Asia Summit 2016

Asia Summit 2016

The Business of Sports and Entertainment

Friday, September 16, 2016 / 2:15 pm - 3:15 pm

For multitudes around the world, professional sports cut across race, class and borders. Football, basketball, golf, baseball and tennis are just a few of the sports that have attracted global followings driven by an almost religious zeal. The world of international sports also is dominated by multibillion-dollar businesses battling for market share among a burgeoning number of entertainment options. Television networks pay huge sums for rights to transmit competitions. For example, this year Sky Sports signed a deal to air Chinese Super League football in the UK after Chinese clubs spent more than $350 million to acquire top players from European leagues. This panel will explore where Asia's multibillion-dollar sports and entertainment business is headed.


Dong Wang

Vice President, Alisports, Alibaba Group


Sophie Goldschmidt

Group Managing Director, CSM Sport & Entertainment

Robert Rankin

CEO, Consolidated Press Holdings Pty. Ltd.

David Shoemaker

CEO, NBA China

Chatri Sityodtong

Founder and Chairman, ONE Championship

Jim Small

Vice President, Asia-Pacific, Major League Baseball

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