the keynote address by PHISGOC, the organizing committee of the 30th South East Asian Games and the launch of the Asian Sponsorship & Events Association.

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 organisations 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 which have pledged their partnership support to SPIA Asia 2019: LaLiga, Allianz, YouGov, HANZZ+HEIDII, Sport Business, Grand Hyatt Manila, as well as its marketing support from Paul Poole South East Asia. 

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