Mailman Group 邮人集团
Founded in 2002 and recognised as a top 10 Event Marketing Agency by Marketing Magazine, Branded produces live media that matters, connecting businesses, brands, celebrities and fans through large and small scale events, specialising in the media, entertainment and sports industries.
We own and operate the award winning “Matters” series including Sports, Digital, Marketing, Gaming and Music Matters. We are the original producers of the YouTube FanFest and are Global Partners with Google on the world’s largest touring live celebration of online content. We created It’s a Girl Thing and have also published magazines, run off to join many carnivals and even launched a newspaper in Hong Kong. We have Walked with Dinosaurs, danced with Grease the Musical, sung with Cats, Rocked You with Queen and even stuck an Omega on Coco Lee's wrist.
Back at Mission Hills for two days in November 2018, Sports Connects aims to continue to establish its reputation as the premier gathering of the sports community in China and we look forward to welcoming over 300 delegates from around the world.
Featuring global and local keynotes, panels and workshops the event will also be full of high level business networking opportunities allowing us to deliver our promise to connect the world of sport with China’s business leaders.
我们即将在今年2018年的11月重回在观澜湖举行为期两天的Sports Connects。 Sports Connects旨在继续建立其声誉，作为中国体育界首要聚会的代表活动，我们也十分期待将会有超过300多名来自世界各地的代表参加本次盛宴。
Mailman Group 邮人集团
Andrew is the founder & CEO of Mailman, China’s leading sports digital agency. After acquiring Mailman in 2006, Andrew has transformed the company into a global leader in China digital strategy, now supporting the world’s best sports properties including the Bundesliga, NHL, NFL, Juventus, Chelsea, UFC, Borussia Dortmund and Kobe Bryant. Andrew is also the founder at KAWO, a social media management platform, and is considered a pioneer in Chinese marketing and technology industries. He leads the Group in global strategy, acquisitions and group partnerships.
Senior Director, Global and Corporate Strategy
PGA of America
Arjun H. Chowdri is currently the Senior Director of Global & Corporate Strategy for the PGA of America where he is responsible for the strategic planning process across the Association, cross-functional programming, research and global initiatives. Prior to this role Arjun led the Marketing & Communications Department for the PGA of America including creative, PR, digital, production and communications across all of the association’s initiatives and events.
After completing his undergraduate at the University of Chicago and MBA at the University of Oregon, Arjun started his career in the sponsorship consulting representing such Fortune 500 companies as Visa, ConAgra Foods, and PepsiCo. Arjun then moved to India taking on a role as the GM of New Business for DNA Entertainment LTD. While there his efforts focused on the event company’s support of the newly launched Indian Premier League, which included managing the Bangalore franchise event operations, the opening and closing ceremonies for the league, and the ticket sales and operations for the franchises through a joint venture TicketPro. Upon his return from India and prior to joining the PGA, he took on a role at Glaceau which was then a newly acquired division of Coca-Cola where he led the sports marketing and commercial retail planning efforts behind brands such as POWERADE, vitaminwater, and NOS Energy.
Founder & CEO
Mass Participation Asia
Chris is an author, highly sought after international speaker, high impact consultant and Founder and CEO of Mass Participation Asia. With over 30 years of industry experience, Chris has impacted millions of people by delivering some of the largest mass participation sports events across three continents. He was also the Road Events Supervisor for the Sydney 2000 Olympics. Having managed the impact of “disasters” such as extreme weather, political demonstration and a highway collapse as well as the deaths of a Prime Minister, a King and participants, Chris translates his invaluable lessons to help others achieve personal and business success.
Vice President, Head of Marketing, Greater China 大中华区市场部总经理
Danielle Jin joined Visa in May 2016 as Head of Marketing for Greater China, and is responsible for leading the Greater China marketing team to build a world-class marketing function, developing and executing a marketing strategy designed to create a successful challenger brand domestically in the face of market opening, while at the same time showcasing Visa’s global strength.
