Webinar | Australia's sport industry. Trends and current developments

The 2032 Summer Olympics in Brisbane are set to be the first ones in recent times to be climate neutral. This will create numerous opportunities for companies, not only in the areas of sports tech, event management and infrastructure, but also in everything that concerns energy efficiency. In this webinar, hosted by Advantage Austria Sydney, external experts will report on current developments and trends in the sports industry in Australia.

Organiser: Advantage Austria Sydney

Date: Thursday April 11, 2024
Time: 17:00-18:00 (AEST)
Venue: online via MS Teams
Webinar | Australia's sport industry. Trends and current developments


Fiona de Jong

Director of AIS European Training Centre (ETC) Australian Institute of Sport

Fiona is currently leading the Australian Institute of Sport’s (AIS) European operations in the lead up to the Paris 2024 and Milano/Cortina 2026 Winter Olympic Games. In this role she supports Australian athletes competing and training in Europe and more broadly promoting Australian sport capabilities in Europe in the lead up to Australia hosting the Brisbane 2032 Olympic Games.

Prior to the AIS, Fiona was Head of Australia’s Nation Brand & Chief Marketing Officer at the Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade), leading Australia’s most ambitious international global brand initiative to inspire the world to visit, study, buy and invest in Australia. Prior to Austrade, Fiona was the CEO and Director of Sport at the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC).

Over her 12 years with the Olympics she successfully delivered 10 Australian Olympic Teams and leadership of an iconic Australian brand. With her early career in law and eCommerce she is praised as an astute global thinker, engaged with the most senior leaders of sport, business and governments domestically and internationally. Fiona holds degrees in Law (Hons), Information Technology is and a graduate of the Harvard Business School Advanced Management Program.

Dr Martin Schlegel

ASTN Chair, Board Member, Advisor Australian Sports Technologies Network

Martin has 25 years experience in the sports and recreation, construction and plastics specialty chemicals industry in the areas of product development, process engineering and research and development commercialisation. As Chair of the Australian Sports Technologies Network (ASTN) he is directing various program activities and maintains connections with other sportstech clusters across Australia, Europe and the USA.

Previously, Martin worked in various positions in the USA and Australasia including management roles in business information technology, quality management engineering and business M&A.

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