Welcome message from conference Chair Associate Professor Popi Sotiriadou
Dear friends and colleagues, it is my pleasure to welcome you to the 23rd SMAANZ conference!
This year we have the privilege of holding our conference on the Gold Coast, a metropolitan region south of Brisbane on Australia’s east coast, famed for its long sandy beaches, surfing spots and elaborate system of inland canals and waterways.
Many of you have travelled long distances from within Australia, New Zealand, the USA, Japan, Canada, the UK, Czech Republic, Sweden, Germany, Papua New Guinea, Portugal, South Africa, Gibraltar, India, Fiji, Norway and Iran. We are delighted to have you here to disseminate your research, engage in robust discussions, meet and mingle with academics, HDR candidates, practitioners, and other sport management professionals from around the world.
As we draw closer to the largest sporting event to be staged in Australia this decade, the 2018 Commonwealth Games, we are pleased to announce and thank our special guest keynote, Mr Mark Peters, the CEO of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation.
We also have the great pleasure of having Associate Professor Danny O’Brien, Head of the Sport Management Program at Bond University, Gold Coast present a keynote during the conference. His keynote is on the role of adopting a ‘whole-of-sport’ approach and the ways a national sport organisation in a developing country, Papua New Guinea, leveraged sport for community capacity building.
I wish to thank warmly our Head of Department, Professor Graham Cuskelly, for his kind support during our conference preparations. Hosting this conference shows Griffith University’s commitment to creating a platform for discussion and research output dissemination on sport management practices as they relate to the needs of the sport industry.
Needless to say this conference is the result of months of hard work of a great team of colleagues. Special thanks to Brad, Millie, Jason, Jos, and Rubi. I also wish to thank various other colleagues, friends and organisations who have assisted in their own special ways with this conference including Michael Naylor, Caroline Riot, Kevin Filo, Kristine Toohey, Babin Joy, Leah Brokmann, Andrew Thrush, Sarah Gardiner, the Gold Coast Tourism Corporation and our conference partners and exhibitors. Last, but not least, I wish to extend my special thanks to our Olympian guest speakers Duncan Free OAM and Naomi McCarthy OAM at the welcome function.
Before closing, I have to extend further thanks to the SMAANZ Board who have been tremendous in assisting our team and enabled smooth conference preparations.
I invite you all to enjoy your stay on the Gold Coast.
Prepare yourself to be inspired and challenged throughout the next few days.
Associate Professor Popi Sotiriadou
SMAANZ 2017 Conference Chair
Book of Abstracts
- Date: 29 November - 1 December 2017
- Venue: Griffith University Gold Coast campus and Mantra on View Hotel, Surfers Paradise
- Accommodation: Mantra on View Hotel, 22 View Avenue, Surfers Paradise, QLD
The conference activities will be hosted across the Griffith University campus and 'Mantra on View' Hotel. Accommodation and academic proceedings will be held at 'Mantra on View' Hotel.
Two- or three-day early bird registration
|Two- or three-day late registration
Includes membership and conference dinner
|Student two- or three-day early bird registration
Includes conference dinner
Register by 30 September
Student two- or three-day late registration
Single day registration
Friday 1 December
Q1 Skypoint, Level 78
Three course meal and three-hour drinks package
Wednesday 29 November
|Thursday night social function
Thursday 30 November
Barbecue dinner and barefoot lawn bowls
(From Brisbane and Gold Coast Airports)
Dr Brad Hill
Dr Millie Kennelly
A/Professor Popi Sotiriadou