Only 1 Month to Go! Master of Ceremonies Announced!

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Have you registered yet? With a myriad of conferences, activities, forums and events to share knowledge, showcase good practice and provide an array of networking opportunities, it is THE industry event to attend. The National Sports Convention is very excited to announce the Master of Ceremonies and Chairs for the 2018 event.

This year, we are delighted to share that Nicole Livingstone O.A.M. will be the Master of Ceremonies.

After a stellar career in the swimming pool and representing Australia at three Olympic Games, Nicole has gone on to make her mark in both television media and business. Nicole will be hosting the Global Keynote Forum and the National Community Sport Conference at this year’s National Sports Convention. Read more…






Tal Karp, Director, Sixfold Consulting Group and former Matilda Player (member of the Australian Women’s Soccer Team), will be the Chair for the National Sport Development Conference. Tal has extensive experience working in government, sport and legal sectors.






Warren has worked in the sport and leisure industry for more than thirty years, both as an operator at major facilities and a consultant with industry leaders. He is passionate about making a difference and will be the Chair for the National Aquatic and Recreation Infrastructure Conference.






We are delighted to announce that Jan Sutherland will be the Chair for the National Sports Development Conference. Jan is Chair of the Sport and Recreation Industry Reference Committee, and was previously Chief Executive Officer of Sport SA and Director of Netball Australia.

~ The National Sports Convention Team

Industry Tours 2018

This year’s National Sports Convention will host two exclusive tours to broaden learnings by visiting sporting venues and facilities implementing best practice strategies. Places on the tours are limited, so don’t miss out!






Visit an elite indoor soccer facility, outdoor hockey, tennis, football and AFL sites includinglearning about new synthetic technology systems, ideal maintenance to extend life of fields and a tour of the Polytan/APT factory in Dandenong. Learn more…







Visit new key sites around Melbourne including commercial premises, leisure centres, and health, wellness and fitness facilities to explore the latest designs, experiences and programming to optimise participation in the community. Learn more…