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“Front Runners in Sports Management 3.0”, the web conference organized by the award-winning Active Media Group along with the Sports Management Society of Deree – The American College of Greece, on Thursday, January 21, Friday, January 22 and Saturday, January 23, 2021, comes to shed light on the uncertain future of sports management in Greece. Sports continue to have a growing impact on the global economy through investments, public infrastructure, resources mobilization and creation of new professions and job positions, despite the devastating implications Covid-19 brought to world economies.
The free-to-attend three days conference will feature an impressive list of highly acclaimed sport industry professionals, who will share insightful information about their experience & knowledge in various fields of the ever-growing sport industry. Moreover, participants will have the opportunity to develop their professional network in the field of sports management.
The web conference will attract the interest of the following sectors: Artificial Intelligence, Education, Events, Basketball, Football, Motorsports, Athletics, Digital & Social Media, Sport for Development, Sports Tourism, Sports Marketing & Management, Technology & Corporate Social Responsibility.
The conference is produced by the experienced team of Active Media Group, the best Sports Marketing company in Greece within the last years and the leading private educational institution in the country, Deree – The American College of Greece.
Minister Greek Tourism
Deputy Minister Greek Culture & Sports
USA Ambassador to Greece
@ International Olympic Academy
President Greek National Tourism Organization
Assistant Professor & Program Coordinator of the Sports Management Program
@ Deree - The American College of Greece
Head of Digital & 360 Advertising Director
@ The Newtons Laboratory
@ F45 Madrid Real Madrid & EuroLeague Legend
@ Athens Marathon. The Authentic
Chief Sales and Marketing Officer
@ Sani/Ikos Group
President of Business Operation
@ Cleveland Cavaliers
@ Basketball Champions League
Senior Vice President
@ Global Motorsport Nielsen Sports
@ Georgetown University
World Champion 400m. hurdles
@ Athletes Commission, European Athletics
Former Associate Director, Government Relations, United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee
Chief Strategy Officer
@ ActiveMedia Group
Founder & CEO
@ Wait Time
CSR & Events Manager
@ Kaizen Gaming
World Feed Reporter, Journalist EuroLeague
@ Forthnet Group
@ OFI Crete FC
Hall of Fame Coach
Thursday 21 January 2021
On stage 14:30 - 14:40 | Welcome Speech
Stella Leivadi, Assistant Professor & Program Coordinator of the Sports Management Program Deree - The American College of Greece
On stage 14:40 - 14:45 | Welcome Speech
Harry Theoharis, Minister Greek Tourism
On stage 14:45 - 15:30 | Sports Tourism: “Beyond vacation” An introduction to Sports Tourism, its niche markets & the day after the Pandemic
Themistocles Karvountzis, Chief Strategy Officer ActiveMedia Group
On stage 15:30 - 16:15 | Sports Marketing in the digital age
Panos Alefragis, Head of Digital & 360 Advertising Director The Newtons Laboratory
On stage 16:15 - 17:00 | The unknown story from the bankrupted club to the Best Football Club of 2020 in Greece
Leonidas Papavasilakis, Commercial Director OFI Crete FC
On stage 17:00 - 18:00 | Iroes - The successful CSR case
Ioanna Kozadinou, CSR & Events Manager Kaizen Gaming
On stage 18:00 - 19:00 | Athletes as part of Official Organizations
Periklis Iakovakis, World Champion 400m. hurdles Athletes Commission, European Athletics
On stage 19:00 - 19:45 | Leadership / The Characteristics of a Leader, Especially in the post-Covid Era
Friday 22 January 2021
On stage 14:30 - 14:45 | Welcome Speech
Angela Gerekou, President Greek National Tourism Organization
On stage 14:45 - 15:00 | Welcome Speech
Isidoros Kouvelos, President International Olympic Academy
On stage 15:00 - 15:45 | The Rafa Nadal Academy in Sani Resort Greece
Antonis Avdelas, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer Sani/Ikos Group
On stage 15:45 - 16:30 | Gym Adaptation in the post Covid-19 Era - F45 Madrid case
Joe Arlauckas, Co-owner F45 Madrid Real Madrid & EuroLeague Legend
On stage 16:30 - 17:15 | New era in the Authentic Marathon
Makis Asimakopoulos, General Manager Athens Marathon. The Authentic
On stage 17:15 - 18:00 | Adaptability in Sports
Saturday 23 January 2021
On stage 14:30 - 14:45 | Welcome Speech
On stage 14:45 - 15:00 | Welcome Speech
On stage 15:00 - 15:45 | Paris 2024 / Gender Equality
Karen Irish, Former Associate Director, Government Relations, United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee
Theodora Panteli, World Feed Reporter, Journalist EuroLeague Forthnet Group
On stage 15:45 - 16:30 | The evolution of Sponsorship in Motorsport Industry
Nigel Geach, Senior Vice President Global Motorsport Nielsen Sports
On stage 16:30 - 17:15 | Crowd Management in Sports
Zack Klima, Founder & CEO Wait Time
On stage 17:15 - 18:00 | The importance of education & continuous learning in the professional sports business environment
Bobby Goldwater, Adjunct Professor Georgetown University
On stage 18:00 - 18:45 | Impacts of Covid-19 in Business Operations
Nic Barlage, President of Business Operation Cleveland Cavaliers
In the Heart: Electric
In the Soul: Porsche
The Taycan is ready for the future, thanks to its innovative total concept. The first fully electric Taycan is characterised by the features that have always been decisive for any Porsche model: pure emotion and maximum driving pleasure.