Danielle is a seasoned marketer and strategist with 20 years exeprience both in China and U.S., with a track record in turning around underperforming business, launching new innovation, and delivering ground-breaking marketing campaigns.
Prior to Visa, Danielle was Vice President, Beverage Category for PepsiCo China. In this role she led the entire beverage category growth strategy, as well as the marketing & innovation agenda. Before PepsiCo, she was director of Marketing with Ghirardelli Chocolates in San Leandro, CA. Prior to that, she worked with McKinsey & Co in Atlanta, GA. Danielle started her career with Unilever.
Danielle is a published writer with two books, numerous short stories and essays, and is a guest lecturer on strategy and Marketing topics. She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration, Marketing, from Fudan University, China and an MBA from Yale University, USA.
Wanda Sports China 万达体育
David, as Group Vice President of Wanda Culture Group and CEO of Wanda Sports China, joined Wanda in January 2016.
Wanda Sports China has broad operations in football, cycling, triathlon, badminton, and basketball, and activates around Wanda’s strategic partnerships with top international sports federations and organizations, such as FIFA, FIBA, the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI), as well as Badminton World Federations (BWF).
Prior to joining Wanda Group, David worked for the National Basketball Association (NBA) in New York, Hong Kong and China, as Senior Vice President and Managing Director. In his earlier career, David was an investment banker at Merrill Lynch. He also worked at Deloitte Touche and Enron Corporation in Houston.
Mr. Yang obtained his MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, dual Master’s degrees with scholarship from the University of Texas at Austin, and Bachelor’s degree summa cum laude from Nankai University.
China Sports Media
Eric Geng is the senior director of China Sports Media (CSM), which is the leading sports marketing agency in China. CSM currently owns the media rights of Chinese Super League, Chinese FA Cup and Team China. CSM also produces the signal for nearly 90% of professional football matches in China. Boosted by an experienced and connected sponsorship sales team, CSM helps Portuguese National Football Team and Argentinian National Football Team secured their first Chinese sponsor in history before 2018 FIFA World Cup respectively. Eric leads international business at CSM, ranging from media rights acquisition and distribution, sponsorship, sports investment to PR.
Prior to CSM, Eric was the senior principle at China Media Capital (CMC), and played an important role in CMC’s investments in City Football Group (CFG), CAA, Formula E Holdings, Cubee and Haiqiu etc. Eric was also responsible for post-investment management of CSM, CFG, Cubee and Haiqiu during his CMC tenure.
Eric has more than 10 years’ experience in Chinese sports industry, and holds a Master Degree of Sport Management from Loughborough University.
Managing Partner, APAC
Managing Partner for the APAC region, Helen Soulsby leads a multilingual and multinational team of 14 across China, Singapore and Australia for SRi, a leading specialist search firm focused on the sports, media and entertainment industry.
Helen has been championing SRi’s growth in Asia for the past 7 years, specifically launching SRi into China over 4 years ago. A discerning advisor with deep market knowledge, Helen leads senior-level searches across the ever-converging media, sport, entertainment and technology sectors for agencies, rights holders, content owners, media companies and brands
Early in her career, Helen held sales, product and marketing roles at adidas before moving on to Aviva as Head of Sponsorship and Athletics Australia as Director of Marketing and Commercial.
Global Marketing Lead, Brand Partnerships & Sponsorships
Originally from Australia, Ian McGibbon has 20+ years global strategy, sponsorships, marketing and communications experience across diverse B2C and B2B industries such as consumer electronics, energy and retail within leading companies Bose, Shell and Westfield.
Over the last few years in his role at Bose, Ian has been part of small but creative team global that has driven the strategy and activation for brand partnerships, sponsorships and talent agreements across properties that resonate with target audiences in sport, music, travel and culture to support business goals and marketing objectives. Current major partnerships include Mercedes-AMG Motorsport (F1) Team and National Football League (NFL). A major factor for success with partnerships/sponsorships for Bose is the close connection with the internal marketing insights team to thoroughly understand the impact / return on investment of activations and make adjustments to tactical plans and overall contract where needed.
