| Event details
Thursday 27 September 2012
5.45 to 7.30pm
(for a 6.00pm start)
The presentation will be followed by a networking cocktail reception, including a selection of French wine
Level 7/ 140 William Street
YP Members: $30/ticket FACCI Members: $40/ticket
*Prices are inclusive of GST
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Bookings close Monday 24 Sept. (or when capacity is reached).
For any queries, please call
Joanne Holl on 03 9600 0000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
FACCI and Pacific Strategy Partners invite you
to attend the Olympic business seminar:
“Australia, an Olympic Nation:
A Success Story and Upcoming Challenges”
Australia has led the top 10 medal winning nations in medals per capita at the last
five Olympics. But the Green and Gold is facing intensifying competition as
old foes copy Australia’s sporting strategies (e.g. the UK, France and
China) and new rivals emerge (e.g. Kazakhstan and Iran). Consequently,
Australia’s sporting dominance is under threat.
Our panel of guest speakers will discuss the following key questions: what has been the foundation of the nation's inspiring sporting success? How will Australia respond to emerging
challenges? What strategies must the various sporting bodies (e.g.
Australian Sports Commission) develop to maintain Australia’s competitive
edge? What’s the athlete’s journey and how can it be better supported?
The presentations will be followed by Q&A session.
Phil Borgeaud, Deputy Director (Strategy &
Relations) at the Australian Institute of Sport / Australian Sports Commission,
will talk about Australia’s Business Model for High Performance Sport; what
strategies the ASC and other sporting bodies develop to ensure long term
elite sporting success, and how these strategies are executed.
Martin Barras, AIS Women's Road Coach, started working with the WA Institute of Sport cycling program in the 1990s. In 1999 he worked with the UK 2000 Olympic sprint team.
Between 2001 and 2008, Martin held the AIS Senior Track Coach and National Track Sprint Head Coach positions, coaching World and Olympic Champions.
Carmen Marton, Taekwondo Athlete, 2008 and 2012 Olympian, will provide an athlete’s perspective on the
road to success, and share her experience of the 2012 London Olympics.
Andrew Wilson, Director of Pacific Strategy Partners, will discuss Australia’s rise
as a sporting nation and the key factors underlying its remarkable sporting
performance. Andrew will then outline the emerging threats and challenges
that Australia is facing in an increasingly competitive environment.