and discover best practice for doing business in the region.
Connecting and inspiring the APAC sports industry
SportsPro will return to Singapore on the 25-26 June, where we’ll continue to unite the APAC region with the rest of the world.
Across two days at the iconic Marina Bay Sands, we’ll connect industry innovators both locally and globally to solve the challenges and uncover the opportunities at the heart of the next generation of sports business. Secure your spot below to learn and network with the region’s most innovative businesses!
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Chief Marketing Officer
Anna Znamenskaya is the Chief Marketing Officer at foodpanda leading brand, performance marketing and growth teams in 11 markets across Asia-Pacific.
Previously, Anna was the Chief Growth Officer at King/Activision Blizzard, and prior to that – Chief Marketing Officer at Rakuten Viber where she oversaw global marketing, product growth, business development, public relations, and analytics functions to create consumer-inspired innovations. Anna was instrumental in growing and expanding the capabilities for the business.
Prior to that, she was Country Manager for Apple Services, responsible for driving business growth and local operations of the App Store, iTunes, Apple Music and iCloud. She also served as Chief Digital Officer for Eurasia region of VEON, 9th largest global telco company, and in Mindshare, an award-winning global media agency.
In the past, Anna has also founded and grown several successful tech businesses including an online video streaming service, and a technology platform based on Big Data for retail banks.
Anna has a Master’s degree in Digital Marketing from IE Business School in Madrid. She is a TEDex international speaker as well as a dedicated mentor for ‘Women in Tech’.
Chief Executive Officer
Billy joined Liverpool FC in 2012 as Chief Commercial Officer and member of the Executive Team. He was promoted to Managing Director in February 2017, a role which saw him responsible for the Club’s global commercial operations and strategic growth.
During this time at LFC, he played a pivotal role in the commercialisation of Anfield’s expanded Main Stand, the multiple extensions of Standard Chartered’s longstanding principal partnership, creating the biggest kit supplier deal in the Club’s history with Nike, and the opening of the ambitious commercial office in London.
In September 2020, Billy was promoted to Chief Executive Officer, where he now leads the Club’s entire business operations, reporting directly to the Club’s ownership, Fenway Sports Group.
Billy is also proud to be Vice-Chair and Trustee of the Club’s official charity, LFC Foundation, which supports over 80,000 people every year.
Chief Customer and Digital Officer
Melita Teo is the Chief Customer and Digital Officer of AIA Singapore. Drawing on a wealth of industry experience, Melita is responsible for strengthening the customer, brand, health and wellness propositions, advancing the enterprise-wide analytics capabilities and usage, and accelerating the delivery of an integrated digital experience across customers and distribution.
Melita leads the division to identify strategic areas of growth for the business and service excellence to customers through an unwavering focus on customer experience and outcomes, and integrated digitalisation transformation of business and services.
Founder & CEO
Chatri Sityodtong is the Founder and CEO of ONE, Asia’s largest global sports media platform with a worldwide broadcast to 179 countries.
According to Nielsen, ONE ranks amongst the world’s top 5 biggest sports media properties (alongside NBA, F1, Champions League, EPL, etc) in terms of viewership and engagement. Through its marquee sports properties (ONE Championship and ONE Esports) and its passionate millennial community, ONE is a celebration of Asia’s greatest cultural phenomena, Martial Arts and Gaming, and the deep-rooted Asian values of integrity, humility, honor, respect, courage, discipline, and compassion. ONE is on a mission to unleash real-life superheroes, tell stories, celebrate values, ignite dreams, inspire nations, and change the world.
Caroline is the managing director at Melbourne Victory Football Club. MVFC is one of Australia’s premier football clubs, boasting 4 A-League Championships (and 3 Premierships), an FFA Cup title & 6-time qualifier for the ACL. Along with the A-League, the Club is proud to compete in the NYL, NPL & W-League. Caroline is also an inaugural member of the FFA (Football Federation Australia) Women’s Council (WC) and the WC representative on the New Leagues Working Group, designed to agree and recommend the structure for the Australian professional football leagues moving forward.
Jana Sim is Director of Marketing for SPOTV Asia, focusing on digital fan engagement in this region. Previously, her sports & entertainment marketing experience included Lagardere Sports (Football Asia), WWE Asia Pacific, The Walt Disney Co., Warner Bros Pictures, and MTV Networks.
General Manager, International Department
Takeyuki Oya Graduated from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and joined the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) in 2004. He was in charge of agriculture, forestry and fisheries projects in Africa and ASEAN countries as well as project management in the ASEAN region. In 2009, he joined Japan Professional Football League (J.LEAGUE) and mainly in charge of international competitions such as AFC Champions Leagues, and FIFA Club World Cups. From 2012, he has been involving in the overseas business department of the J-League and from 2015, he also serves as an AFC match commissioner.
Katie Sadleir is the new Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) Chief Executive Officer, taking up the position in November 2021. She joined the CGF from World Rugby, where she was General Manager of Women’s Rugby and responsible for spearheading the global development of the women’s game.
A Commonwealth Games medallist and an Olympian, Katie has a wealth of experience as both an athlete and sports administrator. Born in Scotland and raised in Canada, Katie made New Zealand her home and represented her adopted country at the Los Angeles 1984 Olympic Games in synchronised swimming, before competing at the Edinburgh 1986 Commonwealth Games two years later where she won the bronze medal in the women’s solo. She served as the Assistant Chef de Mission New Zealand at the Victoria 1994 Commonwealth Games and has attended six editions of the multi-sport competition in various capacities. Katie led the establishment of the New Zealand Academy of Sport network in the late 1990s before becoming General Manager of Sport and Recreation New Zealand (now Sport New Zealand) from 2000-2006. She has held directorships with both Sport New Zealand and High-Performance Sport New Zealand while she has been a director with the International Association of Elite Sport Training Centres, a board member of the New Zealand Swimming Federation and a member of the New Zealand Olympic Committee (NZOC) Athletes’ Commission.
Previous attendees include...
"Excellent event - quality sessions and convivial atmosphere for networking"
"Well organised event with insightful topics"
"Great to have been to a well attended and well run event in real life. Live events are always more engaging than virtual"