Based in Basel, Switzerland, Ian spends significant time travelling for both work and leisure, but finds time to compete in cycling and triathlon events during the year.
Global eSports Director 电子体育事业部 赛事总监
Alisports, Alibaba Group
Jason was brought into Alisports to manage the China event and marketing teams, as well as to build out international capabilities for the company. Jason is responsible for the strategic planning and execution of esport competition IPs around the world.
Jasper began his career in advertising in 1987 in London at Chris Ingram Associates before moving to Eurosport in 1992. He moved to Asia in 1995 to work for Star Sports and joined (music channel) Channel [V] in 1997 where he constructed many branded content deals whilst also working on the launch of channels in Australia, Thailand, the Philippines and South Korea. Continuing to make connections that matter, Jasper co-founded BRANDED in 2001 and has since created the “Matters” series of events and the YouTube FanFest. Most recently he has been instrumental in launching the Asian Sponsorship Association, serving as its inaugural President.
Jasper于1987年在伦敦的Chris Ingram Associates开始他的广告事业，然后于1992年迁往Eurosport。他于1995年搬到亚洲，为Star Sports工作，并于1997年加入（音乐频道）Channel [V]，在那里他制作了许多品牌内容 同时也在澳大利亚，泰国，菲律宾和韩国推出新频道。 為了继续建立关系，Jasper于2001年共同创立了BRANDED，并创建了“Matters”系列活动和YouTube FanFest。 最近他一直在推动Asian Sponsorship Association的成立，及担任其主席。
Martin Slumbers has been Chief Executive of The R&A and Secretary of The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews since October 2015.
Born in Brighton and educated at Lancing College, Martin gained a BSc in Production Engineering and Economics from the University of Birmingham. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Price Waterhouse in London before following a career in investment banking, first with Salomon Brothers International in London and Hong Kong, becoming Chief Financial Officer in Asia and then Europe.
In 1998, he joined Deutsche Bank and held a number of senior executive roles including Global Head of Deutsche Bank’s Investment Banking Operations and in 2007, Global Head of Global Business Services. He is a keen golfer and a member of Worplesdon Golf Club in Surrey, playing to a handicap of two.
Managing Director 董事总经理
NFL China 美国国家橄榄球联盟
Richard joined the NFL as Managing Director of NFL China on December 1st 2010. He has more than 25 years of experience in sports event management, sales, and marketing with a strong focus in media rights and market strategy.
His previous work experience in China includes driving a Chinese media joint venture partnership responsible for launching China’s first nationwide HD sports channel; and founding The Young Company, which provided consulting services in production, distribution and media rights in China for leading sports leagues, broadcasters and commercial sponsors.
Prior to living in China, Richard worked at ESPN STAR Sports as Vice President of the Event Management Group and Programming Development, where he managed over 100 events in 13 different countries over 8 years across Asia. His management experience also includes a number of years in Taipei managing Sports International, Entertainment Plus Ltd when it was the largest professional sports management group in Taiwan. Richard has managed over 150 professional tournaments in 10 different sports throughout his career.
Richard was a student at Beijing Normal University in 1990. After graduating Cum Laude from Boston University with a double major in International Relations and East Asian Studies, Richard earned his MBA from the University of Chicago. He speaks, reads and writes Mandarin Chinese.
A native of Sedona, Arizona, Richard currently resides in Shanghai with his wife and two children.
Hong Kong Rugby Union
Having joined the Union in 2003, Robbie McRobbie is responsible for the Commercial Department, Operations Department and the Community Foundation.
Prior to the Union, he spent 11 years in the Hong Kong Police Force, where he served in a number of roles including Police Tactical Unit Instructor, Assistant Manager of the Police Officers' Club and presenter of the "Police Report" TV show.