Entering the Taycan, you are instantly greeted by the familiar Porsche feeling, coupled with the latest technologies in the all-electric cars.
The Porsche Advanced Cockpit boasts a fully digital 16.8-inch curved display, an integrated inch centre console control panel and a 10.9-inch central display.
Then you put your foot on the right pedal – and the Porsche soul of the Taycan is revealed. The low centre of gravity ensures exceptional cornering that instantly sets your pulse racing – just as you would expect of a Porsche.
As well as design and performance, the focus is on comfort and range.
If required, the Taycan can design your route, reducing the time needed to reach your destination and make long-distance journeys more comfortable.
With speed charging options, charging stops are now very short.
For your road trips you can utilize the 800 V electric driving system in order to charge your car on the road to achieve a range of up to 100km in just five minutes according to the WLTP procedure under optimum conditions.
Thanks to extremely efficient recuperation, valuable miles are also recovered while driving. For both sporty and efficient performance – as is typical of Porsche.
So nothing stands in the way of your next jaunt.
The new Taycan takes the DNA of Porsche into a new automotive era.
The compact size of the electric drive allows an extremely flat bonnet design, resulting in the flat bonnet and pronounced wings that are typical of Porsche. Lateral air intakes ahead of the front wheels – so called air curtains – also improve the aerodynamics, by guiding incoming air over the wheels like a curtain, thereby reducing turbulence.
The silhouette is characterised by a dynamic, flat flyline. The flush automatically extending door handles are “hidden” on the surface of the door opening the vehicle interior with its deep, sporty seating position.
The rear design features a seamless light strip made of glass, as well as the ‘PORSCHE’ logo with glass look. Above these are the Active Aerodynamics system PAA, in the form of a three-stage rear spoiler system.
Because there is no exhaust system, the Taycan does not need any tailpipes: leaving more room for a seamless rear diffuser with a sporty, slatted design.
Porsche Taycan, in all its versions (Taycan 4S, Taycan Turbo, Taycan Turbo S) reflects the future, unveiling the soul and sport DNA of Porsche.
Samsung Electronics Hellas (www.samsung.com/gr) operates in the Greek market since January 2011. Being the biggest manufacturer of TVs, memory chips, mobile phones, computer products and home appliances, Samsung Electronics has been recognized as a technology leader, while listed as one of the top 10 brands in the world. The company is globally an innovator in telecommunications, digital appliances, digital convergence and semiconductors. Its vision is to lead the technological convergence with the mission to create and deliver superior quality and design products.
Samsung keeps an eye on developing a healthy society by actively supporting significant sport events and initiatives. The company holds a strong tradition of sponsoring Olympic and Paralympic Games, both on a global and local level, and supports athletes who inspire and stand out for their passion, persistence, super-human effort and dedication.
LiveOn, the innovative Digital Platform for seamless Business Communication.
