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'Nielsen Presents: What’s Next In Global Sports' Returns To Singapore With ONE As Presenting Sponsor

April 25, 2019

SINGAPORE, 24 April 2019 – Nielsen Sports (NYSE: NLSN), the leading source of sports measurement, analytics and insights around the world, and ONE Championship™ (ONE), Asia’s largest global sports media property, today announced the second annual “Nielsen Presents: What’s Next in Global Sports” thought leadership event which will take place in Singapore on 16-17 May 2019.

The conference will bring together the world’s leading brands, sports rights holders, agencies and broadcasters to discuss the top trends driving the global sports market and explore how companies are leveraging data-driven decision making to monetize fan engagement. Executives from Google, PGL Sports, Holcim Philippines and Great Sports, among others, will hit the stage to identify new strategies for global expansion of sports properties, sustainable revenue opportunities in sports and share how they are using data to make smarter decisions around media rights and sponsorships. Michael Phelps, the most decorated swimmer in Olympic history, will return to the stage as a closing keynote speaker.

At the event, subject matter experts from across the global sports ecosystem will take part in panel discussions including:

  • Dollars and Sense: Turning the Passion for Sports into Concrete Revenue-generating Opportunities
  • Thinking Global, Acting Local: Navigating the Local In’s and Out’s to Achieve Global Success and Relevance
  • Putting the ‘E’ in Sports: How Traditional Sports Entering the Esports Arena may be the Ultimate Opportunity for Brands
  • Making Big Bets: Why Sports in Asia is the New Hotbed for Investors

“A perfect example of the globalization of sports is what we’re now seeing with Asian brands and rights holders who are increasing investments to gain recognition on the world sporting stage,” said Kelvin Watt, Managing Director, Nielsen Sports Asia Pacific, Africa and Middle East. “This collaboration with ONE Championship is important to continue to spotlight the rise of Asia and help regional brands unlock and monetize global opportunities.”

“The greatest minds in sports and business will converge at the What’s Next in Global Sports conference in Singapore, and it is my honor to have ONE Championship work closely with Nielsen in making this annual gathering a possibility,” said Chatri Sityodtong, Chairman and CEO of ONE Championship. “Together we will revolutionize the way business and sports seamlessly integrate and how one can leverage the other to move forward in a fast-paced and evolving landscape.”

“Nielsen Presents: What’s Next in Global Sports” event will kick off with a welcome gala dinner at the iconic Gardens by the Bay on 16 May, followed by the “Sports Business Conference” at the world-renowned Marina Bay Sands on 17 May. This two-day extravaganza will culminate with an exciting ONE Championship event “ONE: ENTER THE DRAGON” at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.

Athletes, industry leaders, media executives and sponsors must register for the invite-only event by 3 May 2019. If interested in attending, email your inquiry to Debbie Soon at d.soon@onefc.com.

Additional details about What’s Next in Global Sports 2019 may be found at http://nielsen.com/whats-next-in-global-sports.