He has a MA (Oxon) and completed a PGC in Sports & Recreation Management at HKU Space in 2001.
He represented Hong Kong at "A" level at both 15s and 7s and is a two-time winner of the Police RFC "Raz Erasmus Award".
He is Director of local charity, Operation Breakthrough, which uses sport as a medium to help at-risk local youngsters.
Mr. McRobbie is married with one son and a small dog.
FutureNext Pty Ltd
Accomplished executive, entrepreneur and futurist, Scott leads FutureNext’s advisory services to clients across telecommunications, media, entertainment, sports and retail, and oversees its ventures. Scott played founding roles at iconic Data Broadcasting and Ruckus, led digital transformations at Merrill Lynch, Bertelsmann, and Sony, and built Accenture’s media and entertainment practice in Asia Pacific. Scott is one of the region’s leading voices on the subject of digital and sport and chairs the Digital Advisory Panel to the Australian Sports Commission. He is a lecturer at The Australian Film, Radio & Television School and The University of Southern California, and a Senior Fellow at The Annenberg Center for the Digital Future.
Vice Chairman 副主席
Mission Hills Group 观澜湖集团
Tenniel is the Vice Chairman of Mission Hills Group, the owner and operator of the world’s largest golf and tourism facility, with luxury resorts in Shenzhen, Dongguan, Haikou, Yunnan and Chongqing and a profile that is global in its reach.
Tenniel Chu is a pioneer in the China sports and leisure tourism industry. He has been at the forefront of ground-breaking ventures across golf, tennis, football, basketball and more, driven by a mission to bring China to the world and the world to China.
Operation Director 运营总监
Director of Sports Operations at Weibo, senior experience in the sports industry. Familiar with Weibo product operation, product design, marketing, and other aspects.
She joined Weibo in 2014, led the construction of the sports vertical community establishment, and created cooperation modes such as sports network like CCTV 5 and tournament network linkage, like NBA. Leading major campaigns such as the 2014 FIFA World Cup, the 2016 European Cup, the 2016 Olympic Games, the NBA, and the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
周天一 - 微博体育运营总监，资深体育领域运营者。 熟悉产品运营、产品设计、营销等各个环节。
ONE Championship ONE冠军赛
As CEO, International, of ONE ChampionshipTM (ONE), it is no surprise that Victor Cui is regularly featured in global publications as one of the most influential figures in the world of martial arts. You only have to see his professional background to understand why his career trajectory has created a brand new paradigm for sports and martial arts in Asia.
Prior to launching ONE Championship, Cui spent six years with the Event Management Group for Asia’s number one sports broadcaster – ESPN Star Sports (ESS). There, he successfully headed event business development across Asia, and project-led some of the biggest sporting properties and television event partnerships in the region.
Before he joined ESS, he was the Director of Communications for the PGA Tour – Golf Canada, and also served as the Managing Editor for Canada’s number one golf publication during that same period.
These roles allowed him to accumulate decades of world-class experience in the areas of international sports and marketing communications. Throughout his career, Cui has played an invaluable part in the likes of the Commonwealth Games, the World Championships, the Sydney Olympics, the PGA Tour Bell Canadian Open Championship, the LPGA Tour BMO Women’s Open, the X Games Asia, the World Series of Pool, and World Futsal. He also personally created and led a series of 12 Martial Combat events.
Lin Ping Road, Daping, Tangxia, Dongguan, Guangdong Province, China
Postal Code: 523722
(+86 755) 2802 0888
Only an hour from Hong Kong, Mission Hills Dongguan Clubhouse covers an area of 65,000 square meters, making it the world’s largest golf clubhouse.
A shining example of the scale and growth of China’s investment into the sports and leisure industries, the complex houses an exhibition center with a variety of function rooms, conference halls, media facilities and an auditorium, making it a popular venue for everything from international golf tournaments and summits, to large-scale exhibitions and cultural performances.