LiveOn is an innovative, fully featured, Digital Platform that meets seamlessly the highly demanding needs for business communication across a wide variety of market sectors, livening on and enabling the entire marketing industry (events, exhibitions, meetings, presentations, general assemblies, IR & PR activities etc)
LiveOn completely transforms the entire business relationship experience around any kind of event, whether fully digital or hybrid, ensuring businesses and participants enjoy unique opportunities for engaging content, professional networking and targeted promotion, without the limitations (travel, space etc) of physical events and at a fraction of their cost.
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ethosGROUP is a group of companies operating in Greece and the Arab countries (MENA), providing integrated communication and marketing services to a wide range of companies and markets.
ethosMEDIA (www.ethosmedia.eu) has been leading the group with a successful course for more than 32 years in the publishing sector, and a wide range of thematic print publications (HRIMA, Insurance World, PHB, Coffee + Brunch, HRIMA Week) and electronic portals (banks.com.gr, insuranceworld.gr, virus.com.gr, nplconfidential.com, coffeemag.gr), which provide their audience with specialized information in real time.
ethosEVENTS (www.ethosevents.eu) complements the services pf the group by planning and organizing of innovative events (conferences, forums, awards) that offer professional networking and targeted promotion opportunities in various market segments.
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Finally, ethosBUSINESS, the international consulting arm of our group, provides distinguished, quality consulting and business development services in Greece and abroad.
Sport24 is Greece’s largest sports brand, launched in 2005. With an expert team of journalists and contributors, Sport24 is undoubtedly the leading sports website in Greece in terms of quality and depth of sports news coverage. The live coverage of major sports events, the innovative Live blog & Live match platforms, multimedia material, premium content, as well as an expert team of columnists, constitute the key elements that have established the site as the top choice of sports fans in Greece.a
ActiveMedia Group is a PR & Communications, Marketing & Events Production company, specialized in the production and management of corporate & sports tourism events in Greece. ActiveMedia Group’s senior executives combine a 25 years of experience and expertise in the sports and tourism industry. Always considering what each client wants and represents, we strive to provide customized and detailed services with high quality standards.
The group offers 360 event services in the Greek market, including PR & Corporate Communications, Digital & Social Media, Marketing, Sponsorships, Advertising, Consulting Services & Sports Presentation.
Throughout the past ten years, ActiveMedia Group has managed to play a leading role in the sports tourism industry and especially to the Sports Tourism Sector, having acclaimed multiple national and regional sports tourism awards in Greece. Our team has produced some of the most prestigious events in Greece working for both the private and the public sector. ActiveMedia Group is closely following all sports tourism events worldwide, since the rapid growth of such activities have become a trend in the sports industry. The business model and strategy behind our events are based on Destination Sports Tourism model which consists of the promotion of specific destinations and landmarks with historical value.
In 2014, ActiveMedia Group organized CHOREGEO conference and hosted experts from leading global brands, agencies and sports properties and other exceptional sports personalities.
ActiveMedia Group’s aim is to offer an international platform for professional networking and knowledge sharing within the sports & tourism business community. Our agency connects brands, rights holders, agencies, event organizers, athletes, students and other interested individuals within the industry.
In 2019, the London-based World Travel Market, awarded ActiveMedia Group at the International Travel and Tourism Awards for the annual “Navarino Challenge” as the “Best In Wellness” event. ActiveMedia Group was also distinguished as back to back Sports Marketing Agency of the Year 2019 & 2020 at the Sports Marketing Awards in Greece, while within the past years has also received more than 57 international and national awards related to high-level offered services.
Check the group’s 2019 showreel: https://youtu.be/5x-weCRBvgs
Deree – The American College of Greece is an independent, not for profit, nonsectarian, co-educational academic institution founded in Smyrna, Asia Minor, in 1875, by missionaries from Boston, Massachusetts. It is the oldest and largest US accredited college or university in Europe, offering transformative education and cultivating a fertile intellectual and cultural collaboration between Greece and the United States for over 140 years.
The ACG’s Academic Societies offer students the opportunity to engage and collaborate with faculty in an academic discipline, attend lectures and seminars and participate in excursions and a wide range of activities that provide deeper engagement in a particular subject area.
The Sports Management Society is a student community for Sports Management international students, who pursue studies in Major or Minor studies in Sports Management, in Greece the birthplace of the Olympic Games utilizing the exceptional athletic facilities of the Deree campus in Aghia Paraskevi.
The highlight of the short history of the Sports Management Society is the"Front Runners in Sports Management" event, in 2018.