January, 2021

202121JanAll Day23Front Runners in Sports Management 3.0(All Day)

Event Details

A web conference featuring world class speakers of the sports industry from around the world

When: January 21-23

Organized by: ActiveMedia Group along with the Sports Management Society of Deree – The American College of Greece


To secure your participation in the conference, you may log in and register here.

The unique sports management conference in Greece, is approaching. Leading industry professionals from both Greece and abroad “meet” at “Front Runners in Sports Management 3.0”, a web conference organized by the award-winning ActiveMedia 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.

Representatives from all over the world in rich thematic sections

Within three days, participants will have the opportunity to attend for free the speeches of distinguished representatives from the fields of football, basketball, athletics, motor sports, sports tourism, education, digital & social media, technology and corporate social responsibility, and develop their professional network in the field of sports management.

New additions to the roster of speakers

During the Front Runners in Sports Management 3.0 conference the Chief Sales & Marketing Officer of Sani / Ikos Group, Mr. Antonis Avdelas, will present, for the first time in Greece, the unique tennis academy Rafa Nadal Tennis Centre, developed by the Grand Slam-winning tennis legend, hosted at Sani Resort. Sani Resort, which was awarded by the World Travel Awards as “The World’s Leading Family & Beach Resort” in 2019 and 2020, is an ecological sanctuary of 4,500 acres in Kassandra, Halkidiki, with 5 hotels and a luxurious private marina. Moreover the conference will include the following speakers: the CSR & Events Manager of the leading GameTech company in Greece and one of the fastest growing GameTech companies in Europe Kaizen Gaming, Ms. Ioanna Kozadinou, the General Manager of the Athens Marathon The Authentic, Dr. Makis Asimakopoulos, who will talk about the No.1 sports tourism event in Greece and the new era after the 2020 postponement, one of the top commercial directors in the Greek Super League, Mr. Leonidas Papavasilakis of OFI FC, the Real Madrid and EuroLeague legend and the F45 Madrid co-founder, Joe Arlauckas, the world champion in the 400m. with hurdles, with 4 participations in Olympic Games & Chair of the European Athletics Athletes Commission, Periklis Iakovakis, the long-term member of the U.S.A. Olympic Committee, Karen Irish, along with the former basketball player, sports journalist and dynamic reporter for EuroLeague, Theodora Panteli, the Head of Digital & 360 Advertising Director of one of the best digital agencies in Greece for social media, The Newtons Laboratory, Mr. Panos Alefragis and Mr. Themistocles Karvountzis, Chief Strategy Officer of ActiveMedia Group, with the back to back title as Sports Marketing Agency of the Year in Greece, who will make an introduction to Sports Tourism and its niche markets. 

Experienced executives of the global market offer their knowledge

Prominent speakers at the conference also include representatives from the NBA and the Cleveland Cavaliers, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, the FIBA Basketball Champions League, Georgetown University, the innovative technology company Wait Time, Nielsen Sports and Formula 1.

The conference will also host welcome speeches from the Minister of Greek Tourism, Mr. Harry Theoharis, the Deputy Minister of Culture & Sports, Mr. Lefteris Avgenakis, the USA Ambassador to Greece, Mr. Geoffrey R. Pyatt, the President of the Greek National Tourism Organization, Ms. Angela Gerekou as well as the Assistant Professor & Program Coordinator of Deree – The American College of Greece, Dr. Stella Leivadi.

In the context of the web conference’s organization, ActiveMedia Group’s Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Akis Tsolis stated: “Front Runners in Sports Management 2021 edition is switching to digital. In this fragile time, the 3rd edition of the conference in January 2021 is going to be a fully online experience, changing to a three-day conference format with an even bolder programme and speakers from all over the world. The Greek philosopher Socrates said Education, just like fertile land, brings all good things. In the exact same way, we want ActiveMedia Group to start in 2021, by offering”.


You may find the conference’s agenda here

You may find the speakers’ bios here


MOTODYNAMICS SA, official importer of Porsche AG in Greece, supports the conference as a Gold Sponsor, promoting the Greek and international sports industry and education with the participation of distinguished speakers from around the world. Participants in the conference will have the opportunity – if they express their interest – to find out more about the first, all-electric Porsche Taycan.

LiveOn is the conference’s Digital Platform Partner (member of ethosGROUP), the 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).

The “Front Runners in Sports Management 3.0” web conference will attract the interest of the following sectors: AI, Education, Events, Basketball, Football, Motorsports, Athletics, Digital & Social Media, Sport for Development, Sports Tourism, Sports Marketing & Management, Corporate Social Responsibility.


Free Participation & Access to Education

The conference is free to attend, as its purpose is to educate students and executives of the sports industry about the present and future of Sports Management in the post Covid-19 era. The web conference aims to trigger a dynamic start for and to properly prepare this very significant market, in order to build a stronger and healthier community. ultimately, supporting the continuing education and training of the younger generation is extremely necessary and essential in our days, now more than ever before, and is part of the organizers’ sustainable development and social responsibility.

The conference is produced by the experienced team of Active Media Group and the leading private educational institution in the country, Deree – The American College of Greece.